Santa Rosa Sound

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Wastewater pact with Eglin on distant horizon

Holley-Navarre Water System officials have reassured Williams Creek residents that the utility’s plan to treat wastewater near their homes is temporary. However,  an alternative proposal to pipe the effluent to Eglin Air Force Base is years from reality. There are numerous complications and potential snags that weren’t discussed at the County Commission’s special meeting last […]

Navarre Family Watersports gets more room to roam

Navarre Family Watersports gets more room to roam

Despite officials’ concerns about safety, the Navarre Family Watersports complex won approval from the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board to expand operations within its existing property—moving closer to Santa Rosa Sound and putting boaters nearer to the facility’s helicopter pad. Read the full article in the Mar. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Cushing recalls search for Black Hawk helicopter

Cushing recalls search for Black Hawk helicopter

Matt Cushing still remembers the phone call in which he was asked to assist in the search for the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed into the Santa Rosa Sound on a dreary night in early March. With the area wrapped heavily in a blanket of thick fog, the Escambia County Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

Black Hawk Tragedy

Black Hawk Tragedy

Inside one of the most devastating military training missions in recent memory By Kevin Lilley Marine Corps Times Seconds after his Black Hawk helicopter took off for a March 10 training mission — filled with seven Marine special operators and three fellow Louisiana Army National Guardsmen — the pilot remarked: “Gee, it’s dark as [expletive].” […]

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

The falling temperatures and a forecast of rain showers did not deter the hundreds of participants in the plunges held on Navarre Beach on New Year’s Day. Just the day before, the temperatures were in the 70’s and a plunge sounded pretty refreshing. But just one day later, the skies were overcast and the temperatures […]

Plunge x2

Plunge x2

Taking the “plunge” on New Year’s Day is a tradition just like eating black-eyed peas and collard greens. In Navarre, there are two opportunities this year to ring in the New Year with a rush to the nervous system by swimming in chilly waters. The first plunge of the day is the inaugural Pelican Plunge […]

When Navarre was Eagan

When Navarre was Eagan

The area of South Santa Rosa County that we call Navarre currently considers the surveying and platting of Guy H. Wyman in 1925 as our beginnings. Navarre Press has further traced one of its earlier forms of existence to a settlement called Eagan. Located off the Santa Rosa Sound encompassing a portion of present day, […]

Black Hawk memorial ceremony planned

Black Hawk memorial ceremony planned

  “When the going gets tough, the tough get going,” and that is exactly what Nathan Harris did when he learned of the tragic death of seven Marines, all of whom he knew, on March 10 off the shores of Navarre. Two months after the accident, Harris traveled from North Carolina to Navarre, taking time […]

Santa Rosa Sound on ‘impaired’ list

Santa Rosa Sound on ‘impaired’ list

Santa Rosa Sound is always bubbling with activity, including swimming, kayaking, jet skiing or fishing. So it may come as a surprise to some that the Sound does not meet water quality standards set forth by the state Department of Environmental Protection. In fact, the Sound has been on the DEP’s “impaired” list for more […]

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