• OPINION: Biased PNJ Ignores Local Republican Party Leader’s Statement in Hit Piece on Calkins

    District 3 County Commissioner James Calkins is being praised by local Republican leaders for opposing the appointment of a Democrat to a Santa Rosa County advisory council. But Pensacola News Journal isn’t letting that get in the way of their biased reporting. In today’s hit piece on Calkins, who is known to be the most … read more

  • New Legislation Will Help Local Moms for Liberty More Quickly Remove Pornographic Material from Schools

    Mariya Calkins, founder of the Santa Rosa Chapter of Moms for Liberty, leads the group’s May 30 meeting at the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Romi White. Around two dozen people packed the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce conference room Tuesday evening for Moms for Liberty’s Santa Rosa County Chapter’s monthly … read more

  • Starbucks Planned for Woodbine Road

    A Starbucks is planned for 5606 Woodbine Road near Five Points in Pace Matthews Development, LLC is constructing a facility that will be leased to Starbucks per documents filed with Santa Rosa County.  The project is being developed on a nearly 1-acre parcel that is an outparcel of the original Stone Brook Plaza Expansion Plan, … read more

  • Protect Navarre Targets Illegal Signage with Community Cleanups

    Protect Navarre, a newly formed group aimed to improve District 4 without incorporation, is planning its first community cleanup. A group representative spoke during Thursday’s county commission meeting, asking if volunteers may legally remove signs illegally placed in public right of ways. “They’re everywhere down there in the right of ways. They’re nailed to telephone … read more

  • Filmmakers Document Struggles of Local Oyster Industry

    Photo courtesy Colten Wright A documentary which will air tomorrow night on WSRE PBS highlights the struggles of local oyster famers following the closure of harvesting in portions of area bays due to rising bacteria levels. “The Humble Oyster,” which features the plight of Shana Alford of Avalon Aquaculture and recollections of oyster harvesting by … read more

  • Moms for Liberty Claims Dozens of School Library Books Contain Inappropriate Content

    The Santa Rosa Chapter of Moms for Liberty recently investigated materials in Santa Rosa school libraries and revealed their findings during Tuesday night’s Santa Rosa County School Board meeting, claiming more than 65 books contain concerning material, including but not limited to explicit sexual content. “We are in utter shock from our findings,” said Mariya … read more

  • Chamber Tackles Transportation Projects

    Navarre business leaders, government officials and community stakeholders gathered Tuesday at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to receive an update on the status of local transportation projects. Photo by Romi White. The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday hosted its monthly Transportation Task Force meeting, discussing updates on multiple infrastructure projects, … read more