REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROFESSIONAL ADVERTISING AND MARKETING SERVICES | Legal #3400

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida is soliciting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing Professional Advertising and Marketing Services for the Tourist Development Office.   All proposals must be in writing and delivered by hand, overnight courier service, or U.S. Mail to the Santa Rosa […]

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RECYCLING HAUL SERVICES | Legal #3393

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida is soliciting proposals from qualified firms interested in providing recycling haul services.   All proposals must be in writing and delivered by hand, overnight courier service, or U.S. Mail to the Santa Rosa County Procurement Department, 6495 Caroline Street, Suite […]

Local family distillery brings home national awards

Local family distillery brings home national awards

Crafting vibrant and expressive spirits is a methodical process. The ingredients and care involved can be determining factors in the quality of the beverage.   Rollins Distillery, located at 5680 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze, strives to give precise focus to every facet of the distilling process. Read the full article in the March 28 […]

Chloe eliminated in ‘American Idol’ Hollywood week

Chloe eliminated in ‘American Idol’ Hollywood week

Local singer Chloe Channell’s journey with the singing competition television show “American Idol” came to an end Monday night, but her time performing is far from over. As the prerecorded episode aired–showing her elimination from the show in Hollywood—the 16-year-old was busy ruling the stage before a sold-out crowd of 3,000 on Navarre Beach during […]

Breaking: United Way acting chair arrested for theft

Breaking: United Way acting chair arrested for theft

Santa Rosa United Way’s acting chairman was arrested Monday night for allegedly stealing from the nonprofit. David “Davey” Willhoit, 41, of Milton was taken into custody by the Milton Police Department after he allegedly made two unauthorized withdrawals from one of United Way’s bank accounts. According to United Way acting administrator Kyle Holley, Willhoit withdrew […]

Sheriff announces new drug unit

Sheriff announces new drug unit

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson revealed the details of two drug arrests over the weekend in Navarre and the creation of a new narcotics unit during a press conference on Monday. Amy Tomlinson of Gulf Breeze and Sheldon Hutchins of Navarre, former 2012-13 Holley Navarre Water System board member, are both being charged with […]

Future police officer needs supportive family

Future police officer needs supportive family

Meet Jeremy! He describes himself as smart, helpful and enthusiastic. Jeremy’s case worker says he is all boy as Jeremy loves to play outside, play video games, and build Legos. Jeremey says his perfect day would include playing Need for Speed on Xbox followed by riding bikes with his forever family. He also describes himself […]

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Home. The word evokes memories, good memories for some as the place where family gathered and shared life, where children were nurtured and grew, where the benchmarks of life were celebrated. For some, home evokes different memories, difficult memories of conflict and loss, the catalysts for leaving home. Read the full article in the March […]

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Ruff! My name is Rowdy and I’m a paw-some male Australian Cattle Dog mix. My fur is white and black, I weigh around 52.7 pounds, and the shelter thinks I’m about 8 months old. I have […]

Navarre students headed to International SeaPerch Challenge

Navarre students headed to International SeaPerch Challenge

Navarre Beach Marine Science Station students once again took home the trophy from the 2019 Regional SeaPerch ROV (remotely operated vehicle) Challenge. Team Octobots consists of documenter Ovella Hines (not pictured) and vehicle builders/operators Tiara Winbery and Miguel Homar, pictured here with their ROV. Read the full article in the March 21 issue of Navarre […]

Navarre American Legion celebrates organization’s centennial

Navarre American Legion celebrates organization’s centennial

Navarre’s American Legion Post 382 celebrated its organization’s centennial anniversary Saturday during a day of barbeque and live music. The American Legion Post 382 at 1850 Luneta Street has become the center for Navarre’s veterans to convene. Read the full article in the March 21 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options […]

NOTICE TO BIDDERS HOUSING REHABILITATION | Legal #3389

NOTICE TO BIDDERS HOUSING REHABILITATION The Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida will receive bids from qualified licensed contractors for the rehabilitation of the residence located at 7775 Erudition Ave, Milton, FL  32583. All bids must be in writing and delivered by hand, overnight courier service, or U.S. Mail to the Santa […]

