Mississippi

Gulf Islands seashore working to revise Jet Ski regulations

Gulf Islands seashore working to revise Jet Ski regulations

Back in 2000, the National Park Service limited personal watercraft use in all but 22 parks, including Gulf Islands National Seashore. That exception meant those parks had to come up with their own special regulations for continued use of jet skis. Read the full article in the Aug. 30 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Dearman’s memories serve as a trip back in time

Dearman’s memories serve as a trip back in time

Caroline Dearman sits in a rocking chair on a picture-perfect February afternoon and takes a reporter on a journey back in time. She talks about growing up in Mississippi in the early part of the 20th century and recalls some of her favorite memories as if they happened just the other day. Read the full […]

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

Politics mire Gulf drilling discussion 8 years after oil spill

When equipment failures on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico went from leaks to a full-blown explosion, many living along the coastline felt the impact. Navarre Beach was no exception. Steve Herring owned several rental properties along Navarre Beach, and he said the cancellations started rolling in even before the oil […]

Ferry service aims to provide more than transit

Ferry service aims to provide more than transit

West Ship Island in Mississippi was used as a model when plans went into motion to bring a ferry service to Pensacola to transport people to and from Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach. “We relied an awful lot on the history and knowledge of their successful ferry service in designing the service here,” said Dan […]

Microburst leaves path of damage

Microburst leaves path of damage

At around 6:15 p.m. Monday evening a line of severe thunderstorms steamrolled through Navarre leaving power outages, trees down and other damage in its wake. The storm began in southeast Mississippi and traveled through Alabama and into the Florida panhandle. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 30

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 30

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. $5,000 reward offered in shooting of Florida panther Federal wildlife officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a Florida panther. Motorists found the adult panther’s carcass alongside a Collier County […]

Local rider places fifth in World Championship

Local rider places fifth in World Championship

A 14-year-old Navarre horseback rider recently competed at the Palomino World Championship Show in Tunica, Mississippi, and received a fifth place standing and “Top Five” in the World for her efforts. “It felt great that I was able to go and even place as a young rider,” said K-Lani Rae Vickery. Read more in the Aug. […]

Local rider participates in World Championship

Local rider participates in World Championship

A 14-year-old Holley-Navarre Middle School student is competing in the Palomino World Championship for horseback riding in Tunica, Mississippi near Memphis, Tennessee. K-Lani Rae Vickery of Navarre has competed in several horse shows and now has advanced to the World Championship, which runs through July 20. Read more in the July 10 issue of Navarre […]

Emerald Warrior begins April 28

Emerald Warrior begins April 28

Local residents are used to spotting military aircraft along the Emerald Coast, but starting April 28, they may see some that don’t look too familiar. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) is hosting Emerald Warrior, an annual joint training exercise, from April 28 through May 9. According to AFSOC, Emerald Warrior includes personnel and equipment […]

Gas prices still climbing

Gas prices still climbing

The national average price for a gallon of gas climbed 17 cents last month and that was the largest increase since July. Prices at the pump also increased for 21 consecutive days – the longest streak since February 2013. Despite the upward trend and significant increase, the nation’s gas prices averaged $3.34 a gallon in […]