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Science Spooktacular By the Sea

From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery, to science that glows in the dark, amazing sea creatures await you at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, children under 2 are free. Visit www.navarresciencestation.org for more information.

Navarre Fishing Rodeo

The Navarre Chamber Foundation is excited to once again bring to anglers young and old, novice and expert, the 5th Annual Navarre Fishing Rodeo set to take place Oct. 21 and 22.  This event has become a very popular and much anticipated fishing opportunity with participation growing each year.  Buy tickets at Half Hitch Navarre […]

Water utilities to gamble on more debt

Failing to set aside funds for emergencies has previously meant a financing scramble for the utility collective that provides water to south Santa Rosa, and now officials think they see a solution: take on about $4 million in long-term debt. Though perhaps unlikely at first glance, the strategy of Holley Navarre Water System and the […]

The fight against bullying

The fight against bullying

We need to have a conversation. One that involves the entire community, schools, administrators, parents, students, influencers and churches. It will take every one of these groups to be present in order to have solutions. The topic? Bullying. Recently we have reported on a couple of students at our local high school who threatened other […]

Man gets 30 years for ramming cop car, other felonies

Man gets 30 years for ramming cop car, other felonies

After fleeing from police and driving his vehicle into a patrol car a Navarre man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in state prison. Christopher Delaine Bryant, 29, of Navarre was sentenced as a prison releasee reoffender and habitual felony offender by Circuit Judge David Rimmer following an incident that occurred in 2016. On June […]

Pinktober Fest improves outcomes for local women

Pinktober Fest improves outcomes for local women

Navarre Park turned pink Saturday during the Pink Pirates of Navarre’s annual Pinktober Fest. Vendors, games, music, raffle prizes and even grown men in colorfully decorated bras filled the park to fight breast cancer. Event coordinator Christin Stephens said this event improves outcomes for local women’s lives. Read the full article in the Oct. 19 […]

Navarre spreads kindness, acceptance and inclusion on Unity Day

Navarre spreads kindness, acceptance and inclusion on Unity Day

Navarre High School students will unite Oct. 25 for a day of kindness, acceptance and inclusion as part of national Unity Day. Unity Day, a program of the Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center, is an annual event designed to end bullying through the promotion of accepting practices. Members of NHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) […]

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Young Brien Carter maintains positive attitude as he battles leukemia

Brien Carter’s dad points to a photo on the wall of their Navarre home. It’s a picture of Brien decked out in wrestling gear, and a medal hangs over it. A photo of Brien wearing his football uniform is next to it. Brien looks happy. He looks healthy. He looks like any other kid his […]

FDOT weighs community input on 98 expansion

FDOT weighs community input on 98 expansion

Renderings of roundabouts and raised roadways along the heart of Navarre’s business corridor is just one of the options being considered by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the expansion of U.S. Highway 98. FDOT placed the expansion of Highway 98 from four lanes to six on their five year plan last year and […]

Beach restaurant to open Friday

Beach restaurant to open Friday

Broussard’s Bayou Grill and Cajun Specialty Meats opened their doors Sunday night on Navarre Beach for an invite-only preview of the soon-to-be open eatery. Co-owner Carl Broussard said he was excited to finally have people eating at their tables. The restaurant site sat vacant for years before the company signed a sublease in July. “It […]

Look for the red perch

Look for the red perch

If you happen to see a birdhouse with a red perch, there is a good chance Marilyn Rector built it. “Where I came up with that idea, I can’t tell you,” Rector said. “I wanted to have something special about my birdhouses and so I painted all of the perches red.” Rector’s birdhouses are a […]

NJROTC cadets of the month

NJROTC cadets of the month

Navarre High’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for September 2017 are Junior Cadet Azandrya Fuentes and Senior Cadet Matthew Horton. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. Read the full article in the Oct. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Watson named Journalism Teacher of the Year

