Author: Wendy Victora Rudman

U.S. Highway 98 drainage system clear; crew seeking other cause of flooding

Motorists navigating U.S. Highway 98 through Navarre during a heavy rainfall have noticed that westbound lanes are underwater near the busy highway’s intersection with Navarre Beach Causeway.

Crews from the Florida Department of Transportation were called out Wednesday morning and went back out on Thursday to investigate after the water receded.

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Wanted: Beach life superheroes, training provided

Navarre Beach Fire Rescue wants to build their team of beach superheroes, otherwise known as lifeguards. Tryouts will be held 8 a.m Saturday, July 10 at Navarre Beach Marine Park at access 40D. Applicants will be asked to swim 400 meters of open water and run 1 mile on the beach in less than 18 minutes, followed by a Surf Rescue Lifeguard Academy July 12-17.

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Parcels still being scouted for new south-end high school

Navarre High School, which ended the school year with just over 2,200 students, isn’t far from reaching its full capacity of 2,369.

With that in mind and more growth on the way, Santa Rosa County School District officials are in the process of negotiating for a parcel of land between Navarre and Gulf Breeze that would be ideal for a new high school.

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A smile costs nothing but is worth so much

There are people in this world – I am not one of them – who have that rare ability to make other people happy just by their nature.

That’s not to say that the rest of us don’t bring joy, comfort and smiles to others. But it’s not our primary gift. We have others to cultivate in order to leave our mark on the world.

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