Profile

Cover photo
Navarre Press
42 followers|21,726 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Air Show crowds arrive early
Even before 7:30 a.m. Saturday, the City of Gulf Breeze reported that all main public parking lots on Pensacola Beach were full in preparation for the Pensacola Beach Air Show.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputies near the Casino Beach parking lot did their best to answer questions from motorists and direct them to potential parking options once the main lot was full.

Read more about the Pensacola Beach Air Show in the July 17 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

 

http://buff.ly/1q5ExFB
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Johnson pre-files for 2016 race for sheriff

The officer Sheriff Wendell Hall hopes will replace him after his last term has pre-filed for that 2016 race. Captain Robert “Bob” Johnson of Navarre, a 21-year veteran of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office pre-filed July 7.

Presently Johnson is captain of administration and commander of the agency’s S.W.A.T. team. Over his two decades with the department he has worked up through the ranks. He was previously a school resource officer at Holley-Navarre Middle School and a major crimes detective and supervisor.

Read more in the July 17 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

http://buff.ly/1oOHhU2
Captain Robert “Bob” Johnson of Navarre, a 21-year veteran of the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office pre-filed July 7.
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Status hearing set for Aydelott
A hearing will be held July 21 for the Gulf Breeze teen arrested in December for the Christmas Eve stabbing death of his mother, Sharon Aydelott, a Holley-Navarre Middle School teacher.

Brandon Aydelott has just returned from a six-month stay at the Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, where he was evaluated for competency to stand trial in the death of his mother.

Read more in the July 17 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

 

http://buff.ly/1m1E4Mq
A hearing will be held July 21 for the Gulf Breeze teen arrested in December for the Christmas Eve stabbing death of his mother, Sharon Aydelott.
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
5 Things to Know in Florida for July 11
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

WARDEN SUSPENDED OVER PRISONER’S SCALDING DEATH

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended. Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews said Wednesday that Jerry Commings will be on paid administrative leave until the investigation concludes. He added that more sanctions could be forthcoming.

HEARING DELAYED FOR HIJACKER WHO FLEW PLANE TO CUBA

An American awaiting sentencing in the hijacking of a jetliner to Cuba will have to wait a little longer to find out whether the U.S. government will factor in the 13 years he served in prison on the communist island. A defense attorney for William Potts Jr. on Thursday asked to delay sentencing after federal prosecutors filed last-minute classified documents. The hearing was set for next Thursday.

EX-OFFICER CONVICTED IN ATV CRASH SENTENCED

A former Miami Beach police officer has been sentenced to 18 months after striking and seriously injuring two people while joy-riding with a woman on the beach using a police all-terrain vehicle. The judge on Thursday said Derick Kuilan’s actions showed wanton disregard for others’ safety.

FAILED FLORIDA HOUSE CANDIDATE SENTENCED

A judge on Thursday sentenced a failed South Florida congressional candidate to seven months in prison for campaign finance violations in a case linked to former U.S. Rep. David Rivera. U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga ordered Justin Lamar Sternad to serve one year of probation after his release and 100 hours of community service.

FLORIDA HAS AMONG LOWEST RATES OF STEM WORKERS

About 1 in 5 Florida workers are in science and engineering or related fields, placing the Sunshine State near the bottom of the list of states whose workforce is made up of STEM jobs. New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that almost 9 percent of Florida workers between ages 25 and 64 worked in science, technology, engineering and math jobs, also known as STEM jobs. Another 12 percent were in related fields, like architecture or health care management.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

http://buff.ly/1oI2wFG
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. WARDEN SUSPENDED OVER PRISONER’S SCALDING DEATH The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended. Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews said Wednesday that …
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Loggerhead turtle returns to Gulf
A juvenile loggerhead sea turtle was returned to the Gulf of Mexico July 9 after several months of rehabilitation at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach.

The turtle, named Captain Hook by volunteers, weighed only two pounds and suffered with mobility problems when discovered on Okaloosa Island.

Read more in the July 17 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

http://buff.ly/1qo8w7H
Captain Hook is in the Gulf of Mexico. In this case, it's not the pirate but instead a recently rehabilitated juvenile loggerhead sea turtle.
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
A new source of beach funds?
A proposed amendment to the state constitution will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. If the measure passes it could fund roughly half of the projected $15 million cost of Navarre Beach renourishment.

Commissioners were advised at Monday’s committee meeting that such funding for beach projects would be available in July 2015.

Read more in the July 10 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

http://buff.ly/1zrnAYj
Florida voters in November will cast their ballots for a proposed state constitutional amendment that if approved, could help fund beach renourishment.
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
42 people
Editor Chris's profile photo
Trevor Daughtry's profile photo
Trevor Daughtry's profile photo
Sandi Kemp's profile photo

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sobriety checkpoint nets few offenders
Less than five percent of the nearly 500 motorists stopped during a July 4 roadside sobriety checkpoint on US 90 near Avalon Boulevard in Santa Rosa County were arrested or issued traffic citations by the Florida Highway Patrol.

In addition to seven criminal arrests and 16 traffic citations, 39 motorists received warnings or faulty equipment notices. The roadside sobriety checkpoint was conducted between 10:10 p.m., July 4 and 1:30 a.m., July 5.

