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BREAKING: Baptist announces ER, urgent care for Navarre

BREAKING: Baptist announces ER, urgent care for Navarre

Baptist Health Care announced Sept. 5, a partnership with Texas-based Intuitive Health to bring a $7.5 million combined emergency room (ER) and urgent care clinic to Navarre, a first for the region. Baptist Emergency Room & Urgent Care will be located at the existing Baptist Medical Park-Navarre (8888 Navarre Parkway) and is expected to open in early […]

A heavenly boutique Heavenly Shades and Handbags

A heavenly boutique Heavenly Shades and Handbags

  Deolinda Phillips has been selling her boutique items across the country for more than 20 years. Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, she came to Navarre after visiting family in Fort Walton Beach. Locally, she is seen regularly at the Gulf Breeze Flea Market and the Eglin Air Force Base Exchange. And she definitely has […]

Little Caesars is now open

Little Caesars is now open

After more than a year of work, businessman Brian Wood’s cheesy dream for Navarre has become a reality. Rapid-ready, pizza-to-go franchise Little Caesars opened its doors on a new Navarre location Aug. 21 with a celebratory ribbon cutting hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.   Read the full article in the Aug. […]

Helen Back under contract, again

Helen Back under contract, again

Helen Back Again may never be a Helen Back again, but it is likely to stay a restaurant. A buyer is under contract for the empty restaurant property located along Santa Rosa Sound at 8651 Navarre Parkway near the foot of the beach bridge.   Read the full article in the May 2 issue of […]

Ruck March remembers Special Tactics’ fallen

Ruck March remembers Special Tactics’ fallen

A trio of Air Force Special Tactics operators marched along U.S. Highway 98 through Navarre Monday morning along an 830-mile ruck march route from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas to Hurlburt Field. They marched in honor of Special Tactics members that have been killed in action. Read the full article in the March 7 issue […]

Investors buy bank’s portfolio

Investors buy bank’s portfolio

While work crews have appeared outside the closed Helen Back Again restaurant along U.S. Highway 98, Navarre residents are not likely to see a new business opening there anytime soon. Recent sale of the property has only landed it back on the market for a tenant or buyer, but the property’s story paints a much […]

98 expansion affects dozens of businesses

98 expansion affects dozens of businesses

When plans to expand U.S. Highway 98 to accommodate increased traffic first surfaced, Navarre Beach Flowers owner Sabrina Peet said the potential closure of her business was not on the forefront of her mind. The little shop located just at the edge of state right of way had very little wiggle room if an expansion […]

Santa Rosa Medical breaks ground on Navarre project

Santa Rosa Medical breaks ground on Navarre project

Where once signs for a car wash stood, Navarre now has signage promising a new medical facility for 2019. Representatives of Santa Rosa Medical Group symbolically broke ground with golden shovels alongside Santa Rosa county commissioners Sept. 21 on a new medical center at the west corner of Navarre Parkway and Harvest Village Court. Read […]

Commissioners rein in developers’ housing plans

Commissioners rein in developers’ housing plans

In yet another unusually high turnout, the Board of County Commissioners meeting hall was packed July 26 with residents of Santa Rosa County seeking to have their voices heard at the monthly Special Rezoning meeting. Many were there in favor of allowing a motocross facility to be opened in the north end of the county. […]

Restaurant a “total loss” after early morning fire

Restaurant a “total loss” after early morning fire

Officials are calling Los Cabos Mexican Grill in Navarre a total loss after flames engulfed the restaurant’s interior early Monday morning. At about 2 a.m. July 30, Holley Navarre Fire District was dispatched to the strip mall at 9500 Navarre Parkway after a 911 caller stated flames were engulfing two to four of the units […]

Car wash site back on market

Car wash site back on market

It may not be a car wash after all. “A Proper Wash” signs have been taken down from property at the corner of Harvest Village Court and U.S. Highway 98 and tucked behind the “for sale” signs. Santa Rosa County had approved plans for construction of a tunnel-style car wash with self-service vacuuming stations, but […]

Dewey Destin restaurant in the works

Dewey Destin restaurant in the works

Construction of a new restaurant next to Navarre Family Watersports along U.S. Highway 98 is inching closer. The development order has been issued and site plans approved by county staff for a new restaurant at 8673 Navarre Parkway. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Hotel construction planned along Navarre Parkway

Hotel construction planned along Navarre Parkway

Despite lengthy delays, construction of a new hotel along Navarre Parkway near the eastern foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge could be underway soon. Owners of the vacant parcels between Tommy Snowballs and the foreclosed Helen Back Again have filed for a variance to allow construction of the multistory hotel closer to the property lines. […]

Can you free Houdini before time runs out?

Can you free Houdini before time runs out?

