UWF 2018 Job Shadow Week provides students hands-on experience

UWF 2018 Job Shadow Week provides students hands-on experience

A record number of students participated in the University of West Florida’s 2018 Job Shadow Week this year. A total of 53 students participated, with career interests spanning a variety of industries including hospitality, marketing, environmental science, finance and accounting, business, health care, government and more. Read the full article in the April 19 issue […]

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Rookie of the Year teachers announced

Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the nominees for 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award April 9. The foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the award. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

Minor traffic stop leads to drug bust

A minor traffic stop for a broken brake light in Milton led to the arrest of a Pensacola man on felony drug trafficking charges. According to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office reports, a deputy pulled over a 2002 Chevrolet Camaro Tuesday at around 11 p.m. after observing that the vehicle’s brake light was not working. […]

Santa Rosa jury duty goes online

Santa Rosa jury duty goes online

Processing of Santa Rosa County jury duty will be managed online by the end of the year thanks to the Clerk of Court’s office transition to a new technology. Jurymark is a program created by Pioneer Technology Group to conduct secure jury management work without as much physical paperwork. Read the full article in the […]

Dear cats: Don’t come here!

Dear cats: Don’t come here!

It was another wonderful afternoon – just laying around in Dickie’s window, minding my business (and by business I mean napping). I love that window. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 […]

WeightWatchers group loses more than 257 pounds

WeightWatchers group loses more than 257 pounds

This WeightWatchers group has now lost more than 257 pounds in eight weigh ins. Pictured are (back) Anne Stout, Carol Falstrom, Norene Mitten Gideon, Sheila Zimmerman Rogers, JoAnn Johnson, Laurie Laurin, Billy Neal. Middle Row: Stacy Jette, Rosie Baker Manning, Martha Whitford, Jeanne Blage, Nora Diaz, Front Row: Jorunn Vedvik Warren, Moira Duggan, Sylvia Tarnuzzer (Leader), […]

Spring Jam raises $14,833 for Santa Rosa Kids’ House

Spring Jam raises $14,833 for Santa Rosa Kids’ House

Cat Country 98.7 along with Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill presented a check in the amount of $14,833 to Santa Rosa Kids’ House at Monday’s Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners meeting. The proceeds were from Spring Jam hosted at Juana’s Mar. 25. The concert featured Granger Smith with Earl Dibbles, Jr., Morgan Evans, Jordan […]

Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Navarre Raider Battalion first-year cadets competed at Pace High School March 17, in a drill meet designed  for all first-year cadets from high schools in the area. They competed in various events including unarmed basic drill, academics, personnel inspection, color guard and physical fitness. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Renovated Infusion and Radiation Center ready for patients

Renovated Infusion and Radiation Center ready for patients

  The newly renovated Infusion and Radiation Center at the Baptist Cancer Institute’s Kugelman Cancer Center will start seeing patients April 16. In January 2016, the Baptist Health Care Foundation received a $100,000 contribution from Quint and Rishy Studer. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

FWC returns panther family back to the wild

FWC returns panther family back to the wild

FWC returns panther family back to the wild   Photo by Carlton Ward Jr. in partnership with FWC. A female panther and her two kittens are back in the wild today, after spending months in captivity. On April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) panther team released the panther family on the Picayune Strand […]

Army Ranger instructor arrested for sexual assault at Navarre Beach

Army Ranger instructor arrested for sexual assault at Navarre Beach

Richard Cruz, II, a 39 year old Army special forces soldier, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 14 year old and giving her beer at Navarre Beach March 29. According to the arrest report, on March 30 the girl was taken to Fort Walton Beach Medical Center to be medically examined after […]

Update: Murder-suicide at I-10 rest area in Milton

Update: Murder-suicide at I-10 rest area in Milton

UPDATE: The names of the victims and shooter from a murder-suicide that occured at a Milton rest area have been released. According to the update, victims Jessica Ileen Quinones, 35, and her daughter Destiny Salia Snider, 18, while they were resting in their vehicle at the rest stop during a trip to visit family in […]

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month, and FamiliesFirst Network (FFN) of Lakeview Center wants the community to know how they can help keep children safe from harm. Last year, the Florida Abuse hotline referred 11,000 calls from the four-county area to the Department of Children and Families for investigation to determine if children could […]

