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Brain Bag babies turn 1

Brain Bag babies turn 1

Human brains undergo the single greatest period of development, learning and growth during the first three years of life. From the very moment they open their eyes to the world, children are sponges. How many words they hear in the first few years can impact their literacy and overall education outcomes for the rest of […]

Kids for Camp opens enrollment

Kids for Camp opens enrollment

Autism Pensacola’s camper application period for the 2018 summer learning lab Kids for Camp kicks off Feb. 6 with an informational meeting at 6 p.m. in the Pollak Training Center at Arc Gateway. Childcare is available, but reservations are necessary. Sign up online at http://bit.ly/K4Camp2018. Established in 2002, Autism Pensacola is a not-for-profit organization dedicated […]

Middle schooler honored for heroic call

Middle schooler honored for heroic call

Peyton Jones, 11, is a normal middle schooler. She attends Sims Middle School in Pace. Her favorite subjects are science and history. She has two siblings that love her dearly, 9-year-old Kate and 5-year-old Holton. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

ICU nurse fights off infection, set to start rehab care

ICU nurse fights off infection, set to start rehab care

The future looks promising for a Sacred Heart Hospital intensive care nurse turned patient as she recovers from a life-threatening infection. Navarre resident Christa Gibson could be checking out of the same floor she once treated patients on and be checking into rehabilitation therapy as her strength continues to build. Gibson, 36, is mother to […]

ICU nurse remains in intensive care

ICU nurse remains in intensive care

After spending years saving the lives of others – and just days after giving birth to her second daughter – a Navarre nurse ended up fighting for her life at the same hospital where she works. Christa Gibson, 36, is mother to two girls, two-year-old Jessie Blu and 22-day-old Jessie Belle. She is battling a […]

Healing local wounds

Any given day Shawna Garito gets a photo of a wound sent to her by her friends. In-grown hairs, abrasions and other less-than-appealing images sent to her, typically with questions about what to do next. But Garito doesn’t mind. “I like wounds because I like seeing them get better. I like seeing how coordinating the […]

Doctor’s dream investment becomes financial nightmare

Doctor’s dream investment becomes financial nightmare

Emergency room physician Paul Henning and his wife, Ekaterina, a substance addiction counselor, had an ambitious vision for The Club II athletic center when they bought it for $2.9 million in 2012. Their goals included replacing the standard sports club snack bar with a European-style café, redesigning the lobby with a tile waterfall that resembles […]

Sacred Heart construction draws FDEP warning

Sacred Heart construction draws FDEP warning

Dust blowing from the construction site of Sacred Heart’s new clinic in Tiger Point has brought a warning from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Prompted by complaints from nearby residents, an FDEP inspector visited the 7-acre project last week and found inadequate maintenance at the Tiger Point Boulevard entrance. “They hardly ever water the […]

Parents sentenced for toddler drinking drain cleaner

Parents sentenced for toddler drinking drain cleaner

The State Attorney’s Office announced that Amber Nicole Cooley, 24, and Kyle Joseph Cooley, 27, were sentenced on Aug. 11 and 12 to 10 years in state prison for charges that arose when a 3- year-old child ingested ingredients used by the couple to manufacture methamphetamine in their home.  The 10-year sentence is a minimum […]

Sacred Heart shuns homeowners’ meeting request

Sacred Heart shuns homeowners’ meeting request

Ten Tiger Point homeowner associations are finding no success in their efforts to meet with Sacred Heart Health System officials over the controversy surrounding construction of a new clinic. A spokesman for the nonprofit company based in Pensacola told the Navarre Press this week that Sacred Heart has no response to an invitation from the […]

Motorcycle accident leaves driver critical

Motorcycle accident leaves driver critical

At around 9:20 p.m. Saturday night, a motorcycle collided with the back of a Nissan Exterra on Navarre Parkway and the driver of the bike was air lifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in critical condition. Read the full article in the April 28 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe online.

8 injured in wreck after driver suffers seizure

8 injured in wreck after driver suffers seizure

Eight people were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital Saturday at around 12:30 p.m. after the driver of an SUV suffered a seizure while traveling south on State Road 87 in Milton. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver, Warren S. Floyd, 45, of Deridder, La., traveled onto the western grass shoulder and struck a […]

Girl, 7, dies in crash

Girl, 7, dies in crash

A 7-year-old Navarre girl died Friday night following injuries sustained in a car crash in Walton County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Dedtra Siebern, 35, of Navarre, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS eastbound on State Road 8, just east of County Road 280 at around 1:15 p.m. Siebern was traveling in the […]