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Chaves takes pride in having a positive impact on his students

Chaves takes pride in having a positive impact on his students

David Chaves has been nominated for Teacher of the Year in the past at Holley Navarre Intermediate School. But the third-grade teacher’s name didn’t stay in the mix for long. “I usually withdrew my name because I’d look at other teachers and feel like their skill set was just more superior,” Chaves said. Read the […]

Black Hawk Honored

Black Hawk Honored

Residents and VIPs gathered at Navarre Park on Friday, Nov. 18 for the dedication of the Black Hawk Memorial to remember the soldiers and U.S. Marines who perished in a helicopter crash Mar. 10, 2015. Local artist Randy New created the memorial on behalf of the Santa Rosa Leadership Class 29. Read the full article […]

Clemente-Hunter and Blackwell score NROTC scholarships

Clemente-Hunter and Blackwell score NROTC scholarships

Bailey Blackwell was at home when she found out she was awarded a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship. Excited is one way to describe the action of the senior Navarre High School student who is part of the Navy Junior ROTC program at the school. “I was doing my daily check on the website […]

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Higgins’ life in the spotlight as Blue Angels pilot

Certain moments stand out for Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot in Blue Angels’ history. She remembers the first time she flew a plane. A pilot for Fat Albert, the famed C-130, Higgins was 19 and nervous her first time manning a cockpit. “You get freaked out by the littlest things when you are […]

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 […]