• Wanted Pace Man Jailed for DUI and Drug Charges after I-10 Chase

    Just before midnight on November 27, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office was engaged in a pursuit of a reckless vehicle (Land Rover) while traveling westbound on Interstate 10. A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was notified by one of the SRSO deputies that the pursuit which was traveling into Escambia County. At the same time, Tallahassee Regional … read more

  • In Loving Memoriam: Dora Lozano-Grimes (1938-2023)

    Dora was born in Kersey, Colorado, in April of 1938.  She was a Mexican-American born to her father Francisco Rubio Lozano, and her mother Romanita Benavidez-Lozano. She had seven siblings, one adopted. Dora grew up in the southwestern part of the US as the family moved around Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Arizona, and California.  Her … read more

  • Rep. Andrade Declines 2024 Sponsorship of Perdido Key Incorporation Bill

    Florida House District 2 Representative Alex Andrade today announced he will not sponsor legislation for a 2024 referendum on the proposed incorporation of Perdido Key.  “The feasibility study overestimated revenues (taxes collected) by about $327 per household. To fix that error, the local bill would have either needed to increase taxes on every household by … read more

  • OPINION: Some Change is Not for the Better – Let’s Keep Mark Miller

    Century 21 Island View Realty Broker/Owner Mark Miller, president of Holley-Navarre Water System and Pirates on the Panhandle    Many Navarre residents preferred our community’s previous branding as “Florida’s Best Kept Secret.” Now we’re labeled as “Florida’s Most Relaxing Place.”  Those who’ve lived here more than a few years can recall the Panhandle Butterfly House, … read more

  • Hurlburt Crews Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

    U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz and Santa Rosa County Commission Vice Chairman James Calkins and his wife, Mariya, attended the presentation. Hurlburt AF photo.  The sounds of gunfire woke U.S. Air Force Captain James Ryan on an early August morning in 2021. “There’s a problem, we have to go now,” his aircraft commander, U.S. Air Force … read more

  • OPINION: Someone Needs to Sue the Santa Rosa School Board for Censoring Speech

    While the Santa Rosa County District School Board could sensibly prohibit personal attacks not related to the board’s business, they could be, and should be, sued for stopping constituents for voicing opinions against district officials. The mother of a Santa Rosa School student, during Tuesday’s school board meeting, was expressing frustration against Terry Harmon, the … read more

  • New Year’s Day Plunge to Benefit Navarre’s Centennial Celebration

    Navarre will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2025, and 2024 Pier Plunge organizers aim to help raise money toward the Centennial Celebration without charging those brave enough to take the New Year’s Day plunge into the Gulf of Mexico. The pier plunge will take place Monday, January 1, 2024 at 12 noon. Popular local band … read more