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Author: Wendy Victora Rudman

Since you asked: Are there snakes in the sand dunes?

Here's your answer: After Navarre Press posted a "Since you asked" about the dunes being off limits for foot traffic, Becky Cunningham posted in the Facebook comments that there were rattlesnakes in the dunes. We followed up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, whose spokesperson, Bekah Nelson, said that rattlesnakes can in fact make their homes in local sand dunes.

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County employees disciplined over Waste Pro

In the wake of the release of a 50-page report into Santa Rosa County’s dealings with Waste Pro, two top county employees have been disciplined.

Andrew Hill, the environmental manager for the solid waste division, has been suspended for 10 days without pay for his “failure to effectively manage and enforce the waste hauling contract,” according to the notice of action placed in his county personnel file.

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U.S. Highway 98 drainage system clear; crew seeking other cause of flooding

Motorists navigating U.S. Highway 98 through Navarre during a heavy rainfall have noticed that westbound lanes are underwater near the busy highway’s intersection with Navarre Beach Causeway.

Crews from the Florida Department of Transportation were called out Wednesday morning and went back out on Thursday to investigate after the water receded.

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