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Veterans Day events scheduled for Santa Rosa

Veterans Day events scheduled for Santa Rosa

Two Veterans Day events in Santa Rosa County will be attended by members of the Board of County Commissioners Nov. 11 according to a press release. In Navarre Park, the festivities are set to start at 11 a.m. presented by local veteran’s organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407 American Legion posts. Other participating organizations include Navarre High School […]

District cracks down on coaching supplements

District cracks down on coaching supplements

Following the discovery of misuse of thousands of dollars in coaching supplements across the county, Santa Rosa County School District has implemented new rules and requirements for all coaches. Coaching supplements are an additional compensation paid to teachers, staff or nondistrict employees who are hired to perform activities for a district sports team.   Read […]

Juvenile arrested in Milton accidental shooting

Juvenile arrested in Milton accidental shooting

Milton Police Department arrested an unnamed juvenile suspect Aug. 27 in connection with an accidental shooting that caused four schools in Milton to go on lockdown Aug. 23. According to the arrest report, the juvenile was inside a residence on Burke Street in the Whiting Pines neighborhood with four other children.   Read the full […]

Business of coaching getting smelly

Business of coaching getting smelly

Something smells in Santa Rosa School District athletics, and its not sweaty players. By their own admission, the school district has identified several instances at schools throughout the district where coaching supplements were mismanaged, potentially misusing tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds each year, including paying people who did not have appropriate clearance […]

Probe finds wide misuse of school coaching funds

Probe finds wide misuse of school coaching funds

Accusations of misuse of thousands of dollars in coaching supplement funds at Milton High School (MHS) have rippled out to the rest of the school district, according to officials. Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick presented his recommendations for disciplinary action to the school board Aug. 13 amid accusations that coaches receiving funds were not coaching the teams […]

Update: Details released in Milton school lockdowns

Update: Details released in Milton school lockdowns

Four students were “horse playing” with a firearm when the gun went off Friday morning, injuring one student and causing a temporary lockdown at four Milton schools according to a Milton Police Department press release. Police responded to a shooting on Birch Street in Whiting Pines Subdivision on Berryhill Road at approximately 7:47 a.m. Milton […]

Summer Break Spot offers free lunches for all children

Summer Break Spot offers free lunches for all children

Children throughout Santa Rosa County are guaranteed free lunch and breakfast thanks to the Summer Break Spot free meal program, as long as they can get to where the meals are served. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds school districts nationwide to provide free, nutritious meals to anyone under 18 years old even when […]

Skilled trade workers in high demand

Skilled trade workers in high demand

Mirroring a national trend, there is a growing need for skilled labor in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas. Hundreds of jobs are expected to be added by 2026. Training programs and financial aid are available to those interested in becoming plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, welders and carpenters. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

Navarre High School chorus teacher among semifinalists

Navarre High School chorus teacher among semifinalists

Navarre High School chorus teacher Caroline Buechner is among the five semifinalists for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) announced the semifinalists Friday. They were selected from 33 nominees at each of the schools in the district. Read the full article in the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Girl Scouts recognize local Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts recognize local Women of Distinction

A lot changed for Stephanie Lawrence Yelton in 2012. It was a year of ups and a year of devastating lows. In May 2012, the Gulf Breeze resident was offered a job as the University of West Florida’s women’s basketball head coach. She accepted. Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue of Navarre […]

Long makes history in County Commission bid

Long makes history in County Commission bid

For the first time in Santa Rosa County history, an African-American will be on the general election ballot for a county post. Kris Long of Milton is running for the District 2 County Commission seat under no party affiliation. Long, a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan and who works in information technology, officially met […]

Gulf Breeze High launches hospitality academy

Gulf Breeze High launches hospitality academy

Students of Gulf Breeze High School trained for in-demand hospitality jobs this month as the school rolled out its new Hospitality and Tourism Academy. Instructor Jasmine Crowell has a degree in hospitality, and she said she is happy to share her knowledge with students. Read the full article in the Sept. 13 issue of Navarre […]

