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Florida continues proactive approach to vaccinations

January 4, 2021
The state of Florida has employed four new actions that will help continue to keep distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine moving along, including expanding access to the vaccine via additional state-…

Deputy catches alleged human traffickers, saves teens

December 31, 2020
Two teenage boys are safe from human traffickers after a traffic stop and arrest yesterday afternoon in Santa Rosa County. The boys, ages 17 and 14, are citizens of Guatemala who were recently sm…

Find out which stories made our Top 10 list

December 29, 2020
It started as a headline that most people didn’t read. The “novel coronavirus” was first detected overseas and despite officials warning of its likely spread, many Americans were unconcerned. On J…

Questions continue about runaway barges

December 28, 2020
In the wake of a Skanska USA barge breaking loose the weekend before Christmas, the Florida Department of Transportation has asked the company to review all mooring and securing methods, according …

Navarre firefighter shot to death, leaves angry, grieving family

December 26, 2020
In the season leading up to Christmas, Gary Diamond worked in package delivery to make extra money to buy presents for his family. Diamond, who had worked his way up to captain at the Navarre B…

Water System plans to protest county’s decision

December 23, 2020
Portraying proposed changes to the Santa Rosa County comprehensive land-use plan as a significant threat to potable water safety and supply, the Holley-Navarre Water System board of directors deci…

Joint utility set to fight for water protection

December 22, 2020
Fairpoint Utility, the collective of water utilities for south Santa Rosa County, announced a new strategy for stopping repeal of water well protections. A press release issued Dec. 22 addresse…

New Year’s Day down to one plunge

December 22, 2020
Taking a chilly dip on New Year’s Day has become a tradition in Navarre over the past several years. After a celebratory evening of ringing in the New Year the night before, hundreds of Navarr…

HNWS users may see 2021 fee hike

December 22, 2020
The Holley-Navarre Water System board voted 3-to-2 Tuesday to propose a 2021 budget to utility members that includes a 6.2% rate increase. Two board members were absent. The hike was subdivided…

Jesters concerned about COVID, cancel parade

December 18, 2020
The Navarre Krewe of Jesters announced their decision Friday morning to cancel the 2021 Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade. The decision was made with “heavy hearts,” according to Charlene Tremor…