Panama City Beach

Jefferson redeems himself by winning first title

Jefferson redeems himself by winning first title

Jordan Jefferson was supposed to contend for a state title a season ago. After bench pressing 375 pounds, he scratched in the clean and jerk.  He finished at the bottom of the standings in the heavyweight division, a long way from contention. But he was back at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach on […]

Just call Carter a champion again

Just call Carter a champion again

Josh Carter admits there were moments when he wondered if the hard work would pay off. That it would lead him down a path to another state championship in the 219-pound weight class. With a gold medal around his neck Friday afternoon at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, the Navarre senior looks back […]

Raiders hoping to jam to state championship tune

Raiders hoping to jam to state championship tune

Rap or Rock? That was the question Garrett Bagley posed to Jacobi Smith prior to the start of a mid-day workout a week before Friday’s 2A state weightlifting meet at Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. Smith chose rock. But had he chosen rap, or really, any other brand of music, that wouldn’t have […]

Trash Bash finds debris from Hurricane Michael

Trash Bash finds debris from Hurricane Michael

Volunteers of Navarre Beach’s month Trash Bash pulled more than 300 pounds of marine debris from the coastline Feb. 24, but mother nature may be to blame for a big chunk of that junk. Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center volunteer Nicole Stephens organizes Trash Bash. Read the full article in the March 7 issue […]

Subtropical storm Alberto falls flat

Subtropical storm Alberto falls flat

May 25 weather forecasters all over the Florida panhandle along with the national weather services were watching a storm brewing in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued its first advisory on the storm, subtropical storm Alberto, at 10 a.m. All of this was happening ahead of the official June 1 start […]

Mobi-mat to make Navarre Beach wheelchair friendly

Mobi-mat to make Navarre Beach wheelchair friendly

Hannah White, 11, has never been to the beach. In the more than a decade that she has lived in the Navarre area with her mother Karin, she has never been able to make it down to the shoreline. Read the full article in the Mar. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Humpback whale surprises Panhandle

Humpback whale surprises Panhandle

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officers got a super-sized surprise last week when a humpback whale made a visit to coastal waters along the Gulf of Mexico. The two officers were in the state waters less than 20 miles offshore near Panama City Beach Feb. 15 when they spotted an unusual ocean mammal. […]

Gigi receives off-site medical care

Gigi receives off-site medical care

Gigi, the blind loggerhead sea turtle that permanently resides at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC), has not been home in 15 days. Her three-foot-deep tank stands still and empty. That’s because Gigi is sick. She is undergoing treatment for pneumonia at Gulf World Marine Institute in Panama City Beach. Gulf World is […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 31

Five Things to Know in Florida for March 31

WEST INDIAN MANATEES GO FROM ‘ENDANGERED’ TO ‘THREATENED” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in a news release Thursday that challenges remain to ensuring the species’ long-term future, even though the manatee population has increased over the years. The new status won’t diminish existing federal protections and the manatee will continue to be protected […]

Busy Labor Day weekend despite weather

Busy Labor Day weekend despite weather

Despite dwindling attendance along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Hermine, Navarre Beach bed-tax collectors reported maxed out occupancy for the three-day Labor Day weekend. As CNBC warned travelers to rethink their Florida travel plans, hotels in Panama City Beach reported high cancellations due to the storm and discounted rates to recapture those […]

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 Aug. 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 12

FORECASTERS: BUSY ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON IS MORE LIKELY The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s updated outlook predicts 12 to 17 named storms, including five to eight hurricanes, two to four of which could be “major.” On average, the U.S. gets 12 named Atlantic storms a season, including six hurricanes, three of them major. WALT DISNEY […]

Navarre Beach ranked among best in the country

Navarre Beach ranked among best in the country

Florida’s best kept secret remains a favorite destination amongst travelers, and the secret may be getting out. Navarre Beach has been named one of the top beaches in the country in the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 8

POLICE INVESTIGATE MASS SHOOTING AT FLORIDA NIGHTCLUBS A shooting erupted inside a nightclub packed with hundreds of people in Orlando’s tourist district early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 10 others. Early Saturday, a shooting broke out at a Tampa strip club, killing two and injuring at least seven people. STATE GOP LAWMAKERS BACK LGBT […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 25

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 25

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. Jury begins deliberating in Florida A&M hazing death trial Jurors have begun deliberating in the trial of the three remaining defendants charged with the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major. The six jurors retired to the jury room […]

Navarre Beach ‘#25 in the U.S.’

Navarre Beach ‘#25 in the U.S.’

TripAdvisor® announced March 18 its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Beaches and Navarre Beach was named the #25 beach in the U.S. Florida and Hawaii tied for having the most beaches in the top 25. The TripAdvisor® listing is the second recognition for Navarre Beach in the past two months. Conde’ Nast Traveler listed Navarre Beach […]