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Shop summer at Southern Specialty

It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially at Southern Specialty. Summer means new styles, beautiful designs and bright colors at Southern Specialty.

Known for featuring the latest fashions at their boutique, owners and sisters-in law, Lisa Gambill and Magda Morton, keep Southern Specialty stocked with the most stylish clothing and cutest gift ideas.

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Construction on Edgewood Drive begins

Santa Rosa County began construction on Edgewood Drive on Wed., June 22 after months of planning.

According to the County, the Edgewood Drive Construction project includes a new sidewalk and bike lanes along the full length of Edgewood Drive, a new right turn lane at Highway 98, clearing and cleaning existing ditches, and the replacement of drainage culverts. Edgewood Drive will also be resurfaced as part of the project.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz slams Democrat efforts to stripAmericans of Second Amendment rights

On June 8, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) debated the provisions of H.R. 7910, the “Protect Our Children Act” on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Gaetz objected to the legislation as a misguided and ineffective assault on the Second Amendment, specifically taking issue with raising the age to buy a rifle from 18- to 21-year-old.

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Santa Rosa County Animal Services Seeks Medical Fosters for Kittens

With ‘kitten season’ in full swing, the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is looking for "medical fosters" who can help care for sick kittens that are not old enough to adopt. SRCAS says these kittens need a safe place to rest and recover until they are well and/or at least eight weeks old.

Medical fosters will be responsible for administering treatment, bringing fosters to shelter appointments, and providing a loving environment for recovery. Medical treatment and supplies are provided by the shelter, at no cost to the foster parent. For more information on fostering or to sign up to be a kitten foster, visit

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Red snapper season to start on June 17

The recreational red snapper season will start June 17 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida and remain open through July 31 with 12 days in the fall.

“We are excited about Governor Ron DeSantis’ recent announcement of this year’s 57-day Gulf red snapper season, which is the longest we’ve had since the FWC began managing the season in state and federal waters,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Chairman Rodney Barreto in a press release.

For-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit may also participate in the season but are limited to fishing for red snapper in Gulf state waters only.

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