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Sep 1, 2021

Out and About

I know I’m not alone in breathing a sigh of relief that Hurricane Ida swept so far west of us however, we have a lot of visitors here from Louisiana that don’t know what they are going home to.

Sep 1, 2021

Resident offers kudos to school district

Our residence is on one of the main access streets for the new East Bay K-8 school.

I want to compliment the school organization for whatever system they have devised to receive and discharge their students.

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.

Sep 1, 2021

For God’s Sake: Following the Bible is a must for a marriage to work

“These two are the most married people I know!” said a relative as she hoisted her glass of champagne in a toast at the reception. It was the couple’s third wedding ceremony! Why three ceremonies?

Aug 31, 2021

Brian Out Loud

I feel at times as if I’m dodging bullets doing my job amid the COVID-19 pandemic, wondering if I’ve been exposed and torn at times on when to wear my mask in a sports setting and when I’m good without one.

For the record, I’ve been vaccinated, and there was a time not too long ago where worries of the pandemic had faded away shortly after that vaccination. Our country seemed to be moving in the right direction.

Aug 25, 2021

Change comes when it’s ready and we always adapt

I hope to be much older still before I’m done, but I have already lived long enough to hold several worlds in my hands.

First, there was my childhood, where we played outside, slapped at mosquitoes and ran freely back and forth to neighbors’ houses without our parents worrying if we would make it there safely.

Aug 25, 2021

For God’s Sake: Life has meaning when viewed through lens of God’s sovereignty

As I write this, my wife and I are preparing to leave for Indiana for a two-week vacation visiting family.

Our goal is to eat lots of vine-ripened tomatoes and sweet corn, and at least one pork tenderloin sandwich.

Aug 25, 2021

Beautyberries have origins in dog days of summer

The dog days of summer have once again returned to Santa Rosa County.

As such, the dogs and their human companions are highly motivated to remain in any environment with cooler temperature readings.

Aug 25, 2021

Letter: Thank God for Bobby Bowden

The plethora of area coaches dying from Covid, the lingering pandemic, chaotic Afghanistan, the Haitian earthquake, western wildfires contained only 31%, media bias, border tragedy, administration failures, other disasters remind this nonagenarian to thank God for Bobby Bowden.

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.

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