Wendell Hall

Nonprofit helps children in crisis throughout Santa Rosa County

Nonprofit helps children in crisis throughout Santa Rosa County

As temperatures cooled, Santa Rosa Kids’ House celebrated with the season, lighting up the Imogene Theater in downtown Milton late Nov. 1 with music. This was the second year the nonprofit hosted Legends in the Fall, a fundraiser to support therapy and support services for child victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect.   […]

Team effort fuels another successful fish fry

Team effort fuels another successful fish fry

Darlene Calhoun was making her rounds through the dining area of the Holley Navarre Senior Center Friday and couldn’t help but be proud of the effort from all sides that made the center’s annual fish fry a success once again. She stopped for a moment to put the effort into words.   Read the full […]

Kids’ House expands healing

Kids’ House expands healing

Santa Rosa County’s traumatized children have a new place to heal as Santa Rosa Kids’ House cut the ribbon on its new therapy center Sept. 19 in Milton. The facility will offer child-focused therapy space for minors recovering from sexual and physical abuse as well as other traumas, said Director Keith Ann Campbell.   Read […]

Spring Jam raises over $30,000 for Kids’ House

Spring Jam raises over $30,000 for Kids’ House

Cat Country 98.7 announced April 25 that Spring Jam 2019 raised more than double the dollars for Santa Rosa Kids’ House than the event raised last year. The concert pulled in $30,710 to support the Kids’ House advocacy centers for children who have suffered abuse.   Read the full article in the May 2 issue […]

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Taxpayers had a chance to soak their sheriff and county commissioner Saturday at Ye Olde Brothers Brewery during Norm Crowder Memorial Kids’ Fest. The dunk tank with local officials was only part of the fun. Games, live music and police animals were also on hand. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of […]

726 Lakes of Woodbine homes approved

726 Lakes of Woodbine homes approved

Amid complaints of overcrowding and innuendos about campaign finance, Santa Rosa county commissioners voted unanimously to approve a 726-home subdivision along Woodbine Road in Pace. The Lakes of Woodbine is a gated subdivision development on 240.5 acres with commercial frontage along Woodbine Road. Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Fall festivities support Kids’ House

Fall festivities support Kids’ House

The classic rock band the Eagles lit up the Imogene Theatre Friday night, sort of. Films of the band’s live performances were the focal point of Legends in the Fall, a fundraiser dedicated to the Santa Rosa Kids’ House. Read the full article in the Nov. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Former Santa Rosa County Sheriff Hall endorses Piech for District 4 Commissioner

Former Santa Rosa County Sheriff Hall endorses Piech for District 4 Commissioner

In the race for District 4 County Commissioner, Republican candidate Dave Piech has sealed a new endorsement. Wendell Hall, who served as Santa Rosa County’s Sheriff for 16 years before his retirement in 2016, formally announced his endorsement of Piech. In the announcement, Hall said, “I am supporting Dave Piech for County Commissioner, District Four. […]

Shirley Brown remembered

Shirley Brown remembered

Community, state and national leaders gathered Monday along a portion of U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre to dedicate that part of the roadway as the Warren E. “Charlie” and Shirley Brown Memorial Highway. The dedication follows the passing of Shirley Brown in December 2016. Brown and her late husband were active members in the community […]

‘Honky Tonk Homicide’ raises funds and fun

‘Honky Tonk Homicide’ raises funds and fun

It’s safe to say the Mystery Dinner Theater put on at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center Saturday night was the most successful one yet. More than 100 tickets were sold for it, including some by people who aren’t even members of the senior center. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Sheriff proposes portion of Highway 90 be dedicated to Hall

Sheriff proposes portion of Highway 90 be dedicated to Hall

County Commissioners will consider renaming a portion of Highway 90 in honor of now-retired Sheriff Wendell Hall next week. Hall served as sheriff for 16 years, the longest term of any sheriff in the county. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

Poof! Let there be raises!

Poof!  Let there be raises!

And Commissioner Williamson said, let there be raises, and so it was. We are in full support of giving deputies much needed raises. How can we employ the best when we don’t offer much in the way of pay? When our surrounding counties offer more than we do? When deputies who are loyal to our […]

County weighs highway improvements, dedication

County weighs highway improvements, dedication

County Commissioners will consider renaming a portion of Highway 90 in honor of now-retired Sheriff Wendell Hall next week. Hall served as sheriff for 16 years, the longest term of any sheriff in the county. The portion of highway being considered is in the area near Woodbine Road in Pace. The county will also be […]

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Banquet

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Banquet

Cowboy hats and boots, checkered table cloths, saddles and all things Wild West adorned Hurlburt Soundside for a crowd of nearly 150 chamber members and guests. The celebration was held for The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Awards and Installation Banquet Friday evening. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue […]

Johnson swears in as new county sheriff

Johnson swears in as new county sheriff

For the first time in 16 years there is a new sheriff in town, or at least in Santa Rosa County. At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Bob Johnson officially took the reins from long time sheriff Wendell Hall who retired. During his official swearing-in ceremony later that day, Johnson said he was lying awake all night […]