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Apr 7, 2021

Out and About

I was recently reminded of a lesson that I was taught since childhood. Sometimes we have to wait a lifetime to see the reason we are going through a particular hardship but in my case last week, it just lasted three days.

Apr 7, 2021

Beach safety proves top priority of county, and we agree

Spending taxpayers’ dollars at any level is a decision sure to spark a reaction. We all have our own perspectives on what government – at all levels – should and should not spend money on.

Michael Bannon Headshot
Apr 7, 2021

For God’s Sake: Sparking an interest in reading the Bible

There are a few unique words and expressions in the Bible that have made their way into common English speech.

One of those words is “shibboleth,” which refers to a word, a mannerism, or a mode of dress that is peculiar to a group. It comes from an incident recorded in Judges 12, a conflict between two Israelite tribes, the Ephraimites and the Gileadites.


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Apr 7, 2021

Taking one for the American team

Earlier this year, I got a summons in the mail indicating that I’d been selected to serve as a juror in a federal court trial. It’s hard to find the right word to describe my reaction. “Thrilled” doesn’t resonate. Neither does “honored” or “eager.”

Apr 7, 2021

Les Harrison: Doveweed makes homeowners fight for their lawns

There are many mysteries and riddles which defy understanding, even today.

One of those is the common names applied to objects or tangible things, especially some plant species found in the local environment.


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Apr 6, 2021

Brian Out Loud

My dog got a hold of my press pass the other day and brought it to his pit of death, which is a cooler term for under the dining room table.

He put a few bite marks into it, but luckily, the pass lives on, which means more opportunities are on the horizon for me in the world of covering sports.


Apr 3, 2021

Letter: Why do residents need to pay for recycling?

I do not understand why the garbage trash company is charging to collect the recyclables. I will give you a little history.

Apr 2, 2021

Letter: Commissioners to blame for traffic on 98

Santa Rosa County commissioners caused and are responsible for the dangerous traffic on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre.

Apr 1, 2021

Muscadines continue their journey up and over anything within their grasp

The climb to the top is always a challenge, but it is the goal of many.

The route is never a straight line or simple.


Michael Bannon Headshot
Apr 1, 2021

For God’s Sake: Easter Sunday signals promise of a new life to come

Last month, I saw a meme that pictured a U.S. weather map where every state but ours was overlaid in colors of icy blue and purple showing frigid temperatures and heavy snow.

The entire state of Florida was overlaid in sunshine yellow and boasted temps in the low 80s north to south. That week in Navarre, our overnight temps dipped into the high 20s and the daytime temps barely crested 40 degrees.