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Status of Santa Rosa school safety in wake of Uvalde

It was Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Berrendo Middle School in the small rural town of Roswell, New Mexico. It was a chilly day, so the students were waiting for the first bell in the gymnasium.

Kim Featherstone, now a Milton resident, was on duty that morning as a teacher. She was eating oatmeal before her first class, and her gut was pulling her to the gym.

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Beach overcrowded: In-season beach events under scrutiny

The Tourist Development Council (TDC) addressed the traffic jams caused by events on Navarre Beach at Monday’s Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioner’s meeting. Julie White, the Tourist Development Director, brought her concern to the commissioners regarding the local events held during peak tourist season.

The proposed Run, Walk and Race Policy would address the domino effect White said the fun runs cause, including multi-hour long traffic delays, closed-off parking lots and local employees having trouble getting to and from work due to the former issues. According to the proposed policy, fun runs would not be allowed on Navarre Beach during the tourist season of March 1 to October 31.

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Wildlife Refuge celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day came early to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge. Earth Day 2022 is April 22, and ECWR went all out Saturday, April 16 to showcase their animal ambassadors and teach folks of all ages the best way to live side by side with animals that inhabit our area.

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Livestock officer charged with killing stray mule

Justice is being served for the stray mule that was shot and killed on Tuesday, April 12. Philip Alan Hayes has been charged with felony for torturing or inflicting pain, serious injury, or death on an animal, as well as a misdemeanor for the inhumane slaughter of livestock. Hayes turned himself in to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office around 10 p.m. on Monday, April 18, almost a week after the incident on Deaton Bridge Road in Milton. Hayes was released just after midnight.

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