Opinion


‘Enough is enough:’ Stop the bad behavior at government meetings

Once again, the conducting of government business on a local level has been under attack. At the Santa Rosa School Board meeting the (morning) of 5/3/2021.

Holley-Navarre Water System must get out of golf course business

HNWS must get out of the golf course business. 

When the Eglin project comes to fruition, the disposal capacity of HNWS will more than double, and there will still be room at Eglin to double that capacity again. 

Trash cans too full, bill too high

I made an error in my first letter to the editor in that I did not include the increase in the price of service. I was paying $69 and change for one trash/garbage unit twice a week and one recycle unit once a week.

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Wise Words: Grateful for that first job and lessons learned from it

Wendy Victora Rudman
May 12, 2021

On my 16th birthday, I went straight from the driver’s license bureau to the Howard Johnson’s by the interstate and got my first job.

Back then, that’s what teens did. They worked in restaurants and were grateful for the opportunity.

Out and About

Sandi Kemp
May 12, 2021

It’s been a crazier week than usual in this business with everything from small sinkholes to buried bodies, fatal wrecks and a bank robbery.

We also had a car drive into a Holley by the Sea house, and then drive away.

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Brian Out Loud

Brian Lester
May 17, 2021

We made it everyone. The curtain has been lowered on the 2020-21 high school sports season.

Normally, the end of the season isn’t a cause for celebration, but this one is different.

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For God’s Sake: Parents were model of perseverance and dedication

Michael Bannon
May 12, 2021

I was perusing some old photos of my parents from early in their marriage and found it strange to see them acting playfully like two young people in love.

I have no doubt that they loved one another, I just don’t recall seeing that playfulness growing up. Having brought nine children into this world, life was not easy for them.

More with Les:
Rat snakes shift from tolerated necessity to problem wildlife

Les Harrison
May 17, 2021

The blooms and leaves have confirmed the year’s progress toward the summer. The rising temperatures and lengthening days have been a boon to the birds and animals, too.

The blossoms in Santa Rosa County are popular with insects and arachnids for a variety of reasons. Some insects enjoy the nectar and pollen, using it to great effect.



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