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3 p.m. Update: Update on storm, school info

3 p.m. Update: Update on storm, school info

According to the Santa Rosa County School District, schools in Santa Rosa County will be in normal session tomorrow, Oct. 18. All after school activities for Friday are cancelled. The Navarre Raiders football game scheduled to take place in Tallahassee tomorrow night has been rescheduled for Monday night. For now, school events scheduled for Saturday, […]

2019 Navarre High School Homecoming

2019 Navarre High School Homecoming

Natasha Elliott accepted the tiara, roses and sash as the 2019 Navarre High School Homecoming Queen.   As seen in the Oct. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for 30 days free.   Click here to […]

19th Annual Navarre Car, Truck, Bike Show & Craft Fair

19th Annual Navarre Car, Truck, Bike Show & Craft Fair

The Pirates of the Panhandle hosted their annual Navarre Car, Truck, Bike Show and Craft Fair at the Navarre High School Saturday raising funds for scholarships.   2019 Car, Truck and Bike Show first place winners:   Class 1- Street Rods 1900-1948, Ed Johnson- 1937 Plymouth Sedan Class 3- Camaro Original – All, Ted Millard- […]

Gas station nixed near Navarre High School

Gas station nixed near Navarre High School

Plans to build a Cefco gas station at the northwest corner of Highway 87 and High School Boulevard were denied Oct. 10. The Zoning Board rejected several variances to the Land Development Code, including a request to cut the required buffer space between residential houses and underground gas tanks by nearly half.   Read the […]

Tourism council backs dog park on sound, not Gulf

Tourism council backs dog park on sound, not Gulf

County commissioners tossed the ball of creating a dog beach to the Tourist Development Council for its input Oct. 3, but conflicting public opinions have made the topic a hot potato. Current law prohibits dogs on all public beaches. Creation of a beach area allowing dogs was originally proposed in August to be located along the […]

Chamber welcomes Organized Occasions Concierge

Chamber welcomes Organized Occasions Concierge

Though the business is not based in brick and mortar, Organized Occasions Concierge celebrated opening in Navarre with a Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Sept. 25 at the Navarre Chamber Information Center. Business owner Gretchen Carter offers meal planning and grocery delivery for beach condominium and hotel visitors, enhancing their stay by […]

Turn lane changes planned along 98

Turn lane changes planned along 98

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will construct improvements starting Oct. 14 to seven turn lane areas along U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze, Midway and Navarre. The $1.1 million project will include improvements to safety and operation of breaks in medians along 98 including milling and resurfacing, new turn lanes, median openings, drainage upgrades and […]

Four things to know: Commercial developments in Navarre

Four things to know: Commercial developments in Navarre

Dozens of commercial projects are moving forward in Santa Rosa County, while others are spinning their wheels. Here’s an update on some of the developments planned for Navarre.   Helen Back awaiting buyer At last update, the defunct Helen Back Again property at 8651 Navarre Parkway had an interested buyer under contract, ready to close […]

Navarre Park revamp delayed by missing permits

Navarre Park revamp delayed by missing permits

The multimillion-dollar renovation of Navarre Park could be delayed by more than six months thanks to missing wetlands permits from state and federal officials. District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech, who represents the Navarre area, said the permits were never applied for.   Read the full article in the Oct. 10 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Navarre High School Homecoming Court 2019

Navarre High School Homecoming Court 2019

Navarre High School has announced its 2019 Homecoming Court. The senior members are Tony Gomez, Haley Blixt, Cade Tuele, Natasha Elliott, Austin Anderson, Faith Starling, Marlon Courtney, Jenna Zmeili, Trevor Kestner, Emma Hobdy, Tyler England and Honesty Layton. The juniors are Kole Devenney, Taylor Howard, Caleb Long, Lilly Trujillo, Nathan Howard and Kaylee McDonald. Sophomore […]

More than 118 pets adopted

More than 118 pets adopted

Every other Saturday, the lawn of Pet Nation in Navarre is transformed into an animal rescue adoption center with dogs and cats looking for new homes. Those bi-weekly efforts have resulted in at least 118 animals finding their fur-ever families, said Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad.   Read the full article in the Oct. 3 […]

Gibson family needs help taking next step

Gibson family needs help taking next step

When an infection nearly claimed the life of ICU-nurse-turned-patient Christa Gibson of Navarre, the community stepped up to support her family. Now the family is asking for help again following another medical setback. Read the full article in the Oct. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here […]

Mind Monsters 2: A timely series on depression at Momentum Church

Mind Monsters 2: A timely series on depression at Momentum Church

Momentum Church will launch a series on depression at their five campuses Oct. 5-6 offering advice on “overcoming what overcomes you.”  This teaching series, entitled Mind Monsters 2, is a reprise of their 2018 Mind Monsters series.   Read the full article in the Oct. 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre […]

31 events on tap for Beaches to Woodlands 2019

31 events on tap for Beaches to Woodlands 2019

The first official day of autumn has passed, meaning Beaches to Woodlands has returned in Santa Rosa County. This is the 16th year for the event, and County Tourist Information Specialist Nicole Dees said the festival is back strong as ever with a diverse sampling of fun options from across the county.   Read the […]

