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Apr 15, 2021

April 15-21, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

On April 17, the Home Builders Association of West Florida Inc. (HBA) filed to prevent impact fees from being collected in Santa Rosa County on new home construction. The complaint alleged that the fees were calculated using faulty data that was not fully updated.

Apr 7, 2021

April 8-14, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

School closures due to COVID-19 were extended through May 1. Santa Rosa County’s last day of classes was set for May 29 so the decision was made by the school district that students would not return for in-person schooling for the 2019/2020 school year.

Apr 5, 2021

April 1-7, 2021 Blast from the Past

One Year Ago – 2020

Florida Highway Patrol and Florida Department of Transportation coordinated a checkpoint to screen every non-commercial vehicle entering the Florida Panhandle on Interstate 10. The checkpoint was part of an executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis legally requiring individuals that had been to COVID-19 hot spots in the past two weeks to self-quarantine for 14 days while in the state. Violating the order was a misdemeanor criminal offense.