Author: Wendy Victora Rudman

gun shop

Gun interest up, supplies down

After nearly 45 years in the gun sales business, Miles Schuler has learned how to predict the ebbs and flows of the industry. Before COVID-19 even hit, he predicted 2020 would be a volatile year that would lead to increased gun sales at his store Trade Winds Pawn and Gun.

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Turner house

‘Turner House’ lawsuit heads to mediation

A judge has ordered Santa Rosa County and the owners of the “Turner House” to head to mediation before an April court date.

The mediation would attempt to resolve issues lingering from a 2016 lawsuit the county filed against Staci and Gary Turner, live out of state but own the home at 7315 Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach. The lawsuit has been amended multiple times in the last five years.

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More severe weather

Mid-week may bring new round of severe weather

Northwest Florida residents are being urged to beware of black ice overnight and into Tuesday morning. The thin icy glaze may appear to motorists that the road is simply wet. It may remain until temperatures rise above freezing.

But once temperatures warm enough to eliminate that risk, the area may be looking at severe storms developing Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to local officials .

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County delays borrow pit vote

Santa Rosa County commissioners will not vote Feb. 25 on whether to repeal key wellfield protections as anticipated. Instead, county staff discussed the matter to the board at the Feb. 9 work session.

Shawn Ward, the county planning and zoning director, confirmed the agenda change Thursday.

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Rules to be the new rule at BOCC meetings

Following resolutions approved Feb. 4, the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners now has rules in place to govern public comment at board meetings.

The matter, first brought up at the Jan. 7 board meeting, initially was strongly opposed by some commissioners and citizens, who argued that it violated First Amendment rights.

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