• Navarre wins Kick-Off Classic in Pensacola

    Jaydin Antonio catches a screen pass and picks up Navarre’s first first down of the season (photo by Jay Phillips) Navarre traveled to Pensacola and tied West Florida Tech 7-7 in the varsity-only half for the 2019 season’s Kickoff Classic, and won the junior varsity half 14-0. Navarre did not play West Florida last season, … read more

  • Murder suspect dead in apparent suicide

    A Navarre man accused of murdering his mother-in-law was found dead of an apparent suicide in his jail cell this morning. Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson confirmed Robert Shane Lucas was found hanging in his Santa Rosa County Jail cell shortly after a 5 a.m. check. A grand jury in February indicted Lucas on … read more

  • Father’s Daughter vendor relocating this month

    Father’s Daughter, a Portuguese Cuisine food vendor currently located on the south side of U.S. 98 near Navarre Beach Bridge, is moving just over a mile west to land the eatery’s owner purchased last year. Sonia Burchfield, owner, told South Santa Rosa News that by the end of August she plans to relocate her food … read more

  • Tire amnesty day August 31 at Central Landfill

    The Santa Rosa County Environmental Department is partnering with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to hold a Waste Tire Amnesty Day on August 31.   The event will take place from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Central Landfill, located at 6337 DaLisa Road in Milton. A maximum of eight tires per Santa Rosa … read more

  • New Day Care to open this fall

    A former mattress store on U.S. 98 in Navarre is being remodeled into a new day care center. Grow With Us Learning Academy owners Trey and Mary Pippin plan to open their third location in October. Currently Grow With Us Learning Academy, an independent child care business, has two existing locations in Fort Walton Beach. … read more

  • Models indicate storm could form in Gulf next week

    Graphic via Weather forecasters are eyeing the potential for a tropical system to form in the Gulf of Mexico late next week. “Models are beginning to show a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico next week, Thursday,” said Meteorologist Ryan Maue with  Dylan Frederico, a meteorologist with WTVM in Columbus, Georgia agrees. … read more

  • FWB Medical Center to build $10.1 M free-standing ER in Navarre

    Fort Walton Beach Medical Center will expand access to emergency care in Santa Rosa County with the opening of a freestanding emergency department. The new free-standing ER will be located at 8600 Navarre Parkway near the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge. Construction is expected to early 2020. The new, 24/7 full service freestanding ER … read more