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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 […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHY TRUMP MAY WITHDRAW DRUG CZAR NOMINEE The president may rethink his support of Republican Rep. Tom Marino amid reports the lawmaker played a key role in weakening federal authority to stop opioid distribution. 2. ‘THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS IN THE UNIVERSE’ That’s how California Institute of Technology’s David H. Reitze describes the collision […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW MANY DIED IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTING Country music fans thought they were hearing firecrackers at first when a gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino hotel opened fire on them from above, killing at least 59 people . 2. WHO THE LAS VEGAS GUNMAN WAS Stephen Paddock was a multimillionaire […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. KIM’S RESPONSE TO TRUMP’S SPEECH AT U.N. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is calling President Donald Trump “deranged” and says in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats. 2. TRUMP ADDS ECONOMIC ACTION TO NORTH KOREA MILITARY THREATS President Donald Trump added economic action […]

Facebook and the brain

Facebook and the brain

Facebook officially has more than 2 billion users, making it overwhelmingly the most popular social media network on the market. That is about 29 percent of the world’s population all utilizing one internet space to converse and connect. But this social platform affects the brain and not always in a positive way, as evidenced by […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 25

CARICATURE ARTIST GUILTY OF STABBING CO-WORKER AT THEME PARK Local news outlets report that 35-year-old Fredrick Torres was found guilty Thursday of attempted first-degree murder. He will be sentenced Oct. 12. Glenn Ferguson testified Wednesday that Torres attacked him repeatedly with a pair of scissors and his fists at Universal Islands of Adventure on New […]

4-year-old puts needy animals first

4-year-old puts needy animals first

Like many children, Cadence McCleery, 4, is excited about her upcoming birthday. Wearing glittery pink butterfly earrings, Cadence said when she grows up she wants to be Moana, the hero of one of her favorite Disney movies. Her birthday party will be a “jumpy jump” party with a bounce house, and she will finally be […]

Changing face of bullying

Changing face of bullying

It follows them home. Insults about a child’s weight, appearance, intelligence, personality — blasted to dozens or even hundreds of their peers online. The victim feels his or her reputation is being destroyed one comment at a time. Messages at all hours of the day contain criticism and hate, often from multiple users. One message […]

Actions = Consequences

Actions = Consequences

In Monday’s county commission meeting, Commissioner and Chairman Rob Williamson put the other commissioners in a difficult position when he removed the signs from the causeway in the middle of the night Thursday. Quite clearly he undermined the board as expressed by both Lane Lynchard and Sam Parker. He failed to defend county staff for […]

Business leaders get schooled on social media marketing

Business leaders get schooled on social media marketing

There are more Facebook users than there are people living in China. Throughout the world, a handful of social media platforms have the eyes and ears of billions of consumers each day. These websites can be great tools for small businesses to get their name out there, but the wrong message on the wrong platform […]

Military pets get helping hand

Military pets get helping hand

When a military family gets deployed out of the country, it can be scary. These families are dropping everything they know and sometimes moving entire continents away from everyone they know. Often they are leaving family far away. Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Commissioners exempt from Facebook oversight

Most Santa Rosa commis­sioners aren’t using the official Facebook pages –offered to them last year by the county— on which their postings could be monitored and archived as public records. Although the commission­ers unanimously approved a new set of social media over­sight guidelines for themselves last August, those rules allow voluntary compliance. Since then, only […]

Local woman meets sisters, brother for the first time

Local woman meets sisters, brother for the first time

She always knew she was adopted. Despite her adoptive mother’s heartache on the matter, Navarre resident Janice Chappell was told from an early age that her biological parents were not the same mother and father who raised her. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine Law gives the public the right of access to government meetings and public records. It ensures that government works out in the open for all to see – no backroom conversations between elected officials before a vote. However, as we recently found out, in Santa Rosa County those officials can send texts or […]

Intermediate students get cracking on coding

Intermediate students get cracking on coding

Holley Navarre Intermediate School students are learning the language of computers thanks to the school’s newly created Coding Club. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Spreading joy, one rock at a time

Spreading joy, one rock at a time

They are everywhere, hidden in bushes, waiting on park benches, perched on windshields and front porches. Residents of Santa Rosa County have started stumbling across dozens of colorfully painted, smile-inducing rocks. Some bear inspirational words. Others have abstract designs or cartoon characters. Read the full article in the Jan. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Book in hand, toes in the sand

Book in hand, toes in the sand

For the avid reader of Navarre, a new book club has taken root uniting beach-dwelling readers for monthly discussions and socials. Founder Lisa Bradley formed the Beach Reads book club seven months ago after discovering there were limited options for book clubs in Navarre. She made a post to Facebook asking if anyone wanted to […]

Parents gain tools to keep kids safe online

Parents gain tools to keep kids safe online

Cyberbullying, internet stalking, solicitations for sexual encounters and human trafficking; the internet and social media can leave parents in constant fear for their children. As devices like smartphones and tablets become more integrated not only in our personal lives, but in our children’s education, the reality is they are here to stay. So how do […]

Smile and take a selfie to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s

Smile and take a selfie to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s

Selfies are often used for fun but SYNERGY HomeCare is using them for a good cause. Throughout September, anyone 65 years of age or older can take a selfie and post it on SYNERGY’s Facebook page. For every Senior Selfie that is posted, SYNERGY will make a $5 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. SYNERGY is […]

Greater, greatest, grow up

Greater, greatest, grow up

Where are the adults in Navarre?  Just in the past few weeks we have seen childish, immature and bad behavior from many different areas.  One of the most senseless acts is Tony Alexander, a disgruntled ex-employee of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce seeking to open a new “greater” chamber of commerce.  It can […]

Williamson’s Facebook rant prompts response

Williamson’s Facebook rant prompts response

From Commissioner Williamson on his Facebook page: Good article in press gazette. The Navarre Press had 10 articles attacking Tough Mudder this year. The Navarre Press had 0 articles attacking Tough Mudder last year. That’s does not seem subjective, it’s personal. The sad part is, losing this event did not need to happen. In the […]

Cyberstalker arrested after year passes

Cyberstalker arrested after year passes

A Navarre woman was arrested Wednesday, June 22 on felony cyberstalking charges after more than a year after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Michelle Powell stalked and sent threatening messages via Facebook to the female victim during four months in 2014 according to the police report. In the messages, Powell threatened the victim’s […]

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 […]

$47 Million is just too much

$47 Million is just too much

Let me start by saying I am in favor of building a new courthouse.  The current courthouse is obsolete and must be replaced.  But that doesn’t mean I support the plan to build a $47 million courthouse in Downtown Milton.  And no matter how many times Mr. Rob Williamson calls me a knucklehead on his […]