Navarre Fl

Woman arrested for kicking her service dog

Woman arrested for kicking her service dog

  Sunday evening, shortly after 9 p.m., deputies received a call that a woman, later identified as Marina Rozenbaum,  was in Navarre Park kicking her service dog. The caller stated Rozenbaum had asked her and her friends if they wanted to kick the dog too. According to her arrest report, Rozenbaum, 57 of Quail Roost […]

Armed robbery suspect in custody

Armed robbery suspect in custody

Handgun recovered This afternoon, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call about an armed robbery at Dollar General located at 9576 Navarre Parkway, near Whispering Pines Boulevard. A deputy in the area saw a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle at the Winn Dixie parking lot in Navarre.  The deputy conducted […]

Report: Pilots in deadly Black Hawk crash disobeyed orders

Report: Pilots in deadly Black Hawk crash disobeyed orders

The pilots of a Black Hawk military helicopter that crashed last March, killing all 11 service members aboard, had disobeyed direct orders by flying into worsening weather, according to an investigation report. The military said in June the crash was caused when the pilots became disoriented at night off the Florida coast. The training took […]

UPDATE: Two remain hospitalized after stabbing

UPDATE:  Two remain hospitalized after stabbing

Deputies were dispatched to a Panhandle Trail apartment for a fight in progress at about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Upon arrival, deputies found two men with stab wounds. The victim, Raymon West, age 51 of Pensacola was stabbed multiple times by the suspect, Herbert Helton, age 47 also of Pensacola. Helton also suffered a stab […]

Update: Memorial service set for Deputy Myers

Update:  Memorial service set for Deputy Myers

UPDATE:  A Memorial Service in honor of slain Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Myers has been scheduled for Monday, September 28 at 11 a.m. inside the Raider Arena at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville. The service will be open to the public and members of the media.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations […]

Blaze destroys Navarre home

Blaze destroys Navarre home

The Holley-Navarre Fire District was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 8900 block on Sunset Drive due to a reported fire in the kitchen. According to a release issued by Chief Ron Norton of the Holley-Navarre Fire District, the first Chief Officer on the scene reported a working fire with heavy fire conditions […]

Ducks and turtles targeted with BP spill funds

Ducks and turtles targeted with BP spill funds

The ducks, geese and turtles living in the pond at Navarre Park weren’t threatened by the BP oil spill that polluted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, but now the financial compensation from that tragedy may eliminate their habitat. A Santa Rosa County Public Works Department proposal to curb the runoff of pollutants from the […]

You are now driving on Charlie Brown Memorial Highway

You are now driving on Charlie Brown Memorial Highway

A dedication Ceremony was held Sept. 11 at Boomer Aviation Airstrip to memorialize Warren “Charlie” Brown of Navarre. Navarre area resident Warren “Charlie” Brown was a well-respected local leader who did much to benefit his community before his passing in 2011. To recognize his contributions, State Senator Don Gaetz and State Rep. Matt Gaetz worked with their fellow […]

Aydelott remembered with garden dedication

Aydelott remembered with garden dedication

Teachers, staff, family members, friends and students gathered at Holley Navarre Middle School May 28 to dedicate a colorful garden to the memory of Sharon Aydelott. “We hereby loving dedicate in her cherished memory the Sharon Hill Aydelott memorial garden,” said principal Joie DeStefano during the dedication ceremony held in the school’s cafeteria. Read more […]

NFL linebacker promotes healthy habits to Navarre students

NFL linebacker promotes healthy habits to Navarre students

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker LaRoy Reynolds was at Holley-Navarre Middle School Wednesday meeting with students and talking about leading healthy lifestyles. HNMS is involved with Fuel Up to Play 60, which is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL). Reynolds is currently in Gulf Breeze doing off-season […]

Navarre teen accused of sexual assault at house party

Navarre teen accused of sexual assault at house party

A 17-year-old Navarre High School student was arrested after being accused of sexual assault at his house party that took place March 1 on Raider Lane, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office news release. Bryant Watson’s mother, Chrisheyl Watson, 40, was arrested April 3 for allegedly providing alcohol for the teen and his friends […]

Fourth candidate enters school board district 3 race

Fourth candidate enters school board district 3 race

Fuchsia Ann Parris Spann filed March 17 as a candidate for Santa Rosa County School Board District 3 Representative. Spann, a real estate agent at Century 21 Island View Realty in Navarre,  is now the fourth candidate vying for the district 3 representative seat.  She is the third candidate to enter the school board race since […]

Water rates less for Holley-Navarre residents

Water rates less for Holley-Navarre residents

Although capacity and usage play a role, location is what drives the price local residents pay for water. Water service rates and tap fees vary in south Santa Rosa County because each utility system sets its own rate schedule. For the past decade, a partnership between local utility systems called the Fairpoint Regional Utility Authority […]

