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  • Crime

    Burglary suspects take police on wild ride

    Two Navarre men are behind bars at Santa Rosa County Jail after a man caught the two suspects burglarizing his RV on Augustus Road in Navarre early this morning.  Those suspects were later identified as Matthew Crawford Lynch, 30, and Walter William Blakeman, 36. Both men have prior arrests in Santa Rosa County.  According to the … read more

  • Community Crime

    SRSO: Lock your doors

    Lock your car doors. A simple message that the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says is often ignored. And because it’s ignored, many locals are paying the price. “There’s always been vehicle burglaries,” said SRSO Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich Aloy. And those incidents have been popping up a lot more recently. But the burglaries … read more

  • Community

    County to vote on refuge Monday

    The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge is hoping that a vote at an upcoming Santa Rosa County commission meeting will help secure them a new home in Holley. County commissioners are expected to give the non-profit the OK on Monday (April 24) to build on a 2.28-acre parcel in Holley on Cloptons Circle that was recently … read more

  • Community

    Fresh plan for Navarre Pass

    U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz on Monday reaffirmed his commitment to reopen Navarre Pass and sponsor legislation to transfer ownership of Santa Rosa Island to leaseholders. “We remain committed to the Navarre Pass,” Gaetz told South Santa Rosa News. “My top priority in the 115th Congress is to expand the capabilities in the Gulf test range. … read more

  • Community

    Classic cars take center stage on Hwy. 98

    On the second Friday of each month the Classic Cars Club of Navarre hosts a Cruise-In at Navarre Park. According to organizer Danny Fureigh, only pre-1985 cars are allowed. “We are family oriented and people of all ages love to come see the classic cars. We generally have about 50 cars that show up,” he … read more

  • Community Sports

    Volunteers help protect nesting shore birds

    Thanks to help from residents and the Navarre High School Navy JROTC program, the local Audubon Society was able to erect temporary fencing down Navarre Beach Causeway for nesting birds. Black Skimmers are typically spotted nesting along the causeway in the Spring. The Audubon Society had a total of 38 volunteers sign up to help … read more

  • Community

    NABOR event benefits military support groups

    Chief Master Sergeant Greg Smith, command chief of Air Force Special Operations Command, made a special effort to return from Texas in time to attend the Navarre Area Board of Realtors’ April 12 monthly luncheon at Hidden Creek. At the luncheon, Smith applauded the fact that the area community provides support not only for military … read more