Watson named Journalism Teacher of the Year

  By a vote of her peers across the Florida Panhandle, Navarre High School yearbook adviser Jennifer Watson was named Florida Scholastic Press Association’s 2017 District 1 Journalism Teacher of the Year. This honor is awarded annually to one teacher from each of the seven FSPA districts to recognize outstanding advisers for school journalism programs. […]

Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Nate made landfall just west of Biloxi, Mississippi putting our area on the east side of the storm. Navarre experienced light damage, storm surge and scattered power outages. Featured in the Oct. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year. P.S. Receive a digital subscription to […]

Good news for exceptional adults in south county

Good news for exceptional adults in south county

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Gulf Breeze and Navarre could have a day facility as early as January after The Arc Gateway approved funding in its 2018 budget to open and operate such a program. The Arc Gateway CEO Missy Rogers confirmed the plans. “With great excitement, I can confirm that The Arc […]

Area firefighters take part in important training sessions

Area firefighters take part in important training sessions

Holley-Navarre Fire District Battalion Chief Howie Rounsaville has been waiting quite some time to hold a large-scale extrication training session. It came to fruition Thursday and Friday as firefighters from Pensacola to Marianna were in town for training that will prove vital to them in doing their job successfully and safely. The training was a […]

Water board on a collision course

Water board on a collision course

In an Oct. 3 meeting of the Holley Navarre Water System Board of Directors, President Bien May told one person in the audience it was a good sign if people weren’t showing up to their meetings. It means everyone is happy with the job they are doing.  He is either oblivious or arrogant or both. […]

Navarre bypassed

Navarre bypassed

Roundabouts, raised roadways and removed businesses are a few of the features outlined by renderings of U.S. Highway 98 released by the Florida Department of Transportation in advance of its next public hearing on the widening of the highway. FDOT last year placed the expansion of Highway 98 from four lanes to six on its […]

Panel creates funding plan for park upgrades

Panel creates funding plan for park upgrades

After seven hours of argument and compromise, members of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) were able to reach a funding agreement for millions of dollars in Navarre Park improvements. The initial phase of funding would cover roughly $3.6 million for playground equipment, a new splash pad, new east-end restrooms, stormwater improvements and removal of the […]

County selects fishing pier operator

County selects fishing pier operator

County Commissioners have selected Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises LLC to operate the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The company could take over pier fee collections and operation of a restaurant and gift shop as early as next month or as late as Jan. 1. The Board of County Commissioners heard from three pier management hopefuls Monday. […]

Juana’s Annual Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

Juana’s Pagodas is having their annual Oktoberfest Beer Tasting from noon to 4 p.m. There will be marine life and interactive exhibits for the kids provided by the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Cost is $15 for beer tasting. For more information, visit www.juanaspagodas.com.

UPDATE: First rain bands expected mid-day

UPDATE: First rain bands expected mid-day

UPDATE: 10/7  8:30 a.m. Hurricane Nate is a category 1 storm steaming through the Gulf of Mexico. Currently maximum sustained winds are at 85 mph with movement to the north northwest at 22 mph. Currently our area remains under a hurricane watch, tropical storm warning and storm surge warning. We spoke with Jason Beaman, meteorologist […]

Traditional school resists tech trend

Traditional school resists tech trend

In the classrooms of Gulf Pointe Latin School, there is no chance of hearing the chime of a cellphone. There are no laptops or tablets either. No computers. There is not even a projector or a calculator. Instead there are students learning in a way that is older than the U.S. education system. They use […]

God’s big work done in a tiny place

God’s big work done in a tiny place

Belgium is known for three Cs: coffee, chocolate and cheese. Christ is not high on the list, said Navarre First Assembly of God Pastor John Skipper. Church member Fred Aylstock said the area is devoid of evangelical worship. “You have heard of Europe being the ‘Dark Continent,’” he said. “Well statistically they say there are […]

Encompass launches with technology twist

Encompass launches with technology twist

Worship songs filled the cafeteria of West Navarre Primary School Sunday as Encompass Church found their new home for weekly services. Pastor Lance Whorton told the gathered congregation that they should be excited to be part of the church’s first big step: launching weekly Sunday worship. “We are excited to be here and start getting […]

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