When we first moved to the area in the mid-1990s, the Navarre Beach Bridge was still a toll.
Somehow, though, I have only positive memories of crossing that bridge despite the fact that I had to rummage through the change dish in my car.
Solutions for Navarre’s traffic woes are moving forward, but not as quickly as originally hoped.
The cameras that were ordered to connect two lights on U.S. Highway 98 to a traffic management system were back ordered for 10 weeks.
Until a few days before he died, Ruben Patterson was living with his daughter in her Holley By The Sea home.
The veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam war was not Shannon Henson’s biological father. But he was the only dad she’d ever known, having taken her in relatively late in his life. She was his late wife’s granddaughter, though they both adopted her as a child.
A 9-month old child who'd been left in a locked vehicle for several hours on June 9 could not be revived. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office got the call on June 9 at 7:45 p.m. about an unresponsive child in the 4600 block of Ephrem Lane in Pace. Deputies arrived and immediately began life saving measures. Shortly after, EMS assumed advanced life support efforts. The child was subsequently pronounced deceased.
Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene arrived to begin an investigation and the case remains active, according to a Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office press release.
An Eglin Air Force Base captain was recognized Thursday for saving the life of a neighbor’s tiny baby who had stopped breathing.
Christopher A. Mavron and his wife, Pilar, were about to leave their Navarre home to head to a softball practice on the afternoon of May 23 when a neighbor ran out of her house calling for help.
The father of a 1-year-old who was found drowned in a Navarre Beach canal Sunday night is responsible for her death, according to his Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office arrest report. Through "culpable negligence," he failed to supervise his daughter, the report said.
Although his daughter, Makennah Potter, who turned 1 last week, was found in the evening, the failure of supervision took place between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. that afternoon.
A 1-year-old child was pulled from the canal adjacent to 7372 Grand Navarre Boulevard Sunday evening, according to Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh. The little girl's death marks the second child drowning death in Navarre in just over a week.
Emergency officials were called to that home just after 8 p.m. A concerned neighbor pulled the body of the toddler out of the canal at about 8:30 p.m.
The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office has been called and is handling the investigation.
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