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Northwest Florida Haunts

Northwest Florida Haunts

As Halloween approaches, Navarre Press would like to share with you some of the best local haunts and their stories.  NOTE: Not all of these locations are open to the public. Trespassing on private grounds is a crime punishable by law. Furthermore, vandalism of any kind is also a crime. Destroying or defacing a cemetery […]

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

1. How it all started Following the face stuffing of Thanksgiving and subsequent shopping frenzy of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, a day dedicated to giving back has been added to the holiday whirl. In 2012, the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact created #GivingTuesday. According to GivingTuesday.org, the idea was […]

Fear Forest frightens for a cause

Fear Forest frightens for a cause

Leading up to Halloween night, Community of Christ church brought the fear last weekend during their annual Fear Forest. This haunted trail brought in hundreds of folks for screams and children’s Halloween activities. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive […]

Ghost investigators descend on local haunt

Ghost investigators descend on local haunt

One of Milton’s haunting hot spots got national attention Saturday night as a television crew filmed a ghost-hunting team’s investigation at the Imogene Theater. Dalen Spratt and Juwan Mass, two stars of the TLC cable TV show Ghost Brothers, led a group of locals and visitors in an evening exploration of the 104-year-old theater. The […]

Downtown Milton among top concerns for Florida Trust

Downtown Milton among top concerns for Florida Trust

In 1877, William Keyser built a brick and mortar store along the shore of the Blackwater River in the heart of Milton. At the time Milton was a growing community, a mill town focused on the export of pine timber throughout the region and across the world. Keyser was leading the way in this growth […]

Ghostly singer still puts on a show

Ghostly singer still puts on a show

In its infancy, the city of Milton was no peaceful little town. This mill-based area boasted quite the rowdy past. Referred to as Hell Town, this place was the scene of its fair share of murders and brothels. Very little remains of the original structures thanks to two separate harsh fires that burnt most of […]

Car bombs couldn’t stop local reformer

Car bombs couldn’t stop local reformer

The odds of being murdered in the U.S. are roughly 1 in 6,100 according to data from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, but the odds of surviving an attempted murder are far smaller. Surviving not two or three, but four attempts on one’s life, the odds become astronomical. And it means somebody clearly […]