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Reef deployment goes off without a hitch

January 6, 2021
Deployment of new reef modules got underway early Tuesday morning at three different sites off the shore of Navarre Beach. A total of 47 were deployed during the daylong effort, including 20 at…

First vaccines administered to locals

January 4, 2021
Less than 24 hours after officials announced nearly 5,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines would be administered locally, Theresa and Ron Ivie were in the waiting room at the Florida Department of Health…

Stories with Santa

December 24, 2020
Our community reporter Kaitie Meyer sat down with Santa Claus as he shared some seasonal memories throughout the years. Although we all know Santa Claus calls the North Pole his home, the big m…

Beach Creatures 101 – What are you seeing on beach?

December 16, 2020
In addition to the numerous sea birds that walk along the shoreline or fly overhead, small marine creatures wash up on shore or make their home near its edge. Some are easy to identify. Others…

Jingle Bell Run brings joy for good cause

December 7, 2020
Snow women in sparkling snowflake tutus, Santa in camouflage and reindeer antlered dogs lined up in 40-degree weather Saturday to dash for a cause in the Jingle Bell Run at Holley Navarre Fire Stat…

Tourism sees strong shoulder season

December 4, 2020
The numbers are in, and it was a strong October for tourism, according to Santa Rosa County data. October’s tourist development tax collections were up by nearly 27% from last year, about $340,…

Shining light on solar: Harnessing the sun can be complicated

November 25, 2020
The sun is rising on home solar panels in Santa Rosa County with 80 to 100 applications a week for permits estimates county Development Services Coordinator Jennifer Tilden.

#Help Gulf Breeze businesses

November 12, 2020
Late on a Friday afternoon, when U.S. Highway 98 would usually be clogged with traffic, the bays at American LubeFast are empty. An employee, holding a large yellow ‘NO WAIT’ sign sits curbside. …

On the mend: paralyzed skateboarder hopes to surf again

November 5, 2020
Elis Hines started the year traveling the West Coast, surfing Pacific Ocean waves and skating big hills with his friends along the way. He is ending it learning how to walk again.
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