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Author: Hansen Hasenberg

Broadcast classrooms connect students, educators from across county

When you walk into Dan Schmitt’s classroom at Holley Navarre Middle School, you immediately notice the rather large screens that dot the front portion of the room. These screens are not meant to show movies or videos, but to help connect students dozens of miles away.

For many years, if you were a student who wanted to take a certain class that wasn’t offered at your school, then you were simply out of luck. But with broadcast classrooms, Santa Rosa County District Schools has given students that chance.

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East Bay Church to celebrate anniversary of Relaunch

East Bay Church, which was known as Midway Assembly of God until a few years ago, will be observing the anniversary of the church’s relaunch with the East Bay Birthday Celebration (1/44) on Sun., Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m.

The celebration will feature a cookout with hotdogs and hamburgers, as well as an ice cream truck and outdoor games for children and adults alike. The 1/44 stands for one year since relaunch and 44 years as a local church. While the church will be celebrating its anniversary, Pastor Stacy Clearman will be focused on continuing to grow the church.

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Three things: September water board meeting

Holley Navarre Water System meetings have drawn a packed room since the termination of former CEO, Dallas Peavey, Jr. The September meeting was no exception. Below we have listed the top three things you should know:

1. Forensic Audit

The perceived lack of oversight of the water system, especially following the revelations surrounding former HNWS CEO Dallas Peavey Jr., has become a hot button issue once again.

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Land Development Code changes allow CEFCO to move forward at High School Blvd

A change in the land development code now allows CEFCO to move forward with building a gas station and convenience store in Navarre at High School Boulevard and Highway 87 South after Santa Rosa County Planning and Zoning approved the plan on Sept. 12.

According to Santa Rosa County Community Planning, Zoning, and Development Director Shawn Ward, the County Commissioners adopted a new land development code in August 2021, which eliminated the requirement for 500 feet between residential housing and underground fuel tank storage.

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Daughter of late Christian musician delivers first sermon

Speaking publicly can be nerve wracking. Speaking publicly about a tragic period of your life can be exceptionally difficult. For Makenzie Weaver, however, its all part of God’s plan.

Back in January, Jay Weaver, Makenzie’s dad and the bass player in contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave, passed away following a battle with COVID-19.

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Carli family laments slow autopsy results

Months after Cassie Carli’s body was found in a barn in Alabama, autopsy results have not been released. For the Carli family, the wait to find out exactly what happened to their loved one has been “agonizing.”

Carli went missing on March 27 following a custody exchange with her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Spanevelo, for their four-year-old daughter, Saylor. The exchange took place in the boat ramp parking lot on Navarre Beach near Juana’s. It was the last place she was seen alive.

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New church opens in November

Come November, there will be a new church in town.

Gathering House, a non-denominational church, will have its first Sunday service on Nov. 6. To build excitement for the new church, which was announced in June, Pastor Anthony “AJ” Rice decided to hold a worship night on Fri., Sept. 2, at West Navarre Primary School.

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