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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TURKEY, KURDS BATTLE FOR KEY SYRIAN BORDER TOWN Turkey defies growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the border amid reports that Syrian Kurds had retaken a key town. 2. TRUMP TARGETS TURKEY’S ECONOMY The president announces sanctions aimed at restraining […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. AFTER A BITTER NOMINATION PROCESS, DAY 1 ON THE BENCH Brett Kavanaugh is about to hear his first arguments as a Supreme Court justice, becoming the fifth solidly conservative jurist on the high court. 2. PAPER PUBLISHES POSSIBLY LAST IMAGE OF MISSING SAUDI REPORTER The Washington Post publishes a surveillance image showing its missing […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2017. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 9, 1942, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff held its first formal meeting to coordinate military strategy during World War II. Daylight saving “Wartime” went into effect in the United States, […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Dec. 8, the 343rd day of 2016. There are 23 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On this date: In 1765, Eli Whitney, […]

Fall festival wishes Great Pumpkin happy 50th

Fall festival wishes Great Pumpkin happy 50th

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown has become a staple of fall tradition for families throughout the country, and this year the iconic movie turns 50 years old. To celebrate the anniversary, the Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival transformed their 8 acre corn field maze into a Charlie Brown themed adventure. […]

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

Grant money brings big entertainment to Santa Rosa for 2016-17

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Committee (TDC) approved $61,225 in grants Tuesday, June 7 to fund 18 events such as festivals, 5Ks, concerts, parades and even butterfly tagging in the county. The funds are part of the bed-tax budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal years. Bed taxes are collected on visitors to the county who […]

The legend of Billy Bowlegs

The legend of Billy Bowlegs

Stories about buried treasure have and always will capture the imagination of those possessing an adventurous spirit. For some, just the thought of buried riches is enough to quicken the pulse. More common perhaps than any other legend however are stories involving pirates and buried treasure. No matter the pirate, Blackbeard, Bellamy, Lafitte or otherwise, […]

Fabulous Fun Fest for all

Fabulous Fun Fest for all

The 32nd Annual Navarre Fun Fest presented by Okaloosa Gas and hosted by the Navarre Chamber of Commerce seemingly went off without a hitch on Saturday.  This year’s change in format wrapped all the fun and festivities of a two-day event into one and culminated with the crowd favorite fireworks display. Read the full article […]

Navarre Beach clean-up

Navarre Beach clean-up

The next Navarre Beach Trash Bash will be on Sunday, May 1 from 8 to 10 a.m., at the beach parking lot. Click here to view photos featured in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online today to your community newspaper.

Bryan cooks up chef competition idea for Fun Fest

Bryan cooks up chef competition idea for Fun Fest

When the Taste of Navarre wasn’t held last year, Juana’s chef Jennifer Bryan wanted to bring it back in some way. She saw an opportunity to do it through a chef’s competition which will take place April 30 during the 32nd annual Navarre Fun Fest. The competition will be similar to the popular television show […]

Tough Mudder competitors test their limits

Tough Mudder competitors test their limits

Swinging over pits of water, climbing up slopes as you struggle to gain footing on a slippery surface and jumping into a bath of ice might not seem like the most enjoyable way to spend a weekend. But for those brave enough, or maybe crazy enough depending on your viewpoint, to endure those grueling obstacles […]

Holley-Navarre Historical Society forming

Holley-Navarre Historical Society forming

The Holley-Navarre Historical Society is forming, and new members are sought to help gather and preserve historical photographs, mementos and information about local families, schools, businesses, churches, events and more. The group was created March 23 on Facebook, and the first organizational meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 9 at Alphy’s Catfish House […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 10

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 10

FLORIDA DEPUTIES FATALLY SHOOT MAN ARMED WITH BB GUN Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Larry McKinnon says in a news release that at least four deputies responded Tuesday night to the Windwood Oaks Apartments after 911 calls about man screaming and waiving a gun. FLORIDA REPORTS FIRST CASE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED ZIKA VIRUS Secretary of […]

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 10, the 70th day of 2016. There are 296 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you” from the next room of Bell’s Boston […]

Blackhawk Memorial Events

Blackhawk Memorial Events

Three different groups have been working hard to memorialize the 11 lives lost on the tragic night of March 10, 2015. The Santa Rosa County Leadership Class 29 has been raising funds for a permanent memorial in Navarre Park. Active-duty U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nathan Harris, who is attached to the Marine Raiders Battalion out […]

Lynchard backs sharing tourist taxes with Gulf Breeze

Lynchard backs sharing tourist taxes with Gulf Breeze

The longtime sharing of county tourist tax dollars with the City of Gulf Breeze that was abruptly halted by Clerk of the Court Don Spencer last fall should be restarted, said Commission Chairman Lane Lynchard. Last October Spencer ordered a stop to providing Gulf Breeze with up to $134,000 a year in the taxes collected […]

State Attorney rejects tourist-tax allegations against Gulf Breeze

State Attorney rejects tourist-tax allegations against Gulf Breeze

The falling out between Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze over sharing tourism tax money worsened into a criminal complaint filed by Clerk of the Court Don Spencer in December. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per […]

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

To a sold-out crowd on Feb. 6, the Holley Navarre Senior Center Mystery Dinner Theater group gave a rousing performance of the murder mystery “‘Pasta, Passion and Pistols.” The center was transformed into a little Italian restaurant in Little Italy, N.Y. for the play. Restaurant owner Pepi Roni was shot in the back and the […]

Call for Navarre Fun Fest poster design

Call for Navarre Fun Fest poster design

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has put out the call for artists to design the official poster for the 32nd Anniversary of the Navarre Fun Fest on Navarre Beach. The winning artist will receive a $300 cash award and a complimentary high-visibility artist booth at the event on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Read […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2016. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a wartime conference at Yalta. On this date: In 1783, Britain’s King George III […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 28

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 28

SEX-OFFENDER ACCUSED OF TRYING TO ABDUCT GIRL AT AIRPORT The family arrived from Argentina on Tuesday and the girl was walking toward a water fountain when police say 42-year-old Cuong Nguyen grabbed her wrist. She got away and ran to her mom. He was arrested and remains in jail. 6 TREATED FOR CARBON MONOXIDE IN […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 21

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 21

UNION PRESIDENT SAYS MIAMI OFFICER STABBED IN FACE The incident occurred early Thursday at the Magic City Casino. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. There was no word on what led to the stabbing. ARRESTS MADE IN 2 COLD CASE HOMICIDES IN LAKELAND Two years ago, Lakeland police had 38 unsolved homicides […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 20

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 20

LEGISLATORS COULD HAVE LESS MONEY TO SPEND NEXT YEAR State economists are meeting Tuesday to draw up new forecasts to predict how much the state will collect in taxes. The forecasts will be used by state legislators to draw up this year’s budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. COPS FATALLY SHOOT MAN […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19

5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 19

BIKERS, ATV RIDERS TAKE OVER MAJOR SOUTH FLORIDA ROADS FOR 2ND KING HOLIDAY Dozens of riders clog streets, some say to show support for Martin Luther King’s message of non-violence. Police largely kept their distance. MIAMI BEACH MANSION SET FOR DEMOLITION A vestige of the drug wars that made Miami notorious for violence and smuggling […]