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The power of prayer: One warrior reaches out

The power of prayer: One warrior reaches out

United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant (retired) Daniel Gilyeat’s story can be told in terms of two roadside “devices.” The first was an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside in Iraq. The second is a prayer box Gilyeat placed on the roadside in front of his Navarre home. A Kansas native, Gilyeat joined the […]

Raider Roundup: Find out how your favorite teams fared

Raider Roundup: Find out how your favorite teams fared

Three games. Three wins. That’s how well it’s gone for Navarre’s boys soccer game so far. The Raiders picked up their latest win last Wednesday night, knocking off Catholic 1-0 in Pensacola. Zy Beckman scored the lone goal off a cross pass from Matt McGovern a little over four minutes into the second half. McGovern […]

Local children’s T-day art, sentiments

Local children’s T-day art, sentiments

We’re thankful for these West Navarre Primary School teachers who had their students share their Thanksgiving artwork and sentiments. Michelle Whitfield’s kindergarten class These 5 and 6-year-old students are just learning to write so their teacher assisted them with their spelling. “What I am thankful for is my teacher.” -Zoey P., 5 “What I am […]

Find out why folks are falling in love with Navarre

Find out why folks are falling in love with Navarre

While local residents may have become accustomed to the beauty and laid-back lifestyle of Navarre, newer residents are still celebrating every new discovery. The Navarre Press interviewed three of Navarre’s newest residents or property owners, all of whom moved here on what might seem like a whim. Fran Jay: ‘Okie from Muskogee Fran Jay calls […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Pik-itz

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Pik-itz

The holidays are almost upon us and Pik-itz is already decorated in red and green with gifts galore. “Everything’s on sale,” owner Terry Light said. “Find something you like, and I’ll tell you the price.” The antique mall will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but make sure to stop by on Black Friday or Small Business […]

PRCN Holds its Annual Fundraiser

PRCN Holds its Annual Fundraiser

“Good evening, and welcome to Community Life Church and to PRC’s annual fundraising banquet,” Becky Pala, PRC Board Secretary and event host greeted those who gathered last month. The Pregnancy Resource Center of Navarre (PRCN) held its annual fundraising banquet Oct. 20 with a unique twist; there was no banquet. This year’s fundraiser was conducted […]

Navarre suffers painful ending to football season

Navarre suffers painful ending to football season

Losing in the postseason hurts. That was evident as ever late Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. It was there that Navarre’s postseason journey came to an end. Despite a gutsy second-half effort, the Raiders fell 35-21 to Buchholz in a 7A regional quarterfinal. With reality hitting in the final minutes that the 2020 […]

American Legion honors veterans

American Legion honors veterans

Honoring those who have served their country is something the Navarre American Legion Post 382 does every year on Veteran’s Day. Normally the ceremony is held at Navarre Park. This year because the park in under renovation, the Veteran’s Day ceremony was held outside of the American Legion. The ceremony consisted of singing the national […]

Building in SRC may have gotten easier

Building in SRC may have gotten easier

Whether they’re building 100 plus homes in a subdivision or just reroofing their own home, citizens seeking permits in Santa Rosa County will face a much smoother process in the coming year. The county’s Development Services Office has been plagued by delays and difficulty communicating between departments, according to businesses owners. Those issues were exacerbated […]

Zoning board urges protection of wells

Zoning board urges protection of wells

Officials moved Nov. 12 to protect South Santa Rosa’s water supply following outcry by citizens and utilities. The Zoning Board (ZB) has recommended denial of a change to the comprehensive plan that would have allowed natural resource extraction over the protected wells in East Milton that supply water to all of South Santa Rosa County. The wells are […]

What’s your favorite beach bird?

What’s your favorite beach bird?

If Navarre Beach had an official bird, brown pelicans would likely be in the running. They fly in a graceful V-formation over the beach, dive straight down in the water to catch fish, and pester fishermen on the pier for a free meal. They’re also frequently photographed, appearing almost to be posing for photos. But […]

Meet two more of Santa Rosa’s best educators

Meet two more of Santa Rosa’s best educators

Jennifer Hensley Jennifer Hensley is Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s media specialist and is glad she took the job over the summer after spending the previous nine years at the school in various other teaching roles. Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed as Hensley was named Woodlawn’s teacher of the year for 2020. Kaitlyn Hall Kaytlyn Hall […]

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