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Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Support is everything. Especially for someone who has suffered a stroke or is a caregiver for a stroke victim. Carolyn Sumrall, with the Council on Aging of West Florida, has opted to start a support group at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center where she is a board member. Her hope is that it makes a difference. […]

Bizzy coming to a store near you

Bizzy coming to a store near you

As Christmas approaches, one of Santa’s elves has taken a vacation to Navarre Beach and will be stopping in at businesses throughout the community including the Navarre Press. This year, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has created “Bizzy The Navarre Chamber Elf,” and she will be visiting chamber member businesses throughout Navarre. Read […]

Ethics charge filed in Gulf Breeze mayor race

Ethics charge filed in Gulf Breeze mayor race

  The election campaign for mayor of Gulf Breeze heated up further on Friday with an ethics complaint filed against Patty Burke, who is challenging Mayor Pro Tem David Landfair. The written complaint to the Florida Ethics Commission in Tallahassee by Joe Henderson, a former Gulf Breeze city council member, charged that Burke is illegally […]

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

By Matt O’Brien and Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writers New York (AP) – Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers. The attackers gained the ability to “seize control” of those user accounts, Facebook said, by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep users logged in. […]

Technology presents benefits and challenges for seniors

Technology presents benefits and challenges for seniors

Technology is constantly evolving and for senior citizens who didn’t grow up with it and maybe didn’t even use it in the workplace, keeping up with it can be a challenge. David Bruns, who  handles media relations for AARP, notes that there is a digital divide. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue […]

Nextdoor social network doubles as crime-fighter

Nextdoor social network doubles as crime-fighter

In the age of smart phones, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is pushing for residents to embrace an app to connect them directly to their neighbors and law enforcement. The app is called Nextdoor, and Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich Aloy said it has crime-fighting capabilities. Read the full article in the Aug. 23 […]

Williamson criticized for ‘liking’ vulgar Facebook posts

Williamson criticized for ‘liking’ vulgar Facebook posts

County Commissioner Rob Williamson faced heat from constituents Monday for ‘liking’ vulgar comments made about Navarre residents on the social media platform Facebook. Navarre resident Yvonne Harper, past president of the Holley by the Sea Homeowners Association, told the Board of County Commissioners that she wanted to bring some comments to light during the public forum […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WITH COHEN PLEA, GOP FACES FAMILIAR QUANDARY The former Trump attorney and fixer pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges, increasing pressure on the Republican Party in a midterm election year. 2. WHO IS INDIVIDUAL 1 That’s the moniker federal prosecutors gave Trump in the Michael Cohen case and documents also lay out […]

The truth is not biased

The truth is not biased

Originally Published 5/17/2018   Biased, according to the dictionary, means a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned. It means showing favoritism. We have been accused of being biased in our coverage of our current county commissioner Rob Williamson. This very page is called the Editorial page for a […]

The many faces of Rob

The many faces of Rob

Many months ago, District 4 commissioner and incumbent candidate Rob Williamson was keeping count of how many editorials we wrote about him. In the spirit of not wanting to disappoint him, and because time may be running out for the opportunity, we have at least one more. He won’t mind because he recently said on […]

Retribution Rob strikes again

Retribution Rob strikes again

At Thursday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, things got a little tense during a presentation by Whispering Pines resident Heidi Allgood. During her presentation she talked about how the residents there felt they could not reach out to their District 4 Commissioner, so instead they chose to go to the Chairman of the Board, Commissioner […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT PONTIFF IS SAYING ABOUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Pope Francis changes the church’s teaching on death penalty, says it is always inadmissible because it “attacks” human dignity. 2. DONOR TO CLINTON, TRUMP HELPED ‘HIGH-RISK’ MERCHANTS Records obtained by the AP show that a prominent political donor has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore […]

The disappointed commissioner

The disappointed commissioner

In the public venue of social media, our very own Commissioner made the comment that the current pier management group “as expected has been a complete disappointment.” Let’s analyze that for a moment. Mr. Williamson, are you disappointed that they are making money for the county – 4 percent more than the same period last […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHERE MUELLER PROBE IS HEADING A leaked list of questions the special counsel wants to ask Trump shows that the focus of investigators includes collusion and obstruction of justice. 2. LIKE IT OR NOT, FACEBOOK LAUNCHES DATING SERVICE The new feature is “not just for hookups” but to build “meaningful, long-term relationships,” CEO Mark […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘THERE WAS GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYBODY’ U.S. border inspectors allow some of the Central American asylum-seekers to enter the country for processing, ending a brief impasse over lack of space. 2. IRAN RETALIATION OPTIONS ARE FEW After strikes in Syria attributed to Israel that killed Iranian troops, Tehran confronts challenges — both home and abroad […]

