Fake handyman arrested for sexual assault

Fake handyman arrested for sexual assault

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Milton man Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in her home after pretending to be a handyman. Dean Allen Matthews is charged with felony sexual assault based on DNA evidence recovered off the victim’s person. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

No prosecution against local attorney

No prosecution against local attorney

The Office of State Attorney announced a No Prosecution in the battery case against Holley Navarre Water System attorney Keith Kilpatrick. According to Santa Rosa Clerk of Court records, the case was closed April 3. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or […]

Human remains found on Eglin Reservation

Human remains found on Eglin Reservation

The Okaloosa County Sherriff’s Office is investigating found skeletal remains on the Air Force’s Eglin Reservation in west Okaloosa County. They were discovered by a hiker Tuesday evening. According to a press release from OSCO, the hiker was walking north of Highway 98 near the Okaloosa and Santa Rosa County border before spotting the scattered […]

K-9 injured during burglary arrest

K-9 injured during burglary arrest

A Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office K-9 received emergency medical care Tuesday after being injured apprehending a suspected burglar in Milton. At approximately 12:50 p.m., dispatch received a call in reference to a burglary in progress on South Airport Road in Milton according to a sheriff’s office press release. Sheriff Bob Johnson was first to arrive […]

Navigating life together

Navigating life together

Lance Whorton, a licensed physical therapist with years of professional experience in the field, is the senior pastor of Encompass Church in Navarre. So, what would motivate a successful physical therapist to leave his career to start a church? Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Gulf Breeze places fourth in state Mock Trial

Gulf Breeze places fourth in state Mock Trial

Gulf Breeze High School’s Mock Trial team placed fourth in state competition in Orlando March 14-17. The was also awarded the Professionalism Award for the second time. As seen in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press […]

Florida lawmakers aim to crackdown on texting while driving

Florida lawmakers aim to crackdown on texting while driving

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill March 25 to make texting and driving a primary offense within the state of Florida, but it still must face the full Senate. SB 76 moved through the committee with 5 yeas and 1 nay. Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Couple sues county for home flooding

Couple sues county for home flooding

Santa Rosa County is set to pay out at staff’s recommendation $15,000 in a settlement with homeowners alleging that the county is responsible for flooding of their home. In court filings, James and Joy Cowart, through their attorney Darryl Steve Traylor, Jr., allege that lack of maintenance by the county of county-owned stormwater drainage system […]

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                           […]

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County fell below the state average percentage of unemployment in the month of February in figures released by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Santa Rosa held a 3.2 percent unemployment rate for the month of February. Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Santa Rosa Sheriff: ‘Heroin making strong return’

Santa Rosa Sheriff: ‘Heroin making strong return’

As the guest speaker for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast Friday, Sheriff Bob Johnson gave staggering statistics of drug arrests which include opioids. “Heroin is making a strong return,” Johnson said. Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign […]

Fictitious Name Notice | Legal Notice #3405

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Lime Avenue at 6761 Britt Street, in the County of Santa Rosa, in the city of Navarre, Florida, 32566 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. […]

NOTICE OF SALE | Legal #3403

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA   SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff,   vs.   CARTER RAY BENDER A/K/A CARTER RAY BENDER, SR., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARTER RAY BENDER A/K/A CARTER RAY BENDER, SR., U.S. BANK, N.A., UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, and all unknown parties […]

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division | Legal #3402

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division   IN RE: ESTATE OF   LEONA ADAMS MCWHORTER a/k/a LEONA A. MCWHORTER, Deceased.   File No.: 18-CP-415 Division: D NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LEONA ADAMS MCWHORTER a/k/a LEONA A. MCWHORTER, deceased, File Number 18-CP-415, is pending in the […]

INVITATION TO BID NAVARRE BAYSIDE PARK PHASE 1 | Legal # 3401

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida is soliciting sealed bids from qualified licensed contractors for the Navarre Bayside Park Phase 1. All bids must be in writing and delivered by hand, overnight courier service, or U.S. Mail to the Santa Rosa County Procurement Department, 6495 Caroline […]

