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Apr 8, 2021

40 years after military father’s death, California woman returns to Hurlburt Field

When Mary Hume Gangl’s dad went off to a training mission in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she had a decision to make.

She would turn 15 while he was gone. Did she want the family celebration to be held before he left or after he came home? She chose to wait.

Apr 7, 2021

Navarre Beach sees big crowds, doubles guard staff

In the first three months of 2021, Navarre Beach lifeguards have already rescued more people than they did all last year.

Apr 7, 2021

Waste Pro switches cans, modifies service

Waste Pro started its new pickup schedule and rates in South Santa Rosa County April 5 and Waste Pro Division Manager Rick Chancey said he was very pleased with the smooth transition.

Apr 6, 2021

County gets green light to improve Navarre traffic flow

Santa Rosa County officials got the green light Tuesday morning to upgrade the traffic lights at the intersections of U.S. Highway 98 with the Navarre Beach Causeway and State Road 87.

Apr 6, 2021

Visitors loving Navarre; bed tax numbers prove it

Bed tax numbers for Santa Rosa County increased 28.42% in February over last year, representing the fifth straight increase for the fiscal year beginning in October.

Apr 5, 2021

Money in the bank: How did you spend your stimulus check?

Community reporter Kaitie Meyer hit the beach last Wednesday to talk to strangers about stimulus checks. Finances are typically a private topic of conversation, but many tourists and locals were open to discussing their bank accounts and thousands of dollars appearing in it over the past year.

Apr 5, 2021

Pickup truck driver backs into school bus

No one was injured in an early morning collision Monday between a pickup truck and a school bus with one child on it.

Apr 4, 2021

Eglin doctor shares stories from Afghanistan

Mere hours into his first day on the job in Afghanistan, a 96th Medical Group doctor was slicing through an accident victim’s chest cavity, then opening the hole with his finger to insert a chest tube.

Apr 3, 2021

Utility franchise fee under discussion

A franchise fee is under consideration by Santa Rosa County officials to raise much-needed revenue and level the playing fields for local utility companies.

Apr 3, 2021

Beach flags – more than just a color

Long before most beachgoers are even out of bed, the lifeguards at Navarre Beach are studying surf, weather, wind and tide conditions to decide which flags to post.
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