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    Playground expansion planned for Tiger Point

    UPDATE: Due to the determination there will be a lack of a quorum on Thursday, commissioners are voting on agenda items today. Santa Rosa County Commissioners this week will discuss approval of a $173,082.80 expansion of the Tiger Point Park playground using District 5 Recreation Funds. The project will include installation of all-inclusive equipment aimed … read more

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    City OKs rate increase

    For the second time in a year, South Santa Rosa Utilities System customers will see an increase in their water and sewer rates thanks to a vote at Monday’s City of Gulf Breeze City Council meeting. The board voted 4-1 to implement a 2 percent increase for both city and SSRUS customers with an additional … read more

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    Making waves

    Last Saturday, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area gave a big boost to help one local expand on her vision and love for marine science education, marking a first for the Navarre community. At their annual gala, IMPACT 100 awarded the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station a $108,200 grant, which will help the nonprofit purchase an … read more

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    New beach pavilions coming in 2017

    Last week Santa Rosa County received an update on plans for a new pavilions and beach accesses within the county-owned Navarre Beach Marine Park. The $1.8 million construction funded through Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill restoration funds is expected to begin in April 2017. Pearce Barrett, Natural Resources Damage Assessment Coordinator for the Florida Department of … read more

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    Weekend Food Program bags 550 hygiene kits

    The Navarre Weekend Food Program recently partnered with area businesses and volunteers to produce 550 hygiene kids for Navarre and Gulf Breeze students. This is the first of two kits that will be delivered during the 2016-17 school year to area children that need them. The program was paid for with a grant from the … read more

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    Residents reporting clown sightings in HBTS

    Recent reports of clown sightings have surfaced in Holley-by-the-Sea following an influx of disturbing clown sightings around the nation. A Holley-by-the-Sea resident posted on the Facbook page Concerned Citizens of Navarre that her children had spotted clown(s) on Coral Street, Hawthorne Drive and Bayou Drive. Other residents in the neighborhood also confirmed they saw clowns … read more

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    Report: Navarre man allegedly masturbated in front of minor

    A Navarre man was booked into Santa Rosa County Jail on October 7 following a month-long investigation through the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office regarding allegations that the man was spotted by a 16-year-old and adults masturbating in the nude in the front window of his home on numerous occasions. Seventy-two-year-old Richard Schnabel was arrested … read more