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Five things to know: Internet safety for students

Five things to know: Internet safety for students

It’s no secret that dangers lurk online for children. Cases of sexual predators abusing social media to gain access to children are reported with disturbing regularity. But parents in Santa Rosa County took a step to protect their students Nov. 19 during an internet safety presentation in the cafeteria of Holley Navarre Middle School.

City cuts ties, funding to nonprofit Main Street Milton

City cuts ties, funding to nonprofit Main Street Milton

For the second time this year, a high-profile nonprofit community group based in Milton is fading away after scrutiny that included questions about financial transparency. Main Street Milton (MSM) is following the United Way of Santa Rosa County into history. Although the fall of MSM was less notorious than the demise of the local United […]

Know what’s on your child’s phone

Know what’s on your child’s phone

When Jarred Durant, 25, arrived at a residence in Sarasota County over the summer, he was met with an unpleasant surprise. Durant had allegedly been messaging someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl on the social media app Skout, a dating app that uses location information to connect users. Durant had allegedly gone to the […]

Navarre Beach waters safe despite Facebook scare

Navarre Beach waters safe despite Facebook scare

The Navarre Beach Lifeguard Program apologized Sept. 4 for posting a faulty water quality advisory telling swimmers the beach was unsafe and closing the water to visitors.   Following the initial Facebook post, Beach Safety Director Austin Turnbull announced that the post was a false alarm and that the waters were safe, but the initial post […]

Five things to know: Instagram for business

Five things to know: Instagram for business

Social media has enabled businesses to connect to customers in new and sometimes exciting ways if they can crack the code of ideal posting. As the audience on these platforms continues to grow, Instagram is one of the tools in the business owners’ toolbox of promotion, said Monica McBrien, community outreach specialist for the Santa […]

Social media generates added pressure for student-athletes

Social media generates added pressure for student-athletes

Caleb Long received a red card in Navarre’s soccer game against rival Washington last season. If that had happened 25 years ago, no one outside the stadium would have known about it. In the world today, however, society is obsessed with social media, almost a prisoner to it.   Read the full article in the […]

Social media instrumental in creating Alzheimer’s awareness

Social media instrumental in creating Alzheimer’s awareness

In the fight against Alzheimer’s, a disease that 5.8 million people in the United States are living with—and that will affect a projected 14 million by 2050–multiple angles are used in the attack against it. Social media is one of the avenues. “A lot of awareness is raised through social media,” said Dawn Wade, the […]

Juveniles injured in drug deal gone bad

Juveniles injured in drug deal gone bad

Several juveniles, ranging in age from 12 -17, were injured when their plan to steal drugs from drug dealers went wrong, and they ended up being taken to the hospital. According to a press release by the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, the youths planned the drug robbery over the popular social media app, Snapchat. The […]

Man allegedly lures Pace teen via social media

Man allegedly lures Pace teen via social media

A Virginia truck driver arrested in Santa Rosa County May 15 is charged with having sex with a 15-year-old in Pace after exchanging lewd messages with her on social media. Gerald Edward Filkins, 38, is charged with committing sex acts with a 15-year-old as well as using electronic communications to seduce the child. Read the […]

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Support is everything. Especially for someone who has suffered a stroke or is a caregiver for a stroke victim. Carolyn Sumrall, with the Council on Aging of West Florida, has opted to start a support group at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center where she is a board member. Her hope is that it makes a difference. […]

Bizzy coming to a store near you

Bizzy coming to a store near you

As Christmas approaches, one of Santa’s elves has taken a vacation to Navarre Beach and will be stopping in at businesses throughout the community including the Navarre Press. This year, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has created “Bizzy The Navarre Chamber Elf,” and she will be visiting chamber member businesses throughout Navarre. Read […]

Holley-Navarre event alerts parents to online perils

Holley-Navarre event alerts parents to online perils

Amid the fun of Bring Your Parent to School Day at Holley-Navarre Middle School, parents also received a more somber message last week as part of an online safety presentation. Kimberly Zarnesky, an intelligence analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, came to the school to share tips for parents to protect their children online. […]

Technology presents benefits and challenges for seniors

Technology presents benefits and challenges for seniors

Technology is constantly evolving and for senior citizens who didn’t grow up with it and maybe didn’t even use it in the workplace, keeping up with it can be a challenge. David Bruns, who  handles media relations for AARP, notes that there is a digital divide. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue […]

Raiders proactive in approach to safety at football games

Raiders proactive in approach to safety at football games

Last weekend was one of the most violent on a football Friday night. There were three shootings outside stadiums in three different states, including Florida, and that has prompted a more proactive approach to preventing future incidents. Read the full article in the Sept. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP DENOUNCES NYT COLUMN AS OFFICIALS CRY ‘NOT ME!’ As the denials poured in from Cabinet-level officials, President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News it was unfair for the person to pen the editorial anonymously because there’s no way to discredit it. 2. IRAN SUMMIT HOLDS KEY TO LOOMING SYRIA BATTLE […]