Ray and Bobbie Tolbert set to celebrate 70 years of marriage

Ray and Bobbie Tolbert set to celebrate 70 years of marriage

Wind chimes ring as Ray and Bobbie Tolbert sit inside their screened in porch on a warm September afternoon. They have a view of the water from their home in Holley and just a few feet away is a large tree in the backyard. It’s where the couple was married nearly 70 years ago. Read […]

School food supplier expands free-lunch program

School food supplier expands free-lunch program

When the final school bell of the year rings, students on free and reduced-price lunch in Santa Rosa County are no longer guaranteed a meal at their school each day. But thanks to the Summer Break Spot meal program, these students still have a place to pick up a free lunch. Read the full article […]

School board building treated for air quality, rodent problems

School board building treated for air quality, rodent problems

Air quality tests from the 103-year-old Santa Rosa County School Board’s building at 5068 Canal St. in Milton showed elevated levels of carbon dioxide and mold spores, prompting a thorough scrub-down last month. According to public records obtained by the Navarre Press, the school district had Intertek PSI conduct professional air quality testing June 7. […]

Local student arrested for shouting “school shooter”

Local student arrested for shouting “school shooter”

After allegedly shouting “school shooter” a Milton High School student was arrested Wednesday for disturbing the peace. At approximately 11:48 a.m., a school resource officer with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was on duty at Milton High School when he was informed of an incident involving a juvenile student according to a sheriff’s office […]

Least terns find innovative solution for nesting dilemma

Least terns find innovative solution for nesting dilemma

As development and visiting tourists make it harder to find flat, undisturbed sandy space along the Gulf of Mexico’s beaches, endangered least terns have come up with an interesting solution: rooftops. The birds are nesting on top of grocery stores, schools and shopping centers. It seems like a stretch from their normal homes, but when […]

Courthouse quest still confounds commission

Courthouse quest still confounds commission

When ideas began to emerge for a new Santa Rosa County courthouse 17 years ago, District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker was a student at Milton High School. While the 32-year-old freshman commissioner expressed optimism about prospects for a new courthouse at Monday’s board meeting, he saw firsthand examples of the disagreements and disparate approaches that […]

Free health care clinic serves hundreds of residents

Free health care clinic serves hundreds of residents

While temperatures fell low enough to open cold weather shelters, residents in and around Santa Rosa County bundled up to wait outside Milton High School Friday night and into the wee hours of Saturday morning. They were in line to get one of 628 tickets passed out during a Gulf Coast Remote Area Medical (RAM) […]

Safety pins?

Safety pins?

What began with the Brexit in the UK last June has spilled over to America in the wake of the nation electing Donald Trump as president.  People are wearing safety pins to make a silent statement that the groups of people who feel threatened by the supposed hate and fear mongering of Trump and his […]

Free health care clinic comes to Santa Rosa

Free health care clinic comes to Santa Rosa

Gulf Coast Remote Area Medical (RAM) will be providing free medical, dental and vision care to hundreds of residents in need at Milton High School Dec. 3 and 4. RAM works with host groups throughout the United States and the world to provide these health clinics in areas where a need has been expressed. Event […]

Saddle club brings community fun

Saddle club brings community fun

Santa Rosa County residents saddled up and chowed down Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Junes Ates Covered Arena in Milton for Seafood and Saddles. The event featured barrel racing, a western-style horseback riding race in which riders must get their horses through tight turns around three barrels and out of the arena in the shortest […]

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 […]

Remote Area Medical Clinic in need of volunteers

Remote Area Medical Clinic in need of volunteers

Katrina Snider first learned about Remote Area Medical Clinics last June when she volunteered at one in Tennessee. “My dad introduced me to it because he had volunteered at one,” said Snider, an RN at Baptist Medical Center in Pensacola. “After volunteering, I saw how many people were affected by it. I wanted to pursue […]