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Jan 27, 2021

Piech makes big (fast) pitch to legislators

Santa Rosa Commissioner Chairman Dave Piech was racing against the clock.

Like others who’d signed up to bend the ear of the three legislators for Santa Rosa County last week, he had three minutes to make his pitch, which included two requests totaling $1.5 million.


Jan 27, 2021

Gulf Breeze businesses hanging on

First a pandemic, then a hurricane, then a bridge closure.

Gulf Breeze businesses have not caught a break this past year.


Jan 27, 2021

Hunting days added for veterans, military, kids

Veterans and active duty service members have a special weekend – Feb. 6-7 – to hunt waterfowl in Florida.

Jan 26, 2021

COVID numbers by county

Here are the total number of positive COVID-19 cases by county as of Jan. 26, 2021 at noon.

Jan 26, 2021

Latest local COVID information

From Santa Rosa County:

The Santa Rosa County vaccine waitlist is closed while the county transitions to a state-managed waitlist tentatively scheduled for the first week of February. All residents who are currently on the Santa Rosa County waitlist will be incorporated into the state waitlist before the waitlist goes live to the public, ensuring your place in the system. If you made an appointment with Santa Rosa County and need to cancel, email srcvaccine@santarosa.fl.gov.


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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.


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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.

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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.


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