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Out and About

I’ve heard people complain that there is nothing to do in Navarre or surrounding nearby communities.

However, if you hear this in the next 1.5 months – it must be someone that is in a basement without connection to the outside world. (There are very few basements in this area.

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Santa Rosa County is the only county in the panhandle that did not have any Gulf drownings between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to Navarre Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danny Fureigh. Kudos to the Navarre Beach Fire Department for having the vision to ask the county to take over the difficult task of guarding Navarre Beach.

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I know I’m not alone in breathing a sigh of relief that Hurricane Ida swept so far west of us however, we have a lot of visitors here from Louisiana that don’t know what they are going home to.

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Beginning next year, Santa Rosa residents will have many more shopping options than they do right now.

At some point, new Publix stores in east Navarre and Milton will be open, as will the much-discussed Aldi near the foot of the Navarre Beach bridge.

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Navarre and Santa Rosa County are always busy places and having a tropical storm peeking at us always dials that up.

We spent time looking at Tropical Storm Fred, which could have gone anywhere, but did not choose us. We got lucky and hours after it made landfall in Cape San Blas, the sun was shining over Navarre’s beautiful beaches.

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It’s hard to miss the fact that school is back in session and school zone lights are flashing again.

The need to slow down to allow safe transportation of area students can’t be over-emphasized. Yes, it makes all of our drives longer, but we need to take care of each other.

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“Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Stay These Couriers From The Swift Completion Of Their Appointed Rounds.”

In case you don’t recognize that, you have just read what many of us think of as the postman’s oath.

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The ongoing business of Santa Rosa County continues to engage, infuriate and inspire residents, sometimes all at the same time.

In a move that maddens some and pleases others, commissioners agreed last week to put a time limit on their meetings, which means putting a time limit on public forum.

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A lot can happen in a week as this last week proves. While Navarre Press, including most of its editorial staff was in Sarasota for the Florida Press Association’s annual meeting, four new Holley by the Sea board members were selected.

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A 50-plus page report on Waste Pro was included in the July 13 Board of County Commissioners meeting and, although I am writing this late on Monday, I’m sure there will be some fireworks there.

In summary, there were no improprieties as it relates to the county’s relationship with Waste Pro, but there are plenty of problems or potential problems within Waste Pro that fell outside of the scope of investigation.

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