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Feb 4, 2021

By the numbers: counties with fewest COVID-19 deaths

Florida on Wednesday topped 27,000 resident deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic started. Here is a breakdown of the counties that have had the fewest resident deaths:

— Franklin County: 10

— Dixie County: 13

Feb 4, 2021

New solution may be in works for water issue

While Santa Rosa County officials and residents wait to hear from the state and the regional water management district about proposed changes to wellfield protections, some commissioners are digging into other options.

Feb 3, 2021

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier to get long-awaited restroom

The Navarre Beach Fishing Pier’s new restroom facilities are ready for installation.

After several years of delays, the last hurdle to installation of the new restroom are minor repairs to the portable facility.

Militia Card
Feb 2, 2021

Militia card: everything to some, piece of paper to others

It means everything or nothing, depending on who you ask.

The Santa Rosa County website includes a copy of a card that individuals can print out and sign that identifies them as members of the Santa Rosa County Militia. The bearer, according to the card, is an “official member of the SRC Militia” and “thereby entitled to all rights and benefits accorded.”

Feb 2, 2021

Will more homes be built on overtaxed Berryhill Road?

They didn’t say no, but they didn’t say yes either.

Santa Rosa County Commissioners postponed a decision on a rezoning that would increase traffic on the already overburdened Berryhill Road during their Special Rezoning meeting Jan. 28.

Feb 2, 2021

Road condition triggers complaints, prompts solutions

A parking lot that has gotten heavy use as a cut-through since the forced closing of the Pensacola Bay Bridge received some quick repairs last week, with a long-term solution in the works.

Feb 1, 2021

Convenience store employees call in bomb threat

A 33-year-old man who left a package with wires wrapped around it at a Navarre Beach Tom Thumb has been charged with planting a hoax bomb.

Feb 1, 2021

Three nonstop destinations added to Pensacola airport

In March 2021, Southwest Airlines will add three nonstop destinations — Atlanta, Chicago Midway and St. Louis — to the services offered at Pensacola International Airport (PNS).

Feb 1, 2021

High winds prompt local burn restrictions

Officials with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center are limiting authorized burns in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties because of high winds and low humidity. Potential burns will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis Monday and Tuesday and only those who are certified burn practitioners may be authorized if approved.

Feb 1, 2021

Website allows pre-registration for COVID-19 shots

Florida officials on Friday rolled out a statewide website for people to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccinations. The website — MyVaccine.FL.Gov — allows Floridians to sign up for vaccinations within their home counties.

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