Gulf Breeze

County seeks recreational use of Whiting land

County seeks recreational use of Whiting land

The shortage of land available to expand recreational facilities in Santa Rosa County is prompting commissioners to ask the Navy to let it use part of a vacant 300-acre parcel in a section of Whiting Field. District 3 Commissioner Don Salter suggested last week that the county prepare a “master plan” to determine how much […]

Polling location irregularities reported

Polling location irregularities reported

Navarre resident and designated Donald Trump Campaign poll watcher Ricky DeSantis alleges many anomalies occurred on Election Day, March 15. He said individuals moved No Campaigning Beyond This Point sign boundaries beyond 100 feet and removed, stole or destroyed Ted Cruz and Donald J. Trump signs while allowing Bernie Sanders signs to remain. Read the […]

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

Plans for two new restaurants, a gas station-convenience store and an expression of interest in building a 17-story hotel on Navarre Beach all emerged last week to give South Santa Rosa County prospects for its biggest commercial development year since before the Great Recession. Read the full article in the Mar. 24 issue of Navarre […]

New faces join race for Miller’s seat

New faces join race for Miller’s seat

The congressional race for U.S. House District 1 is heating up with numerous candidates who have recently filed an intent to run.  A total of 2,298 signatures of registered voters are required to enable a candidate to actually qualify in lieu of paying a hefty $10,440 qualifying fee. The signatures must be received by the […]

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and family friendly activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and next weekend. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   Mar. 19 YMCA Easter Egg Hunt The Betty Pullum Family YMCA will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. The Easter Egg […]

Bill Festing and Marie Wager to join together in marriage Saturday

Bill Festing and Marie Wager to join together in marriage Saturday

True love isn’t an easy thing to find in any lifetime. William (Bill) Festing and Marie Wager, however, have found it together in their 90s. This coming Saturday at 2 p.m., the two will be joined in marriage in a private ceremony at The Beacon Senior Living Facility in Gulf Breeze. Read the full article […]

Baldwin to speak at Momentum Church

Baldwin to speak at Momentum Church

Seattle Seahawks’ star wide receiver Doug Baldwin will speak live at Momentum Church on Easter Sunday. Baldwin, a graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, will speak live at the 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. services at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. The 10 a.m. service featuring Baldwin will be broadcast at the service being held at […]

The Crew combines faith and fun

The Crew combines faith and fun

Students hang on every word as Ray Millsap speaks to them inside a room at the Funplex in Gulf Breeze that is only lit by stage lights. More than 100 students are in attendance and on this Wednesday night in early March, they are listening to Millsap, the student pastor at Momentum Church, talk about […]

County resumes sharing tourism taxes with Gulf Breeze

County resumes sharing tourism taxes with Gulf Breeze

The longtime sharing of county tourism tax dollars with the City of Gulf Breeze, which was abruptly halted last fall, will be restarted under a new written agreement that remits to the municipality 90 percent of the money collected by hotels within its borders. Read the full article in the Mar. 10 issue of Navarre […]

Santa Rosa County Hosts HHW Amnesty Day

Santa Rosa County Hosts HHW Amnesty Day

Santa Rosa County will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Amnesty Day on Saturday, Mar. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Santa Rosa County South Service Center, 5819 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Midway. This event offers residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge without having to drive to the Central […]

‘Risen’

‘Risen’

The resurrection-focused film “Risen,” directed by Kevin Reynolds hit theaters Feb. 19 of this year. According to the film-information website Box Office Mojo, the production budget from the Sony-owned production company Affirm Films sat at a solid $20 million for the film. Read the full article in the Mar. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]

Lynchard backs sharing tourist taxes with Gulf Breeze

Lynchard backs sharing tourist taxes with Gulf Breeze

The longtime sharing of county tourist tax dollars with the City of Gulf Breeze that was abruptly halted by Clerk of the Court Don Spencer last fall should be restarted, said Commission Chairman Lane Lynchard. Last October Spencer ordered a stop to providing Gulf Breeze with up to $134,000 a year in the taxes collected […]

Tiger Point Golf Club profitable

Tiger Point Golf Club profitable

After years of hemorrhaging red ink, Tiger Point Golf Club has become profitable under the operation of an Orlando-based management company, Integrity Golf, which leased the facility from the City of Gulf Breeze in October. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as […]

Faith in America

Faith in America

According to a research study done in January by the Pew Research Center on public approval ratings for news media and religious organizations, “Millennials’ rating of churches and other religious organizations has dipped by 18 percentage points. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as […]

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2016 February Business of the Month

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2016 February  Business of the Month

