John McCain set for Senate return on Tuesday following cancer diagnosis

It was announced last week McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

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24.Jul.2017


Trump criticizes Senate Republicans for not doing 'their job' in Obamacare fight

He added they are "very close" to having the votes to replace.

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24.Jul.2017


Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

The Senate will move forward with a vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it

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23.Jul.2017


Dems block passage of intelligence bill

House Democrats block passage of intelligence policy bill; accuse GOP of rushing it to a vote

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24.Jul.2017


Trump calls Attorney General Sessions 'beleaguered'

Trump made the comment in a tweet this morning.

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24.Jul.2017


Israel removes metal detectors from holy site entrance

Israel began removing metal detectors from entrances to a major Jerusalem shrine Tuesday morning to defuse a crisis over the site that angered the Muslim world

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24.Jul.2017


Charlie Gard's family ends legal fight: 'We will miss him terribly'

The parents of Charlie Gard have decided not to go forward with their fight.

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24.Jul.2017


WATCH: Syrian forces battle ISIS for the city of Raqqa

ABC News' Ian Pannell reports from Iraq on the fight for Raqqa, the capital of ISIS, and the impact the battle's outcome may have on Syria as well as Europe and the U.S.

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24.Jul.2017


Woman pleads guilty in fiance’s kayak death

Angelika Graswald was accused of killing her fiance during a kayaking trip.

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24.Jul.2017


Chinese fighter jets intercept US Navy plane over East China Sea

The U.S. plan was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision with the Chinese jet.

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24.Jul.2017


Restaurant, pub opens in Milton

MILTON — A new restaurant and brewery have opened in downtown Milton in the Old Post Office at 6821 Caroline Street. Brew Angels, owned by Sean McCool, officially opened July 4 but is still in the process of completion with help from his dad, Greg. According to McCool, this is the first business he has owned and operated; he previously worked in computer security.“I understand I’m crazy because this is one of the hardest industries to get into,” [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce seeks funds for relocation

MILTON— The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center is relocating from their location on Stewart Street in Milton to a new building on Avalon Boulevard.The relocation project — known as Project Welcome — is underway and the new building is anticipated to break ground in September, according to 2017 Chairman of the Board, Steve Rhodes. To break ground, the chamber must have 85 percent of the $950,000 total cost for the building. The [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Santa Rosa plans to reduce flooding issues

PACE — Santa Rosa engineering staff on Monday brought recommendations to relieve flooding issues to the County Commission. In a rare move, commissioners bypassed moving a decision to Thursday and instead decided to move forward in August with multiple items to work on reducing Pace flooding.Those include:Moving forward with one of the engineering department’s recommended projects, constructing retention ponds to address flooding at [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Milton officials mull marijuana dispensaries

MILTON — The city of Milton will decide whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.At the July 20 Committee of the Whole meeting, Randy Jorgenson, Milton’s planning director, informed the council that they must make a decision about the presence of dispensaries in the city and their possible impact.“The state preempted your authority to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries to a great degree with the exception that you can regulate them no [...]

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25.Jul.2017


Volunteers help My Father's Arrows after setbacks

Editor’s Note: This continues our Celebrate Community series on nonprofit organizations that improve Santa Rosa County residents’ quality of life.JAY — Despite setbacks, My Father’s Arrows founder Sarah Ellis remains undaunted in the foster care support organization’s mission to support children in need.“We aren't going to let delays or distractions get in the way of our goal to create a home for these children,” [...]

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24.Jul.2017


Scallop season postponed due to algae bloom

As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin Tuesday in Gulf County waters will be temporarily postponed.

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24.Jul.2017


Navarre's first chamber will be moving

County Administrator Tony Gomillion: "It's hard for two families to live in one house."

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24.Jul.2017


Sacred Heart opens Pediatric Care Center at Gulf Breeze

GULF BREEZE — Sacred Heart Health System celebrated the grand opening of a new 8,000 square-foot Pediatric Care Center, located at 15 Daniel Drive in Gulf Breeze.Sacred Heart Health System is a member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.Sacred Heart Medical Group pediatricians Dr. Brandy Boutin, Dr. Robin Renfroe and Dr. Jessica Tate have relocated to the new building. The facility also [...]

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24.Jul.2017


Kiwanis members discuss identity theft

MILTON — Financial Advisor Michael Utke, with Edward Jones, recently addressed identity theft with Santa Rosa Sunrise Kiwanis members.He spoke about when his credit card, social security number and birthday were stolen by someone who made a large purchase in his name. He mentioned the steps he took to clear his name, and what others can do when there is cyber fraud."Computer ransom,” password security and the differences many may not know between a debit card and [...]

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24.Jul.2017


Pace Rotary members learn about beekeeping

PACE — Pace Rotary's recent guest speaker was Earnest Peach “Peaches,” a Master Beekeeper. He is a member of the Escarosa Beekeepers Association.Peach began working with bees 18 to 19 years ago after an accident with an 18-wheeler. At one time, he had over 86 hives and multiple nooks (half hives). Although he no longer tends any hives, he serves as a mentor to beekeepers all over the Panhandle.According to Peach, without bees, one-third of our food would be [...]

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24.Jul.2017