Opinion


Owner should pay for Tibet Drive repairs

Who should pay for the repairs on this road (Tibet Drive), the OWNER of the road.

A revolution is brewing in Navarre

Money and centralized power have deeply infected our politics.

Numerous studies have proven that special interest groups dominate the landscape.


Wise Words: Wendy’s Words: Look what’s washed up on the beach lately

Wendy Victora Rudman
September 22, 2021

When my husband and I first moved to the area 25 years ago, we spent every weekend on a local beach. He would fish and I would walk the shoreline, looking for shells, sand dollars or anything else that caught my eye.

There’s something about a body of water as large as the Gulf of Mexico that is exciting. What’s in there that we can’t see? The possibilities are endless.

Out and About

Sandi Kemp
September 22, 2021

There is a lot of dirt being moved in Navarre right now. The Publix at the county line has cleared their lot and new apartment complex, “Elevate Navarre,” started clearing this week.

Also, we have a report in this week’s issue that the new K-8 school, East Bay K-8 is already almost 100 students over projections and more than 80% capacity in their first two months after opening its doors for students. Navarre is growing with or without your permission.

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Brian Out Loud

Brian Lester
September 22, 2021

Some things never change in college football.

Alabama keeps winning. Florida State can’t get itself right.

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For God’s Sake: God is pleased to work through human weakness

Michael Bannon
September 22, 2021

One summer, my wife and I vacationed in Newfoundland, where, in addition to trying cod tongues, a disgusting local delicacy, we went on an iceberg cruise.

Local fishermen supplement their income by loading tourists into their boats and deliberately sailing them toward icebergs. Can you say, “Titanic?”

More with Les:
September important month for native plants

Les Harrison
September 22, 2021

The month of September is known as the gateway for a variety of events. Historically, it was the beginning of the school year.

September is an important month for many native plants in Santa Rosa County. This ninth month of the year with its dwindling hours of sun is the time seeds mature and plant growth slows.



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