Opinion


Why was bridge not protected?

When are we, Pensacola and south Santa Rosa residents going to know the real reason that the second of the new Bay Bridge was damaged?

Congress fails to learn lessons from bad policy

Florida taxpayers should start to pay attention to a debate that is playing out behind the scenes in the halls of Congress and would have a very real effect on Floridians.

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Wise Words: We are all flowers in someone’s eyes

Wendy Victora Rudman
September 15, 2021

At work, I park near a vacant lot that is littered with debris, trees and the occasional burst of color.

Last week, I noticed that in addition to dozens of chaotic and prolific small yellow flowers, there were a few pale purple blooms.

Out and About

Sandi Kemp
September 15, 2021

I’ve heard people complain that there is nothing to do in Navarre or surrounding nearby communities.

However, if you hear this in the next 1.5 months – it must be someone that is in a basement without connection to the outside world. (There are very few basements in this area.

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Brian Out Loud

Brian Lester
September 14, 2021

Loss. Loss. Loss. Loss.

It is kind of a dreary start to a column but it’s a simple way of stating that the beginning of the 2018 volleyball season, Ryan Davenport’s first as the head coach, did not start off well.

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For God’s Sake: God knows what you need and will provide

Michael Bannon
September 15, 2021

A friend once described the vacations my wife and I take to rural Indiana as “homey.” That is an apt description. Life slows down dramatically, and we get much-needed rest. If you are stressed out or suffering from insomnia, read on.

One recent vacation highlight was daily watching a groundhog venture out to forage for food. The chubby rodent had burrowed under a storage shed behind my father-in-law’s house.

More with Les:
A few hawk moths are a curiosity; too many require control

Les Harrison
September 15, 2021

Initial impressions can sometimes be deceiving.

At any point in time the subject of interest may be in a brief transitory state which soon passes into a condition more representative of the creature’s true nature, especially insects.



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