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The long journey to low-cost spay/neuter services

The long journey to low-cost spay/neuter services

Though dawn was still hours away, volunteers were already hard at work at A HOPE for Santa Rosa County’s Paw Pad in Milton July 30. Inside, roughly 50 pet carriers, all covered in white sheets, were stacked and ready.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Hurricane Michael displaces hawk nestlings

Hurricane Michael displaces hawk nestlings

When Hurricane Michael ripped through the Panama City area in October 2018, many people were displaced as their homes were destroyed by high winds and the massive storm surge of the Category 5 hurricane. Nearly seven months later, some smaller residents of the Panhandle have been displaced by the storm’s aftermath. Read the full article […]

Timmons embraces challenge of Ironman competitions

Timmons embraces challenge of Ironman competitions

Troy Timmons was sitting around with friends one day a few years ago when they talked about doing an Ironman competition. The talk soon turned to reality as Timmons competed in his first one in 2016 in Panama City. His friends backed out. Read the full article in the May 9 issue of Navarre Press. […]

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

A look at where Raider lifters rank going into state

Winning a state championship in weightlifting comes down to numbers. There are 20 weight divisions. Fifteen lifters are competing for Navarre’s girls weightlifting team, which has won the last four state championships. This is the most of any school at the state meet, which takes place Friday at Arnold in Panama City. The meet begins […]

ROTC cadets step up to help in Panama City

ROTC cadets step up to help in Panama City

Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC program rose to the occasion on short notice to help out Hurricane Michael victims. Last Monday morning, a call for help at the Bozeman Shelter in Panama City went out to Navarre and 41 cadets from the high school ended up helping 150 evacuees move to a mega shelter at Arnold […]

Caring and Sharing splits donations with Hurricane Michael relief

Caring and Sharing splits donations with Hurricane Michael relief

While rivalry week tends to be a competitive time between Navarre and Gulf Breeze high schools, this year’s food drive steered away from the traditional competition to respond to a need within the wider community. The annual Caring and Sharing rivalry canned food drive, held Oct. 17-27, moved to divide donations between the local Santa […]

Gulf Power steps up in wake of storm devastation

Gulf Power steps up in wake of storm devastation

Sandy Sims said Hurricane Michael is the worst she’s seen in her 35 years with Gulf Power. She rode out the storm at work in Panama City and remembers walking outside afterward and surveying the damage. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Navarre community united in relief efforts

Hurricane Michael had eyes on the northern Gulf Coast before it even entered the Gulf of Mexico. And for a while, Navarre was in the cross-hairs of the impending landfall. We watched and waited. Then we nervously watched and waited. All the while the forecasters were predicting what seemed like an impossible turn to the […]

95 percent of electricity to be restored by Oct. 24

95 percent of electricity to be restored by Oct. 24

Gulf Power announces that by midnight, Oct. 24, fourteen days after landfall of Hurricane Michael, 95 percent of all Gulf Power customers who can accept electric service should be restored.Customers in several areas will be restored sooner. Over the last 24 hours, more than 21,000 Gulf Power customers have been restored. “Hurricane Michael was an […]

Sweet Pea goes on a diet

Sweet Pea goes on a diet

Sweet Pea is on a diet of sorts. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s resident green sea turtle is still receiving medical care at Gulf World Marine Institute in Panama City for chronic gastrointestinal concerns.   Read the full article in the Sept. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to […]

Sweet Pea travels for treatment at Gulf World

Sweet Pea travels for treatment at Gulf World

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s (NBSTCC) resident green sea turtle, Sweet Pea, has been transported to Gulf World in Panama City for treatment of gastro-intestinal issues. NBSTCC founder Cathy Holmes said the turtle was moved July 17 to Gulf World Marine Park because staffers at the center observed that a pre-existing, chronic condition […]

Santa Rosa County native involved in scallop sitter program

Santa Rosa County native involved in scallop sitter program

Jeff Cole grew up in Milton and remembers when scallops were plentiful in the area. That isn’t the case anymore. The scallop population is severely depleted in the Panhandle, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission … Read the full article in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as […]

Local group provides low-cost spay/neuter service for pets

Local group provides low-cost spay/neuter service for pets

Brandi Winkleman used to work at the animal shelter in Santa Rosa County. She’s seen just how overpopulated it is. “The shelter takes in over 6,000 animals a year, and about 4,000 end up being euthanized,” Winkleman said. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Castro shifts from secretary role to job as ranger

Castro shifts from secretary role to job as ranger

Corliss Castro never imagined she would become a park ranger. Before getting into the career, she was in a job on the opposite end of the spectrum. “I was a secretary in a medical office and indoors all day,” Castro said. She applied for a secretary position at St. Andrews State Park in Panama City […]

Retiree embraces new role as National Seashore volunteer

Retiree embraces new role as National Seashore volunteer

Roman Stanley has found a great way to stay busy in his retirement life. He volunteers at Gulf Islands National Seashore, working the front desk in the visitor center at the headquarters at Naval Live Oaks. While he admits he’s never been a big-time outdoor enthusiast, he loves seeing people partake in all that the […]

Inside the life of a shark researcher

Inside the life of a shark researcher

Inspiration comes from a lot of different places. Dr. John Carlson, a Research Fish Biologist for NOAA Fisheries, has always loved ocean life. Seeing the movie “Jaws” as a child pushed his inspiration to get involved in shark research over the top. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

Acceleration of drug choices

Acceleration of drug choices

In 2016, Castlight Health did a nationwide study and probed the rates of opioid painkiller abuse in the U.S. cities. What it found might surprise you. Our neighbor to the west, Pensacola, is listed as the 16th most drug addicted city in the country and our neighbor to the east, Panama City is listed as […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 11

Five Things to Know in Florida for June 11

TEEN DIES 2 DAYS AFTER SAND COLLAPSE ON FLORIDA BEACH The Bay County Sheriff’s Office reports on social media that 17-year-old Travor Brown died at Panama City hospital Friday. Brown was visiting the area with friends. On Wednesday, beachgoers told Bay County Sheriff’s deputies they’d seen a couple of teens digging in a sand bank […]

Tough Mudder competitors test their limits

Tough Mudder competitors test their limits

Swinging over pits of water, climbing up slopes as you struggle to gain footing on a slippery surface and jumping into a bath of ice might not seem like the most enjoyable way to spend a weekend. But for those brave enough, or maybe crazy enough depending on your viewpoint, to endure those grueling obstacles […]

From Instant Message to Instant Nightmare

From Instant Message to Instant Nightmare

One wrong click by your child on your unmonitored computer could spell disaster or just an innocent sleepover gone wrong as 16-year-old Shauna Newell of Pensacola learned in 2006.  “A mile a minute, that is how fast your child can disappear,” according to the Klaas Kids Foundation’s website.  Locally, Brad Dennis works as the director […]