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Stories by Wendy Victora Rudman

Stories by Wendy Victora Rudman

County administrator Dan Schebler steps down after weeks of ‘false criticism and attacks’

July 21, 2021
Just after 9 p.m. July 13, near the midway point of a Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners meeting that would last more than eight hours, an email went out.

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

July 21, 2021
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.

County employees disciplined over Waste Pro

July 20, 2021

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.

Since you asked: Why are the dunes on Navarre Beach off-limits?

July 17, 2021
Here’s your answer: When you visit Navarre Beach, you’ll see signs warning you against walking on the dunes – the sandy hills formed by wind.

Butterfly House staff forms factions, splits apart

July 15, 2021
A popular Santa Rosa County attraction has become the epicenter of conflict between the two organizations that helped keep it running for years.

Remembering to play is never a bad thing

July 14, 2021

Once in a while, I remember to play.

What came so naturally to us as children is less obvious to our aging adult bodies and sensibilities. We have been conditioned to focus on dignity, task completion, responsibility and worrying what people will think about us.

Well flushed, disinfected and repaired

July 13, 2021
A Holley Navarre Water System well that experienced a mechanical pump failure is being flushed, disinfected and having key mechanical components replaced.

Couple prays sweet business dream comes true

July 13, 2021
Ask Kelli England how she and her family came to Navarre, how they found a place to live, how they found the ideal vacant building to lease for their dream business and she’ll give you the same answer – God.

Training begins for four new Navarre Beach lifeguard candidates

July 11, 2021
Four candidates passed the initial criteria to enter training to become Navarre Beach lifeguards. The tryout was held Saturday morning. Candidates had to do a 1-mile timed beach run and a 400-meter open water swim. A week of training now begins.

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

July 9, 2021

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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