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Stories by Staff Reporters

Stories by Staff Reporters

Junior Officer reflection–Air Force Comptroller leading and living Agile Combat Employment (ACE)

November 15, 2023
Hurlburt Field – As an Air Force Comptroller, our ability to adapt to the ebbs and flows of the budget environment and our customer needs is what makes our career field essential to the success of our great nation and the Department of Defense. It is exactly the mind set we need as the Air Force shifts into the Joint All Domain environment. In the conflict against a peer competitor, it will be key to provide flexible and resilient formations to meet commanders’ intent–within the Air Force, we call it Agile Combat Employment.

Gulf Islands National Seashore Closes in Preparation for Incoming Weather

November 14, 2023
Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed the Fort Pickens area to all visitors effective as of 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, in preparation for incoming weather.

Navarre family loses home to fire

November 13, 2023
Early morning, Tuesday, Oct. 31, smoke and fire engulfed a Navarre home on Fort Worth St. Firefighters with Holley Navarre Fire District (HNFD) and other responding units were able to put down the fire but the damage was done. As it stands now, the house is a shell of its former self.

“No one reads newspapers anymore”

November 13, 2023
It was a statement we heard at a national business conference and that wasn’t the only remark we heard about our industry. “Journalists go to journalism school to learn how to ask stupid questions.” This particular speaker had been the subject of “gotcha” journalism in the past. Every time an employee left his company it made the front page of the local newspaper. They referred to him as a cult leader and worse.

Scooter’s Fish House welcomes John Poates as new owner

November 13, 2023
In November, John Poates with JD Restaurant Group became the new owner of Scooter’s Fish House. Poates is excited for the opportunity and plans to keep a lot of the restaurant the same.

“I’ve got happy people, why would I change that?” Poates said. “… Scooter’s is always going to be Scooter’s.”

Beach Town Plumbers provides unmatched service

November 13, 2023
John and Jenny Stanberry fell in love with the Emerald Coast while vacationing here. They got married on Navarre Beach and have been trying to move here ever since. In 2020, they moved here and started Beach Town Plumbers, selling their plumbing business they created in Indianna, but keeping 25-plus years of experience.

Your CBD Store to gift free CBD to first 100 Black Friday customers

November 13, 2023
Your CBD Store in Navarre is here to relieve anxiety, pain, inflammation, and many other ailments. Their slogan, “Health without the High,” holds, and their quality CBD products have been the remedy many people have been searching for.

UWF earns highest ranking to date on ‘Best for Vets’ list

November 13, 2023
The University of West Florida came in at No. 12 on the “Best for Vets” college list released by Military Times. This marks the University’s highest ranking on the list to date. UWF was ranked among 325 schools.

Fall in love with style at Southern Specialty

November 13, 2023
Fashion is in this fall, and Southern Specialty is on top of the trends. Stop on in this beachy boutique for the perfect new outfit and cute accessories to match.

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 unique gift ideas.

SMART trailer helps restore firefighters in rough conditions

November 13, 2023
In 2020, an F-22 Raptor crashed deep within the Eglin range.  In the barren location with nothing but trees, snakes, fires, and jet plane wreckage, emergency responders endured sweltering 100-degree May heat for hours without access to restrooms or just a cool place to sit down and recharge.
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