Thanksgiving Day

Holley Navarre Fire feeds the hungry

Holley Navarre Fire feeds the hungry

Holley Navarre Fire Department made sure families would not be going hungry this Thanksgiving as part of their annual meal purchase. Firefighter Dan Davidson said Holley Navarre Fire has been providing meals for families in need on Thanksgiving continuously since 2008 when the department became full-time, paid. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 […]

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Three fires in two days left 11 families in the Midway area out of their homes over Thanksgiving, but community members have come forward to assist them, said Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg. “It was not a great Thanksgiving for our community,” he said. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of […]

Farm to City feeds 800 families for Thanksgiving

Farm to City feeds 800 families for Thanksgiving

As part of National Farm to City week, Nov. 18-24, the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service partnered with Feeding the Gulf Coast and other area organizations to provide a complete holiday meal to 800 food insecure families in Santa Rosa and Escambia county Tuesday, Nov. 22. The event distributed roughly 52,400 pounds of food to […]

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Volunteers with Navarre First Assembly of God handed out more than 28,000 pounds of produce and 35 turkeys with all the fixings Monday, Nov. 20, during the church’s seventh annual Crop Drop. People from all walks of life, poor or rich, unemployed or gainfully employed, were invited to take grocery bags loaded down with farm […]

Deputies describe how they spent Thanksgiving night

Deputies describe how they spent Thanksgiving night

Two police officers are being credited with rescuing a Navarre woman in a Thanksgiving night fire. Deputy James Moye says he was less than a mile away when he heard a residential fire call dispatched, with witnesses reporting flames showing. “I didn’t even have time to turn on my lights and siren and I was […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 24

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 24

OFFICIALS: MAN WHO RAN FROM DEPUTY KILLED IN CHASE ARRESTED A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 26-year-old Francisco Obidio Portillo-Fuentes was in federal court Wednesday in Jacksonville, facing a charge of illegally re-entering the U.S. He faces up to two years in prison. A criminal complaint says the El Salvador man was in a […]

Thanksgiving hunting tradition provides wide range of benefits

Thanksgiving hunting tradition provides wide range of benefits

Thanksgiving Day isn’t just about turkey for many. Deer hunting is also popular in Florida, with hunters hitting the great outdoors throughout the holiday weekend now that deer season is underway. “White-tailed deer are the most popular game species in Florida,” said Tammy Sapp of the Division of Hunting and Game Management for the Florida […]

Safety tips to consider when deep frying a turkey

Safety tips to consider when deep frying a turkey

Turkeys are no longer for just the oven. Deep frying has become a popular method of cooking the main course for Thanksgiving dinner. And while there is nothing wrong with going that route this week, Holley -Navarre Fire District Fire Inspector Joe Early said there are safety considerations to consider. Read the full article in […]

Navarre man stabs mother’s boyfriend on Thanksgiving

Navarre man stabs mother’s boyfriend on Thanksgiving

One family’s Thanksgiving came to a violent end in Navarre. According to an arrest report issued by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, Benjamin Luther, 24, of Tavira Street in Navarre was arrested for aggravated battery and domestic violence. Deputies responded to the Tavira Street address around 4:30 p.m. Read the full article in the […]