Santa Rosa County

Meet the four candidates running for water board

Meet the four candidates running for water board

It’s time for a different election season as the list of candidates for the Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) board of directors has been released. Four candidates are vying for three spots on the seven-member board that makes decisions about water and sewer service for the Holley-Navarre area. Current board members Daryl Lynchard, who is […]

Building in SRC may have gotten easier

Building in SRC may have gotten easier

Whether they’re building 100 plus homes in a subdivision or just reroofing their own home, citizens seeking permits in Santa Rosa County will face a much smoother process in the coming year. The county’s Development Services Office has been plagued by delays and difficulty communicating between departments, according to businesses owners. Those issues were exacerbated […]

Meet two more of Santa Rosa’s best educators

Meet two more of Santa Rosa’s best educators

Jennifer Hensley Jennifer Hensley is Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s media specialist and is glad she took the job over the summer after spending the previous nine years at the school in various other teaching roles. Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed as Hensley was named Woodlawn’s teacher of the year for 2020. Kaitlyn Hall Kaytlyn Hall […]

Senior center discusses reopening, agrees to wait

Senior center discusses reopening, agrees to wait

The Navarre Senior Center held its first general membership meeting in nearly eight months Friday. Members, masked and socially distanced, discussed the new slate of potential officers, strict protocols for their election and how many members they had lost since the last time they gathered. None were due to COVID-19, said President Nelda Seever. Read […]

The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Where the south comes for smiles

The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry Where the south comes for smiles

There’s a new dentist in town – two actually. Dr. Yola Noumeh and Dr. Greg Stanley are with the The Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, which is coming to Navarre this winter to help clients find their smiles again.  The dentistry, located at 8158 Navarre Parkway, will open right next to Little Caesars in […]

Mother, daughter graduate together

Mother, daughter graduate together

Some high school graduates move far away from their moms to go to college. They are excited to finally have independence and find their place in this world without mom watching their every move. That was not the case for 22-year-old Navarre native Aubrey Hedlund. She went through the Pensacola State College registered nursing (RN) […]

Durham teaches students through song

Durham teaches students through song

First grade teacher Stacy Durham was named Teacher of the Year for West Navarre Primary School (WNPS). She has been teaching in Santa Rosa County for 17 years. Durham joked about retiring after claiming to have taught first grade to the daughter of one of her previous fourth grade students. Durham always knew she wanted […]

More than 81,000 votes already cast

More than 81,000 votes already cast

It’s less than 24 hours to Election Day, but most Santa Rosa County voters have already cast their ballots.  More than half (56%) of Santa Rosa voters either opted to vote by mail or early vote over the last few weeks. And that trend extends to both major political parties in the county. Democrats and […]

Alpha Clean Pool provides stellar service

Alpha Clean Pool provides stellar service

When life gives you lemons, make the best lemonade anyone has ever tasted. That was the attitude of Ken Brossart, owner and operator of Alpha Clean Pool. Like many in our community, he was laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brossart had been thinking about a career change from the automotive industry for a couple of […]

Remodel your home with Anchored Renovations

Remodel your home with Anchored Renovations

With many of us spending more time in our homes these days, we may be noticing things that could be improved. Well, what would be a more perfect time to give your home a makeover? Whether you need brand-new floors or an additional room, Anchored Renovations is here to help you with all your home […]

CLC renovates during COVID closures

CLC renovates during COVID closures

In April of this year, Governor DeSantis imposed restrictions on public gatherings in response to the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic. While the governor deemed worship an essential service, many churches nonetheless exercised an abundance of caution and closed their facilities to the public opting instead to conduct their services online only. No one knew how long […]

Make the hive your home at BeeHive Homes

Make the hive your home at BeeHive Homes

Bees are among the most cooperative, social creatures on earth and the beehive supports everyone who lives there. That’s exactly why BeeHive Homes borrowed the bee philosophy to reflect their loving home experience in their assisted living residential setting. Their mission is to provide the highest quality care for the elderly in a respectful and […]

County debris clean up slow going

County debris clean up slow going

County contractors removed more than 49,000 cubic yards of debris from Santa Rosa County roads in the weeks after Hurricane Sally. That’s only a fraction of what needs hauling said County Commissioner Dave Piech. Piech represents the hard-hit areas of Navarre and Navarre Beach. “Their focus is on the debris that is going to get […]

Protect our water supply

Protect our water supply

Water is the only resource we cannot live without. History documents that many people, given adequate access to water, have survived for more than a month with no food. Mahatma Gandhi famously completed a 21-day hunger strike, but other hunger strikers went as long as 74 days without eating, according to Scientific American. Try to […]

9-year-old hauls in biggest catfish

9-year-old hauls in biggest catfish

Nine-year-old Colton Hall spent his Saturday doing what he loves – kayaking East Bay with his buddies and reeling in award-winning fish. He caught two croakers, two pigfish, two pinfish and a 4.2-pound catfish that won first place in the Juniors Division. Colton said it felt great to reel the whiskered fish in. “The catfish […]

Florida Department of Environmental Protection lifts permitting restrictions

Florida Department of Environmental Protection lifts permitting restrictions

Normalcy appears to have returned to the permitting process for building in south Santa Rosa County after concerns about water capacity brought building to a halt for months. In April, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) officials feared south Santa Rosa’s demand for water was dangerously close to outpacing the supply. So, they issued a […]

Farms take hit after storm washes out harvest

Farms take hit after storm washes out harvest

Farms across north Santa Rosa County get busy in September. Peanuts, a staple crop of the region, are ready to be turned out of the dirt. Cotton and soybean harvests are not far behind. So, when Hurricane Sally took a sharp turn east, farmers braced for losses. According to UF/IFAS Extension office researchers, agriculture along […]

Your CBD Store features sleep aid

Your CBD Store features sleep aid

Contrary to common belief, use of CBD does not get someone “high.” Health without the high is actually the slogan at Your CBD Store in Navarre. Will Nelson opened his store in the Palm Harbour Plaza in June 2019 and has seen the popularity of CBD rise quickly in the year that it has been open. In hemp, there are 115 known cannabinoids, […]

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