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Bridge renaming issue flares up at board meeting

Community efforts to rename portions of the Navarre Beach Bridge or dedicate portions of the roadway continue. 

During the public comment portion of Tuesday’s Board of County Commission work session, resident Tony Hughes updated commissioners on a local group’s efforts to do a memorial dedication for the Navarre Causeway in honor of Air Commandos in general, and specifically Medal of Honor recipient (posthumous) MSgt. John Chapman, USAF.

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Milton man pleads guilty to murder of Destin businesswoman

In a first degree murder case, it's rare for a defendant to plead guilty, according to Mark Alderman at the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office.

The charge carries a mandatory life sentence, with no room for negotiation and therefore, very little incentive to plead guilty, Alderman said. But that's what Jerry Geisler Odum did Friday.

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Petitions show opposition to to expanding borrow pits

More than 4,000 people have signed two petitions that oppose expanding borrow pit mining in Santa Rosa County.

One petition is on the national website change.org and the other on the local website sponsored by the three governing bodies, Holley-Navarre Water System, Midway Water System, and the city of Gulf Breeze, comprising the Fairpoint Regional Utility System (FRUS).

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Tiger shark caught and released off Navarre Beach

After fishermen hooked a 12-foot, 6-inch tiger shark Wednesday, photos shot of the event lit up the internet.

The fishermen, reportedly associated with True Blue – a self-described community of shark fishermen based in Milton – walked the fishing line down the pier and pulled the animal into shallow water, where they measured, tagged and released it, according to spectators.

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County delays borrow pit vote

Santa Rosa County commissioners will not vote Feb. 25 on whether to repeal key wellfield protections as anticipated. Instead, county staff will bring the matter to the board at the Feb. 9 work session to ask for further direction.

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