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Author: Wendy Victora Rudman

Navarre Beach fire celebrates 2021 success

For Navarre Beach Fire Rescue, 2021 was a year filled with firsts, funding and heartwarming moments.

The department on Navarre Beach got its first drone to drop lifejackets, was awarded its first custom LandRover, trained Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office deputies for the first time and received a Lifepak 15 cardiac monitor through CARES funding.

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Finding acceptance in having your soul exposed

I’m not always the sharpest technological pencil in the pack, so it took me a while to catch on to the fact that the ads appearing on my Facebook newsfeed were not just randomly things I liked. Like a long while. Years, in fact.

I just thought of it as one of the little miracles of life that the ads that I saw were often for things I actually sought or had thought of buying.

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Longtime Press Gazette publisher dies: ‘Rest well, Fletch. You’re already missed’

For more than 30 years, if you visited the office of the Santa Rosa Press Gazette, you’d likely meet Jim Fletcher.

He was editor before he was publisher. He was passionate about Milton and about local news and about his “family” of employees. On Jan. 5, his family learned that Fletcher, who was hospitalized on New Year’s Day, had died of cancer at an area hospital a few days later. He was 64.

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