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Candidate Dave Piech unseats incumbent in District 4 County Commission race

Candidate Dave Piech unseats incumbent in District 4 County Commission race

In a stunning 26.26 percent turnout of voters in the Primary Election, Navarre resident and retired Air Force Colonel Dave Piech was elected to the seat of District 4 County Commissioner, upsetting the incumbent Rob Williamson by a 25.36 percent margin. Of the 34,623 ballots cast, 20,236 voted for Piech. Piech’s campaign lagged behind in […]

Q&A Meet the candidates for District 1 U.S. House of Representatives

Q&A Meet the candidates for District 1 U.S. House of Representatives

What motivated you to run, and what will your top priority be? “I love my country but have been disappointed with leadership that led us into wars without commitment to fight and win.  I have been dismayed in a government that colluded with big banks and credit rating agencies that crushed our citizens and small business […]

Florida’s First Lady campaigns through Navarre

Florida’s First Lady campaigns through Navarre

Florida’s First Lady made a pit stop on the U.S. Senate campaign trail in Navarre Tuesday to address several Republican women’s groups from the area. Ann Scott, wife of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, spoke to the members of the Santa Rosa Republican Women during their monthly luncheon at Bella Luna about her husband’s political career […]

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Answering questions, sharing concerns and listening to comments is what Congressman Matt Gaetz set out to accomplish on Open Gaetz Day in Navarre held Monday, Nov. 27. The 12 hour day started at 8 a.m. at West Navarre Intermediate School where he met with every fourth-grade class to answer their questions and ask questions of […]

Nelson withdraws from beach ownership bill

Nelson withdraws from beach ownership bill

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has withdrawn his support for legislation that would give Navarre Beach residents fee simple title ownership of their property. Nelson initially agreed to cosponsor the bill with senator Marco Rubio earlier this year, but formally withdrew that support Oct. 23 amid criticism of possible development of the beach. In a statement […]

Fee simple bill passes House

Fee simple bill passes House

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fee simple title bill advanced by Republican congressman Matt Gaetz, according to a press release from his office. The bill, called the “Escambia County Land Conveyance Act,” would give leaseholders on Santa Rosa Island the option to acquire fee simple titles to their property. Currently, residents […]

Gaetz revives beach fee simple title bill

Gaetz revives beach fee simple title bill

U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz will be speaking in person to the Santa Rosa County Commission Thursday morning about a new bill that could potentially allow Navarre Beach’s leaseholders to claim fee simple title for their properties without loosing the option of reopening Navarre Pass. The bill is written by Gaetz and is a continuation of previous […]

‘Thank You’ first responders

‘Thank You’ first responders

Maliyah Forgione, 4, waves a sign in support of first responders Saturday, Sept. 15, at Navarre Park during Navarre’s Second Annual First Responders Appreciation Rally. Participants waved signs supporting police, EMS, firefighters and all first responders as they marched down U.S. Highway 98 from Helen Back Again to Navarre Park. Passing vehicles honked their horns […]

Frazier: Do away with Social Security

Frazier: Do away with Social Security

If you are younger than 35, you should expect to retire much later in life. That was U.S. representative candidate Matt Gaetz’s stance on Social Security during the 2016 Candidate Forum Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Tiger Point Community Center. “We have observed the greatest generational theft that mankind has ever known through Social Security […]

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

The Republican Party of Florida Congressional District 1 is hosting a debate series across the expansive district for the next Republican U. S. Representative.  This is the seat currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller who has announced his retirement. The first debate is set for Pensacola on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at […]

Memorial Day Ceremony honors those who served

Memorial Day Ceremony honors those who served

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407 hosted The Navarre Park Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 30, to honor all United States veterans and military members. Post 4407 Commander Bill Utnage said he enjoyed hosting the event. “We do it to honor those that did not make it back especially our POW/MIA,” Utnage said. “In our […]

Matt Gaetz coming to Navarre Saturday

Matt Gaetz coming to Navarre Saturday

Matt Gaetz’s announcement bus tour arrives in Navarre Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. as the bus rolls into Helen Back Again, located at 8651 Navarre Parkway. Gaetz is calling his effort the Fight Washington Bus Tour whereby he aims to talk to voters and share his plan to restore America with bold conservative reforms, […]

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 […]