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Apr 28, 2019

The impact of impact fees

At the writing of this column, the Santa Rosa County School District board is preparing to vote whether or not to ask the county commission to bring back impact fees to fund new school construction. …

Apr 20, 2019

Football can be exciting – and safe

Any body in motion is of course susceptible to injury. We human beings hurt ourselves walking into doors, stepping on an escalator or casting a fishing line. You’ve probably seen such examples on Fac…

Apr 6, 2019

Increased traffic necessitates bigger bridges

As a youngster, I, with my dad and fraternal grandmother, went across the Yellow River to fish rather frequently. Sometimes the Yellow River itself, sometimes East River or East Bay was our destinati…

Apr 6, 2019

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – saying little, meaning much

March 29 was National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a federally recognized day honoring those who served and died in the Vietnam War, signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 28, 2017. What c…

Mar 30, 2019

Coffee — an oasis of human fellowship

Perhaps I’ve overstated this, but a recent visit to a local coffee shop, Mama Lattes on Stewart Street, left me with this thought. I observed three interesting things while I was there. A gentleman…

Mar 24, 2019

What do you get when you combine a cow, two candidates and a war hero?

This column should be a home run because I plan on touching all the bases. There is so much going on right now, and I’m going to write about all of it. If someone asks what my column is about today…

Mar 23, 2019

No one is above reproach

Everyone should be held accountable for his or her actions, but it’s human nature to have different expectations and standards for different people. We roll our eyes and laugh when the post shows u…

Mar 21, 2019

Speak Out: Press Gazette readers' calls

Here are featured comments from our Speak Out hotline.  I was calling about an article that's in Wednesday's paper. They had more or less the same article in the Pensacola paper the other day, and I figure they just made a mistake, but you've got the same thing in here about a guy that robbed […]

Mar 11, 2019

Social media drives fear of crime

The good news this week, in the midst of a convicted felon accusing the President of the United States of essentially running a criminal enterprise, is that crime is down in this country – with maybe…

Feb 14, 2019

Speak Out: Press Gazette readers' calls

Here are featured comments from our Speak Out hotline. I just read the letter by Raymond Johns. All he does forever is talk about how sorry all white people are. If someone wrote you a letter like that talking about black poeple that you wouldn’t even print it. He throws stuff out like how the […]


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