Navarre woman battles breast cancer, Hurricane Michael – at same time

Navarre woman battles breast cancer, Hurricane Michael – at same time

In September 2018, Tammie and John Paton were living on 5 acres of land in rural Bay County. Tammie had just been diagnosed with a rapidly growing form of breast cancer. She was 45, but her mother died of breast cancer. Every family member she can think of also has had cancer. That’s how her […]

Navarre women help save girls caught in Destin current

Navarre women help save girls caught in Destin current

Two Navarre women, who jokingly call themselves “old surfer girls,” helped save two young girls who were swept out in the currents of the Destin pass Thursday. Brenda Stokes and Laura Barsh were looking for a place to surf when they decided to check out the east jetty in Destin. As they were wandering along […]

Editor starts new journey, hopes readers will join her

Editor starts new journey, hopes readers will join her

I have started on a new journey, both literally and figuratively. Last Wednesday marked my first day as the editor of the Navarre Press after more than 20 years at a daily newspaper. It also marked the first day in six months that I’ve worked from a location other than my bedroom floor. That was my […]

Son of Navarre homicide victim needs help to cremate his dad

Son of Navarre homicide victim needs help to cremate his dad

The 19-year-old son of a man brutally killed in his Navarre home Sunday night needs help paying to bury his father. John Hendricks, along with the suspect’s girlfriend, Samantha Huffman, were found dead in his Bob White Circle home by Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputies. Hendricks’ stepson, Courtney “Cory” Howell, has been charged with murder, […]