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Santa Rosa County is strong, despite COVID

Just over a month ago, on February 15, Santa Rosa County passed its 179th anniversary of becoming an independent county, separated from Escambia. We are rich in our historic pride and our county seat, the city of Milton which was incorporated in 1844, is one of the oldest towns in the state – incorporated a year before the Territory of […]

A great tribute

You wrote a story (Hero who rescued airline passengers from the bay dies,” Gulf Breeze News, April 1, 2021) that captured the right person at the right moment for this disaster. Thank you. GLYNN BROWNGulf Breeze

Lost respect

Sinclair Broadcasting Company recently has initiated a 5% staff reduction. People at WEAR CH 3 have been terminated: Kathryn Daniel and Steve Nissim. All of these people served our community for over 20 years and are well respected journalists. It is difficult to believe that this specific decision on who to terminate was made at the corporate level. What a […]

Cicadas teach how to hang in there

Sitting in the south Alabama woods on a sunny afternoon, I was on the lookout for Tom Turkey. It was an unlikely day to see him, because the wind was howling as a cold front was pushing through the area. Still, I enjoy the woods and watching the woods when they don’t know they are being watched. On this particular […]

Confirm the ‘facts’ before sharing

Let’s be honest. Social media has, in general, a reliability factor and an outrage force reminiscent of every historical alcohol focused business establishment, town-center public well and ladies quilting society equivalent, past or present, in any community around the world. Which is to say – gossip abounds there and even intelligent people fall prey. This fact was brought home to […]

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Gail’s Law requires database for rape

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This week, HB 673, Gail’s Law, passed its first committee in the Florida House of Representatives. The bill requires the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to create a statewide database for tracking rape kits and notifying victims. No such system currently exists, leaving sexual assault survivors without critical information about their cases. Gail’s Law is named after Gail Gardner, who […]

Like the barge, it’s time to get unstuck

My father wrote and illustrated his first and only poem when he was quite young. It was a first-grader’s masterpiece etched on a piece of white construction paper with a dark pencil. For years it hung as a framed reminder of days past in my grandparents’ home. The message was simple and powerful. “The fly got stuk in the weob […]

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