Limited harvest starts Sept. 1 for snook, a premier Florida fish

Limited harvest starts Sept. 1 for snook, a premier Florida fish

The recreational harvest season for Florida’s premier game fish, snook, opens Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. While the fishery is already more than 90 percent catch-and-release, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to continue […]

National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday

National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday

Gulf Islands National Seashore Will Offer Free Admission on August 25  WASHINGTON – Gulf Islands National Seashore will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee of $8 on Monday, August 25. Superintendent Dan Brown encourages visitors and residents to come explore and enjoy the beautiful beaches, museum, […]

School board candidates seek 50 percent plus

School board candidates seek 50 percent plus

A crowded field for Santa Rosa County School Board District 3 may mean that two candidates seeking the job might have another two months or so on the campaign trail after the Aug. 26 primary. “In non-partisan races, a candidate must get 50 percent of the vote plus one in order to be declared the winner,” Villane said. “If no candidate receives enough […]

Miller speaks at Florida Chamber Foundation event

Miller speaks at Florida Chamber Foundation event

Florida Congressman Jeff Miller was the keynote speaker Aug. 13 at the 2014 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit. The event brought together leaders from the state’s military and defense industry, veterans, lawmakers and economic development experts. “We are particularly blessed in Northwest Florida to have so many important military installations located in our community. These installations are key to many of our nation’s most vital defense missions. […]

Today is the last day to vote early in Santa Rosa County

Today is the last day to vote early in Santa Rosa County

Today is the last day to vote early for the Primary Election. South Santa Rosa County registered voters can vote today from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the South Santa Rosa Service Center located at 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway. North Santa Rosa County voters can vote from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Milton […]

Notice to Creditors | Legal Notice #2643

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF File No. 2014-CP-000239 NANCY JANE KRUEGER, A/K/A NANCY J. KRUEGER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Nancy Jane Krueger, a/k/a Nancy J. Krueger, deceased, File Number 2014-CP-000239, is pending in the Circuit Court for Santa Rosa […]

Fictitious Name Notice | Legal Notice #2642

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Ryon’s Truck at 1964 Indigo Drive 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 Foreclosure | Legal Notice #2641

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi state chartered bank, now known as WHITNEY BANK, a Mississippi state chartered bank, CASE NO.: 14000285CA Plaintiff, vs. WALTER T. DANIELS, JR.; CYBERTECH COMPUTER SERVICES OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, INC.; and PARKWAY PLAZA OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC. […]

It is what it is

It is what it is

Wow! If you want to see people get excited in the Navarre area, then all you have to do is use the “I” word — Incorporation. Statements were made that perhaps the final version of the feasibility study, which had been “edited” by incorporation supporters, wasn’t quite right. The process was not transparent. The supporters had edited the document. And, the accusers […]

Local park part of $11 million makeover

Local park part of $11 million makeover

Blackwater River State Park near Milton is one of 18 state parks and trails across Florida that has received an upgrade during the past 10 months. The project, to renovate restrooms and install a new pavilion roof, cost nearly $100,000. According to the Florida Park Service, 20 projects have  been completed so far with four more to be done by the end of August. The total […]

Santa Rosa reports West Nile Virus case

Santa Rosa reports West Nile Virus case

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County issued Monday a mosquito-borne illness advisory after receiving a report of a case of West Nile Virus in a Santa Rosa County resident. The health department reports that it is believed the virus was acquired locally, since the individual had not traveled out of the county […]

Update: “Smooth” describes first day

Update: “Smooth” describes first day

Students returned Monday to Santa Rosa County Schools and despite a few traffic backups, “smooth” was the word used by a bus driver, teacher and administrator to describe the first day of classes. A fifth-grader at West Navarre Intermediate used a different word to describe his experience, “Epic.” Read more in the Aug. 21 issue of […]

Teen killed in two-vehicle crash

Teen killed in two-vehicle crash

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that happened Sunday night in Santa Rosa County that claimed the life of a teen from Baker and sent five others to the hospital. According to the crash report, 13-year-old Shawn McLaughlin of Baker died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Highway 4 […]

Airport reports most travelers since May 2011

Airport reports most travelers since May 2011

Pensacola International Airport reported that traffic through the airport in July was the highest monthly total since May 2011. According to a report released Aug. 18, the airport experienced growth in passenger travel, as well as air freight for July 2014 when compared to a year earlier. Read more in the Aug. 21 issue of Navarre Press […]

Update: 2014 Election Guide updated to correct error

Update: 2014 Election Guide updated to correct error

The Navarre Press 2014 Election Guide is now available. The publication profiles candidates for U.S. Congress, Florida House District 3, Santa Rosa County Commission Districts 2 and 4 and Santa Rosa County School Board Districts 1 and 3.   Click here to view the Election Guide.  

