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Vote for leaders who will enforce constitution

It’s often said that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior – that has clearly been the case for the implementation of Florida’s constitutional amendments. For decades, as republicans have controlled the legislature, governor’s mansion, and most cabinet offices, Floridians have come together through the citizen’s initiative to make their voices heard. They’ve successfully passed changes to improve […]

These days seem like a complicated math problem

If you are headed northbound at 30 mph on Avalon Boulevard at 7:30 a.m., a tropical storm is brewing 640 miles to the south and moving northwest at 9 mph, 32 more people have contracted COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, payday is still a day away, there are only three days to vote, you have gained 20 pounds since […]

Vote for Krumel

As you prepare to vote, I urge you to learn more about Dianne Krumel and to cast your vote for her for Florida State House, District 2. You will find that Dianne is passionate about her community, and one who genuinely cares about its citizens. Dianne is a lifetime Pensacola citizen who knows well the challenges that Northwest Florida faces. […]

Moo, me?

New forecasting found that 45% of the Lower 48 states is experiencing drought— the most widespread drought in the continental U.S. since 2013. We must urgently assess our water use, starting with the gallon of milk in the fridge door. A nationwide study found that growing crops for cow feed accounts for 23% of all water consumption in the U.S. […]

Today, the Garcon Point bridge is fulfilling its intended purpose

As hard as it is now without the Three Mile Bridge to travel between Gulf Breeze and Pensacola, it was much worse in 1989 when a cargo barge shut down the bridge for several months. From Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze through Navarre to Pensacola was over 85 miles one way. Within a few days after the crash, as the […]

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Graffiti invades ‘The Bubble’


A viewpoint by James A. George   We fondly refer to our little corner of Paradise as “the bubble” as we are surrounded here in the Westernmost reaches of the Florida Panhandle with natural beauty, delightful climate, gentle breezes off the Santa Rosa Sound, peace, silence and tranquility and some of the most friendly people we have ever had the […]

Blood suckers are having a field day

Do you want to know who is flourishing in this Coronavirus, bridge debacle, post-Sally, presidential election, still-waiting for-fall-weather time in our lives? The mosquito is. That’s right! A recent trip to south Alabama revealed that those little blood suckers are doing just fine. In fact, I have never seen them that thick, and I’ve had 47 years of south Alabama […]

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We need economic help to survive the #bargeblunder

Each week, we put Hurricane Sally farther behind us. But some of the remnants of that fateful day will linger with us, even if our homes and businesses had only minimal damage. Most of us carry home insurance, car and boat insurance, life and health insurance, fire, flood and wind, among other policies. But when we got the whammy from […]


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