Survey supports Navarre incorporation but politicians are creating roadblocks

Last summer, our Preserve Navarre nonprofit launched an online survey at www.YourNavarre.com. The goal of this survey was to determine if ­Navarre residents desire to become their own city with home rule. To date, the results have given us a resounding yes. Our latest reports ­continue to show 66% of the respondents (3,141) support the idea. The responses also inform […]

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Beware of holiday scams

TALLAHASSEE – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is ­reminding Floridians to stay alert and beware of scams when ­dealing with charitable causes on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season that occurs the Tuesday after ­Thanksgiving. In 2020, Americans gave an estimated $2.47 billion to charities in the United […]

Tired of the same ol’ holiday traditions? Try something new instead

The table was set with Gangie’s famous ­potato salad, squash casserole, ­pecan pie and all the fixin’s. Sandra’s kin were once again gathered around the family table, with the ­exception of her brother, who ­traveled to Chicago to be with his wife’s family, instead. Likewise, the ­typical ­family turkey was still frozen at the store. Instead, we connected even more […]


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Learn from my dad … get the vax

I have watched the world tear itself down limb by limb, segregating and separating and painfully dividing us on something that should have been nothing more than us all coming together. Recently, my father, Keith Furrow, died from COVID at 5:50 p.m. He was taken fast. In under two weeks, he went from ­laughing, healthy, and only 61, to being […]

Dime time

In 1931, smack dab at the beginning of the Great Depression (although, when was any depression “great”?), it was a big hit: “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” Today, 90 years later, what with inflation, the 10 cents of yesteryear has a purchasing power of $1.82, so the song in 2021 would be “Brother Could You Spare a Buck 82?” […]

Biden’s incredible shrinking presidency

Joe Biden was never exactly a colossus bestriding the Earth, but he’s been getting smaller by the day. A Washington Post poll over the weekend suggested that his presidency is, for now, a smoking political crater. It had him at a 41% approval rating, despite the passage of his long-sought infrastructure bill that was supposed to buoy him and his […]


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Poppies a big part of Veterans Day

Last week was ­Veterans Day. Until 1954 in the ­United States, the memorial was called Armistice Day, for the treaty and cease-fire in 1918 that ended the hostilities of World War I. The armistice took effect on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at eleven o’clock in the morning, and President Eisenhower wanted a celebration of all veterans — […]

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