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    Locals serve up new initiative

    A local church and a new area sports group have banded together to help start two youth intramural volleyball leagues at Midway’s Community Life United Methodist Church. The idea sparked from Mi Familia Volleyball Club, the area’s newest volleyball club, who approached the church about starting the leagues on their campus. John Carroll, Mi Familia’s … read more

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    Moms tackle student hunger

    Michelle Abrams was a volunteer for the Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze’s Weekend Food Program helping bag up food for needy Navarre area students. Last year she felt Navarre needed its own similar program. “At that time, I started discussing it and praying for the right opportunity to open,” Abrams said. One day she was … read more

  • Two long maps at the meetings outlined the entire length of the PD& E Study that will take place over the next several months.  (Photo by Mat Pellegrino | South Santa Rosa News)


    Hwy. 98 widening meeting draws crowd

    Tuesday night, dozens of locals scanned across overhead shots of over 25 miles worth of roadway that could potentially be widened within the next decade. That roadway is better known as congested U.S. Highway 98. The Florida Department of Transportation held two public input meetings this week to get feedback on potential roadblocks this project … read more

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    EDITORIAL: Let’s be honest

    When I worked as a spokesperson for the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners in 2006-2007, I learned a lot. In fact, I came to know so much about the inner workings of our local government that it transformed me into a watchdog. Toward the end of the 2006 fiscal year I was handed … read more

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    Citizens speak out against property taxes

    Navarre resident Debbie Gunnoe was one of many residents who addressed county commissioners during last night’s final budget hearing. Notice of a proposed $2.1 million property tax increase published Sept. 14 prompted nearly 50 people to attend Santa Rosa County’s final budget hearing Tuesday night. But despite pleas from the crowd, commissioners approved the levy … read more

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    Community Sports

    Raiders host 9/11 memorial

    Tap. Tap. Tap. That’s the only sound that could be heard on the front lawn of Navarre High School on Sept. 9. Those taps were from hammers that NHS JROTC students were using to tap hundreds of flags into the ground around the school’s flag pole. 2,996 flags. One for each life lost during the … read more

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    Packed house for historic chamber meeting

    There was a standing-room-only crowd at the Sept. 13 charter membership meeting of the newly formed Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce. “The tremendous turnout reinforces our decision to start The Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce,” said CEO Tony Alexander. “It’s obvious there is a want and desire for a strong advocate for business … read more