Jay Weaver went home to be with Jesus Jan. 2. His family, friends and followers say they know exactly where he is now. Photo by Matt Le
“Anybody’s who’s come in contact with him knows how real his faith in Jesus was. I believe even though COVID may have taken his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him. I know that he’s seeing things now that I long to see. My heart’s broke.”

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Three Santa Rosa groups build wheelchair ramp for 91-year-old vet

Earlier this month, VFW All-State Commander John Dixon saw a need and reached out to the Christian Life Church Service Team and the US Military Vets Motorcycle Club. Together, with VFW Post 4833 footing the bill, 15 volunteers spent a chilly morning making sure that one who served our nation well was served by the community he fought to protect.

‘Confused’ 74-year-old speeds past two state troopers

A 74-year-old woman who sped past a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on U.S. Highway 90 told deputies she was heading home, even though it was in the opposite direction.

After passing one trooper, she came up on a second and passed that one was well.

Transportation department monitoring road conditions

FDOT’s winter weather plan has been developed to keep Florida’s highway system safe and operational in all types of weather conditions.

Milton vet wants to clean up monument but needs go-ahead from officials

“The trouble I am having is not in finding someone to do it – I’ll do, it’s finding who to ask permission to do it.”

New school leaders appointed in north end of Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County School District has a few new leaders, ready to serve the students, the staff and the community.

“This is the most important job that I believe I as a superintendent have is to identify, recruit and retain great leaders for our school district,” Barber said. “And these leaders are going to help our employees, our teacher, our students to be successful, and so it just brings great pleasure to me.”


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Local historian and professor pens new book

In between teaching college classes at two schools, Dr. Brian Rucker, a longtime resident of north Santa Rosa County, writes books. His latest is on Disneyworld resorts.

Gaetz joins other elected officials questioning military vaccine policies

Here’s the text of Rep. Matt Gaetz’s letter, also signed by eight other House members:

Letter to the editor: Political-based club meeting had no place on front page

I was disappointed reading Patriots hold candlelight vigil for Jan. 6 prisoners. Is a political-based club meeting really front-page news? I would have expected more from the Gazette.

Navarre local and Christian bass player Jay Weaver passes into ‘glory’

“Anybody’s who’s come in contact with him knows how real his faith in Jesus was. I believe even though COVID may have taken his last breath, Jesus was right there to catch him. I know that he’s seeing things now that I long to see. My heart’s broke.”




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