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Couple sues county for home flooding

Couple sues county for home flooding

Santa Rosa County is set to pay out at staff’s recommendation $15,000 in a settlement with homeowners alleging that the county is responsible for flooding of their home. In court filings, James and Joy Cowart, through their attorney Darryl Steve Traylor, Jr., allege that lack of maintenance by the county of county-owned stormwater drainage system […]

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

Chamber defamation lawsuit settled out of court

  A defamation lawsuit filed by Tony Hughes, president of Beach Community Bank, against the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its previous CEO, Judy Morehead, has been settled out of court under undisclosed terms. The suit was filed in May 2016 in the First Judicial Circuit Court and alleged that Morehead made false […]

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Feuding pier partners make peace and plans

Before the partners in Coastal Concessions LLC began a legal war with each other in February, their lease from the county to run the Navarre Beach Pier seemed like a license to mint money. But the dueling lawsuits between Stephanie Maddox and Scott Rayner have now been settled and the roughly $2 million-a-year business that […]

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Judge seeks to end pier partners’ turmoil

Although the feuding business partners who manage the Navarre Beach pier are being allowed to stay on after a contract violation, they still face possible sanctions in Santa Rosa Circuit Court. Judge John Simon told Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox last week that they must soon end their four-month legal battle through supervised mediation. Read […]

Spite alleged in tax claim against Tiger Point Golf

Spite alleged in tax claim against Tiger Point Golf

The eight-month effort by Santa Rosa Property Appraiser Greg Brown to wring ad valorem taxes on Tiger Point Golf Club from the City of Gulf Breeze is getting more intense. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Financial oversight of pier in question

Financial oversight of pier in question

The estranged partners who manage Navarre Beach Pier agree on little these days, except that the other has stolen money from Coastal Concessions LLC’s Lagerheads restaurant. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Pier partners are worlds apart

Pier partners are worlds apart

The lawsuit filed last week by Scott Rayner against Stephanie Maddox, his partner in the company that manages the Navarre Beach Pier, has prompted Maddox to form a separate business and has asked for a review of their split by county officials. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Beach pier partners to face off in court

Beach pier partners to face off in court

Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox have long presented a public image as shoulder-to-shoulder allies in managing the Navarre Beach Pier through everything from financial woes to cleaning up vandalized restrooms. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.    

Jubilee owners jettison former associate

Jubilee owners jettison former associate

Round one in the legal battle over ownership of the 2,718 acres in Santa Rosa known as the Jubilee property has been won by a company that wants to essentially trade it to the county in exchange for millions of dollars in federal tax breaks. Read the full article in the Dec. 15 issue of […]

Jubilee land claims could cost county

Jubilee land claims could cost county

If Santa Rosa officials accept the 2,718-acre parcel in Pace known as Jubilee as a donation, the county could be dragged into pending litigation over its ownership. That’s because a conflicting claim filed in Santa Rosa County Circuit Court last month clouds the rights of developers who want to trade the property for tax breaks. […]

Jubilee land lawsuit may snag gift to county

Jubilee land lawsuit may snag gift to county

Conflict over the ownership of the 2,718-acre parcel known as Jubilee in north Santa Rosa could stall or even stop the planned donation of the property to the county. Atlanta area investor Ron Reeser, who once led the original development group that in 2007 planned to build thousands of houses and a golf course on […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 1

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 1

BIEBER SETTLES LAWSUIT THAT BROUGHT JUDGE’S ARREST THREAT Miami attorney Mark DiCowden said Monday in an email that photographer Manuel Munoz’s lawsuit against Bieber was resolved. Terms of the settlement are confidential. A judge last month ordered Bieber to sit down for a deposition or be arrested and brought to court after DiCowden contended that […]

Born out of revenge

Born out of revenge

It is as juvenile and immature as what you would see on a playground with children, only most of the children on a playground are better behaved than this.  The two Tonys (Alexander and Hughes) seem to be taking their misdeeds and obvious inadequacies out on the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  Alexander was […]

Lawsuit filed against Navarre Chamber

Lawsuit filed against Navarre Chamber

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its CEO Judy Morehead are facing a lawsuit filed last week by Tony Hughes, president of Beach Community Bank and chairman of the Military Affairs Council of the chamber. Hughes is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 related to his claims of defamation.  The suit filed in […]