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Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Tuesday, June 5 Bands on the Beach Every Tuesday Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste.  Bring your lawn chair and join the fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gulfside pavilion. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com. Thursday, June 7 Tunes by the […]

Billy Bowlegs 5k & Festival

The 44th Annual race kicks off the summer running season. It coincides with the Billy Bowlegs Festival at Brooks Landing in downtown Fort Walton Beach. Food, beverages and live music highlight the post-race. For schedule of events, visit www.billybowlegsfestival.com.

Operation Pay Dirt seizes $7 million in drugs, guns

Operation Pay Dirt seizes $7 million in drugs, guns

Nearly $7 million worth of “poison” is off the street thanks to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s bust of the largest heroin/fentanyl distribution organization in county history. The sheriff’s office also arrested 15 individuals, including convicted felons, in relation to the investigation referred to as Operation Pay Dirt the sheriff’s office announced May 30 during a […]

Navarre artist shows work in Fort Walton Beach

Navarre artist shows work in Fort Walton Beach

Navarre artist Christine Salome’s photography is getting attention locally. Salome won first place in the animal category of the Arts and Design Society (ADSO) 19th annual photography juried show in April. A selection of her work also hangs at the HH Arts Gallery in Fort Walton Beach. Read the full article in the May 10 issue of Navarre […]

Musical Echoes

Musical Echoes Flute Festival returns to the FWB Landing, 139 Brooks St., Fort Walton Beach, on April 20-22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Experience Native American culture, art, and music.  Admission is free.  This is a non-alcoholic event for the entire family. For more information and schedule of events, visit www.musicalechoes.org.

Sheriff makes drug arrest

Sheriff makes drug arrest

It’s rarely good news when you get pulled over by a deputy, but getting pulled over by the Sheriff himself is surely worse. And that is what happened March 2 at approximately 9 p.m. in Navarre. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Man killed in car crash on 98

Man killed in car crash on 98

An accident on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre claimed the life of a Fort Walton Beach man Wednesday evening. David Miles Weichman was driving a Toyota Tundra eastbound on 98 near Snapdragon Drive in Navarre when the incident occurred according to the Florida Highway Patrol accident report. According to the report, Weichman lost control of […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

  Feb. 3 Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade The annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Gulf Boulevard. The theme for this year’s parade is “Sun, Sand and Surf”. Join the Navarre Krewe of Jesters for family friendly fun, floats, and beads. For more information, visit www.nkoj.org. Kids and Kritters Parade The […]

Navarre weightlifters roll past Vikings

Navarre weightlifters roll past Vikings

Navarre’s girls weightlifters are running out of time to make improvements before the district, regional and state championships. At home on Dec. 6, they put in some strong efforts against Fort Walton Beach, winning 75- 8. The Raiders won first place in every weight class with some of the lifters achieving new personal-best lifts. Amiyah […]

Raiders tested in preseason soccer tournament

Raiders tested in preseason soccer tournament

Navarre head girls’ soccer coach Rob Simon believes that if you want to face good teams in February, you’d better have some on your schedule during the regular season. “It starts with the Niceville preseason tournament where we’ll face the Vikings from Fort Walton Beach and the Dolphins from Gulf Breeze,” Simon said prior to […]

Raiders remain ranked in latest power ratings poll

Raiders remain ranked in latest power ratings poll

Navarre’s football team is still in the top eight in the latest Florida High School Association playoff power ratings. The Raiders check in at No. 6 this week with 36.17 points. They dropped two spots after a 35-27 loss to Escambia Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Gators jump from eighth to fourth […]

Raiders among top eight in first FHSAA power ratings poll

Raiders among top eight in first FHSAA power ratings poll

Navarre is ranked fourth in the first Florida High School Athletic Association regional power rankings of the season and would be in the postseason if it began today. St. Augustine, Crestview and Niceville are the top three teams in the poll, which will be released each Tuesday from now until the end of the season. […]

Clear the shelter adoption spectacular

Come out and meet amazing adoptable animals from the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PAWS is hosting an open house adoption spectacular with adoption specials all day long. The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department will be on site for a meet and greet, Pet Supermarket […]

Medical marijuana in Gulf Breeze squeeze

Medical marijuana in Gulf Breeze squeeze

The message from Gulf Breeze City Council to medical marijuana dispensaries: This town isn’t big enough for both of us. Despite the 70 percent statewide voter approval of the expanded sale of a non-euphoric form of the drug in November, the five-member Gulf Breeze panel is balking at allowing sales in this beachy community of […]

Kitten season taxes shelters

Kitten season taxes shelters

Vicki Hoff, manager of the Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) shelter in Fort Walton Beach, arrived at work one morning to find a box wrapped in garbage bags sitting at the front door. Inside was a kitten – “maybe two to three weeks old,” Hoff said. For cat lovers, there’s no such thing as […]

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