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Jan 20, 2022

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The zoning board has denied a request for a new RV park on a 20-acre parcel east of Milton, citing environmental concerns.

It will be interested to see whether county commissioners take a different position, as the two boards have so often split in the past.

Jan 12, 2022

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People seem surprised when I show up at meetings. I’m on the board of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and have been on the board for more than 10 years.

When I walked in yesterday, they seemed surprised. They thought I wouldn’t be able to make it with the addition of two new papers.

Jan 5, 2022

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Surprise! We have two more newspapers and communities to work with every week. It has been a whirlwind and still is.

Someone sent me an email and said, ‘Yay! When can we celebrate?’ I replied with a long list of what I had on my plate and said that me accomplishing that list was all the celebrating I could do right now.

Dec 21, 2021

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The team at Navarre Press is wishing you and yours a very merry and meaningful Christmas.

This week will be the 22nd time that we have published Luke’s writings regarding the birth of Christ in Luke, Chapter 2.

Dec 15, 2021

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Full disclosure – our editor, Wendy Rudman, is helping me with this week’s column because I’ve been busy with some very important projects that I hope to share with you next week or the first paper of the new year.

Since you’ll be reading this just over a week before Christmas, I’ll start out with a Christmas theme.

Dec 8, 2021

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When Bob Dole died this past week, it reminded me of the Emerald Coast Honor Flights. They were the brainchild of a local panhandle physician assistant and our then U.S. Congressman, Jeff Miller, R-Chu­muckla.

The first Honor Flight took place in May 2005 and flew 103 local veterans to the newly opened and dedicated National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Dec 1, 2021

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This weekend is the official start to Christmas in Navarre. Saturday morning there is a Jingle Bell Run/Walk that begins at 8 a.m. at the Navarre Fire Station – with a shortcut to Grandma’s house.

Where the goodies are. If you haven’t registered at this point – you might be out of luck for this year’s shirt, but a previous year’s shirt will be just as festive.

Nov 23, 2021

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A hearty thank you to all of our readers, advertisers and community members and wish you the most blessed Thanksgiving.

I’ve been with many of you for more than 21 years and I think I can speak for all of my staff when I say we are grateful for you.

Nov 17, 2021

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As I was typing my column, I found out that Adam’s Sanitation is suing the county again. I told our editor, Wendy, that they must have a lot of money to burn.

She then reminded me that Nathan Boyles is an attorney. He is also a county commissioner in Okaloosa County. So, he knows what it is like to be a county commissioner and he is an attorney.

Nov 9, 2021

Out and About

Only the government could put “stormwater mitigation” and “COVID-19” into the same sentence.

In another twist to the long story of federal funding for the pandemic, the stormwater mitigation task force met last week to decide what stormwater projects to submit for COVID funding.

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