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parade
Jan 25, 2021

Golf cart parade provides alternative to traditional Mardi Gras event

Even though there won’t be an official Mardi Gras parade next month on Navarre Beach because of the COVID-19 pandemic, not all of the fun has been washed away.

Jan 22, 2021

Water district to county: We need more information

The Northwest Florida Water Management District can’t evaluate the impact of the proposed repeal of protections in the county’s comprehensive plan without “additional data and analysis,” according to a letter dated Jan. 19.

Website subscribers can read the full article and letter below.


vaccine
Jan 21, 2021

State clamps down on ‘vaccination tourism’

Pointing to limited amounts of COVID-19 vaccine, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an advisory Thursday aimed at limiting vaccinations to residents and health-care workers.

vaccine
Jan 21, 2021

State clamps down on vaccination ‘tourism’

Pointing to limited amounts of COVID-19 vaccine, Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees issued an advisory Thursday aimed at limiting vaccinations to residents and health-care workers.

Jan 21, 2021

Economic development officials push for incentives

U.S. Space Command headquarters going to Alabama is the latest evidence of Florida’s self-inflicted wounds from cutting back on business incentives, members of the Florida Economic Development Council argued Thursday.

Pensacola Bay Bridge
Jan 21, 2021

FDOT: Efforts increasing to reopen bridge by March

With concrete poured for the first new bridge deck, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its contractors are increasing all the necessary efforts to repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge by March 2021, according to the weekly press update.

Jan 21, 2021

FWC charges 4 with illegal deer harvest in Walton County

In February 2020, FWC officers received information of illegal deer harvest that was taking place at night on private property without landowner permission.

navy
Jan 21, 2021

NAS Whiting Field named ‘Best Small Base in the Navy’

Whiting Field has been named recipient of the 2021 Installation Excellence Award in the small base category.

vaccine
Jan 21, 2021

8,000 on local waitlist for COVID vaccination

Santa Rosa County, with help from partnering hospitals, has administered more than 11,000 COVID-19 vaccinations so far this month.

“We have another 8,000 on the waitlist still waiting for their first vaccine,” said Brandi Bates, public information officer for the county. “We’re at the mercy of the state as to when they send these to us.”


Jan 21, 2021

Spotted seatrout harvest in region set to close

Recreational harvest of spotted seatrout is set to close Feb. 1 in the Western Panhandle, which stretches from Escambia County through portions of Gulf County.