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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry’s wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. 2. PRESIDENT ABANDONS BID TO INCLUDE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON CENSUS Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into […]

Last raider standing at 103

Last raider standing at 103

With his head bent down from the toll of his 103 years on this earth and with his mind sharp as a tack and with his humor and wit intact, Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. “Dick” Cole, recounted his participation in the Doolittle raid to attendees at the WWII Museum’s Air, Sea and Land Festival […]

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Chris Barbee can relate to the devastation of a hurricane. The home he and his family lived in was destroyed by Ivan when it ripped through the Gulf Coast in 2004. “My mom did everything she could to make the experience OK for us. We lost everything, but she made things enjoyable and helped us […]

Project Hero pedals through Panhandle

Project Hero pedals through Panhandle

  More than 100 bicycles and adaptive cycles came rolling down Gulf Boulevard along Navarre Beach last week as Project Hero participants made their way across the Southeast. The riders, who covered roughly 70 miles March 7, took a break at the Navarre Beach Fire Department to rehydrate and talk with firefighters before getting back […]

Mardi Gras season lets the good times roll

Mardi Gras season lets the good times roll

As the Navarre Krewe of Jesters crowns their 2017 royalty and big box stores begin to carry bead necklaces and king cakes, it can only mean one thing; Mardi Gras season is here. Mardi Gras, also known as fat Tuesday, is historically a time for plenty and parties. For New Orleans, arguably the Mardi Gras […]

Amtrak passenger service in the works

Amtrak passenger service in the works

Amtrak passenger service is becoming a reality again along the Gulf Coast as support for the idea picks up steam.  Santa Rosa County is among the latest counties to provide a resolution of support to bring the popular rail service back to the region, along with Pensacola and Crestview. “It’s probably about two to three […]

Veterans Day salute

Veterans Day salute

The three-day WWII AirPower Expo at the New Orleans, La. Lakefont Airport ended Sunday but left a lifetime of memories for those in attendance. This event was a must-see for those that enjoy history, vintage aircraft, air shows, and veterans eager to share their stories. One such veteran was Mervin T. Medine, 94, from Baton […]

Growth of volleyball tournament spikes interest in Navarre Beach

Growth of volleyball tournament spikes interest in Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach is known as Florida’s best-kept secret but volleyball enthusiast and former pro Judd Smith is changing that reputation to a degree with his efforts to make the beach a volleyball destination. “We have a diamond in the rough here and it’s turned out to be awesome,” Smith said. “I love it. It definitely […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 9

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 9

POLICE: HUMAN REMAINS IN GATOR’S STOMACH Lakeland police spokesman Gary Gross said Wednesday that the remains found inside the alligator during a necropsy matched the body found in its mouth Tuesday. Gross says detectives still don’t know if the unidentified man drowned or was killed by the gator. His body was decomposed, indicating he had […]

Karsyn is a scream

Karsyn is a scream

Most 7-year-olds are looking forward to summer vacation this week, but Karsyn Darby, 7, is looking forward to something much bigger, her TV debut on the MTV series “Scream.” Karsyn got her start in acting after attending the American Talent Show/ Modeling Jam of America convention. The competition offers models, actors and entertainers of all […]

Dr. Joe Stovall’s lifetime of ministry and service

Dr. Joe Stovall’s lifetime of ministry and service

“It’s been a real privilege to have had the opportunities that I’ve had,” said Dr. Joe Stovall, speaking of his many years of work in Christian ministry. Joe, a native of Mississippi, first graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in ministry. Later, after his marriage to his […]

Musician’s second chance at stardom

Musician’s second chance at stardom

About a month ago, Cortni Bird was enjoying Jazz Fest in New Orleans, watching fellow musicians and wondering when it would be her time to shine. Little did she know a few days later she’d get a call that would give her singing career the push it needed. The 24-year-old, who works in staffing and […]

Local talent auditions for ‘The Voice’

Local talent auditions for ‘The Voice’

Several Navarre residents went to New Orleans last weekend for auditions for the popular talent show “The Voice.” Maddy Rose Turcotte and Cody Stone made the three-hour trek. Stone has auditioned for similar shows, including “American Idol.” Read more in the June 5 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.