District moves forward with new $38 million K-8 school

District moves forward with new $38 million K-8 school

Four and half years ago, Santa Rosa School District Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick and Assistant Superintendent Joey Harrell loaded into a car and drove to Tallahassee. They were set to meet with the state commissioner of education to ask for permission to build a new school in response to exploding population growth in the county.   […]

Mission accomplished with my open-water swim experience

Mission accomplished with my open-water swim experience

Editor’s Note: Navarre Press sportswriter Brian Lester recounts his experience in the open-water mile swim that took place Sunday in Santa Rosa Sound. The event was a fundraiser for the Navarre High School Swim Team. Navarre Press is proud of Brian’s accomplishment and can now say, he really goes the extra mile for a story. […]

Team effort fuels another successful fish fry

Team effort fuels another successful fish fry

Darlene Calhoun was making her rounds through the dining area of the Holley Navarre Senior Center Friday and couldn’t help but be proud of the effort from all sides that made the center’s annual fish fry a success once again. She stopped for a moment to put the effort into words.   Read the full […]

Leaseholders weigh in on incorporation

Leaseholders weigh in on incorporation

When Navarre Beach residents gathered Saturday to hear from Navarre Area United Political Action Committee head Jonathan Cole on his group’s effort to make Navarre a city, many of their questions had the same answer: It will be in the feasibility study. The PAC has placed a lot of faith on the contents of this […]

Sales tax, impact fees on menu for Republican Women

Sales tax, impact fees on menu for Republican Women

Once again discussion on passing an additional half cent sales tax in Santa Rosa County turned to questions about impact fees Tuesday during the Santa Rosa Republican Women’s monthly luncheon. County Administrator Dan Schebler addressed the gathering at Bella Luna in Navarre to dispel some myths circulating about the tax.   Read the full article […]

New schools need new roads

New schools need new roads

Santa Rosa School District has the land for two new schools in Pace. Now it needs the roads to reach them, but that might be unpalatable to some neighbors. School district officials approached the Board of County Commissioners Monday during its regular meeting asking for reassurances that if the district finalizes the pending purchase of […]

Suicide Prevention Week focuses on communication

Suicide Prevention Week focuses on communication

The Navarre High School Raiders added a few extra colors to their signature black and maroon last week. Students, teachers, administrators and staff wore green, purple, blue, yellow and orange to show support for Suicide Prevention Week, one color for each day of the week.   Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of […]

Positive Chiropractic Solutions donates school supplies

Positive Chiropractic Solutions donates school supplies

Dr. Amanda Williams of Positive Chiropractic Solutions in Navarre and her team members delivered $1,173 worth of items to Holley Navarre Primary School Sept. 11 as part of a community service project. Throughout August the company collected supplies and monetary donations from patients to help teachers. Williams also donated $20 from every new patient exam […]

Zoning Board rejects request from chronic violator

Zoning Board rejects request from chronic violator

Derelict vehicles, clearing land without permits, operating a business without a site plan and operating an industrial business in a residential area are just a few of the violations attributed to Juarez M&M Construction in Navarre. The company has been in and out of code enforcement cases since 2007. It operates at 1885, 1879, 1859 […]

JROTC remembers those who perished on tragic day in history

JROTC remembers those who perished on tragic day in history

Lauren Lassiter is only a sophomore. She wasn’t alive on Sept. 11, 2001, the day the world changed forever in the wake of terrorist attacks in which commercial airliners were used to blow up the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C.   Read the full article in the Sept. […]

School board approves Pace property purchase

School board approves Pace property purchase

The Santa Rosa County School Board voted Sept. 10 tentatively in favor of purchasing 63.6 acres of vacant land in Pace to create two new schools in the coming years. The district is offering $1.6 million for the property. That purchase will not be finalized until after an Oct. 1 public hearing on the matter. […]

Navarre Chamber Foundation gears up for 2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo

Navarre Chamber Foundation gears up for 2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation welcomes returning headline sponsor Okaloosa Gas District to the 2019 fishing rodeo slated for Oct. 5-6 on Navarre Beach. Organized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation, the event is entering its seventh year and is one stop on what will be the 16th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour. […]

United Methodist preschoolers fight childhood cancer

United Methodist preschoolers fight childhood cancer

Navarre United Methodist Church’s preschool is fighting childhood cancer by raising funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research for a cure. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. United Methodist’s preschoolers are mixing up lemonade and asking for donations.   Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Drugs discovered in rectum of Gulf Breeze man

Drugs discovered in rectum of Gulf Breeze man

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered more than 131 pills, meth and a baggie of marijuana Sept. 4 from a hotel room in Navarre. Gulf Breeze resident Dylan Brady Nobrega, 20, was arrested in connection with the incident after deputies allegedly found some of the drugs in his rectum. According to the arrest report, deputies […]

Truman Drive house fire leaves two dogs dead

Truman Drive house fire leaves two dogs dead

A home on Truman Drive in Navarre was already emitting smoke when the occupants, a man and his elderly mother, arrived home midday Tuesday, according to Holley Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton. They called 911 and told dispatchers their two dogs were trapped inside.   Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of […]

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