Elevated dolphin deaths prompt NOAA investigation

Elevated dolphin deaths prompt NOAA investigation

Hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths in the northern Gulf of Mexico have prompted NOAA to declare an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for the region. The declaration includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida in response to dolphins washing up dead on shorelines across the region.   Read the full article in the June […]

Fictitious Name Notice | Legal Notice #3467

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Havana Music Tours at 8295 Navarre Pkwy, 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, […]

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY | Legal #3468

  Extra Space Storage will hold a public auction to sell personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed at the location indicated: Monday, July 8, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Extra Space Storage facility located at 4761 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563  (850) 865-6288 Erica McCray:  printer, 3 boxes, suitcase, backpack, oil painting, small metal […]

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION | Legal #3464

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE:  ESTATE OF THOMAS LEE OATES Deceased. File No.: 2019-CP-194 Division: D NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered […]

INVITATION TO BID GENERAL DEMOLITION & CLEAN UP JOPPA HOUSE DEMOLITION | Legal #3463

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida, will receive sealed bids for the demolition of structures and cleanup of the properties located at 3304 Joppa Drive, Pace, FL 32571. All bids must be in writing and delivered by hand, overnight courier service, or U.S. Mail to the […]

Arnett Septic available anytime to deal with problems

Arnett Septic available anytime to deal with problems

  It’s never a good time to have a septic problem at the house. But dealing with the stinky situation could be especially worse on the weekend when most repair businesses are closed. That is why Arnett Septic is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. “When you have sewage coming up […]

K-9 takes down Santa Rosa hit-and-run driver

K-9 takes down Santa Rosa hit-and-run driver

Florida Highway Patrol K-9 Remy took down an Alabama man June 12 after he allegedly fled the scene of a rear-end collision with a motorcyclist in Santa Rosa County. Justin Moorer, 24, of Wilmer, Alabama, is charged with nine different offenses including driving under the influence and resisting arrest.   Read the full article in […]

Parker recognized as FAC Presidential Advocate

Parker recognized as FAC Presidential Advocate

The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) recognized Santa Rosa County Commissioner Sam Parker, District 1, as a presidential advocate for his work during the 2019 legislative session. Commissioner Parker received the designation during an awards ceremony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County.   Read the full article in the June 20 issue […]

Milton man allegedly sexually assaults child

Milton man allegedly sexually assaults child

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Mexican immigrant living in Milton on charges of child sexual assault June 13. Jose Brandon Prado Garnica, 21, of Milton allegedly sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl for a year and a half after coming to the U.S. in 2017. A witness whose name was redacted from the Santa Rosa […]

Kitten boom creates dire need for fosters

Kitten boom creates dire need for fosters

There is a kitten explosion, and while that may sound cute and cuddly, it is a huge problem for Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter. At one point the shelter had more than 73 kittens in its care, based on a count of animals on the county website.   Read the full article in the June […]

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.   Hello, I’m Malibu. It is a purr-leasure to meet you! I am a female with brown and white medium hair. I am about 3 years old and weigh 7.4 pounds. The shelter has been caring for […]

MISSION: Cuba

MISSION: Cuba

A little over 100 miles south of Key West, Florida, at the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, sits the tiny island-nation of Cuba. The ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Mariel Boat Lifts and the Elian Gonzalez custody battle have paraded across our […]

Gulf Breeze Hospital wins safety award

Gulf Breeze Hospital wins safety award

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, has announced that Gulf Breeze Hospital is among the recipients of the annual Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. This award recognizes hospitals for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors and other preventable complications.   Read […]

Probation officer arrested for child porn

Probation officer arrested for child porn

Updated June 13 at 4:46 p.m. A cyber tip led to the June 12 arrest of a Milton man for allegedly acquiring child porn via Skype. Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office traced the account back to an IP address tied to Justin Robert Vargo, 23. He was in a temporary residence in Baker […]

Fictitious Name Notice | Legal Notice #3462

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Sugar Shack Grindz at 2700 Rive Run Road, 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, […]

NOTICE TO CREDITORS | Legal # 3458

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE:  The Estate of GREGORY PAUL RIEGLER, CASE NO.:  2019-CP-000192 Division: D Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GREGORY PAUL RIEGLER, deceased, Case No. 2019-CP-000192, whose date of death was March 9, […]

New Santa Rosa Medical Center open

New Santa Rosa Medical Center open

Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Dr. Robert Dimick, Dr. Tayisha Vilceus, Dr. Michael Barber, Dr. Sarah Skelly, Monica Vitale, MA, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Danielle Ostrowski, Office Coordinator Beth Cover, Practice Director Nichole Butts, LPN Sharon Yeomans and Physician Assistant Charles Windfelder, Jr. celebrated an open house Saturday for their new facility at the corner of […]

Man holds women at gunpoint in Cayo Grande

Man holds women at gunpoint in Cayo Grande

A Navarre man threatened women at gunpoint and said he was “only leaving in a body bag” June 5 at Cayo Grande Apartments. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Payne got into an argument with his girlfriend earlier that day after she asked him to move out of her apartment in […]

Tyson looking to share smiles

Tyson looking to share smiles

Happy, helpful and funny best describes Tyson! He is a friendly boy with a quirky personality and enjoys making others smile. Tyson likes watching cartoons, especially Pokemon. He loves Pokemon so much that when asked what cartoon character he would want to be he picked Pikachu! Tyson also likes to color and play outside. He […]

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.   Purr, I’m Amara. I am a paws-itively perfect spayed calico lady. I am three years old, and I weigh 9.5 pounds. Staying at the shelter is getting kind of lonely. I’ve been here since April 23. […]

MISSION: Philippines

MISSION: Philippines

Church short-term mission trips can take on many forms with lay volunteers serving on work teams, evangelism teams and teams leading Vacation Bible Schools, each with the goal of sharing the gospel in word and deed stateside and abroad. One form of a mission trip that is less common is ministering at a regional pastors […]

Take Stock in Children awards 27 scholarships

Take Stock in Children awards 27 scholarships

Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $405,000 in scholarships to 27 graduating 2019 seniors who received four-year tuition scholarships. A ceremonial event was held May 29 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach.   Read the full article in the June 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Milton man impersonates firefighter

Milton man impersonates firefighter

A Milton man is accused of pretending to be an East Milton firefighter to solicit money door to door. Ernest James Holley, 39, was arrested May 23 for allegedly pretending to be a firefighter. According to county arrest records from 2016, Holley is a register sexual predator. Read the full article in the June 6 […]

UWF showcases cybersecurity on international NATO stage

UWF showcases cybersecurity on international NATO stage

Breaking barriers as the first U.S. academic institution to participate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Cyber Defense project, the University of West Florida (UWF) showcased its cybersecurity initiatives this month at the fifth NATO Cyber Defense Smart Defense Projects Conference. Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, UWF Center for Cybersecurity director, presented both at the conference […]

Chamber closes on new home

Chamber closes on new home

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce signed closing documents on purchase of a new permanent home Friday. The new office building is located at 1804 Prado Street in the heart of Navarre. The Chamber’s new location, totaling approximately 3,000 square feet with about 50 parking spaces, was previously occupied by the Navarre Beach Agency. […]