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Potentially carcinogenic weed killer used in county ditches

Potentially carcinogenic weed killer used in county ditches

Navarre residents have raised concerns about ditch cleaners using potential carcinogen glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup weed killer, to kill vegetation near waterways. The issue was raised last month after Pompano Street resident Rich Johnson saw crews spraying weed killer in a drainage ditch along the roadway.     Read the full article in […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BORDER SECURITY SEEMS NEAR A SERENE RESOLUTION Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise. 2. FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE ONE YEAR LATER The anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will primarily be about […]

Army Corps cautions subdivision about dredging canals

Army Corps cautions subdivision about dredging canals

The waterfront subdivision of Santa Rosa Shores has received a warning of sorts from the Army Corps of Engineers about its plan to dredge parts of the canals that allow boat access to its 231 homeowners. In an eight-page letter, sent to county officials in May, the Army Corps raised questions about possible environmental damage […]

Hurlburt soil remediation removes decades-old pesticide

Hurlburt soil remediation removes decades-old pesticide

Driving along U.S. Highway 98 near Hurlburt Field, it is hard not to notice the large machinery erected along the roadside, especially when massive white plumes are billowing from it. But there is nothing to fear, said Ciara Travis, community engagement public affairs specialist for the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt. In fact, the […]

Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Although scientists predicted the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” would grow bigger this year, they did not expect it to be the largest ever recorded. But that is the case, according to a report issued this month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The zone, which consists of water so depleted of oxygen […]

Monitoring program plays vital role in maintaining seagrass health

Monitoring program plays vital role in maintaining seagrass health

Nearly a decade ago, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began a seagrass monitoring program in an effort to protect and manage seagrass acreage in Florida. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Congressman talks politics, faces critics during tour of Santa Rosa

Congressman talks politics, faces critics during tour of Santa Rosa

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz spent most of his inaugural Open Gaetz Day Thursday touring Santa Rosa County and discussing his views and the views of his constituents on issues including Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, building a wall at the Mexican border and Obamacare. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of […]

Take a walk through history at Bagdad Mill Site Park

Take a walk through history at Bagdad Mill Site Park

The Bagdad Mill Site Park, a grassy space on the bank of Blackwater River and Pond Creek, has been named a Florida Heritage Site, an honor awarded to only six locations in Santa Rosa County. A large, black plaque describing the birth of this lumber mill community and its significance during the Civil War stands […]

Navarre tenant claims home should be condemned

Navarre tenant claims home should be condemned

“We are right here on the water, two boys, two labs. I mean, it’s the perfect situation,” Stokes remembers thinking about finding a cute little cottage directly on the sound with a beautiful view and a long pier. Since signing the lease in December, Stokes has dealt with a host of tenant nightmares to include […]