Florida lawmakers to take up ‘heartbeat bill’

Florida lawmakers to take up ‘heartbeat bill’

The Florida Legislature is set to consider a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, part of a renewed Republican Party strategy to expand restrictions on abortion in state laws nationwide. In January, State Rep. Mike Hill of Pensacola sponsored the so-called “heartbeat bill” in Florida’s House of Representatives. Read the […]

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 […]

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS | Public Notice# 2233

All Board of County Commission Meetings and other county department meetings are held in the County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton, Florida, unless otherwise indicated.   Marine Advisory                                                                        April    2                  5:00 p.m. Tourist Development Council Board Meeting                               April    4                  8:30 a.m. Library Advisory Board Meeting                                                  April    4                  11:00 a.m. Library […]

Citizen group tackles issues

Citizen group tackles issues

A group calling themselves the “District 4 Task Force” met recently at the Navarre Tourist Information Center with District 4 County Commissioner, Dave Piech, in a round table session to review extensive work they’d been pursuing for months regarding the state of Navarre. Major concerns and initiatives for the task force revolve around three central […]

Chloe gets her golden ticket

Chloe gets her golden ticket

Local musician Chloe Channell wowed the American Idol judges during Monday evening’s episode, securing her golden ticket to Hollywood. The 16-year-old Pace native was among more than 50 contestants selected for “Hollywood Week” from thousands of hopefuls. Channell appeared on the final episode of auditions alongside music mentor, manager and 90s country star Billy Dean. […]

BREAKING: Water system attorney arrested for battery

BREAKING: Water system attorney arrested for battery

UPDATE: Holley Navarre Water System attorney Keith Kilpatrick was released from Santa Rosa County Jail on $100 bond at 3:48 p.m. Monday. Kilpatrick, who is a partner in the firm Kilpatrick & Newlin, P.A., was arrested Sunday evening on a domestic violence related misdemeanor battery charge. Original March 18, 10 a.m.: Holley Navarre Water System attorney […]

Gathering Momentum

Gathering Momentum

It’s 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning as, one-by-one, a team of people converges on Navarre High School to begin transforming the school’s auditorium into an inspiring, worship space for Momentum Church’s Navarre Campus. Campus Leader, Tyler McNeely, gathers the team members, reminds them of how important they are to the church’s ministry, they pray, […]

Lighthouse launches new Academic Institute

Lighthouse launches new Academic Institute

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy announced the addition of the Lighthouse Academic Institute (LAI) to its growing academic campuses. Creation of the Lighthouse Academic Institute was driven by community requests for an academy specializing in honor student needs. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Scholarship program has benefits for local private schools

Scholarship program has benefits for local private schools

Finding the right school for your children can be a difficult task. Selection can be even more complicated by variables related to income, location and student performance. Since 2001, the Step Up for Students scholarship program has been utilized by private and public schools throughout Florida. Read the full article in the March 14 issue […]

Fight at Navarre party leads to battery arrest

Fight at Navarre party leads to battery arrest

A Navarre man is facing felony battery charges for allegedly choking and beating a man during a party on Calle De Castelar. Cody Bijarro, 22, was arrested March 3. The victim was at a party at Bijarro’s house when a verbal confrontation occurred, according to the arrest report. Read the full article in the March […]

Gulf Breeze man arrested for 35 counts of child porn

Gulf Breeze man arrested for 35 counts of child porn

A Gulf Breeze man is facing 35 felony charges for possession of child pornography. Joseph Brooks Salter, 19, was arrested March 13 after investigators found dozens of videos and photographs of children involved in sex acts in his possession according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office arrest report. The investigation started in October 2018, […]

Ex-deputy arrested for child molestation

Ex-deputy arrested for child molestation

An ex-Santa Rosa County sergeant was arrested Friday on child molestation charges. Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Jeffery Perkins, 33, for two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation by offender over the age of 18 of a victim less than 12 years of age according to a press release.  An arrest […]