Read more in the July 17 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

http://buff.ly/1nmvGfC
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Santa Rosa School District earns ‘A’
The Santa Rosa County School District was one of only 10 in the state to earn an “A” for the 2013-2014 school year. The Florida Department of Education announced the annual school grades July 11.

Additionally, the district is only one of six school districts in Florida to have received an “A” each year since the inception of school grades.

Read more in the July 17 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

http://buff.ly/1twVOsT
The Santa Rosa County School District was one of only 10 in the state to earn an "A” for the 2013-2014 school year.
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014
Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 11, 1914, Babe Ruth made his Major League baseball debut, pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.

On this date:

In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts.

In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by a congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Band.

In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey.

In 1864, Confederate forces led by Lt. Gen. Jubal Early began an abortive invasion of Washington, turning back the next day.

In 1922, the Hollywood Bowl officially opened with a program called “Symphonies Under the Stars” with Alfred Hertz conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first incumbent chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal.

In 1937, American composer and pianist George Gershwin died at a Los Angeles hospital of a brain tumor; he was 38.

In 1952, the Republican National Convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president.

In 1960, the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Co.

In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee released volumes of evidence it had gathered in its Watergate inquiry.

In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

In 1989, actor and director Laurence Olivier died in Steyning, West Sussex, England, at age 82.

Ten years ago: Japan’s largest opposition party experienced strong gains in upper house elections, while Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling bloc held on to a majority. The International AIDS Conference opened in Bangkok, Thailand, with U.N. chief Kofi Annan challenging world leaders to do more to combat the raging global epidemic. Joe Gold, the founder of the original Gold’s Gym in 1965, died in Los Angeles at age 82.

Five years ago: During a visit to sub-Saharan Africa, President Barack Obama addressed Ghana’s Parliament, where he challenged the continent of his ancestors to shed corruption and conflict in favor of peace. Funeral services were held in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for former NFL star Steve McNair, who had been shot to death in Nashville a week earlier by Sahel Kazemi (sah-HEHL’ kah-ZEE’-mee), who then took her own life.

One year ago: In a potential setback for George Zimmerman, the jury at the neighborhood watch captain’s second-degree murder trial in Sanford, Florida, was given the option of convicting him on the lesser charge of manslaughter in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (Zimmerman ended up being acquitted of all charges.) Tens of thousands of workers across Brazil walked off their jobs in a mostly peaceful nationwide strike, demanding better working conditions and improved public services in Latin America’s largest nation.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Tab Hunter is 83. Actress Susan Seaforth Hayes is 71. Singer Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 67. Ventriloquist-actor Jay Johnson is 65. Actor Bruce McGill is 64. Singer Bonnie Pointer is 64. Actor Stephen Lang is 62. Actress Mindy Sterling is 61. Boxer Leon Spinks is 61. Actress Sela Ward is 58. Reggae singer Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) is 57. Singer Peter Murphy is 57. Actor Mark Lester is 56. Jazz musician Kirk Whalum is 56. Singer Suzanne Vega is 55. Rock guitarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) is 55. Actress Lisa Rinna is 51. Rock musician Scott Shriner (Weezer) is 49. Actress Debbe (correct) Dunning is 48. Actor Gred Grunberg is 48. Wildlife expert Jeff Corwin is 47. Actor Justin Chambers is 44. Actress Leisha Hailey is 43. Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 42. Pop-rock singer Andrew Bird is 41. Country singer Scotty Emerick is 41. Rapper Lil’ Kim is 39. Rock singer Ben Gibbard is 38. Rapper Lil’ Zane is 32. Pop-jazz singer-musician Peter Cincotti is 31. Actress Serinda Swan (TV: “Graceland”) is 30. Actor Robert Adamson is 29. Actor David Henrie is 25. Actor Connor Paolo is 24. Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is 24.

Thought for Today: “Don’t waste your time striving for perfection, instead, strive for excellence – doing your best.” – Laurence Olivier (1907-1989).

Copyright 2014, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

http://buff.ly/1jy1Ghv
Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1914, Babe Ruth made his Major League baseball debut, pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland. On this date: In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally …
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hagel: ‘The future of Eglin is bright’
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with pilots on Eglin AFB before speaking to troops inside a hangar July 10. Hagel said he was confident in the F-35 aircraft, which is currently under investigation after one of the aircraft caught fire on the runway June 23.

“I believe this aircraft is the future for our fighter way of life for our services,” Hagel said. The aircraft is one of three top modernization priorities for the Department of Defense.

Hagel also discussed budget reductions and compensation issues including retirement and housing allowances.

Read more in the July 17 issue of the Navarre Press.

http://buff.ly/1zs0MHQ
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with pilots on Eglin AFB before speaking to troops inside a hangar July 10. Hagel said he was confident in the F-35 aircraft, which is currently under investigation after one of the aircraft caught fire on the runway June 23. “I believe this aircraft is the future for our …
1
Add a comment...