Walking into the room you are greeted by the sound of thunder as a storm rages outside the windows. All around there are photos of the magnificent magician Harry Houdini, chains, locked boxes and strange objects. Dangling precariously above a water tank and locked in chains is the cunning escape artist himself, raised from the […]

HNMS Junior Audubon Society Car Wash/Bake Sale

Holley Navarre Middle Junior Audubon Society would like to invite you to come out and support their club by stopping by Centennial Bank, 8524 Navarre Parkway, for a car wash and a sweet treat on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be accepting any donations for the car wash and […]

Navarre Chamber welcomes IC Station

Navarre Chamber welcomes IC Station

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed IC Station Stir Fry Ice Cream with a ribbon cutting. Owner Steven Zheng, his wife and staff joined in to cut the ribbon. The shop is located at 9526 Navarre Parkway near Precision Martial Arts. Featured in the May 18 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com […]

Man pulls knife on Walmart manager

Man pulls knife on Walmart manager

Shoplifting turned to assault in the Navarre Walmart April 22 after a Navarre man allegedly threatened the store manager with a knife. According to a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office report, Christopher Shaw, 21, and  Margarete Smith, 21, were observed concealing items while at the Walmart on Navarre Parkway. According the store manager, he began to […]

Accident on 98 lands car in ditch

Accident on 98 lands car in ditch

At least two vehicles collided Wednesday morning at the intersection of Andorra Street and U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre near the Publix shopping center. One of the vehicles was on its side in a ditch along westbound 98. First responders are on scene. There is currently no traffic blockage reported though the outside westbound lane […]

Remodeled McDonald’s announces ribbon cutting

Remodeled McDonald’s announces ribbon cutting

Window decals and final outdoor finishes are going into place at the newly remodeled McDonald’s on Navarre Parkway at the Winn Dixie shopping plaza. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast held a car wash and cook out Saturday at Keller Williams Dream Team office on Navarre Parkway to raise donations for a shelter for human trafficking victims to serve the region. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

U.S. Highway 98 expansion reshaping Navarre

U.S. Highway 98 expansion reshaping Navarre

U.S. Highway 98 is more than 10,000 trips a day in excess of its capacity according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Solutions for 98’s congestion have been a topic of discussion for many years in Navarre. To read the full article or to view maps of the proposed expansion that may affect local businesses […]

McDonalds closing doors for construction

McDonalds closing doors for construction

The McDonalds at 8644 Navarre Parkway will be closing its doors and drive-thru for nine days starting Sunday, Feb. 12, as construction continues on expansions and improvements throughout the store. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

No progress, time frame for sound-side hotel

No progress, time frame for sound-side hotel

Though initial indications pointed to developers building a hotel in the empty lot on Navarre Parkway between Tommy’s Sno-balls and Helen Back Again Navarre, dragging feet might indicate the project is a no go. Building plans for the property at 8600 Navarre Parkway were submitted to the county Planning and Zoning Department and returned to […]

Navarre woman wins millions

Navarre woman wins millions

Navarre has a new millionaire! Resident Cecilia Austin won $1.54 million from the Florida Lottery Tuesday on a scratch off ticket. Austin purchased the winning $2,000,000 Monopoly Florida Edition Scratch-Off Game ticket from the Tom Thumb at 9810 Navarre Parkway for $10. She won the max prize of $2 million, and opted for the lump […]

Walmart set to roll out grocery pickup service

Walmart set to roll out grocery pickup service

The Florida market is relatively new to online grocery pickup service at Wal-Mart, debuting in the state late last year. Navarre will soon offer the service, rolling it out July 13 at the store location on Navarre Parkway, and store manager Bryan Boney is excited about it. “I think it’s a great opportunity for people […]

Median beautification to wrap up by July 4th holiday

Median beautification to wrap up by July 4th holiday

Work to give a 1.6-mile stretch of Navarre Parkway a face-lift is coming to a close this month. The road median beautification project is proceeding on schedule to be completed by the June 30 deadline, just in time for the July 4th weekend. The project is a joint effort by Santa Rosa County and the […]

Convicted felon gives chase, drops gun

Convicted felon gives chase, drops gun

John Niven Cotner, age 26 of Mary Esther, gave deputies chase Monday afternoon after shoplifting several items from Walmart on Navarre Parkway.  Deputies responded to the store after the asset protection department saw Cotner walk out of the store without paying for merchandise.  They confronted him but he left the store. Deputies say that Cotner […]

Motorcycle accident leaves driver critical

Motorcycle accident leaves driver critical

At around 9:20 p.m. Saturday night, a motorcycle collided with the back of a Nissan Exterra on Navarre Parkway and the driver of the bike was air lifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in critical condition. Read the full article in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online.

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, […]