Williamson criticized for ‘liking’ vulgar Facebook posts

Williamson criticized for ‘liking’ vulgar Facebook posts

County Commissioner Rob Williamson faced heat from constituents Monday for ‘liking’ vulgar comments made about Navarre residents on the social media platform Facebook. Navarre resident Yvonne Harper, past president of the Holley by the Sea Homeowners Association, told the Board of County Commissioners that she wanted to bring some comments to light during the public forum […]

Quality time key in improving student resiliency

Quality time key in improving student resiliency

Most happy and healthy students have one thing in common: resiliency. And as students head into the new school year, school district staff are encouraging parents to take an active role in promoting mental health of their students. Read the full article in the Aug. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as […]

Retribution Rob strikes again

Retribution Rob strikes again

At Thursday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, things got a little tense during a presentation by Whispering Pines resident Heidi Allgood. During her presentation she talked about how the residents there felt they could not reach out to their District 4 Commissioner, so instead they chose to go to the Chairman of the Board, Commissioner […]

Mail-in ballots for all, not just absentee voters

Mail-in ballots for all, not just absentee voters

Red and blue signs bearing candidate names have started cropping up in front yards across the county. Social media platforms are abuzz with chatter about local and national issues. Election season is fast approaching. Read the full article in the June 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to […]

Raising awareness critical in battle against Alzheimer’s

Raising awareness critical in battle against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures are stunning enough to drop your jaw. Consider that it’s the sixth leading cause of death in America and the only one among the top 10 without prevention, treatment or a cure. As of now, there are 5.4 million people in the United States suffering from it, including more than […]

Recruiting hype

Recruiting hype

Before social media became the hotbed for finding out anything and everything about someone else’s life, athletes around the nation had no idea who was getting what offer from what school. At least not instantly. Times have changed, according to Tony Carter, an assistant football coach at Navarre. Read the full article in the June […]

The disappointed commissioner

The disappointed commissioner

In the public venue of social media, our very own Commissioner made the comment that the current pier management group “as expected has been a complete disappointment.” Let’s analyze that for a moment. Mr. Williamson, are you disappointed that they are making money for the county – 4 percent more than the same period last […]

Navarre missing girl returned to family

Navarre missing girl returned to family

Emily Navarro, age 12, who was reported missing May 14 was safely returned to her family May 15 after disappearing from Flintwood Street the day before. A Missing Child Alert was issued for Navarro by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement May 14 after she allegedly left her home in the company of Jeremy Acevedio […]

Pay $500 for the privilege of promoting a brand

Pay $500 for the privilege of promoting a brand

Great brands start with the question why. Why does this brand exist? Great brands are purposeful and authentic. They are responsive and transparent. Great brands are meant to be used as a communication tool, evoking some sort of memory or feeling in people. This is why the Navarre community loved its old beach sign so […]

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

What’s the right age for cell phones and social media?

On average, children receive their first cell phone at age 10 the New York Times reports. At that age, children lack the basic foundations of impulse control and important judgement making skills, but in many instances these children now have access to the internet and all that that entails. Read the full article in the […]

Cat’s death prompts golf cart scrutiny

Cat’s death prompts golf cart scrutiny

Growing community outrage about a deceased cat found on a residential street in the City of Gulf Breeze last week has revived efforts to regulate the golf carts that zip about town on roads and sidewalks. “My daughters are crying their eyes out tonight because someone in a golf cart hit and killed a family […]

Gulf Breeze students join national gun protest

Gulf Breeze students join national gun protest

  At 10 a.m. March 14, students across the U.S. stood up and walked out of their classrooms for 17 minutes as part of National School Walkout. Locally, Gulf Breeze High School students participated in the event under the watchful eyes of school administrators. Read the full article in the Mar. 22 issue of Navarre […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘WE ARE BOUND FOR SUCCESS’ In a fraud-tainted vote, Russia’s Vladimir Putin rolls to a crushing presidential re-election win. 2. WHAT AP INVESTIGATION REVEALS ABOUT KUSHNER REAL ESTATE DEALS The firm run by the U.S. president’s son-in-law profited by filing false papers declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants across New York City — when, […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP AIMS TO ARM TEACHERS WITH NEW GUN PLAN The president’s proposal to combat school shootings also includes improving background checks. 2. HELICOPTER CRASHES IN NYC’S EAST RIVER At least two people are dead, and one is rescued in the water north of Roosevelt Island, the mayor’s office says. 3. WHO GETS TOP MARCH […]

Navarre High student arrested for bomb threat

Navarre High student arrested for bomb threat

Two Santa Rosa County students are facing bomb threat charges for two separate threats at Navarre High School and King Middle School. Thursday, school resource officers with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office investigated an allegation involving a student at Navarre High School according to a sheriff’s office press release. This student utilized Instagram to […]