Parent Danielle Schlitter shared data behind face masks at the school board meeting April 6, where she asked the school board to unmask students. Photo by Kaitie Meyer.

Face masks in schools have been a hot topic of discussion in hallways, at dinner tables and at nearly every school board public forum over the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parents have mixed feelings about the mask mandate for students.


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TDC meetings moving back to south end

After a year of holding its monthly meetings in Milton, the Tourist Development Council unanimously agreed to move those meetings back to the Tiger Point Community Center beginning in May.

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Local fire district wins first responder award

Holley-Navarre Fire District has been recognized as the March “First Responder Friday Honoree” by Cumulus Media/Fort Walton Beach, Mountain Dew and Eglin Federal Credit Union.

Local park offers rare glimpse of carnivorous plant

Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park contains one of Florida’s last remaining tracts of wet prairie and includes one of the largest and most diverse communities of pitcher plants in the state.

Local fire district wins first responder award

Holley-Navarre Fire District has been recognized as the March “First Responder Friday Honoree” by Cumulus Media/Fort Walton Beach, Mountain Dew and Eglin Federal Credit Union.

Local park offers rare glimpse of carnivorous plant

Yellow River Marsh Preserve State Park contains one of Florida’s last remaining tracts of wet prairie and includes one of the largest and most diverse communities of pitcher plants in the state.


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