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Holley-Navarre Fire District awarded lifesaving equipment grant

When Firehouse Subs cashiers ask if customers want to round up to the nearest dollar, it truly goes to lifesaving causes.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® recently provided a $25,835 grant to the Holley-Navarre Fire District and presented the results of the money Jan. 11 at the fire department. The funding went toward the purchase of battery-powered rescue equipment, which will be used to shave off time and ensure greater lifesaving capabilities for first responders in the community.

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Body found in trash collected from Baker landfill

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was found dead in a trash pile at a Jackson County landfill Saturday.

The body had been in trash collected around 9:30 a.m. at the Baker landfill on Charlie Day Road by a garbage transportation company. The driver was on his way back to Okaloosa County to pick up another load when he got a call to contact law enforcement.

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Four arrested in Santa Rosa felony traffic stop on interstate

On Jan. 7 just after 9 a.m., the Flagler County, Florida Sheriff’s Office contacted the Florida Highway Patrol's Tallahassee Regional Communication Center) in reference to a vehicle their agency was tracking that was occupied by suspects wanted in an ATM theft from their jurisdiction, according to a media release. That theft occurred at about 3 a.m. Friday morning.

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Local graduation rates hold steady

The Florida Department of Education released district graduation rates on Jan. 6, with Santa Rosa County School District holding steady at 90.3%. Rates for Santa Rosa's district, as well other districts in the state, have risen significantly in the past 15 years.

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Longtime Press Gazette publisher dies: ‘Rest well, Fletch. You’re already missed’

For more than 30 years, if you visited the office of the Santa Rosa Press Gazette, you’d likely meet Jim Fletcher.

He was editor before he was publisher. He was passionate about Milton and about local news and about his “family” of employees. On Jan. 5, his family learned that Fletcher, who was hospitalized on New Year’s Day, had died of cancer at an area hospital a few days later. He was 64.

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American Airlines launches new nonstop flight between Boston and Pensacola

Boston, also affectionately known as the “Hub,” is now connected to the Gateway to the Gulf Coast. American Airlines will begin offering service between Logan International Airport and Pensacola International Airport in June 2022, bringing even more nonstop destination options to Pensacola travelers. This route is a part of the Northeast Alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue, Logan Airport’s largest carrier.

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Florida representative submits bill to add another step to incorporation

Rep. Jayer Williamson filed a bill to the Florida House of Representatives Dec. 27 that would require a referendum for any prospective municipality incorporation, making Williamson’s “personal requirement” a Florida law.

HB 1035 would include a paragraph in F.S. 165.041 requiring the “passage of a nonbinding referendum … supporting the incorporation of a new municipality approved by 60% or more of the qualified electors within the area of the proposed municipality.”

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