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Sep 29, 2021

Beyond the pandemic: Long-term challenges for postsecondary education

Florida’s workforce is poised for disruptive change as automation, artificial intelligence and other innovative technologies take hold in the coming years, accelerated in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shifting demographics as the Baby Boomer generation exits the labor force will also fuel broader changes for the working population.

Sep 22, 2021

A revolution is brewing in Navarre

Money and centralized power have deeply infected our politics.

Numerous studies have proven that special interest groups dominate the landscape.

Sep 15, 2021

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.

Sep 1, 2021

Trash wars rage on

Trash wars continue in the south end of the county – at least in the court of public opinion.

Adams Sanitation, which provides service in the north end of the county, has been dialing up south end residents about their right to receive Adams service here and promising to start that Oct. 1, with or without county permission.

Aug 25, 2021

Looking for change? Check out local Libertarian meetings

The last decade of American politics coupled with the free flow of information online has been an eye opener to most of the American people about how our government works and who really calls the shots.

If you are one of those citizens that is looking around thinking, “How did we get here and what can I do going forward to affect change,” you are not alone.

Aug 18, 2021

Wanted: County attorney who can handle being lambasted publicly

Depending on who you ask, change may be good, but it isn’t cheap.

This week, the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will be discussing how to replace the legal firm that has been in place since the county attorney was fired last December.

Aug 11, 2021

Okaloosa County’s District 3 Commissioner Nathan Boyles’ trash war smells of hypocrisy

As a citizen of Okaloosa County, residing in the extreme southwest corner of the county, I conduct most of my life’s activities in Santa Rosa County (SRC) due to proximity.

I shop in Navarre & Gulf Breeze and attend church & frequent the beaches in Navarre.

Aug 4, 2021

Editorial: Concerned about our county

Over the 21-plus years Navarre Press has been covering Santa Rosa County, there have been many challenging times. We have reported on damaging hurricanes, a recession and legal battles that have divided elected officials and residents.

But it seemed we were on a good path heading into 2021. The Board of County Commissioners had a mix of experience and new perspectives, the staff had a strong leader in County Administrator Dan Schebler and county growth was encouraging.

Jun 9, 2021

More listening, civility needed in public meetings

In recent months, Santa Rosa County has developed a reputation for public meetings marked by outbursts, arguing and, as a result, increased law enforcement presence.

The Santa Rosa County School District responded by strictly enforcing rules of conduct and having deputies remove audience members who defy those rules in any way.

Jun 2, 2021

Blackwater River’s past whispers along its banks

Once upon a time, the Blackwater River was a conveyor belt of prosperity. Loggers floated longleaf pine trunks to the mills.

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