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Study’s verdict: Business incubator viable but costly

Study’s verdict: Business incubator viable but costly

The results are in, and Santa Rosa County would stand to gain a lot from a business incubator. But the costs could exceed the benefits, at least in the short term. Florida State University Applied Economics graduate students Patrick Mas, Holt Johnson and Courtney Clark were tasked by their professors with studying the viability, impact […]

Santa Rosa explores business incubator possibilities

Santa Rosa explores business incubator possibilities

Three Florida State University graduate students with training in economics and a problem to solve have set their sights on Santa Rosa County with one goal in mind: Diversify the economy. To answer that need, the students have chosen to study a potential solution in the form of a business incubator as part of their […]

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

Rios rolls up sleeves to squash big tobacco

A collection of grade schoolers against a multibillion-dollar national industry: Navarre High School senior Catalina Rios likes those odds. She will be taking on “big tobacco” in the coming school year as one of four representatives of the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Youth Advocacy Board Region 1. Rios was elected to the board by […]

Navarre senior studies medicine at FSU summer program

Navarre senior studies medicine at FSU summer program

Navarre High School senior Dylan Porter, 16, has his sights set on becoming a doctor. Attending Florida State University’s College of Medicine Summer Institute this summer has solidified that dream for him. “I just really like helping people. It makes me feel really good about myself to help others, and I have always had passion […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 16

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 16

PULSE GUNMAN’S WIDOW TRYING TO CHANGE CHILD’S NAME The widow of the gunman who carried out a deadly shooting at a Florida gay nightclub before he was killed has filed a petition in a California court to change the name of their son. An online docket from Contra Costa County, California, shows that Omar Mateen’s […]

Science station adds new learning modules

Science station adds new learning modules

The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station welcomed its first class field trip of the school year Thursday, Sept. 1, to participate in data collection and education about marine populations in the Santa Rosa Sound. This is the first of 50 student groups scheduled to visit the station. Director Charlene Mauro said this year’s curriculum has […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 1

FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT IN 50 YEARS TO CUBA DEPARTS FROM FORT LAUDERDALE The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Wednesday morning. The flight restored regular air service severed at the height of […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 3

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 3

POLICE: KILLING OF PROFESSOR LINKED TO DIVORCE The shooting of a Florida State University law professor in his upscale neighborhood two years ago was part of a murder-for-hire scheme that may have been set in motion by a bitter divorce between Daniel Markel and his ex-wife, according to court records released Thursday. POLICE UNION DEFENDS […]

Lori Riddles, new Navarre Library manager

Lori Riddles, new Navarre Library manager

Lori Riddles has only been on the job as the manager of the Navarre Library for a little more than a week. But in that short period of time she has quickly become comfortable in her new job setting. “The people here are friendly. It’s like “Cheers.” Everyone wants to know your name,” Riddles said. […]