• Aggressive COVID-19 Campaign Yields Highest-Ever October Revenues for Santa Rosa Tourism

    Santa Rosa County hit its highest mark ever for October tourism tax revenues – despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism leaders attribute the gains to a campaign aimed to capitalize on Navarre being a great getaway for remote learning and working. “This was a very aggressive and targeted campaign,” said Santa Rosa County Tourist Development … read more

  • Christmas Parades start this weekend

    Navarre Parade 1 pm, Sat. Dec 5 Small parade takes place on Presidio Street, starting at Navarre Library and ending at Centennial Bank Milton Christmas Parade 6 pm, Sat.., Dec. 5 Larger-sized parade, starting at Milton Community Center on Byrom Street, North to James Street, East on James Street to Stewart Street, South on Stewart … read more

  • Broxson named Chairman of Florida Senate Education Appropriations Committee

    Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson on Thursday announced committee assignments, and Senator Doug Broxson of Gulf Breeze was tapped as chairman of education appropriations. Additionally, Broxson was also named to the Appropriations committee and other key appointments. Additionally, Broxson was also selected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Banking and Insurance Committee. He will … read more

  • 12th Annual Penguin Plunge ‘n Paddle to benefit Healing Paws for Warriors

    Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill is hosting the 12th Annual Penguin Plunge ‘n Paddle, which will benefit Healing Paws for Warriors, a nonprofit organization on a mission to —Save a Veteran / Rescue a Dog.  At 12:30 p.m., participants can show off their paddle skills in a stand-up paddle (SUP) board adventure course.  At 1:30 … read more

  • Gulf Power Foundation contributes $41K to local organizations

    Bald eagle feeding nestling photo by Romi White The Gulf Power Foundation has awarded more than $41,000 to local charitable or nonprofit organizations during the third quarter of 2020 to support communities throughout Northwest Florida.   “Gulf Power’s mission has always been to support our communities where we live and work, and our quarterly grants through the Gulf Power Foundation help build strong and sustainable communities,” said … read more

  • Eglin’s first-ever multi-domain test exercise underway

    Emerald Flag, Eglin’s first native multi-domain test exercise, begins here Dec. 1-5 on the Eglin test and training range.  This inaugural event brings more than 25 agencies to participate.  It is a collaborative multi-service effort focused on increasing the effectiveness of the joint domain warfighter.  “The goal is to align DoD resources across the Florida … read more

  • Santa Rosa’s First Female County Commissioner Leaves Legacy

    Ira Mae Bruce passed away earlier this week but will be lovingly remembered as a trail blazer for Navarre and women. She was the first female Santa Rosa County Commissioner. “No one, man or woman, had more influence and the ability to get things done in the 80s than Ira Mae. I have fond memories … read more