Highway 87

FDOT sets 98 flyover as recommended alternative

FDOT sets 98 flyover as recommended alternative

More than 360 people crowded into the Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center Jan. 15 to view and comment on plans to widen U.S. Highway 98 and put a flyover through Navarre. After more than two years of work, Florida Department of Transportation officials presented their top chosen option based on the data. The […]

Final Highway 98 options all include flyover

Final Highway 98 options all include flyover

The recommendations for U.S. Highway 98 are in, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has found that a flyover through the center of Navarre’s business district is the best solution to the roadway’s traffic woes. The search for the best alternative began with the launch of a PD&E (Project Development and Environment) study in […]

Update: Deputies looking for suspect in Milton homicide

Update: Deputies looking for suspect in Milton homicide

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies are seeking any information regarding a suspect in the Milton homicide of Tyler Lee Howell Sunday evening near Highway 87. According to sheriff’s office press releases, deputies have identified a black male through video that is a suspect in the case. There are three individuals suspected in the shooting, and it […]

Man thrown from vehicle dies on 87

Man thrown from vehicle dies on 87

A Fort Walton man was fatally struck by a car Sunday morning after being thrown from his own vehicle on Highway 87. Zachary McMahan, 33, was pronounced dead on the scene according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. McMahan was driving a 2000 Lexus along Highway 87 north of the NOLF Choctaw Airfield entrance at […]

Woodstoke Pottery Festival

The event will be held at the Anagama kiln site, 7507 Buckeye Dr. off of Highway 87 in Holley from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two historical wood-fueled kilns be unloaded during the festival unveiling creations from many different potters.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day. There will be a seafood and Chili […]

Family Dollar planned for Heart of Navarre

Family Dollar planned for Heart of Navarre

Family Dollar could be coming to Highway 87. Southeastern Retail Development LLC plans to build the 8,320-square-foot store on a lot of about 2 acres at the southeast corner of State Highway 87 and Turkey Bluff Road, said managing partner Travis Meyer. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Wildlife refuge clears last hurdle for move to Navarre

Wildlife refuge clears last hurdle for move to Navarre

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge can officially call Navarre its new home. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously passed a motion Monday to rezone a roughly 2.2-acre piece of property to allow relocation of the refuge’s rehabilitation center, animal ambassadors and marine rescue unit. Read the full article in the April 27 issue of Navarre […]

TV crews capture Santa Rosa deputies in action

TV crews capture Santa Rosa deputies in action

There are more than dashboard cameras capturing video of Santa Rosa’s finest doing their jobs. Deputies throughout the county have been participating in the A&E television series “Live PD.” In the same vein as the “Cops” TV show, this series has one or two camera professionals follow officers in real time as they respond to […]

U.S. Highway 98 expansion reshaping Navarre

U.S. Highway 98 expansion reshaping Navarre

U.S. Highway 98 is more than 10,000 trips a day in excess of its capacity according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Solutions for 98’s congestion have been a topic of discussion for many years in Navarre. To read the full article or to view maps of the proposed expansion that may affect local businesses […]

Wildlife refuge development postponed by neighbors’ concerns

Wildlife refuge development postponed by neighbors’ concerns

Rezoning of a Holley property to allow for the relocation of a wildlife refuge to the area was postponed for a month following concerns from neighbors. The two parcels up for a zoning change are located on Cloptons Circle off State Road 87 south. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre […]

Pole studio opens up in Navarre

Pole studio opens up in Navarre

There’s a new way to workout in Navarre. The Vertical Pole studio opened its doors off of Highway 87 on Monday, January 2. Amber Jankowski said the opening was high energy. “There were people there from probably 22 years old up to mid-60s and everyone seemed to love it,” Jankowski said. She added the staff […]

Wildlife refuge eyes Holley for relocation

Wildlife refuge eyes Holley for relocation

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is looking for a new home, and they have set their sights on a 2 acre piece of property in Holley that has been offered up as a donation. The refuge, which rescues and rehabilitates a variety of animals in the Panhandle, has called Okaloosa Island home for approximately six […]

CrossFit Navarre to cross the street

CrossFit Navarre to cross the street

If you’ve been following CrossFit Navarre’s journey around town you’ll be interested to notice the “box” is moving. But, if you’ve gotten used to seeing that banner off of Highway 87, you won’t miss it. In fact, the big pile of dirt across the street is the future home of their brand new building. The […]

Holley Hills subdivision gets county go-ahead

Holley Hills subdivision gets county go-ahead

Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners gave final approval Thursday, Aug. 25, for the final platting of Holley Hills subdivision, and construction of homes could be underway as early as September. The triangular plat was separated into 55 lots located off Highway 87. The entrance will connect from Randal Drive, less than a mile […]

Roadway collisions with bears on the rise

Roadway collisions with bears on the rise

Drivers are warned to be aware of bears on roadways because it’s not uncommon for an accident to occur that involves a bear being hit by a car. More than 3,200 bears have been killed on roads in the state between 1990 and 2015, with more than 200 being killed in each of the last […]

Navarre Chamber welcomes Ye Olde Brothers Brewery

Navarre Chamber welcomes Ye Olde Brothers Brewery

The Navarre Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Ye Olde Brothers Brewery with a ribbon cutting recently.  The popular restaurant is located on Highway 87 and is the area’s first brewery. Click HERE to view photos featured in the April 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online today to your community newspaper.

Navarre Chamber of Commerce welcomes new businesses

Navarre Chamber of Commerce welcomes new businesses

Recently two businesses were added to the rolls of the Navarre Chamber of Commerce membership. On Feb. 10, a ribbon cutting welcomed new business Navarre Jewelry and Quartz Watch Repair located in John Duncan Plaza on Highway 87 S. Business owner Ricky Faulk has more than 20 years of jewelry repair experience that he brings […]

New shopping plaza coming to Highway 87

New shopping plaza coming to Highway 87

More shopping opportunities are coming to Navarre with a new plaza behind Pak ‘N Fax located on the corner of Laredo Street and Hwy 87 South.   Susan Hardwick, the owner of Pak ‘N Fax is building the retail center. To find out more, read the Feb.4 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for […]