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Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Filmmakers explore struggles of hurricane survivors

Chris Barbee can relate to the devastation of a hurricane. The home he and his family lived in was destroyed by Ivan when it ripped through the Gulf Coast in 2004. “My mom did everything she could to make the experience OK for us. We lost everything, but she made things enjoyable and helped us […]

A different way to look at building a viable community

A different way to look at building a viable community

Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute was first introduced to a different view of America after spending time in Germany during his days in the military. “That experience changed my life. I didn’t realize how much it changed until I flew home, and for the first time, I saw the American landscape with a […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FRESH ACCUSATIONS TURN UP HEAT ON ALA. SENATE CANDIDATE Top Republicans pressure Roy Moore to leave the race after a woman’s emotional account alleging Moore sexually assaulted her years ago when she was 16. 2. DEATH TOLL CLIMBS PAST 400 IN IRAN-IRAQ QUAKE Rescuers dig through wrecked buildings for survivors, and the military sets […]

Veteran Profile: Tracy Bennett

Veteran Profile: Tracy Bennett

MSgt Tracy Bennett has had four jobs in her 21 year career in the Air Force. Beginning in medical administration, Bennett also worked in personnel and manpower. Her career has taken her all over the world including Texas, Korea, Florida and Hawaii. Now back in Florida, Bennett has completed her fourth mini-career in the Air […]

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Versatility of FWC officers on display in Texas

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers are as versatile as any law enforcement agents out there. Officers do everything from patrolling the water and woods, on the lookout for fishing and hunting violations, to assisting in chasing down criminals on the run. They also jump into action when a hurricane cripples an area, such […]

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Navarre offers help to Harvey victims

Hurricane Harvey dumped an estimated 50-plus inches of rain in and around Houston since making landfall in Texas Aug. 25, causing catastrophic flooding and forcing thousands of residents into shelters. Relief and rescue efforts are underway and many people across the country have begun making donations for the areas impacted. Locally, organizations such as the […]

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

Local hazardous weather dependent on Harvey’s track

The potential for local severe weather and heavy rain next week is highly dependent on the eventual track of Hurricane Harvey as it thunders ashore in Texas, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile. In a hazardous weather outlook for northwest Florida issued Friday morning, NWS stated: “At this time, confidence is too […]

Gov. Scott orders flags at half-staff for Texas police officers

Gov. Scott orders flags at half-staff for Texas police officers

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, I hereby direct the flags of the United States of America and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State […]

Aquaponics system teaches sustainability, survival skills

Aquaponics system teaches sustainability, survival skills

AP Environmental Science teacher Ian Turoff just happened to be looking around online when he discovered a great idea for adding to his students’ educational experience of in the classroom. It’s called Project Feed 1010, an effort started by a teacher in Texas, and its purpose is to create a network of scientists, teachers, students […]

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

Tarantula fun facts: Big spiders are delicate critters

First Tarantulas European wolf spiders found near the Italian city of Taranto were the first to be called tarantulas. Their venom doesn’t affect humans, but from the 11th century into the 17th, people thought it caused a form of mania called tarantism that could be calmed only by a frenzied dance called the tarantella. Current […]

The man who ruined Halloween

The man who ruined Halloween

If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating, you have also probably had your parents inspect your Halloween candy. It was the time you dreaded as a kid during Halloween. It was the perfect opportunity for your parents, under the guise of safety, to pick out or “confiscate” their favorite candy bar from your sugary haul; but of […]

Special Tactics 812-mile ruck marchers honors fallen

Special Tactics 812-mile ruck marchers honors fallen

Special Tactics Airmen finished an 812-mile memorial march on Oct. 13, after ten days of marching in remembrance of fallen Special Tactics Airmen since 9/11, specifically Capt. Matthew Roland and Staff Sgt. Forrest Sibley, killed in action Aug. 26. The Gold Star Families of fallen ST Airmen joined the march for the final mile, walking […]

Concert first: Couple engaged on stage

Concert first: Couple engaged on stage

With the song, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” softly playing, a couple from Texas became engaged at the June 26 Thursdays in the Park Summer Concert in Navarre Park. With the help of Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tony Alexander, Michael Cadena was able to completely surprise his girlfriend and propose to […]