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Jan 6, 2022

Longtime Press Gazette publisher dies: ‘Rest well, Fletch. You’re already missed’

For more than 30 years, if you visited the office of the Santa Rosa Press Gazette, you’d likely meet Jim Fletcher.

He was editor before he was publisher. He was passionate about Milton and about local news and about his “family” of employees. On Jan. 5, his family learned that Fletcher, who was hospitalized on New Year’s Day, had died of cancer at an area hospital a few days later. He was 64.

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Jan 6, 2022

American Airlines launches new nonstop flight between Boston and Pensacola

Boston, also affectionately known as the “Hub,” is now connected to the Gateway to the Gulf Coast. American Airlines will begin offering service between Logan International Airport and Pensacola International Airport in June 2022, bringing even more nonstop destination options to Pensacola travelers. This route is a part of the Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue, Logan Airport’s largest carrier.

Jan 6, 2022

Florida representative submits bill to add another step to incorporation

Rep. Jayer Williamson filed a bill to the Florida House of Representatives Dec. 27 that would require a referendum for any prospective municipality incorporation, making Williamson’s “personal requirement” a Florida law.

HB 1035 would include a paragraph in F.S. 165.041 requiring the “passage of a nonbinding referendum … supporting the incorporation of a new municipality approved by 60% or more of the qualified electors within the area of the proposed municipality.”

Jan 6, 2022

Meet Santa Rosa County attorney, Tom Dannheisser

After a year of internal transitions, Santa Rosa County has a new – and old – attorney in place. Tom Dannheisser, county attorney for more than 20 years, has stepped back into that role after serving as a county and circuit judge.

Jan 5, 2022

Squadron warns of possible noise impact

The 823rd REDHORSE squadron will conduct monthly training January 6 consisting of approximately four detonations starting around 8 a.m.

Jan 5, 2022

Fence project at Navarre will benefit school safety

There is a chain link fence now up between the football field house and Bennett C. Russell Stadium, and that is phase of one of a plan to make the Navarre High School campus a little more secure.

Jan 5, 2022

Owner of missing bird: ‘My hopes are draining’

Leo is a 5-year-old green ring-necked parrot who usually lives with his mom Jeanna Barnes in Navarre, Florida, off Highway 399. On Dec. 29, Leo slipped out an open door, and still hasn’t returned home.

“I am heartbroken,” Barnes said, “He’s my sweet boy.”

Jan 4, 2022

Eglin moves to Bravo-Plus, mandatory masks

Brig. Gen. Scott Cain, the 96th Test Wing commander at Eglin Air Force Base, imposes Health Protection Condition Bravo-Plus effective today to combat an increased spread of COVID-19 in local communities.

Jan 3, 2022

Hotels and a Starbucks are in talks with county

Speculation over which national coffee shop chain was being considered for Navarre ended last month, when county officials met with a representatives for a Tennessee-based company to discuss plans for a “Starbucks Navarre.”

Jan 3, 2022

Navarre Press owner and partner acquire Milton, Crestview papers

Effective January 2022, the Santa Rosa Press Gazette in Milton and the Crestview News Bulletin in Crestview are under new ownership.

Through a partnership between Sandi Kemp of Navarre Press and Todd Neves of Neves Media, the two papers will be two separate companies operated effectively immediately as a weekly print edition and a daily online website. Kemp, who founded Navarre Press more than 20 years ago, said the newspapers will focus on sharing local news, sports and feature coverage news important to each community.

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