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10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘VIOLENT TORNADO’ TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. 2. WHAT TRUMP TOLD TOP DEMOCRATS The president bristles over accusations of a cover-up and says he won’t […]

Air Force Academy grad chasing his Olympic dream

Air Force Academy grad chasing his Olympic dream

Griffin Jax plays professional baseball for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. But that just scratches the surface for Jax, a starting pitcher for the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital […]

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

Gulf Power solar program celebrates 1 year

In September 2017, Gulf Power and its partners flipped the switch on a 330-acre solar field on the retired Holley Outlying Field at Naval Air Station Whiting, ceremonially adding the renewable energy generated there to the power supplied to homes and businesses throughout the Panhandle. More than a year later, Gulf Power spokesperson Kimberly Lynn […]

Holley Navarre Middle program builds lasting leadership

Holley Navarre Middle program builds lasting leadership

Holley Navarre Middle School students are molding themselves for leadership this school year thanks to the Student Leadership Development Course, a program dedicated to building leadership and life skills in seventh and eighth graders. Principal Joie DeStefano said Dean Dan Schmidt was the perfect man to teach the class due to his 28 years serving […]

Miller rumored for Veteran Affairs Secretary spot

Miller rumored for Veteran Affairs Secretary spot

The name of former Florida Congressman for District 1 Jeff Miller is being bandied about for the position of Secretary of Veterans Affairs since David Shulkins left the post and White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination. In 2016, Miller said in an USA TODAY interview that, “If asked, I would seriously consider serving […]

Region’s largest solar farm project producing power

Region’s largest solar farm project producing power

Solar eclipses are not the only thing putting the sun in headlines this week. Representatives from Gulf Power, local military bases and Coronal Power flipped the giant ceremonial switch Tuesday on the Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio. These three solar farms take up hundreds of acres of underutilized military land in Holley-Navarre, Eglin Air Force […]

Red tape commandos fight for vets’ benefits

Red tape commandos fight for vets’ benefits

The daunting hodgepodge of forms and documents required to obtain some financial and medical benefits for military veterans has driven up requests for help in Santa Rosa by double digits in the past five years. But even if they lack the precious scraps of evidence to qualify for pensions, insurance and medical care, Karen Haworth […]

Harnessing the sun

Harnessing the sun

What began as a directive in 2014 to all military installations from the Department of Defense to install renewable energy on their installations has culminated into a Naval Air Station Whiting Field and Gulf Power initiative at Holley Outlying Field. The project is one of three across the panhandle of Florida with a second location […]

Wolfe leads her pack to learning success

Wolfe leads her pack to learning success

For teacher Debbie Wolfe, success is defined by whether her students, affectionately referred to as Wolfe’s wolf pups, believe in themselves. She said for her, it is all about making them feel their worth. “If the kids believe in themselves, then it is a successful day for me,” she said. “It’s all about how they […]

TBI injuries, PTSD treatable with new therapies

TBI injuries, PTSD treatable with new therapies

Don’t let anyone tell you nothing can be done for the migraines, brain fog, depression, vertigo, fatigue, insomnia and other symptoms after a TBI injury.  Armed with facts, you or a loved one who has been injured can bust through the naysayers and obstructive agencies who tell you just to live with it or not […]

Is new Executive Order cause for gun owners to worry?

Is new Executive Order cause for gun owners to worry?

On Jan. 5, a tearful-eyed President Obama set out a call to action for the American people in  public speech outlining his new executive order on limiting gun violence. Gun violence has taken a heartbreaking toll on too many communities across the country. Over the past decade in America, more than 100,000 people have been […]

Eglin Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan

Eglin Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Master Sgt. Peter A. McKenna Jr., 35, of Bristol, Rhode Island, died Aug. 8, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds when he was attacked by enemy small arms fire. McKenna was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces […]