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Haugen family brings awareness about preventing internal injuries in football

Haugen family brings awareness about preventing internal injuries in football

Taylor Haugen came across the 5-yard line on a slant route and made the catch in a game Aug. 30, 2008, after jumping for the ball. Immediately hit by two defenders, one from the front, the other from the back, the ferocious hit left the 15-year-old Niceville football player in pain on the turf. Haugen […]

Public invited to view firefighter training

Public invited to view firefighter training

Mock explosions, submerged cars and flames are just a few of the training scenarios firefighters will be experiencing Sept. 18-22 as the Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council Inc. holds its annual training event in Niceville. This will be the 14th year that the nonprofit has hosted the event, set to be held at Northwest […]

Community center, firefighter training proposed for Navarre

Community center, firefighter training proposed for Navarre

Firefighters from across the region descend on Niceville for a weekend of training with the Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council, Inc. (NFVFW) each year, bringing with them money to spend and hotel nights purchased. Santa Rosa County’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) threw their support behind bringing those dollars into Santa Rosa during their meeting […]

Waitr food delivery service coming to Navarre

Waitr food delivery service coming to Navarre

On-demand restaurant delivery service Waitr announced this week it will launch an expansion into Navarre. The food delivery app makes its debut with the official launch party set for Thursday, Aug. 15. The company’s success in Pensacola and surrounding areas prompted the additional expansion according to a press release.   Read the full article in […]

Booksellers restock school libraries after storm

Booksellers restock school libraries after storm

In an effort to restock school libraries impacted by Hurricane Michael, private bookstores partnered with state agencies to hold the Re-book to Re-build: Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Nov. 3-4. The Florida Department of Education, Florida Education Foundation (FEF) and independent booksellers worked together to host the event where a portion of sale proceeds at participating bookstores […]

Raider soccer team making progress despite tough losses

Raider soccer team making progress despite tough losses

Rain poured down last Monday night as Navarre’s boys soccer team battled Niceville in a crucial district game at the NYSA Complex. The Raiders had already lost to the Eagles once this season and were hoping for a little revenge and to put an end to a three-game winless streak. They trailed 1-0 at halftime […]

Pedestrian struck while crossing Highway 98 in Navarre

Pedestrian struck while crossing Highway 98 in Navarre

Bilal Amin, age 30 of Navarre, was driving east on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre just east of Pullum Street when a pedestrian, Joseph Newborn of Niceville, stepped in front of Amin’s Hyundai Tiburon. The accident happened early Saturday morning according to the Florida Highway Patrol report. The 18 year old victim was crossing the […]

Raiders still ranked in playoff power ratings poll

Raiders still ranked in playoff power ratings poll

Navarre’s football team is sixth in the latest Florida High School Athletic Association playoff power ratings. The Raiders, who are 10th in the Associated Press poll, have 36 points. They are 6-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-6A. Navarre knocked off Milton 28-7 last week for its 15th consecutive road win and has a bye […]

Raiders remain ranked in latest power ratings poll

Raiders remain ranked in latest power ratings poll

Navarre’s football team is still in the top eight in the latest Florida High School Association playoff power ratings. The Raiders check in at No. 6 this week with 36.17 points. They dropped two spots after a 35-27 loss to Escambia Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Gators jump from eighth to fourth […]

Raiders among top eight in first FHSAA power ratings poll

Raiders among top eight in first FHSAA power ratings poll

Navarre is ranked fourth in the first Florida High School Athletic Association regional power rankings of the season and would be in the postseason if it began today. St. Augustine, Crestview and Niceville are the top three teams in the poll, which will be released each Tuesday from now until the end of the season. […]

City council high on self

City council high on self

In November 2016, 70 percent of Floridian voters amended the state’s constitution to expand medical marijuana use for thousands of patients. Milton, Niceville and Crestview have decided to ignore these constituents by placing bans on medical marijuana dispensaries. Despite even higher levels of support – 79 percent – within their constituency, Gulf Breeze’s city council […]

Medical marijuana in Gulf Breeze squeeze

Medical marijuana in Gulf Breeze squeeze

The message from Gulf Breeze City Council to medical marijuana dispensaries: This town isn’t big enough for both of us. Despite the 70 percent statewide voter approval of the expanded sale of a non-euphoric form of the drug in November, the five-member Gulf Breeze panel is balking at allowing sales in this beachy community of […]

Navarre’s softball team falls to Niceville in district tourney

Navarre’s softball team falls to Niceville in district tourney

Navarre’s softball team was eliminated by Niceville 5-2 at Milton April 25 in the opening round of the district playoffs. Throughout the season, the Raiders demonstrated the potential to challenge any team. They were in most games until the last out. All they needed was a clutch hit or maybe a big defensive play that […]

Raiders fourth at weightlifting invitational

Raiders fourth at weightlifting invitational

Navarre finished fourth at its own weightlifting invitational Wednesday afternoon. The Raiders scored 31 points, finishing two points behind third-place Niceville. Choctaw won the meet with 74 points and Pace placed second with 35. Three Raiders took second in their respective weight classes, with Xavier Fernandez coming through with a total lift of 570 pounds […]

Emerald Coast Autism Center opens $2.5 Million facility at Niceville campus

Emerald Coast Autism Center opens $2.5 Million facility at Niceville campus

Officials with Emerald Coast Autism Center held a grand opening and dedication ceremony for the nonprofit’s $2.5 million, state-of-the-art therapy center at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville campus.  Founded in 2009 to fill the gap in educational services for children on the autism spectrum living in Okaloosa and Walton counties, ECAC began the year-long construction […]

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

The Republican Party of Florida Congressional District 1 is hosting a debate series across the expansive district for the next Republican U. S. Representative.  This is the seat currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller who has announced his retirement. The first debate is set for Pensacola on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at […]

Overcoming the odds

Overcoming the odds

As she sat aboard a plane destined for Las Vegas in late February, Sebastiana Lopez-Arellano did everything she could to evict the doubt living in her mind. She was crazy, at least in her opinion, for wanting to attempt to compete in the Warrior Games trials at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Sure, it […]

Okaloosa investigator spots fraud suspects in parking lot

Okaloosa investigator spots fraud suspects in parking lot

Two Georgia residents suspected of shopping with credit card numbers stolen from members of Eglin Federal Credit Union are behind bars after an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office investigator working the crimes spotted them in a parking lot. The compromised credit card and debit accounts were used at locations in Niceville, Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, and […]