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Trump's remarks about Sweden create debate and confusion

Trump put Sweden in the context of countries that had suffered terror attacks.

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19.Feb.2017


WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff calls Trump's comment about press 'most alarming' remark since election

The ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee is interviewed on "This Week."

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19.Feb.2017


Trump invites supporter on stage at Florida campaign rally

The man said he was the first person on line for the rally.

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19.Feb.2017


Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

A senior Trump administration official was fired following a private speech in which he criticized President Donald Trump's policies and the tight ship run by his inner circle

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19.Feb.2017


Ex-officials: Israeli leader spurned secret peace offer

Initiative was brokered by then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

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19.Feb.2017


Congress members met with crowds and protests at town halls

The future of the Affordable Care Act was a common concern.

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19.Feb.2017


Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire

Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms

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19.Feb.2017


US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

The United States says it is disturbed by Russia's decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine

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19.Feb.2017


Iran, NKorea officials: Let's strengthen relationship

Officials from both countries say Iran and North Korea want to strengthen ties

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19.Feb.2017


Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for 'mutual respect'

Iran's foreign minister is brushing aside new pressure from the United States, declaring that his country is "unmoved by threats" but responds well to respect

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19.Feb.2017


Milton mural raises concerns

MILTON — The Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation's building now features a mural on the west exterior wall, but some residents have questioned the imagery.Foundation board member Toni New created the design and the Santa Rosa County Correctional Institution’s Inmates Painting program applied it to the building, located at 6815 Caroline St. in downtown Milton, according to board secretary Pamela Holt.Natural Gas of Milton donated $500 to purchase paint and [...]

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18.Feb.2017


Bands on the Blackwater schedule released

All concerts will be held on South Willing Street in downtown Milton. The concerts start at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

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18.Feb.2017


Former jail employee arrested on charges involving sex with inmate

Employee became pregnant and listed the inmate as the father. He is now finishing a 25-year sentence at the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton

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18.Feb.2017


ROLL CALL: Congressional votes for week ending Feb. 17

Here is how area congressmen Rep. Matt Gaetz and senators Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio voted on major issues during the week ending Feb. 17HOUSEProbe of Trump-Russia Ties: The House voted 233-190 to block a bid by Democrats to force floor debate on a bill now in committee that would create a National Commission on Foreign Interference in the 2016 Election to investigate ties between associates of candidate Donald Trump and [...]

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18.Feb.2017


'Keep it Local' showcases Santa Rosa businesses

MILTON — The Keep It Local Business Showcase will allow residents to learn more about area professionals and their services, according to Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Donna Tucker.The Press Gazette and the chamber are co-sponsoring the event, which is set 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Moors Clubhouse, 3220 Avalon Blvd., Milton.Attendees can browse some 43 booths representing the health, food and beverage, tourism, attractions, and personal and [...]

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17.Feb.2017


Milton Council sets meeting on Highway 90 relief

MILTON — The Milton City Council will have a special meeting to pass two resolutions: recommending a southern alternate route for Highway 90 and protecting downtown Milton from being four-laned.The meeting is set 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in council chambers of city hall, 6738 Dixon St. Councilwoman Peggi Smith made the motion to meet; Alan Lowery seconded it. The motion passed with a nay vote from Councilwoman Sharon Holley.Similar resolutions were on the council meeting’s [...]

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17.Feb.2017


Seventh period raises challenges for some teachers

MILTON — When the Santa Rosa County School District returns to a seven-period day, a measure the school board passed, middle and high school teachers will gain a planning period. However, the change would mean a 30-minute loss of planning time, and more instruction time, for elementary school teachers.This is because elementary school students need more supervision compared to older students, according to area educators.“There are only so many minutes in the 7.5- [...]

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17.Feb.2017


UPDATE: Milton student allowed to keep LGBT-themed sign

MILTON — Milton High School will allow a student to display a sign in her car that says, “So gay I can’t even drive straight,” and will take no further action.Rachel Campbell, an MHS junior, received a citation Jan. 27 for lacking a valid parking permit. The ticket included a direction to remove the humorous sign, citing the student handbook."Students' vehicles, while on campus, should not display any tag, sticker or other materials that may be [...]

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17.Feb.2017


College scholarship open to NWF students

PENSACOLA — Are you a Northwest Florida student headed for college and wondering how you'll afford to pay for it?The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association-Pensacola Charitable Foundation Inc. has annually awarded scholarships to Northwest Florida applicants since 2010. These are open to Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County students in all fields.Scholarships — available to those entering or already attending a college or university during 2017 [...]

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16.Feb.2017


Row crop improvement seminar scheduled

JAY — The Santa Rosa County Extension's annual row crop production meeting is set 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Jay Community Center, 5259 Booker Lane. The class is free to attend but requires pre-registration.Speakers from the University of Florida, University of Georgia and government agencies will provide information on how to improve production on farms during the seminar.Topics include: New herbicide traits integrated with management [...]

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16.Feb.2017