Navarre pedestrian suffers serious injuries

Navarre pedestrian suffers serious injuries

A 29-year-old pedestrian suffered serious injuries yesterday morning after being struck by a car on Highway 98 near Coral Street. Nathan Holder, of Navarre, was hit by a Toyota Camry driven by 75-year-old Albert Nelso, also from Navarre just before 6:30 a.m. Nelso was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of Highway 98 when the […]

‘City of Navarre’ budget shows surplus

‘City of Navarre’ budget shows surplus

What a difference two weeks make. Nearly twice as many people attended the March 12 Citizens to Incorporate Navarre meeting as the one held Feb. 26. Additionally, the most recent meeting included lively discussion about the benefits of incorporation and the timing of the current effort. With about half of the 50 people not having […]

Stolen truck found in Wal-Mart parking lot

Stolen truck found in Wal-Mart parking lot

A truck stolen from Tennessee was recovered Wednesday in the parking lot at the Navarre Wal-Mart. Officers with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office found the 2014 silver Chevy parked without a tag. Judy Thomas, technician with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, was collecting evidence from the vehicle that afternoon before […]

New lane to ease beach traffic congestion

New lane to ease beach traffic congestion

Work to add an additional north bound left turn lane and turn signal on to U.S. 98 from the Navarre Beach Causeway will begin next week. Currently the intersection has a dedicated right turn lane and one left turn lane. The Santa Rosa County Commissioners previously approved the project and are approving the budget amendment […]

5 Things to Know in FL for March 11

5 Things to Know in FL for March 11

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. ‘Stand Your Ground’ Legislative Testimony The Rev. Al Sharpton led several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol on Monday to protest Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Among the marchers were Trayvon Martin’s father and the family […]

Commissioners comment on straw poll request

Commissioners comment on straw poll request

The Citizens to Incorporate Navarre Political Action Committee is seeking signatures in an effort to show Santa Rosa County commissioners enough support exists to place a nonbinding straw poll on the Aug. 26 primary election ballot. Incorporation supporters approached the commissioners in 2012 making the same request but were turned down. Navarre Press asked each […]

New Holley-Navarre Fire Commissioner appointed

New Holley-Navarre Fire Commissioner appointed

Charlie Batson was sworn in to fill the vacant seat on the Holley-Navarre Fire Board of Commissioners Monday night, after Shannon Stone resigned from his seat Feb. 4. Batson is a member of the Navarre Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and a volunteer with the Trauma Intervention Program of Northwest Florida. Batson will serve on […]

Man robs Holley home after solicitation attempt

Man robs Holley home after solicitation attempt

A man posing as a door-to-door salesman offering a carpet cleaning service robbed a residence on Forester Road Sunday night, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office offense report. The man was described as a white male possibly in his 20’s, 5’10 to 6’0 tall with brown hair and an unshaven scruffy look. The […]

Choctaw routs Raiders 14-3 as Navarre loses at home

Choctaw routs Raiders 14-3 as Navarre loses at home

Sophomore Matt Cronin had two impressive relief appearances in Navarre’s pre-season games, but the results were not as good in his starting debut to open the 2014 regular season. Four walks, three stolen bases and two batters reaching base safely after dropped third strikes led to four unearned first inning runs for the Choctaw Indians. […]

Two Navarre players named to elite soccer team

Two Navarre players named to elite soccer team

Two Navarre soccer standouts have been invited to play for a newly formed Women’s Under 20 (W20) team that in northwest Florida. The Panhandle W20 team comes under the head coaching direction of David Kemp, the Director of Coaching at The Gulf Coast Texans. Kemp and his staff selected two Navarre residents for the inaugural […]

New water taxi for parade-goers

New water taxi for parade-goers

 The Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade is one of the most anticipated events of the year. As many as 25,000 people are expected to attend Feb. 22 and that means tens-of-thousands of cars crossing the Navarre Beach Causeway Bridge. Gary Hartman from Pirates Paradise in Navarre is hoping to make the trip a little […]

Lady Raiders finish second in state weightlifting meet

Lady Raiders finish second in state weightlifting meet

Led by state champion Kylie Shelley, the Lady Raiders placed second in the state weightlifting meet held in Kissimmee Feb 8. They finished second to Spruce Creek for the fourth time. The final score was 28 to 17. Read more in the February 13 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online.            

UPDATE: Students to make-up one ice day on Feb. 17

UPDATE: Students to make-up one ice day on Feb. 17

Santa Rosa County students will be attending classes on Monday, Feb. 17 in order to make up one of the three days lost earlier this month due to the ice storm. The Santa Rosa County School Board in special session Tuesday voted to designate Monday, Feb. 17 as a professional development day for teachers with […]

Elderly person found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

Elderly person found dead from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

An elderly person was found dead yesterday at a residence on the 9900 block of Mariposa Street in Navarre from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reports. Deputies responded to the residence yesterday at 2:15 pm. Upon arrival, EMS and the Holley-Navarre Fire District were already on scene. Deputies were advised […]