• OPINION: Should a Candidate’s History of Domestic Violence Matter?

    According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Santa Rosa County had 771 cases of Domestic Violence during 2020. That’s up from 627 in 2019. One of those 2019 cases involved Mike Matthews, one of eight candidates seeking to be elected to Holley-Navarre Water System board of directors. Matthews is known in the Navarre area … read more

  • Eight Candidates Run for Three Utility Director Seats

    The Holley Navarre Water System, Inc. will host its Annual Meeting including election of directors on January 17, 2023. The meeting will be called to order at 7 a,m, and voting will take place from 7:30 a.m. till 7 p.m. at The Club at Hidden Creek, which is owned by the utility for the purpose … read more

  • EDITORIAL: PNJ Doesn’t Seem to Watch Meetings for Agencies they “Cover”

    Pensacola News Journal seems to have parted ways with its extreme anti-Conservative cartoonist Andy Marlette. It appears that Reporter Alex Miller, who had been (trying) to cover Santa Rosa County government, is also gone. Santa Rosa residents won’t miss Alex getting information wrong, like reporting a candidate won a race in the August primary election … read more

  • Utility Director Fined $500 Tampering Fee

    James Dabney, who is seeking re-election to the Holley-Navarre Water System board of directors, is one of 33 customers assessed a $500 tampering fee by the utility so far during 2022. A May 23, 2022 letter from HNWS to Dabney states the utility “recently discovered and terminated an unauthorized water connection” at his business located … read more

  • Local Christmas Parades Lined Up for this Weekend!

    Holiday cheer is ramping up with multiple local Christmas parades and events, starting this weekend. A small, kid friendly parade will take place Saturday, December 3 in Navarre, starting at 1 p.m. at the Navarre Library. It will proceed south on Presidio Street then east on Esplanade Street, ending behind Centennial Bank. Following the parade, … read more

  • PSC sends Esports teams to NJCAAE ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Playoffs

    Michael Buffington, Jackson Clyde, Josiah Gaidia and Joel Montoro will be representing Pensacola State College in the national playoffs. Photo courtesy PSC. A year ago, Pensacola State College didn’t even have an Esports Program. Now, the PSC eSports Program is sending two two-person teams to the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) playoffs to … read more

  • New Executive Chef Brings Elevated Menu and Bright Plans for Future of Restaurant

    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Navarre Beach has officially announced the appointment of Kara Mardell as Executive Chef of Beach House Bar & Grille. Mardell joined the Beach House team as sous-chef in 2021 and when the time came for a new Executive Chef, General Manager, Taylor Hall knew the perfect person for the role. “Kara … read more