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Gulf Breeze man injured in garage fire

Gulf Breeze man injured in garage fire

An elderly Gulf Breeze man sustained minor injuries at about 1:45 p.m. today after a fire started in the garage of his residence at 1612 Kauai Court. According to Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg, the man sustained inhalation burns and minor skin burns from trying to put the fire out and was transported to […]

Local sportsman dies unexpectedtly

Local sportsman dies unexpectedtly

Navarre native and avid fisherman Almus Taylor died the morning of Nov. 17 in the Covington County Jail from what investigators are calling traffic accident related injuries. “Almus was a cut up and always the life of the party,” said longtime friend Bart Pullum. “He was the center of attention and was always fun to […]

Cold weather shelters to open in Navarre, Milton

Cold weather shelters to open in Navarre, Milton

Cold weather shelters for the homeless will open Wednesday and Thursday at Community of Christ Church located at 2111 Presidio Street, Navarre and at Ferris Hill Baptist Church located at 6848 Chaffin Street in Milton.  Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted […]

Willoughby helps students find their voice

Willoughby helps students find their voice

For Teresa Willoughby, Holley-Navarre Middle School Teacher of the Year, the best part of her job is the moment when her students realize that their words are their own. “I love the experience of seeing how my students evolve from expressing themselves like everyone else to writing with their own voices,” she said. “That’s the moment […]

Baker to head Emergency Management

Baker to head Emergency Management

Santa Rosa County is promoting Brad Baker to Director of Emergency Management, a position being vacated by the retiring Sheryl Bracewell. The move will be effective on Dec. 23. Baker previously served as the department’s Emergency Services Coordinator, and his duties included Emergency Management Operation Section Chief, Management of the 911 Center, EMS Contract Administrator, Fire […]

Committee to look into Navarre Community Center

Committee to look into Navarre Community Center

Just as it was for an online survey about the subject, public opinion was split among a small group gathered at the Navarre community center public meeting on Monday. However, there was one thing that nearly all in attendance agreed upon — a committee comprised of citizens will be formed to further look into the […]

Clary clears land without permits

Clary clears land without permits

Former state senator Charles Clary will face possible fines in connection to the recent removal of protected trees on a piece of property that he owns on Navarre Parkway backing the Cotton Bay Estates subdivision. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the November 21 Navarre Press.

Good news for TDC funding

Good news for TDC funding

With higher than expected recent bed tax revenues and a green light from BP to push back a deadline to expend grant funds, the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is now turning its attention to establishing criteria to evaluate local proposals for future RESTORE funding. North end TDC committee members learned at last […]

Navarre on the fence about community center

Navarre on the fence about community center

The results of a survey are in, and the response was not overwhelmingly in favor of a new community center for Navarre. However, they weren’t overwhelmingly against it, either. Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner and vice-chair Jim Melvin said the results of an online survey, as well as potential locations and funding options, will […]

Furry favorites announced at Pet Nation’s costume contest

Furry favorites announced at Pet Nation’s costume contest

Pet Nation celebrates 10 great years in Navarre this weekend, and part of that celebration includes Pet Nation’s annual pet costume contest. The winners of the contest categories were as follows: Lulu the pink unicorn, of the Klug family from Navarre, took home the prize in the Halloween costume contest. Jack the Thanksgiving turkey, of […]

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