Two bears take over Navarre Park

Friday, July 19, 2019

NAVARRE — The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office closed Navarre Park on Friday after two black bears took over a pine tree.According to a press release from Santa Rosa County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was monitoring the bears.FWC spokeswoman Bekah Nelson said a bear biologist and an FWC law officer were on the scene. The bears were believed to be two adults, a male and a female.The FWC planned to secure the area and wait for the bears to […]

Santa Rosa property taxes bounce back from housing downturn

Friday, July 19, 2019

The new funds will help pay for 25 new patrol deputies and corrections officers, including an environmental control deputy. The additional money also helps the Sheriff’s Office expand into the former Department of Juvenile Justice facility.

What attractions would you like to see come to our area?

Friday, July 19, 2019

Earlier this month we asked what stores and restuarants you would like to see come to the Emerald Coast. Close to 2,000 readers submitted their ideas. Now we want to know what kind of attractions you would like to see come to town. Do we need a ne…

Florida woman arrested after threatening woman with knife over a pizza slice

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Florida woman is accused of threatening another woman with a knife over a slice of pizza in St. Augustine.

Florida man named ‘real hero’ for saving 5 from dangerous surf

Friday, July 19, 2019

A Florida man, who works as a lifeguard for Destin Beach Safety, was guarding the Destin Harbor on a personal watercraft when he noticed a pontoon boat drifting past him, heading toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Animals looking for their furever homes

Friday, July 19, 2019

Each week, Santa Rosa County Animal Services and the Press Gazette share photos and descriptions of several animals in need of immediate adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of them, call Santa Rosa County Animal Services at 983-4680 or visi…

Museum commemorates Apollo 11 anniversary

Friday, July 19, 2019

PENSACOLA — In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the National Naval Aviation Museum recently opened a new exhibit and will be hosting a space-themed celebration the weekend of July 20–21.Located in the gallery of the museum’s Emil Buehler Naval Aviation Library, “Apollo: The Path to the Moon and Beyond” takes visitors on a 100-year journey from naval aviation’s earliest flights that laid the foundation […]

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

Friday, July 19, 2019

STUDENT NEWSTroy UniversityTroy University recently recognized new students who have completed IMPACT orientation and enrolled in classes for the Fall 2019 semester.Area students who attended IMPACT include:Paul Gagnon III of NavarreTrysta Schaefers of…

Santa Rosa County Faith Briefs

Friday, July 19, 2019

MILTON — Here is a list of scheduled faith-based services and events. Send church announcements to faith@srpressgazette.com at least two weeks in advance.UPCOMINGGLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: PACE Global Leadership Network’s 25th annual Global Leadership Summit will be broadcast live by satellite in HD to more than 500 U.S. sites. The two-day event, led by the Rev. Craig Groeschel, challenges participants […]

Santa Rosa Community Briefs

Friday, July 19, 2019

MILTON — Upcoming community events, announcements and activities by local organizations are as follows:UPCOMINGHawaiian Luau fundraiserThe Holley Navarre Seniors Center will have a fundraiser for center events 4-7 p.m. July 27 at the center, 8476 Gordon Goodin Lane. Tickets for adults are $25 ($20 for carry out); and $9 for children age 12 and younger. It includes authentic Hawaiian food prepared by native Angela Zangerle, […]