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Stories by Kaitie Kiger

Stories by Kaitie Kiger

First Baptist Church of Navarre gathers in prayer for peace in Middle East

October 16, 2023
The Bible commands believers to pray without ceasing, and that’s exactly what First Baptist Church of Navarre (FBCN) did October 11 in their sanctuary.

Partnering in Healthcare personalizes primary care

June 15, 2023
Are you tired of paying expensive primary care co-pays and outrageous blood work? Are you sick of being put into a medical box and your Provider not listening to you or your body? Partnering in Healthcare (PIH) is ready to partner alongside you on your medical journey and help find relief. Partnering in Healthcare formed in December of 2022 and opened their office in March of 2023.

A look inside Amazon’s Milton delivery station

January 27, 2023
Amazon expanded to Milton Nov. 9, 2022, and opened a delivery station at the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park in East Milton off U.S. Highway 90.

In January, Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new Amazon distribution center, welcoming the company to the community.

The facility is more than 80,000 square feet and was previously a call center for Navy Federal Credit Union. Amazon completely remodeled the building’s interior to accommodate a conveyance system, sort zones, route staging areas, a multi-faith room, mothers’ room, breakroom, training room and office space.

Local entrepreneur brings new soda to ‘Pensa-Cola’

October 25, 2022

About 6 years ago, local musician and entrepreneur Jonathan Ivey had an epiphany idea for a play on words product for northwest Florida.

This October, his dream became a reality when he launched his own orange-lavender-flavored soda called Pensa-Cola.

Amazon submits plans for distribution center in East Milton

July 1, 2022

Site plans have been submitted to Santa Rosa County for an Amazon distribution center at the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park in East Milton off US 90. According to District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech, the center will be just under 81,000 square feet and will be taking over a former call center.

“I think it’s awesome. It’s going to bring in some higher paying jobs from a higher paying company,” Piech said. “It doesn’t surprise me. We have a very talented work pool.”

Nandin named Air Force Spouse of the Year, recognized for SAFE Program

May 26, 2022

Vice President of Emerald Coast Exceptional Families (ECEF) Angela Nandin was named the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)’s 2021 Spouse of the Year and received the Joan Orr Award.

Nandin was recognized at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Military Appreciation Commerce and Coffee at St. Sylvester Catholic Church May 20.

Ex-Navarre assistant principal named Avalon Middle School’s new principal

February 17, 2022
Joe Trujillo has served as an assistant principal to Navarre High School for the past six and half years. Before that he served as the Dean of Students at Navarre High for two years. Starting Feb. 11, he is now taking on the role of principal at Avalon Middle School in Milton.

It’s never too late to graduate: Santa Rosa Adult School guides students to success

February 4, 2022
Santa Rosa Adult School has been around for a little over 75 years. The school started right after World War II to help the veterans who were coming back from war. That’s where it got its inspiration for a mascot – the Warriors.

Santa Rosa County local and Christian bass player Jay Weaver passes into ‘glory’

January 26, 2022
“Anybody’s who’s come in contact with him knows how real his faith in Jesus was. I believe even though COVID may have taken his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him. I know that he’s seeing things now that I long to see. My heart’s broke.”

New school leaders appointed in north end of Santa Rosa County

January 24, 2022

Santa Rosa County School District has a few new leaders, ready to serve the students, the staff and the community.

“This is the most important job that I believe I as a superintendent have is to identify, recruit and retain great leaders for our school district,” Barber said. “And these leaders are going to help our employees, our teacher, our students to be successful, and so it just brings great pleasure to me.”

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