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

On average, children receive their first cell phone at age 10 the New York Times reports. At that age, children lack the basic foundations of impulse control and important judgement making skills, but in many instances these children now have access to the internet and all that that entails. Read the full article in the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PAUL RYAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the House Speaker injects another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall. 2. TRUMP PROMISES MILITARY STRIKE Defying Russian warnings, the president says missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP: MUELLER PROBE ‘AN ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY’ Trump lashes out against the special counsel’s Russia investigation following an FBI raid on personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office. 2. WHAT SYRIAN TROOPS ARE FEARING Assad’s forces and their allies are said to be on alert and taking precautionary measures at military bases and posts amid […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHO’S GETTING THEIR MARCHING ORDERS Trump and border-state governors work to “immediately” deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. 2. ‘THE TASK IS UNFINISHED’ With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands march and sing civil rights songs to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US, EUROPE PUNISH RUSSIA OVER SPY CASE Western nations band together to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accuse of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain. 2. CIVIL RIGHTS ICON DIES AT 76 As a young girl in Kansas, Linda Brown found herself at the […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ADVISER SECRETLY BACKED ABU DHABI’S AGENDA IN CONGRESS George Nader wired $2.5 million to a Trump fundraiser, money then used to bankroll an effort to persuade U.S. lawmakers to take a hard line against UAE-rival Qatar, an AP investigation finds. 2. IMPACT OF TRUMP’S REFUGEE POLICIES DIFFER DRASTICALLY In U.S. cities […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS “LONG-TERM SNAP DECISIONS” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster departure spotlights mercurial decision-making when it comes to staffing the top ranks of government. 2. LAST MINUTE FINANCING DEAL AVOIDS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now. […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. AUSTIN BOMBER’S VIDEO AMOUNTS TO ‘CONFESSION,’ BUT NO MOTIVE A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by Mark Anthony Conditt details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police say. 2. WHO IS BRACING FOR TRUMP TRADE SANCTIONS Farmers, electronics retailers and other U.S. businesses brace for a backlash as […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TEXAS BOMBING SUSPECT DEAD; MOTIVE UNKNOWN Austin police say the serial bombing suspect, a 24-year-old white male, blew himself up with an explosive device as a SWAT team closed in. 2. ‘DON’T EVER PUT YOUR DAUGHTERS IN SCHOOL AGAIN’ A witness tells the AP that’s what Boko Haram extremists warned after the Nigerian government […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. POLICE MAKE DIRECT APPEAL TO BOMBER In the search for answers to a series of explosions in Austin, Texas, authorities have come ahead with a simple plea to whoever’s behind the blasts: Talk to us. 2. SELF-DRIVING UBER STRIKES, KILLS PEDESTRIAN The fatality in a Phoenix suburb is the first involving a fully autonomous […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘WE ARE BOUND FOR SUCCESS’ In a fraud-tainted vote, Russia’s Vladimir Putin rolls to a crushing presidential re-election win. 2. WHAT AP INVESTIGATION REVEALS ABOUT KUSHNER REAL ESTATE DEALS The firm run by the U.S. president’s son-in-law profited by filing false papers declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants across New York City — when, […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP AIMS TO ARM TEACHERS WITH NEW GUN PLAN The president’s proposal to combat school shootings also includes improving background checks. 2. HELICOPTER CRASHES IN NYC’S EAST RIVER At least two people are dead, and one is rescued in the water north of Roosevelt Island, the mayor’s office says. 3. WHO GETS TOP MARCH […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO … Director Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War fantasy film “The Shape of Water” wins the best picture Academy Award. 2. NO EXEMPTIONS FROM TARIFFS, TRUMP SAYS Administration officials say the president’s plan to enact stiff duties on imported steel and aluminum will be wide-ranging and won’t target any particular […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEMOCRAT WINS IN STUNNING ALABAMA UPSET Doug Jones won the state’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and Trump, who endorsed Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. 2. TRUMP TWEET DRAWS HEATED REPLY Democrats admonish the president for what they say is an innuendo-laden attack on Sen. […]

Facebook busts alleged Club II burglar

Facebook busts alleged Club II burglar

The Club II in Gulf Breeze had unwelcome visitors Oct. 23, and Facebook has allegedly landed at least one of those visitors behind bars. Brittny Still, 28, of Gulf Breeze is facing third degree felony unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure and first degree misdemeanor larceny petty theft for the theft of keys to the […]