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Truck driver training coming to Santa Rosa industrial park

Truck driver training coming to Santa Rosa industrial park

As demand for commercial tractor-trailer drivers across the country soars, Santa Rosa County students will soon be able to secure a commercial driver’s license (CDL) locally. County commissioners approved a deal July 25 with Pensacola State College to offer land in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park East for creation of a new truck driver training […]

If it passes… County sets goals for potential $165 million sales tax revenue

If it passes…  County sets goals for potential $165 million sales tax revenue

Santa Rosa County commissioners have already divvied up most of the $165 million of sales tax revenue expected to come in between 2020 and 2030. But that hinges on voters allowing the tax.   Read the full article in the July 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click […]

High School theatre learns the art of swordplay

High School theatre learns the art of swordplay

Parting ways from the typical love songs and massive choreographed dance numbers of Disney musical projects, Navarre High School Theater will be presenting “The Three Musketeers” this April at Pensacola State College. A story of sword slashing heroes set in 1600s France, the play adaption of the tale involves more than a few brawls. Read […]

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

Japanese culture comes to Pensacola State College, Kiln Walk

The silence in the crowded gallery was broken by a single, booming drumbeat. Musician Mayumi Shara Waidaiko started a slow rhythm on traditional Japanese drums Jan. 31 at Pensacola State College before launching into a full song on three different pitched drums. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Standout student becomes honored employee at HNIS

Standout student becomes honored employee at HNIS

Not all that long ago, 21-year-old Kamber Anderson was walking the halls of Holley Navarre Intermediate School (HNIS) as a student. Now she’s the school’s Santa Rosa Employee of the Year. Read the full article in the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive […]

Super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse: 2019 major celestial event

Super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse: 2019 major celestial event

In what can only be described as a mouthful, a coinciding of celestial events will make for a spectacular show Jan. 20 as the sun, moon and Earth align to create a unique eclipse. The super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout the night in north and south America. Read the […]

Japanese master potter visits Gulf Coast Kiln Walk to share knowledge

Japanese master potter visits Gulf Coast Kiln Walk to share knowledge

For more than a decade Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society, a nonprofit promoting the wood-fired arts, has been attracting visitors and bringing the attention of regionally acclaimed potters to the beachfront community of Navarre. But last week the nonprofit’s reach went global with the arrival of a special guest. Read the full article in the […]

Gardner reflects on 33 year career before retirement

Gardner reflects on 33 year career before retirement

On an evening in 1995, Paul Gardner and his wife were cresting the top of the Navarre Beach bridge when they spotted a breathtaking view, thousands of lights along the coastal community known as Navarre. The couple were headed home from a celebratory dinner. Gardner had just secured a promotion to Operations Manager at Holley […]

Pensacola State College South Santa Rosa Campus lockdown lifted

Pensacola State College South Santa Rosa Campus lockdown lifted

Pensacola State College South Santa Rosa Campus was briefly under lockdown earlier today. Director of Marketing and spokesperson for the college Sheila Nichols said they received a call from the Niceville Police Department with a credible threat that a person was heading to the South Santa Rosa campus with the intention of harming someone. “We […]

More than 400 jobs coming to Santa Rosa

More than 400 jobs coming to Santa Rosa

More than 400 jobs could be coming to Santa Rosa County as yet another tenant plans to open shop at the nearly vacant Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10. Economic Development Director Shannon Ogletree announced Monday that Project Runner, a warehouse distribution company, is moving to finalize opening a facility on 50 acres of the […]

Interns at refuge help wildlife, gain skills

Interns at refuge help wildlife, gain skills

Caring for the roughly 2,000 animals that come through the front doors of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge each year is more than a full-time job, and the students who make it happen do so without pay. Board member Carol “Stormy” Andersen said she is incredibly thankful for the refuge’s internship program. Read the full […]

Study’s verdict: Business incubator viable but costly

Study’s verdict: Business incubator viable but costly

The results are in, and Santa Rosa County would stand to gain a lot from a business incubator. But the costs could exceed the benefits, at least in the short term. Florida State University Applied Economics graduate students Patrick Mas, Holt Johnson and Courtney Clark were tasked by their professors with studying the viability, impact […]

PSC vocational campus planned for I-10 industrial park

PSC vocational campus planned for I-10 industrial park

Santa Rosa County’s Northwest Florida Industrial Park @ I-10 may soon be home to a Pensacola State College (PSC) satellite campus. Currently, the plan consists of creation of a 5 acre truck driver training facility for PSC students to gain vocational credits. The campus could later be expanded to include lineman vocational training as well […]

Middle schoolers express themselves in award-winning art

Middle schoolers express themselves in award-winning art

As the school year wound to a close, dozens of students in the Holley Navarre Middle School art program celebrated a year of hard work. On display inside the school’s media center last week were dozens of ceramic sculptures, oil paintings, prints and sketches created by the students. Read the full article in the May […]

Hall sees her future among the stars

Hall sees her future among the stars

Navarre High School salutatorian Madeline Hall is enchanted by the final frontier. For years she has seen herself among the stars, exploring new worlds or at least studying them from the ground. Read the full article in the May 24 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!

