Keith Kilpatrick

BREAKING: Water system attorney arrested for battery

BREAKING: Water system attorney arrested for battery

UPDATE: Holley Navarre Water System attorney Keith Kilpatrick was released from Santa Rosa County Jail on $100 bond at 3:48 p.m. Monday. Kilpatrick, who is a partner in the firm Kilpatrick & Newlin, P.A., was arrested Sunday evening on a domestic violence related misdemeanor battery charge. Original March 18, 10 a.m.: Holley Navarre Water System attorney […]

New Hidden Creek restaurant decision draws ire

New Hidden Creek restaurant decision draws ire

After legal review of the CEO’s contract, the Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) board of directors announced Feb. 19 that they would not be ousting current-CEO Rob Williamson despite calls by members for his removal. Williamson was hired in November 2018 shortly after losing a bid for county commissioner, and the method of his hiring […]

Accusations cloud water utility election

Accusations cloud water utility election

Hopes are being shaken that cronyism at Holley Navarre Water System would be challenged by the Jan. 15 election in which four seats on the volunteer board of directors are up for grabs. Five Navarre residents who are customers of the water utility recently wrote to its attorney that board member Doug Larson had improperly […]

Water System approves proposed budget

Water System approves proposed budget

Holley Navarre Water System’s (HNWS) Board of Directors may have been skating on thin legal ice Dec. 18 as they voted to approve a budget for 2019, possibly in violation of the utility’s bylaws. While historically the budget has been approved in December for the past decade, board member Daryl Lynchard questioned whether that practice […]

Williamson hire riles water system members

Williamson hire riles water system members

The Holley Navarre Water System Board of Directors met criticism from a packed boardroom over its closed-door hiring of former District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson. Water system members voiced their concerns at a meeting Nov. 20. held in advance of a January election in which four seats on the board are up for grabs. […]

Assisted living facility to add location

Assisted living facility to add location

Assisted living facility Navarre Gardens will be opening a second location as early as 2019, according to owners. The expansion comes less than a year after the facility opened its doors. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online […]

Water system relaxes meter policy

Water system relaxes meter policy

Holley Navarre Water System customers may be off the hook for water meter repairs under the company’s new policy approved Aug. 21. Previously, new customers were required to sign a form that could hold them liable for any damage to the meters whether they caused it or not. Read the full article in the Aug. […]

Water board seeks substance amid squabbling

Water board seeks substance amid squabbling

While grappling with issues that could affect how much Holley Navarre Water System ratepayers are charged in the future, the volunteer board that supposedly reached harmony in a January election shake-up has become a familiar war zone with new combatants. “It’s a mess,” said James Calkins, the president who succeeded Bien May this year. Read […]

Highway 98’s changing face

Highway 98’s changing face

Two more commercial developments have received development orders along U.S. Hwy. 98, a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Navarre Gardens Assisted Living Facility, furthering a trend of growth in business along the corridor. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Local law firm building assisted-living facility

Local law firm building assisted-living facility

Keith Kilpatrick loves practicing law in Navarre but he and law partner Isaac Newlin wanted to find a way to expand their horizons and make an impact in the community in a different way. Spearheading plans to have an assisted-living facility built in Navarre seemed to be the right direction to go in. “With baby […]