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Author: Gail Acosta


Water company CEO terminated

Dallas Peavey, Jr., head of Holley Navarre Water System, has been terminated by the board following a closed executive session meeting held last night by board members.

The meeting came after accusations about Peavey’s past resurfaced more than a week ago. It was the second such meeting held to discuss the accusations and potential action of the board.

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Peavey under fire at water system

“By the time we caught on, he had defrauded the company out of something like $25,000,” Wilkinson said. “He was terminated immediately, and we filed suit.”

On Mar. 4, 2009, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Peavey, and he was remanded in custody that day at 2:20 p.m. He was charged with three counts of felony theft. On Mar. 20, 2009, Peavey was released on a $20,000 personal bond.

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Status of Santa Rosa school safety in wake of Uvalde

It was Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Berrendo Middle School in the small rural town of Roswell, New Mexico. It was a chilly day, so the students were waiting for the first bell in the gymnasium.

Kim Featherstone, now a Milton resident, was on duty that morning as a teacher. She was eating oatmeal before her first class, and her gut was pulling her to the gym.

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Wildlife Refuge celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day came early to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. Earth Day 2022 is April 22, and ECWR went all out Saturday, April 16 to showcase their animal ambassadors and teach folks of all ages the best way to live side by side with animals that inhabit our area.

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Commissioners consider 545 acres in Navarre for conservation

Santa Rosa County District 4 commissioner Dave Piech is putting forth a plan to fellow commissioners Monday at the committee meeting to put 545 acres of natural land in Navarre into conservation in perpetuity. Two of the three parcels back up to the Eglin reservation, providing a buffer from the military base and the third backs up to the Navarre soccer complex.

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