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Jun 29, 2021

39 years of students reunite to honor Gulf Breeze High drama teacher

After 39 years dedicated to teaching and, 37 of those years spent pioneering the Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) drama department, Margie Timmons retired from her fulfilling career.

Students from current and years past came together June 27 to surprise Timmons with an evening of performances at the Saenger Theatre in her honor. Actors and actresses, all at some point under the direction of Timmons, performed songs and scenes from old plays they had put on and took Timmons on a trip down memory lane, leaving her with tears in her eyes.

Jun 29, 2021

District poised to purchase land for possible new school

The Santa Rosa County School District has signed a contract on an option to buy land for a new school at the corner of Willard Norris Road and Tanglewood Drive in Milton.

Jun 28, 2021

Telehealth could suffer as order expires

Florida health-care providers are going back in time.

The growing emergence of telehealth, or telemedicine, as a way to deliver health care has been a silver lining during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 28, 2021

Newest Dollar General open in Navarre

The Dollar General at 8485 High School Boulevard in Navarre is now open, according to a release from the company Monday.

Jun 28, 2021

Since you asked: Is it illegal to alter an image of the American flag?

Here’s your answer: With the American flag being so near and dear to our hearts, some question it when they see altered versions of the flags commemorating law enforcement, the military or other organizations. For example, at least one Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office vehicle has a flag image for its front license plate with one of the red or white lines being replaced by a thin blue line.

Jun 27, 2021

Mississippi man takes home grand prize in GOAT Kayak Fishing Tournament

Aaron Clay of Kiln, Mississippi was the big winner at Saturday’s GOAT Kayak Fishing Tournament. He reeled in a 36-pound cobia, two red snapper and two king mackerel to take home a $5,000 prize.

Red flags were flying on the beach, but those conditions were still an improvement over last weekend’s, when the tournament was originally scheduled to take place.

Jun 27, 2021

Authorities pursue suspect on Interstate 10

Deputies from Escambia and Santa Rosa county pursued a man Saturday evening who had outstanding felony warrants for his arrest. The pursuit took place, in part, on Interstate 10 in both counties. The Florida Highway Patrol briefly assisted with the pursuit. The driver was in a Kia hatchback, according to officials.

Jun 26, 2021

Conditions ‘perfect’ for GOAT kayak fishing tournament on Navarre Beach

Some call it rough surf.

Derrick Benton calls it ideal conditions for a kayak fishing tournament in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jun 25, 2021

Commissioner makes two false claims

District 3 Commissioner James Calkins falsely claimed that Santa Rosa County is the only county in Florida that does not participate in the Guardian Program.

Jun 25, 2021

Stormwater infrastructure eligible for American Rescue Plan funding

It is entirely possible that, because of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, some of Santa Rosa County’s stormwater problems could be fixed. Time will tell.
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