Alabama

United Methodist Children’s Home more than an orphanage

United Methodist Children’s Home more than an orphanage

What started as an orphanage in Selma, Alabama, in 1890 has grown to a regional assistance program supporting at-risk children and teens throughout Alabama and northwest Florida. While many new programs are on the books for United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH), Florida Executive Director Tracey Williams said many people still think of UMCH as a […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TAX CUTS TAKE BACKSEAT TO FEAR IN GOP POLITICS In primary season, Republican candidates are embracing the general-election strategy of using anxiety as a tool to motivate voters. 2. HOW MOSCOW REACTED TO NEW US SANCTIONS A senior Russian lawmaker denounces Washington’s response to the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain as “lynch […]

Navarre missing girl returned to family

Navarre missing girl returned to family

Emily Navarro, age 12, who was reported missing May 14 was safely returned to her family May 15 after disappearing from Flintwood Street the day before. A Missing Child Alert was issued for Navarro by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement May 14 after she allegedly left her home in the company of Jeremy Acevedio […]

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

When equipment failures on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went from leaks to a full-blown explosion, many living along the coastline felt the impact. Navarre Beach was no exception. Steve Herring owned several rental properties along Navarre Beach, and he said the cancellations started rolling in even before the oil […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHERE PROTESTS REMAIN DEADLY The largest demonstrations to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election have seen six days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 20. 2. WHO’S OFFERING TALKS TO NORTH KOREA South Korea proposes high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate […]

Man threatens hotel manager with box cutter

Man threatens hotel manager with box cutter

Domestic violence, aggravated assault and child neglect are among the charges facing an Alabama man after an altercation March 27 at the Navarre Days Inn. Chris Alford, 29, of Opelika, Alabama faces multiple charges after he allegedly attacked his wife and threatened a hotel manager in a hotel room at the Days Inn in the presence […]

Mary Rice files to restrict trial publicitiy

Mary Rice files to restrict trial publicitiy

Mary Rice, suspected accomplice to four homicides committed by William “Billy” Boyette, Jr., filed a motion to restrict publicity of pre-trail hearings. The motion will be heard by Judge John Simon Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. The motion lists the reasons for the restriction to include the level of media coverage that has already been […]

Triple homicide suspect Boyette commits suicide

Triple homicide suspect Boyette commits suicide

Triple homicide suspect William “Billy” Boyette, Jr. died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday evening after officers surrounded him in a West Point, Georgia motel room said Escambia County Sheriff  David Morgan. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Alabama manufacturer scouts Santa Rosa County

Alabama manufacturer scouts Santa Rosa County

The Strong Steel Inc. website states that the Andalusia, Ala.-based maker of frames sometimes used to build houses is “Now hiring framers, drywallers” and “persons with building experience.” Further, the privately held company’s managing principal, Anthony Attalla, says he’s considering an expansion than could mean up to 190 new jobs in Santa Rosa County. Read […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 15

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 15

VICTIMS’ FAMILIES OF ORLANDO CLUB SHOOTING WILL GET MOST MONEY FROM FUND The families of the victims slain at the Pulse nightclub will get the most money from a $20 million fund established to help the victims’ families and survivors the mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The exact amount each family will get is […]

Leave fireworks to professionals

Leave fireworks to professionals

Families across the state will shoot off fireworks and light up roman candles in celebration of the birth of our nation this weekend. And they will break the law. Sgt. Rich Alloy, public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sherriff’s Office said the state law is relatively limiting in what is and is not […]

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Bennett wins robotics camp scholarship

Haden Bennett didn’t think she would actually be awarded the Air Force Association’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center Camp scholarship when she applied for it earlier this spring. Excitement consumed the Navarre High School freshman when she was selected as the winner. “I was really happy and I squealed,” Bennett said with a laugh Friday […]

Navarre couple excited about K9s For Warriors’ fundraiser

Navarre couple excited about K9s For Warriors’ fundraiser

Navarre Beach Fireman Dan Fureigh and his fiancé, Shannon Robertson, have no idea where their adventure will take them when they participate in the Rally Your Heart event in March. But the Navarre couple does know is that they are doing it for a good cause. The donations they raise for their participation in the […]

Microburst leaves path of damage

Microburst leaves path of damage

At around 6:15 p.m. Monday evening a line of severe thunderstorms steamrolled through Navarre leaving power outages, trees down and other damage in its wake. The storm began in southeast Mississippi and traveled through Alabama and into the Florida panhandle. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Harris earns Firefighter of the Year honor

Harris earns Firefighter of the Year honor

Earner Harris is no stranger to being recognized as the Holley-Navarre Fireman of the Year. This year marks the third time he has received the award. He also earned the honor in 2002 and 2005. “I wasn’t expecting it but it feels special be recognized,” Harris said. “I love this job, the people I work […]

Covenant Hospice to pay gov’t $10M

Covenant Hospice to pay gov’t $10M

Covenant Hospice Inc. agreed to pay $10.1 million to reimburse the government for alleged overbilling of Medicare, Tricare and Medicaid for hospice services, the Department of Justice announced June 18. Covenant Hospice Inc. is a nonprofit hospice care provider with locations in Fort Walton Beach, Milton and Pensacola, as well as Southern Alabama. The settlement […]

Seminoles, Tide top coaches poll

Seminoles, Tide top coaches poll

The USA Today preseason Top 25 football coaches poll released Thursday showed Florida State and Alabama at the top with the defending national champion Seminoles receiving 56 out of 62 possible first place votes. Florida State and Alabama are joined in the the top 10 by Oklahoma, Oregon, Auburn, Ohio State, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and […]

Recycling without south end drop off sites

Recycling without south end drop off sites

For south Santa Rosa residents who have been separating recyclables from trash and putting them out for curbside pick up, keep up the good work. Emerald Coast Utilities Authority crews have been processing at the Central Landfill in Milton since July 7. However, unlike the previous contract, no drop off locations are available in the […]

Emerald Warrior begins April 28

Emerald Warrior begins April 28

Local residents are used to spotting military aircraft along the Emerald Coast, but starting April 28, they may see some that don’t look too familiar. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is hosting Emerald Warrior, an annual joint training exercise, from April 28 through May 9. According to AFSOC, Emerald Warrior includes personnel and equipment […]

New restaurant headed for Navarre

New restaurant headed for Navarre

The Holley-Navarre Water System Board voted April 15 to reduce the tap fees for a new hibachi restaurant opening up in the site of the former Hancock Bank on Navarre Parkway. During the board’s meeting, system engineer Buck Paulchek recommended reducing the tap fees for owner Roxanne Lee by more than half of the initial estimated tap […]

Weather service said ‘no tornado’

Weather service said ‘no tornado’

Despite damage to structures in Navarre and Navarre Beach, the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Mobile, Ala. won’t be making a trip to the area to take a closer look. A spokeswoman from the office told Navarre Press March 28 that from reviewing pictures and radar images the damage was done by severe thunderstorms […]

Gas prices still climbing

Gas prices still climbing

The national average price for a gallon of gas climbed 17 cents last month and that was the largest increase since July. Prices at the pump also increased for 21 consecutive days – the longest streak since February 2013. Despite the upward trend and significant increase, the nation’s gas prices averaged $3.34 a gallon in […]

Breaking News: FDOT has no immediate plans to open I-10

Breaking News: FDOT has no immediate plans to open I-10

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises I-10 is closed from the Alabama state line to Tallahassee.  FDOT has no immediate plans for reopening as any thawing that takes place Thursday will be immediately followed by sub-freezing temperatures Thursday night.  Warmer conditions and sunshine are forecast for Friday.  By Friday afternoon most of the area […]