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber has announced Edward Jones Investments – Jeremy Carver as the Chamber’s Business of the Month for February 2016. Edward Jones Investments – Jeremy Carver is led by a relative newcomer to our community.  He is a 1997 graduate of the University of Alabama Business School.  Rather than pursue a career with his degree, […]

State Attorney rejects tourist-tax allegations against Gulf Breeze

State Attorney rejects tourist-tax allegations against Gulf Breeze

The falling out between Santa Rosa County and the City of Gulf Breeze over sharing tourism tax money worsened into a criminal complaint filed by Clerk of the Court Don Spencer in December. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per […]

UPDATE: Severe weather expected evening into early morning

UPDATE: Severe weather expected evening into early morning

Current Weather Alerts for Santa Rosa County:   Tornado Watch in effect until 10 p.m. this evening.   Coastal Flood Advisory is now in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 p.m. tomorrow.   Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow.         Santa Rosa County Emergency Management officials are […]

New crime-fighting tool makes debut

New crime-fighting tool makes debut

The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office has a new crime-fighting and alert system that has been deployed to all three Super Wal-Marts in Santa Rosa County, including the Gulf Breeze and Navarre locations. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.

Microburst leaves path of damage

Microburst leaves path of damage

At around 6:15 p.m. Monday evening a line of severe thunderstorms steamrolled through Navarre leaving power outages, trees down and other damage in its wake. The storm began in southeast Mississippi and traveled through Alabama and into the Florida panhandle. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Studies show red-light cameras increase accidents

Studies show red-light cameras increase accidents

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ recently released report indicates red-light cameras at intersections increase accidents cumulatively by nearly 15 percent. This finding is in direct opposition to the reasons provided for placing red-light cameras into service. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Marine Science Station getting WeatherSTEM unit

Marine Science Station getting WeatherSTEM unit

Sometimes it really is a small world. In fact, it’s part of the reason why a WeatherSTEM unit will soon be installed at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.

Santa Rosa deputies of the quarter

Santa Rosa deputies of the quarter

Dep. Kevin Horn, Navarre district, Dep. Brian Cribb, Pace district and Dep. Edgar Bennett, Gulf Breeze district were selected as the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputies of the quarter as they represent the agency with the highest of work ethic and integrity. Click HERE to view photos featured in the Feb. 11 issue of Navarre […]

Commissioners seek to accelerate gas-tax projects

Commissioners seek to accelerate gas-tax projects

Commissioners want residents of Santa Rosa County to see tangible results from the gas tax that was implemented Jan. 1. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per year.

New restaurant brings traffic concerns

New restaurant brings traffic concerns

In June the busy Gulf Breeze intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Northcliffe Drive will become a crossroads for customers of the third restaurant to open nearby since August and the fourth since 2012. That will have Gulf Breeze police and others on the lookout for gridlock. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 […]

Mabel Bruno, through good times and bad

Mabel Bruno, through good times and bad

“I’ve had such a great life,” Mabel Bruno said. “It hasn’t always been easy, but I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything.” Growing up in a family of seven children on a farm outside of Hammondsville, Ohio, Bruno, now a resident of The Beacon in Gulf Breeze, was accustomed to hardship. “It wasn’t always easy […]

Gulf Breeze may seek changes to bridge plan

Gulf Breeze may seek changes to bridge plan

The Gulf Breeze City Council has a short wish list for construction of the new $450 million Pensacola Bay Bridge: Move the southbound landing to relieve a recurring bottleneck on U.S. Highway 98. Read the full article in the Feb. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as $38 per […]

From big business to ministry

From big business to ministry

God’s work calls people of all backgrounds, cultures and skills. Pastor Jonathan Arneault of The Rock United Pentecostal Church in Gulf Breeze and Pastor Jim Whitten of the Momentum Church in Gulf Breeze are two such extraordinary men who found themselves called to ministry in service to their local congregations. In terms of skills, both […]

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2016 January Business of the Month

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2016 January Business of the Month

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber announced Robinson Automotive as the Chamber’s Business of the Month for January 2016. Robinson Automotive believes their hard work and fair prices, along with great customer service is what makes them the best auto repair shop in Gulf Breeze. Read the full article in the Feb. 4 issue of Navarre […]

Sheriff’s Office policy prohibits public safety awareness

Sheriff’s Office policy prohibits public safety awareness

Some of you may have noticed that the list of people arrested in our paper has grown considerably. This is not necessarily a reflection of an increase in crime in our area, although we are hearing more reports of crime in Navarre. The real reason the list has grown is because the Santa Rosa County […]