Tiger Point

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Wendy Williams was a critical care nurse for 25 years and a medical device rep for Boston Scientific for 15 years. In fact, it was her job as a rep selling pacemakers and defibrillators that brought her to Florida. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Miracle League ready for first pitch

Miracle League ready for first pitch

The field is prepped, buddies have been trained and opening day is set. Now all Miracle League of Santa Rosa County needs is players. The nonprofit formed in July 2017 with the goal of allowing individuals of all abilities to participate in baseball. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Hidden Creek announces new superintendent

Hidden Creek announces new superintendent

The Club at Hidden Creek announced Feb. 11 that it has hired a new golf course superintendent familiar with the course and the position. New hire Bill Seigle previously served as the 18-hole course’s regional golf course superintendent under past course owner company IGM. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

UPDATE: 132 apartments slated for Tiger Point driving range

UPDATE: 132 apartments slated for Tiger Point driving range

UPDATE: This rezoning proposal was withdrawn from the agenda by the following email request from Joe Leibold of 3539 Gulf Breeze Parkway, LLC. No reason for the withdrawal was provided. Neighbors are riled at plans to develop a multi-family apartment complex in Tiger Point consisting of 132 units. The 13.24-acre property located east of Country […]

100 Women Who Care about Miracle League

100 Women Who Care about Miracle League

Local philanthropic group 100 Women Who Care Emerald Coast presented a grant to The Miracle League of Santa Rosa County to help in creating an all-inclusive sports field and baseball program in Tiger Point. Members of the board for the Miracle League knew a check was coming but did not know the amount. Read the […]

Tiger Point plaza sees new wave of retail, dining

Tiger Point plaza sees new wave of retail, dining

At least three new restaurants and a variety of retail opportunities are set to open their doors in the Tiger Point shopping center where Publix opened in January. The shopping complex that offers multiple rental spaces for other retailers is completed, and Amber Hightower Dedeaux of Vallas Realty said the company is working on finishing […]

Four vehicles stolen in south Santa Rosa

Four vehicles stolen in south Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies are actively investigating the theft of four vehicles in the Navarre and Gulf Breeze area. The vehicles were reported stolen last night. According to a press release, a tow truck was reported stolen from Tiger Point Paint and Body in Gulf Breeze. Three private vehicles were also reported stolen in the […]

Contaminants minimal in Gulf Breeze tap water

Contaminants minimal in Gulf Breeze tap water

Let’s get this part out of the way: the drinking water provided by the City of Gulf Breeze through its two utilities to customers all the way from the city itself to Tiger Point isn’t perfect. But it isn’t likely to make you sick either. Read the full article in the July 12 issue of […]

Future Tiger Point School site needs work

Future Tiger Point School site needs work

In a deal that isn’t perfect for either side, the Santa Rosa County School Board has agreed to buy part of Tiger Point Golf Club from the City of Gulf Breeze for $1.9 million. Current plans call for an elementary or middle school to be built there within five to eight years, but School Superintendent […]

State probe of Gulf Breeze may take months

State probe of Gulf Breeze may take months

  After three months of sifting through tips from would-be sources, state auditors are still trying to decide how far and deep their planned look into City of Gulf Breeze operations will be. The Florida Auditor General’s staff had planned to set up shop at Gulf Breeze City Hall by the end of March, but […]

Volunteers press on with Great Scallop Search

Volunteers press on with Great Scallop Search

While severe weather conditions have canceled parts of this year’s Great Scallop Search in Santa Rosa Sound, volunteers with the UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Santa Rosa County office will take to the surf again Saturday in hopes of finding seagrass-dwelling bay scallops. The Great Scallop Search is an annual event put on by the […]

New dining, shops coming to Tiger Point

New dining, shops coming to Tiger Point

In addition to a new Publix, Tiger Point will be getting as many as 12 other new dining and shopping options at the Tiger Point Pavilion at 1430 Tiger Park Lane. Vallas Realty leasing broker Amber Hightower Dedeaux said the number of shops will likely vary based on the square footage and parking needed. “We […]

HNWS vows crack down on culprits for effluent overage

HNWS vows crack down on culprits for effluent overage

HNWS vows crack down on culprits for effluent overage The failure of Holley-Navarre Water System to stay within its state-approved standard for disposing of treated wastewater is partly the fault of some homeowners who are improperly channeling stormwater  into sewers, according to the utility board’s president, Bien May. In a letter responding to a Navarre […]

HNWS nearing deal to add effluent disposal sites

HNWS nearing deal to add effluent disposal sites

Unable to stay with the state-approved standard for disposing of treated wastewater by spraying effluent on a golf course or piping it into ponds, Holley Navarre Water System is nearing a deal for a major expansion of disposal capacity. Mindful that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is well aware of the utility’s continuing infringement […]

Funds lacking to convert south county septic tanks

Funds lacking to convert south county septic tanks

The goal of converting the thousands of residential septic tanks in south Santa Rosa to more environmentally friendly sewer systems is widely embraced by elected officials, water utilities directors and the Florida Department of Health. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

