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Gulf Power gets go-ahead on pandemic costs

Gulf Power gets go-ahead on pandemic costs

State regulators Tuesday approved a proposal that could lead to Gulf Power Co. passing along coronavirus-related costs to customers, despite arguments that the Northwest Florida utility should be responsible for its expenses in trying to prevent the spread of the disease. The decision by the Florida Public Service Commission was an initial step that allows […]

Small businesses big for holiday shopping

Small businesses big for holiday shopping

What is black and small and ends with cyber? The answer is one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year for retailers of all size, the weekend following Thanksgiving. After the turkey is gobbled up, 164 million consumers plan to shop on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday according to the National […]

SunTrust to close historic Gulf Breeze branch

SunTrust to close historic Gulf Breeze branch

Although the City of Gulf Breeze boasts some of the more affluent neighborhoods in Santa Rosa County, SunTrust Banks Inc., plans to close its longtime location there on Jan. 17. The Atlanta-based company sent a letter to customers last week that directed them to SunTrust’s nearest locations in Tiger Point and downtown Pensacola, both about […]

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions about accounting and certain employee expenses are drawing more oversight of Fairpoint Regional Utility System, a collective that is mutually owned by four area water companies. The increased scrutiny comes at a time when Fairpoint is sharply raising the wholesale price of water it supplies to the four customers: Holley-Navarre Water System, Gulf Breeze/South […]