Update: Raiders prepare for Milton Panthers

Update: Raiders prepare for Milton Panthers

The Navarre Raiders offensive and defensive squads scrimmaged Aug. 15 for the second consecutive Friday. However, when the Raiders take the field at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 for the Kick-Off Classic, they will see Milton Panther players across the line of scrimmage from them. Navarre Head Coach Jay Walls said his team is familiar with […]

West Nile Virus case suspected in Escambia County

West Nile Virus case suspected in Escambia County

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County has received notification of a probable case of West Nile virus infection in an Escambia County resident. According to the Department of Health, there is a heightened concern that other county residents and visitors may become ill from being bitten by an infected mosquito. The Escambia County, […]

Man sentenced for beating dog

Man sentenced for beating dog

A Fort Walton Beach man will spend nearly two years in prison for beating a dog with a piece of lumber and tampering with evidence related to the incident. According to State Attorney William Eddins, 32-year-old Jessie Eugene Morris was sentenced Aug. 14 to 22.2 months in prison followed by three years of probation on […]

Fictitious Name Notice | Legal Notice #2640

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of MaryAnn’s Homes at 6916 Sea Crab Circle t 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 of Foreclosure | Legal #2639

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALEBY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, DONALD C. SPENCER, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Santa Rosa County, Florida, will on September 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time via online bid at www.santarosa.realforeclose.com in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes offer for sale, and sell […]

Body recovered from Bay

Body recovered from Bay

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of a Fort Walton Beach man who went missing Tuesday while swimming in Choctawhatchee Bay was recovered by search crews offshore of Marler Park. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Coast Guard, and others searched the surrounding area Tuesday evening but were unable to find the missing individual. The […]

US Treasury announces RESTORE rule

US Treasury announces RESTORE rule

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday a new rule that outlines grant programs established by the RESTORE Act as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The rule accepts the funding allocation proposal submitted by Florida’s Gulf Consortium, which was formed by 23 counties. Under the proposal, the eight disproportionately impacted counties, from Escambia through Wakulla, will […]

Update: High-speed pursuit suspect previously arrested on narcotics charges

Update: High-speed pursuit suspect previously arrested on narcotics charges

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reported Aug. 11 that one person apprehended Friday night in Atmore, Alabama, following a high-speed pursuit had been arrested earlier the same week in Santa Rosa County and accused of narcotics-related crimes. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, 37-year-old Antoine Lamar Goldsmith from Milton had posted bond […]

Fictitious Name Notice | Legal Notice #2637

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of PHD Lawn Service at 8724 Laredo 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, […]

Notice to Bidders Housing Rehabilitation | Legal Notice # 2636

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 5332 Conecuh Street, Milton, Florida 32570. All bids must be original and delivered by hand, Fed EX, or mail to the Santa Rosa County Procurement Department at 6495 Caroline Street […]

Traffic stop nets 3 on narcotics charges

Traffic stop nets 3 on narcotics charges

Three Santa Rosa County residents, including one from Gulf Breeze, face narcotics charges after being arrested following a routine traffic stop. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Amity Rogers from Gulf Breeze, 36-year-old Marcail Hudson from Milton and 37-year-old Antoine Goldsmith from Pace were arrested during the early morning hours of Aug. […]

Long-awaited RESTORE guidelines expected this week

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson met with local leaders Aug. 6 in Pensacola, pushing for release of hundreds of millions of dollars intended to help Florida’s coastal communities recover from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, which resulted in the largest oil spill U.S. history. Congress passed the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived […]

Candidate’s visits prompt questions

Like many other Santa Rosa County residents this campaign season, Norman Stephens was visited by a political candidate. Rob Williamson, who is seeking the District 4 county commission seat, stopped by Stephen’s house in Milton to campaign. Stephens, who has yard signs supporting Commission Chairman Jim Melvin, said during the visit Williamson claimed Melvin appointed […]

Anglers have say in snapper management

Anglers have say in snapper management

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that they were having five public workshops to garner input from anglers about red snapper management in state and federal waters. Based on the popularity of red snapper fishing in the northern Gulf of Mexico, four of the five workshops were held in northwest Florida. “A […]