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Friday, April 20th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Boats in Destin fish for cobia primarily from 9 to 5 (that’s one of the reasons it’s enjoyable). We catch them on sunny days when the wind is blowing from the southeast. We catch them within a mile of the beach. We catch them when they are swimming near the surface...
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Friday, April 6th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Make your bed every morning. You slept in it, you make it up. If you have a sleeping partner, I promise that person will appreciate your efforts. If you sleep alone, someone has to do it...
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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

The Clement Taylor Park on Calhoun Avenue is a classic park for families to enjoy the bay. The Mattie Kelly Park and boat ramp on Joe’s Bayou will be one of our largest parks when it’s completed. Buck Destin Park on Legion Drive has tennis and basketball...
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Friday, March 9th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

If you are fortunate enough to have a retirement savings account, you are usually instructed to have a diverse portfolio. That is so that if one segment of our economy does poorly, you’ll have holdings in areas that may do well. In sports gambling parlance, that would be termed “hedging your bets"...
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Friday, February 23rd, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

It’s a volunteer job— there’s no pay—and having all these attacks doesn’t hurt my feelings. But it angers me that a handful of people would do that. I don’t want a few people having control over the city. And I think the people of Destin see what’s going on...
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Friday, February 9th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

A recent study showed that on an automobile that was driven 20,000 miles in a year—in a city of one million people—300,000 people noticed the imprint of the car dealer who sold the vehicle. That is a lot of inexpensive exposure. Bumper stickers are meant to be more noticeable than an auto dealer’s logo...
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Friday, January 26th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

There is the evangelical right. Fiscal conservatives. Social liberals. States righters. Neo-Nazis. Those who are pro-immigration and those who are anti-immigrants. Anarchists. Wall builders. Pro-union groups and antiunion forces. People who believe everything they read on the Internet...
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Friday, January 12th, 2018

By Charles Morgan III

Just over 10 years ago, Dr. Robert Witt, the president of the university, sent the athletic director, Mal Moore, to Miami to lure Nick Saban away from the Miami Dolphins. He pointedly told Moore, “Do not come back here without Nick Saban on that airplane..."
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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

Vi was a dedicated bream fisher. If there was a lake, pond, creek or mud puddle that held bream, she knew where it was. I spent an afternoon in Redbay, Florida, with Vi and her son Lum years ago. They were set up on the bank of a small pond with all their gear...
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Friday, December 1st, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

There are lots of ways to attain money. There’s the old-fashioned way. You can inherit it. Being born a white male in the United States is the original affirmative action. Most people aren’t born white or male or in the United States. You can work hard and be smart...