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'Senator Greg Evers Memorial Highway' Designation Moves Closer To Becoming Reality

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The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that includes designating a highway after a former North Florida Republican Senator who died last year.

Sen. Doug Broxson (R-Gulf Breeze) says he remembers Greg Evers very fondly. The former GOP lawmaker died in August, following a car crash near his Strawberry farm.

“He had a beautiful southern drawl,” said Broxson. “He was a farmer. He was a gentleman, and he always wanted to be Greg Evers. He never changed, from the first day he was here, and he served here in the House and Senate for 15 years. It’s my honor to designate a road close to his homestead in Baker, Florida with the late Senator Greg Evers.”

Initially, the Florida Senate passed Broxson’s standalone bill (SB 358) naming a portion of State Road 4 in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties after Evers. But, it was later tucked into a much larger transportation bill (SB 382) memorializing others who passed away. That measure then passed the House and Senate Friday, and now awaits the Governor's approval.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.