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5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CHARGE DROPPED AGAINST STATE OFFICIAL Prosecutors in Orlando have dropped a misdemeanor charge of violating public meeting law against…

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Gulf Breeze plans property purchase

Gulf Breeze plans property purchase

The City of Gulf Breeze is moving forward with the purchase of a vacant office complex along the north side…

Bond $2.5M for Navarre shooting suspect

Bond $2.5M for Navarre shooting suspect

A judge earlier this month more than doubled the bond set for 41-year-old Normond L. Hale. The Navarre man faces…

School shoppers save Aug. 1 – 3

School shoppers save Aug. 1 – 3

The State of Florida’s “Back to School” tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m., Aug. 1 and continues through 11:59 p.m.,…

Painter sworn in at Holley Navarre Fire

Painter sworn in at Holley Navarre Fire

The Holley Navarre Fire District (HNFD) swore in William S. Painter at their monthly meeting July 28. Painter will fill…

3 courthouse sites on the ballot

3 courthouse sites on the ballot

After repeated public outcry against purchasing a $1.44 million parcel of land in Pea Ridge for the future courthouse site,…

School’s budget grows, property owners save

School’s budget grows, property owners save

For the first time in five years, the Santa Rosa County School District’s budget is increasing. “I am excited, for…

County denies rezoning request

County denies rezoning request

Santa Rosa County Commissioners rejected a request to rezone a 480-acre parcel in south Santa Rosa County that would have…

Voter registration deadline July 28

Voter registration deadline July 28

If you would like to vote in the Aug. 26 primary election but are not registered or would like to…

9 sentenced for false BP claims

9 sentenced for false BP claims

Nine current and former northwest Florida residents have been sentenced in federal court the past two months for filing false…

Man arrested for restaurant break-in

Man arrested for restaurant break-in

A Navarre man is in custody and faces three charges in connection to a July 23 early morning break-in at a Navarre…

Turtle nest, beach chairs and pavilion vandalized

Turtle nest, beach chairs and pavilion vandalized

At some point between 10 p.m. July 22 and 4:50 a.m. July 23, vandals damaged a sea turtle nest located…

Sheriff Hall fights for deputies

Sheriff Hall fights for deputies

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is fed up. He said he’s tired of his agency serving as a training…

No decision yet on Aydelott’s competency

No decision yet on Aydelott’s competency

Brandon Aydelott, the Gulf Breeze teen accused of the Christmas Eve 2013 murder of his mother, Holley-Navarre Middle School teacher…

Local airman dies at Fort Bragg

Local airman dies at Fort Bragg

Officials at Fort Bragg have identified the airman who died after he was run over by a government vehicle during…

More 98 nighttime lane closures

More 98 nighttime lane closures

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that nighttime paving operations will resume Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. between Live…

Judge overturns same-sex marriage ban

Judge overturns same-sex marriage ban

A judge in the Florida Keys overturned the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday after a legal challenge by gay couples…

Recycling without south end drop off sites

Recycling without south end drop off sites

For south Santa Rosa residents who have been separating recyclables from trash and putting them out for curbside pick up,…

Hurlburt escapes heavy job cuts

Hurlburt escapes heavy job cuts

The Air Force announced Monday a personnel reduction plan that amounts to 3,500 jobs being cut over the next five years.…

Local shark bite is No. 14 this year

Local shark bite is No. 14 this year

A Florida researcher said that the July 14 shark bite in Okaloosa County was the 14 such attack this year,…

Air Force, Navy F-35s OK’d for flight

Air Force, Navy F-35s OK’d for flight

Washington (AP) — The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet. Pentagon…

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Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014

Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014

Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.…

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