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Jan 13, 2021

Attorney famed for tobacco industry settlement dies

(Associated Press) Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, died Tuesday, several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83.

Levin’s death from complications of COVID-19 was confirmed by Levin Papantonio Rafferty attorney Mark Proctor.

gas station
Jan 13, 2021

Proposed gas station not well received by some

The property that currently houses the Navarre branch of ERA American Realty at 8006 Navarre Pkwy. is slated to become a gas station and convenience store if the owner can procure a variance for the underground storage of gas tanks.

The zoning board will hear the request for variance by the applicant Plaza Street Partners, LLC who will be represented by Tiffany Lehman of Neikirk Engineering at the Feb. 11 zoning board meeting.

Felecia Kuswandy
Jan 13, 2021

Jay man indicted in half-sister’s murder

The half-brother of a woman found buried in a shallow grave on his property in Jay has been indicted by a Santa Rosa grand jury and charged with first degree premeditated murder.

Navarre Publix
Jan 13, 2021

Local Publix stores to get COVID vaccinations

Gov Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that he is expanding the Publix supermarket chain’s “footprint” in COVID-19 vaccination efforts and is sending vaccine doses to 26 stores in five Northwest Florida counties.

John Mason Collins
Jan 12, 2021

Pace man charged with producing child porn

Members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit have charged a Pace man with attempting to produce child pornography, traveling to meet a minor for sex and three other felonies.

Jan 12, 2021

Parker claps back at clerk with racism accusation

Attacks continued Jan. 12 between Santa Rosa Clerk of Court Don Spencer and County Commissioner Sam Parker as Parker accused Spencer of potential racial discrimination.

Jan 12, 2021

Adams Sanitation owner Nathan Boyles discusses first week in county

Adams Sanitation owner Nathan Boyles answers a few questions about his company’s first week of operation in Santa Rosa County. Adams started garbage collection in northern SRC Jan. 1, joining Waste Pro in offering services there.

The county approved Adams moving into the county at its Nov. 24 commission meeting.

Jan 10, 2021

U.S. Reps ask DeSantis for details on vaccinations

Fourteen members of Florida’s congressional delegation on Friday sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis requesting that he provide them with a briefing on the state’s COVID-10 vaccination efforts.

hurlburt vaccine COVID-19
Jan 10, 2021

Hurlburt Medical Group receives COVID-19 vaccine

Medics now have their biggest weapon against coronavirus due to the Jan. 7 delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine at Hurlburt Field.

Thankful tourists flock to Navarre Beach
Jan 9, 2021

Tourism numbers double in November

Bed tax revenues for November 2020 were up more than 50% over the same time frame last year.