Navarre Press

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today is Thursday, July 10, the 191st day of 2014
Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 10, 1999, the United States women’s soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

On this date:

In 1509, theologian John Calvin, a key figure of the Protestant Reformation, was born in Noyon, Picardy, France.

In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles (vehr-SY’) to the Senate and urged its ratification. (However, the Senate rejected it.)

In 1929, American paper currency was reduced in size as the government began issuing bills that were approximately 25 percent smaller.

In 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as Nazi forces began attacking southern England by air. (The Royal Air Force was ultimately victorious.)

In 1951, armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean War began at Kaesong.

In 1962, AT&T’s Telstar 1 communications satellite, capable of relaying television signals and telephone calls, was launched by NASA from Cape Canaveral.

In 1973, the Bahamas became fully independent after three centuries of British colonial rule. John Paul Getty III, the teenage grandson of the oil tycoon, was abducted in Rome by kidnappers who cut off his ear when his family was slow to meet their ranson demands; young Getty was released in December 1973 for nearly $3 million.

In 1985, the Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk with explosives in Auckland, New Zealand, by French intelligence agents; one activist was killed. Bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. said it would resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke.

In 1989, Mel Blanc, the “man of a thousand voices,” including such cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig, died in Los Angeles at age 81.

In 1991, Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic. President George H.W. Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa.

In 1994, in the first meeting of its kind, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin joined leaders of the Group of Seven nations for political talks following their annual economic summit in Naples, Italy.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush said in his weekly radio address that legalizing gay marriage would redefine the most fundamental institution of civilization, and that a constitutional amendment was needed to protect traditional marriage.

Five years ago: General Motors completed an unusually quick exit from bankruptcy protection with promises of making money and building cars people would be eager to buy. Pope Benedict XVI stressed the Catholic church’s opposition to abortion and embryonic stem-cell research in his first meeting with President Barack Obama at the Vatican. Embattled Illinois Sen. Roland Burris announced he would not run for a full term in 2010. Jonathan Sanchez pitched the majors’ first no-hitter of the season in San Francisco’s 8-0 win over the San Diego Padres. British conductor Sir Edward Downes, 85, almost blind and growing deaf, and his terminally ill wife, Joan, 74, ended their lives together at an assisted suicide clinic in Zurich, Switzerland.

One year ago: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) pleaded not guilty in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first appearance in public since his capture in mid-April 2013. In a first, the Navy succeeded in landing a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, off the Virginia coast. David Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat to become baseball’s career leader in hits as a designated hitter and hit a two-run homer an inning later, leading the Boston Red Sox to an 11-4 victory over Seattle.

Today’s Birthdays: Former boxer Jake LaMotta is 93. Writer-producer Earl Hamner Jr. is 91. Former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins is 87. Actor William Smithers is 87. Broadway composer Jerry Herman is 83. Director Ivan Passer is 81. Actor Lawrence Pressman is 75. Singer Mavis Staples is 75. Actor Mills Watson is 74. Actor Robert Pine is 73. Rock musician Jerry Miller (Moby Grape) is 71. International Tennis Hall of Famer Virginia Wade is 69. Actor Ron Glass is 69. Actress Sue Lyon is 68. Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is 67. Rock musician Dave Smalley is 65. Country-folk singer-songwriter Cheryl Wheeler is 63. Rock singer Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) is 60. Banjo player Bela Fleck is 56. Country musician Shaw Wilson (BR549) is 54. Country singer-songwriter Ken Mellons is 49. Rock musician Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros) is 49. Actor Gale Harold is 45. Country singer Gary LeVox (leh-VOH’) (Rascal Flatts) is 44. Actor Aaron D. Spears is 43. Actress Sofia Vergara is 42. Rockabilly singer Imelda May is 40. Actor Adrian Grenier (grehn-YAY’) is 38. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (CHOO... http://buff.ly/1k9nj…
Today’s Highlight in History: On July 10, 1999, the United States women’s soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. On this date: In 1509, theologian John Calvin, a key figure of the Protestant Reformation, was born in …
1
Add a comment...
 
Raiders seek great soccer season
For two straight years, the Navarre Raiders boys’ soccer team advanced to the regional playoffs before being eliminated by a late goal. This season’s seniors think that they have the right stuff to make it to the playoffs again and this time, producing a different result.

Despite losing several members of the defense through graduation, the Raiders are expected to challenge for the district title again in 2015.

Read more in the July 10 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

http://buff.ly/VM9YHE
For two straight years, the Navarre Raiders soccer team advanced to the regionals. This year's seniors think that they have the right stuff to do it again.
1
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
42 people
Editor Chris's profile photo
Trevor Daughtry's profile photo
Trevor Daughtry's profile photo
Sandi Kemp's profile photo
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
850-939-8040
Email
Fax
850-939-4575
Address
7502 Harvest Village CT Navarre, FL32566
Story
Tagline
News and Information for Navarre, Navarre Beach, and Gulf Breeze, FL.
Introduction
News and Information for Navarre, Navarre Beach and Gulf Breeze, FL. Navarre Press delivers news and information to the communities of South Santa Rosa County. Navarre Press is pledged to an aggressive, responsible and fair pursuit of the truth without any fear of any special interest and with favor to none.