Tourism boosted by sports

Tourism boosted by sports

Sports is packing a punch on the field and in the local economy this week. A total of 13 college women’s golf teams were on the course at Hidden Creek Monday and Tuesday competing in the University of West Florida’s Argonaut Invitational. Featured in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released

2018 Atlantic hurricane season forecast released

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project has released its 2018 Hurricane Forecast and it is above the 30-year average storm predictions. A total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes are expected this season. While those numbers are slightly above historical averages, they are less than last year. The state of […]

Man dies after allegedly ingesting cocaine

Man dies after allegedly ingesting cocaine

A Santa Rosa County Jail inmate died Tuesday after allegedly swallowing drugs during a traffic stop. His death is currently under investigation. According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office press release, the unnamed man was stopped Monday night for a traffic related incident in Milton. During the traffic stop, the deputy observed the adult […]

Semper Fi, Jay “Gunny” Degraw

Semper Fi, Jay “Gunny” Degraw

1924 – 2018 Jay “Gunny” Degraw was born in Spring Lakes Heights, New Jersey, Sept. 21, 1924. Navarre Press featured the life of Degraw in our “Here’s looking at you…” series in October 2011 and was honored to attend his 90th birthday party in 2014. Degraw, or Gunny as he was often referred to as […]

Gulf Power customers to see lower bills

Gulf Power customers to see lower bills

By Jim Saunders The News Service of Florida Tallahassee – Pointing to quick reductions in monthly electric bills, state regulators Monday approved a plan that will lead to Gulf Power Co. passing along more than $100 million in savings to customers because of the federal tax overhaul. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 […]

South Santa Rosa men plead guilty to government fraud

South Santa Rosa men plead guilty to government fraud

Two south Santa Rosa residents plead guilty this week and face up to 20 years in prison for fraud involving helicopter maintenance and inspections for Hurlburt Field Air Force Base. Ryan Romero, 51, of Gulf Breeze and Adam W. Fair, 42, of Navarre pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud.  The […]

UPDATE: Suspect identified in officer involved shooting

UPDATE: Suspect identified in officer involved shooting

UPDATE: 3/29/2018 The suspect who was shot and killed by a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputy Tuesday has been identified as 24-year old Isaac Michael Scroggie of Pensacola. In a press release issued by the Sheriff’s office, Scroggie is described as a 6 foot tall white male with brown hair and brown eyes. Tuesday, at approximately 12:50 […]

Phone scam thwarted by local deputies

Phone scam thwarted by local deputies

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputies responding to an unpaid taxi fare thwarted a scam March 26 in Milton. At approximately 11 a.m., dispatchers at the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to an individual who was refusing to pay for a taxi cab fare according to a sheriff’s office press release. […]

Autism Pensacola seeks new CEO

Autism Pensacola seeks new CEO

  Autism Pensacola Inc. President and CEO Susan Byram has announced her plan to retire in 2018 after leading the organization for 16 years. A search committee has been appointed by the group’s board of directors to conduct a thorough process to find a replacement for Byram. Read the full article in the Mar. 22 […]

IMPACT 100 offers $1.1 million in grants

IMPACT 100 offers $1.1 million in grants

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropic group, has announced its 2018 membership drive successfully concluded with a record-setting total of 1,103 members. IMPACT 100 will give more than $1.1 million to the community Oct. 14 by awarding 11 high-impact project grants of $100,300 each to nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa […]

Jay 13-year old arrested for attempted murder, arson

Jay 13-year old arrested for attempted murder, arson

A 13-year old boy, Ethan Marsh-Hual, of Jay has been arrested and charged with Attempted Premeditated Murder (felony), Arson (felony), Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling with $1,000 worth of damages (felony) and Burglary of a Vehicle (felony). Saturday deputies with the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Stafford Farm Boulevard in Jay […]

Shorebird season underway at Gulf Islands

Shorebird season underway at Gulf Islands

The first shorebird nest was discovered at Gulf Islands National Seashore late last week, meaning shorebird season is officially back. The seashore provides a nesting habit for several species of ground nesting shorebirds, including least terns, snowy plovers, Wilson’s plovers and black skimmers. Read the full article in the Mar. 15 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Boil water notice rescinded

Boil water notice rescinded

UPDATE: The boil water notice has been rescinded. The Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) has issued a precautionary boil water notice for homes and businesses located in the following locations:  Hwy 98 between Sound Hammock/Serosa Estates to Sound Retreat/Edgewood Drive, and North of Hwy 98 to Flintwood Drive. The notice is in response to a […]

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