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An American hero close to home

An American hero close to home

So often the heroes of history feel distant. Their struggles and endeavors, while often impressive, seem not to have any real connection to our daily lives here. But sometimes those heroes grew up in our own backyard. Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Jr. (1920-1978) was the nation’s first African-American four-star general, and he was born right […]

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Wind chimes sway back and forth in the breeze. Squirrels play in the yard, scampering along with pecans in their mouths. Inside the back room of his Navarre home, the screened windows providing a view of this playground for nature, Nat Mack sits back in a chair. Tears begin to well up in his eyes. […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING The truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate as the FBI continues an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. 2. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST WAIT From his Cabinet, to his border wall, to Robert Mueller, Trump’s advisers are hoping he will hold off on […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WHAT PONTIFF IS SAYING ABOUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Pope Francis changes the church’s teaching on death penalty, says it is always inadmissible because it “attacks” human dignity. 2. DONOR TO CLINTON, TRUMP HELPED ‘HIGH-RISK’ MERCHANTS Records obtained by the AP show that a prominent political donor has helped pornographers, payday loan debt collectors and offshore […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ALARMS BLARE ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN US ELECTIONS The Trump administration is facing bipartisan criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. 2. MIRACLE IN MEXICO All 103 aboard an Aeromexico jetliner have survived a fiery crash in Durango after the pilot aborted takeoff […]

Meekers share a bond that’s as good as gold

Meekers share a bond that’s as good as gold

Perhaps it is only appropriate that as Norman and Violet Meeker talk about their life together, they are on the campus of the University of West Florida preparing to compete at the Pensacola Senior Games – Norman in the 400 and 800 and Violet in the discus – on a hot and humid September morning. […]

The Story of a Lifetime

The Story of a Lifetime

An 86-year-old resident of Navarre, Maj. Robert M. Fletcher Sr., has seen more of the world than most people could see in two lifetimes. Fletcher served his county honorably in the United States Air Force for an exciting and adventurous 25 years; years of active duty which included tours in both the Korean and Vietnam […]