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION | Legal #3399

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION   IN RE:  ESTATE OF   CHARLES THOMAS OHL a/k/a CHARLES T. OHL, Deceased.   File No.:  2019-CP-138 Division:  D   NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES THOMAS OHL a/k/a CHARLES T. OHL, deceased, File Number 2019-CP-138, is […]

Santa Rosa County Schools Announces Public Board Meetings | Public Notice #2236

  Santa Rosa County Schools Announces Public Board Meetings To Which All Persons are Invited   April, 2019   DATE AND TIME:                Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm PURPOSE:                           School Board Meeting/To Conduct Routine School Board Business PLACE:                                 5086 Canal Street, Milton FL 32570   DATE AND TIME:                Thursday, April 25, […]

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SCHOOL ZONE FOR THE REVISION OF SCHOOL BOUNDARIES | Public Notice #2232

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SCHOOL ZONE FOR THE REVISION OF SCHOOL BOUNDARIES FOR DIXON INTERMEDIATE, DIXON PRIMARY, GULF BREEZE ELEMENTARY, ORIOLE BEACH ELEMENTARY, AND PEA RIDGE ELEMENTARY IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA     Pursuant to Chapter 120 of Florida Statutes, the Santa Rosa County School Board will hold […]

Tunes by the Dunes schedule released

Tunes by the Dunes schedule released

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 12th Annual Free Summer Concert Series May 30 at the Sand Crab Pavilion in Navarre Beach Park, just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Co-hosted by the Okaloosa Gas District, Navarre Press, Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office and Chamber Foundation, the summer […]

Navarre man arrested for stabbing

Navarre man arrested for stabbing

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kristopher Hamilton of Navarre for an alleged stabbing on Blackjack Circle. The victim was standing in a friend’s driveway March 30 when Hamilton pulled up, blocking in the victim’s vehicle, according to the victim’s statement in an arrest report. Hamilton then allegedly shoved the victim against his vehicle and […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Woof! My name is Marley, and I would go mutts to get adopted into a new home. I am a spayed female, black and tan Doberman pinscher mix. I’ve been at the shelter since March 7. […]

Live Oak Church: Teamwork

Live Oak Church: Teamwork

Every newly-hired pastor knows that not everyone in the congregation will be pleased with him because everyone has their own opinion of what a pastor should be. Some will expect him to be a gifted preacher, others want a compassionate shepherd, and still others expect him to be a competent administrator or a visionary leader. […]

Sponsors needed for wheelchair-accessible van fundraiser

Sponsors needed for wheelchair-accessible van fundraiser

A Milton family is seeking sponsors for a charity 5K run/walk to help the family purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for their disabled son. Silas Owens, 6, was born with cerebral palsy. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up to receive […]

A HOPE to spay, neuter 200 cats

A HOPE to spay, neuter 200 cats

After more than 100 people turned out in hopes of securing low-cost spay and neuter services for community cats last month, A HOPE for Santa Rosa County is offering the service again in April. This time 200 cats will be served. A HOPE for Santa Rosa County will host Feline Frenzy, another $5 spay and […]

Scooter’s a popular seafood dining option in Navarre

Scooter’s a popular seafood  dining option in Navarre

Lunch time has begun and there is a line out the door at Scooter’s Fish House, leaving no doubt that this restaurant off Highway 87 South is no doubt a destination when it comes to dining. Scooter’s ranks in the top five among the best restaurants in Navarre, according to Trip Advisor, and the there’s […]

Local health improvement factors identified in study

Local health improvement factors identified in study

Santa Rosa County looks to continue its success in improving public health after addressing new data published this week. The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County has acknowledged the 2019 County Health Rankings study published by the University of Wisconsin last week. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre […]

Residents won’t find shortage of activities at The Beacon

Residents won’t find shortage of activities at The Beacon

    There never seems to be a dull moment at The Beacon in Gulf Breeze. Jeannie Thompson and Tamara Moorer head up the activities department at the assisted-living facility located right off Highway 98. Everything from Bocce ball and bowling to trips to the movies and baseball games, residents always have something to do […]