Triumph project will bring training, testing possibilities for Navarre students

Triumph project will bring training, testing possibilities for Navarre students

A project approved by Triumph Gulf Coast April 27 will mean local students will be able to get commercial driver training and in-demand certifications in cybersecurity at Pensacola State College (PSC). A Federal Aviation Administration testing site will also be set up at the George Stone Technical Center in Pensacola. Read the full article in […]

Spring Festival of Flowers

The University of Florida and Pensacola State College Milton Campus invites you to join them for one of the largest festival of the season. The annual Spring Festival of Flowers will be held on April 6, 7 & 8, 2018. This popular event draws plant enthusiasts from near and far. This festival features plant nurseries, […]

Northwest Florida Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival

Cross-cut sawing, axe throwing, pole tossing and bluegrass music are among the many activities on tap for the 30th Annual Northwest Florida Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pensacola State College’s Milton campus, 5988 U.S. 90. The free festival offers something for every age including children’s […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Mar. 2 Wine & Dine for Dravet The Dravet Syndrome Foundation is pleased to announce Wine & Dine for Dravet in Honor of Charlotte organized and hosted by Cheryl Chant and Ken Rudzki, Charlotte’s grandparents. It will be held at Juana’s Club Pagodas/Sailors’ Grill from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music […]

Give Kids A Smile Day

Pensacola State College will provide free dental services on Give Kids A Smile Day on for Mar. 2 and Mar. 3, on the Warrington campus. Available to underserved children in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, the college’s dental hygiene students and faculty along with Pensacola dentist, Dr. Neil Simmons, will provide preventive care ─ cleanings, […]

One Warm Coat Drive seeking donations

One Warm Coat Drive seeking donations

One Warm Coat Drive will be collecting gently used and new winter coats in the area through October. There are numerous sites to donate coats and jackets to those who need them. The Missions Anglican Church has been the local sponsor for this drive for the past six years, and thousands of coats have been […]

International Coastal Cleanup coming to Navarre

International Coastal Cleanup coming to Navarre

Around the world and on Navarre Beach thousands of volunteers will be picking up trash Sept. 16 as part of the 31st annual International Coastal Cleanup. International Coastal Cleanup is a program of the Ocean Conservancy. Each year the group coordinates with agencies and citizens in countries across the globe to clean up coastal waterways […]

Celestial event of the century … so far

Celestial event of the century … so far

“One hundred years ago, 1918, was the last U.S. continental coast to coast total solar eclipse,” said Dr. Wayne Wooten, astronomer and newly retired astronomy professor from Pensacola State College (PSC). Aug. 21 marks just such an eclipse, the most spectacular astronomical event of the century for the United States. To see the total solar […]

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle School students displayed their artistic talents last week as a series of events at the school showcased their fine and performing arts skills. The media center was full of brightly painted 3D and 2D artwork as HNMS had its end-of-year arts show. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre […]

Spring Festival of Flowers

UF/IFAS and Pensacola State College Milton Campus hosts Spring Festival of Flowers April 7-9. There will be educational booths, crafts, garden supplies, food, music and more. Event is free and open to the public. PSC Milton Campus is located at 5988 Highway 90, building 4900. For more information, call 850-983-7134 or visit floridasplayground.com.

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and family friendly activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and next weekend. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   April  8 Community Spring Fling Families First Network hosts a community spring fling on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

Tuition, graduation and the ever-present bottom line

Tuition, graduation and the ever-present bottom line

Florida legislators in the House and Senate are taking a long, hard look at the state’s college and university system. Legislation in both arms of the Capitol could change not only how the state’s schools of higher learning are funded, but how the students are billed and funded, too. Read the full article in the […]

Lumberjack Festival

Get ready for plenty of family fun at the 29th annual Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival at Pensacola State College’s Milton campus. The free community event features forestry competitions, food, bluegrass music, children’s activities, crafts, and nature and wildlife exhibits. Forestry competitions for adults ages 16 and over take place throughout the day and include […]

Personal accounts from the Civil War

Personal accounts from the Civil War

When residents of our area have a question about local history, they turn to historian, author and Pensacola State College professor Dr. Brian Rucker. If it happened in Northwest Florida and had any significance, Rucker likely knows about it. “I really should start charging for this. I could make a fortune one quarter at a […]

Navarre goes global in cleanup effort

Navarre goes global in cleanup effort

Murky skies and a little rain could not deter volunteers Saturday morning, Sept. 17, from participating in the 31st International Coastal Cleanup on Navarre Beach. More than 30 students from Pensacola State College’s South Santa Rosa Campus dawned rain coats and gloves to pick up garbage bag after garbage bag of trash along the beaches […]