New athletic park planned for Navarre

New athletic park planned for Navarre

Santa Rosa County Commissioners moved forward with turning a piece of county owned land into new athletic fields in Navarre off East Bay Boulevard Thursday, Jan. 26. The 11-acre, L-shaped parcel is zoned for recreational park uses, but could not be used for that purpose due to being in a military airport zone. The parcel […]

New direction sought for Tiger Point Golf

New direction sought for Tiger Point Golf

The City of Gulf Breeze plans to terminate its deal with an Orlando management company to operate the clubhouse restaurant at its Tiger Point Golf Club and to press it for a long-overdue plan to make capital improvements elsewhere at the 365-acre facility. Read the full article in the Jan. 5 issue of Navarre Press. […]

County to tax Gulf Breeze on Tiger Point Golf

County to tax Gulf Breeze on Tiger Point Golf

The latest headache for the City of Gulf Breeze over its ownership of Tiger Point Golf Club is that the Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office says the facility is no longer exempt from ad valorem taxes. That means the club is subject to about $30,000 a year in property taxes, equal to nearly one-third […]

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Rotary breakfast spotlights respect, competition in Raiders’-Dolphins’ rivalry

Intensity rises to another level in a game between two rivals, setting the stage for a showdown that can either bring out the best in athletic competition or shine a light on the worst of it. In the wake of what has happened in recent years during the Navarre-Gulf Breeze rivalry week — property has […]

SunTrust to close historic Gulf Breeze branch

SunTrust to close historic Gulf Breeze branch

Although the City of Gulf Breeze boasts some of the more affluent neighborhoods in Santa Rosa County, SunTrust Banks Inc., plans to close its longtime location there on Jan. 17. The Atlanta-based company sent a letter to customers last week that directed them to SunTrust’s nearest locations in Tiger Point and downtown Pensacola, both about […]

New Walmart confirmed for Navarre

New Walmart confirmed for Navarre

The grocery store planned to be constructed on Navarre Parkway across from Joybrook Road will be a Walmart Neighborhood Market according to building plans submitted for the project in September to the Santa Rosa County Development Services office. Jason McLarty with Development Services said there has not been an official start date set for construction […]

Sacred Heart construction draws FDEP warning

Sacred Heart construction draws FDEP warning

Dust blowing from the construction site of Sacred Heart’s new clinic in Tiger Point has brought a warning from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Prompted by complaints from nearby residents, an FDEP inspector visited the 7-acre project last week and found inadequate maintenance at the Tiger Point Boulevard entrance. “They hardly ever water the […]

Gulf Breeze seeks septic tank elimination

Gulf Breeze seeks septic tank elimination

The 1,000 or so septic tanks on residential properties in the City of Gulf Breeze are potential environmental hazards, and the municipality is proposing a massive switch to its sewer system. “We would like to start making this happen, especially in areas near Santa Rosa Sound, to protect it from potential contamination,” said Mayor Matt […]

City seeks second opinion on Tiger Point Golf

City seeks second opinion on Tiger Point Golf

Although City of Gulf Breeze leaders are considering the excuses made recently by Tiger Point Golf Club’s managing tenant for the facility’s deteriorated fairways and greens, they have hired a landscape architect to scrutinize conditions there. The city, which owns the club, brought in Atlantic Beach-based Robert Walker, who specializes in golf course inspections and […]

Sacred Heart shuns homeowners’ meeting request

Sacred Heart shuns homeowners’ meeting request

Ten Tiger Point homeowner associations are finding no success in their efforts to meet with Sacred Heart Health System officials over the controversy surrounding construction of a new clinic. A spokesman for the nonprofit company based in Pensacola told the Navarre Press this week that Sacred Heart has no response to an invitation from the […]

Decline of Tiger Point golf course under scrutiny

Decline of Tiger Point golf course under scrutiny

The parched conditions of fairways and greens at Tiger Point Golf Club are drawing concern from officials at the City of Gulf Breeze, which owns the 365-acre club. Integrity Golf, which took over management of the club via a lease last October, is responsible for its maintenance, but the course has languished from the lack […]

Tiger Point residents seek Sacred Heart compromise

Tiger Point residents seek Sacred Heart compromise

Tiger Point residents, frustrated by the lack of response from Sacred Heart Medical System to their objections about its construction plans for a new clinic, are suggesting a more community-friendly alternative. “If they would move the entrance on Tiger Point Boulevard about 200 feet south, there would be less traffic congestion and it would be […]

County’s closed-door meeting riles Tiger Point residents

County’s closed-door meeting riles Tiger Point residents

Tiger Point residents’ worries over traffic safety around the new Sacred Heart clinic under construction on U.S. Highway 98 are growing after they were excluded from a closed-door meeting of county and state officials on the issue last week. “The county commission seems to have made a decision without much input from people who live […]

New Publix to preserve nearby wetlands

New Publix to preserve nearby wetlands

Construction of the planned new Publix-anchored Tiger Point Shopping Center may result in about 8 acres of green space in Holley by the Sea being preserved in its natural state. The seemingly unrelated development and the 400-acre green belt a few miles away in the nearby residential community are linked by state statutes that require […]