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Christmas in the Park celebrates ‘Heroes of 2020’

December 3, 2020
“I remember the early years of Christmas in the Park when I moved here 20 years ago,” said Chanda Ryan, Executive Director of the Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce. “It really is a gift to the comm…

Local unemployment rate dips

December 3, 2020
Santa Rosa County’s unemployment rate has reached pre-COVID-19 levels, making it the third lowest unemployment rate in the state, according to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Eco…

Hibberts leaves legacy as volunteer, local leader

November 12, 2020
Van Hibberts, 65, had an opinion about what his community should become, and he was not afraid to share it. Acting in multiple volunteer leadership roles, he helped to bring that vision to life.

Navarre raises more than $10,000 for a wheelchair accessible vehicle

November 12, 2020
Nearly 300 people packed the parking lot of Palm Harbour Plaza Sunday afternoon in support of Elis Hines. The 22-year old was paralyzed nearly seven months ago in a skateboarding accident, leaving…

Navarre Park turtles wrangled, relocated

November 12, 2020
More than a half-dozen Santa Rosa County employees, including three from the environmental services office, have recovered 120 turtles from the former retention pond in Navarre Park.

Scout helps ospreys find new home

November 5, 2020
A local teenager has completed a relocation project for an osprey nest that was damaging light fixtures at the Tiger Point Park & Recreation Facility.

Weather Channel in town for new show

November 5, 2020
The Weather Channel isn’t talking but, according to local folks, a crew was in town Friday filming a documentary-type show in the wake of Hurricane Sally.

Council on Aging shifts to online fundraiser this year

November 5, 2020
As the Council on Aging continues to provide more programs and services for senior citizens in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, it is doing so with less income and donations. That is partl…

Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair going virtual

November 5, 2020
CareerSource Escarosa announced last week that Paychecks for Patriots, a special statewide hiring fair in November dedicated to employing Florida veterans, will be virtual this year.