The Navarre community gathered Sunday evening with students and teachers of Holley-Navarre Middle School to comfort each other after the loss of a beloved daughter, sister, mother, friend and teacher, Sharon Aydelott. Sharon was remembered by fellow teachers and students as well as her sisters, Pam Hill and Patricia Hawkins. Alicia Pettus, Youth minister and […]
The pier bar area of the Santa Rosa County-owned Navarre Beach Fishing Pier was severely damaged Saturday evening. Deputies responded to the pier four times Saturday to investigate the demolishing of fixtures and removal of wood from the pier bar area. Saturday night boards which have been forcibly removed from the bar are lying on the floor with many […]
William Brandon Aydelott, 17, of Gulf Breeze confessed to the gruesome Christmas Eve murder of his mom, a beloved Holley-Navarre Middle School teacher and Gulf Breeze High School Cross Country Coach, Sharon Lynn Aydelott. Brandon Aydelott is accused of stabbing and beating his mom to death following an argument. He was arrested roughly three hours […]
Gulf Breeze City Council members held a workshop last Wednesday night to hear plans on how they could make the Tiger Point Golf Club more profitable. This project could mean rebuilding and expanding the west course, renovating the clubhouse and relocating the club’s golf shop. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the […]
Two seats on the Holley-Navarre Water System board are up for grabs for the upcoming year, and six candidates will be vying for the positions. Incumbents Sheldon Hutchins, secretary/treasurer, and board member Charlie Enghauser will be competing against newcomers Chris Richardson, Daryl Lynchard, James Dabney and Ashley Strabala for the seats, said HNWS general manager […]
During the holiday season, Americans throw away more material than at any other time of the year. According the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, approximately 1 million extra tons. Santa Rosa County encourages residents to reduce, […]
Santa Rosa Education Foundation has awarded 53 teacher grants totaling $53,000 to Santa Rosa public educators. SREF, in partnership with Santa Rosa Medical Center, the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, the Florida Legislature, and grant program sponsors, is enabling teachers to implement grants that engage students in active learning while increasing student achievement. Grants were […]
The following offices and departments will close on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. Regular hours of operation will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26. Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners, including the library system and animal shelter The Central Landfill located on 6337 Da Lisa Road will be open […]
Attending church services is often a family activity. However, for families with a special needs child, the thought of getting through an hour or more of sitting still and being quiet can be too daunting. While there are many churches who understand this, one area church has taken steps to accommodate these families. Pastor Lance Whorton […]
Changes will abound at Navarre Beach Park in the coming months — starting with the name of the park itself. The Navarre Beach Coalition met last Friday and discussed multiple items, including moving forward with an effort to create new signage for the park, which will be renamed to Navarre Beach Marine Park. The renaming […]
Incorporated in September 1963, the Midway Fire District has been serving Gulf Breeze residents for more than 50 years. But the district has come a long way from its humble beginnings when it first started out as a volunteer fire department that did not have a permanent station until the 1970s. To read more, subscribe online or pick […]
The land is being cleared for “The Sound at Navarre Beach” a 250 unit luxury apartment complex on the south side of Highway 98 west of Joybrook Road. The 30+ million dollar project is funded by private lenders and investors. Read all about it in the December 19 issue of Navarre Press.
Hancock Bank has foreclosed on 20 parcels of land owned by Pullum Commerce Park, LLC, a corporation listing William A. “Bill” Pullum as manager. The parcels are located on Technology Drive in Santa Rosa County’s Northwest Florida Industrial Park at I-10, adjacent to the property the county acquired from Pullum almost five years ago to […]
Navarre Beach will once again be chillin’ out to ring in the new year as the 5th Annual Penguin Plunge is will dive in January 1 at Juana’s Pagodas. Organizers are expecting the best year yet, as Kim Henderson said that participation is expected to double this year. A new twist for this year’s event […]
Lane restrictions on U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa County from the Okaloosa County line to State Road 87 will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 13 to allow crews to pave the westbound outside turn lanes. Construction activities are weather-dependent and may be delayed or […]
The Navarre Chamber Foundation Jingle Bell Run filled the streets with more than 160 festive runners and walkers on Saturday mixing holiday cheer with a morning workout. Winning most spirited female was Stevie Decker and and her dog Linka, while Paul Wright won most spirited male runner.
The newest addition to Gulf Breeze Zoo certainly doesn’t fall short of expectations. New mom Gabby, an 11-year-old reticulated giraffe, gave birth to her first calf and the Zoo is asking for the community’s help in naming him. The 5’8’’ male calf was born on Nov. 10 and his birth has been long awaited. The Zoo […]
The first case of citrus canker in the Florida Panhandle was recently confirmed, and it’s very close to home. The citrus tree disease has been reported in Santa Rosa Shores, a neighborhood in Gulf Breeze just west of Tiger Point and Wal-Mart. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the Dec. 5 Navarre […]
Business and recreation were intertwined Monday evening as the Tiger Point Community Center was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the Dec. 5 Navarre Press.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Hate them or love them, the ducks that live in the ponds at the Holley by the Sea Sunrise Drive entrance could possibly face euthanasia if they continue to be a nuisance to residents. To read more, subscribe online or pick up a copy of the November 28 Navarre Press.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Santa Rosa County received seven proposals for Navarre Beach Fishing Pier Management/Operations. The proposals, in their entirety, can be viewed at www.navarrepress.com/pier.
The Hurricane Alley Chapter of the Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) made a poker run through the area, and ended the event with a chili cookoff on Saturday to raise money and awareness for child abuse. More than 25 participants took off from the American Legion Post 382 in Navarre at 10 a.m., and returned […]
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 […]