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Florida minimum wage increases 15 cents

Florida minimum wage increases 15 cents

Minimum wage workers in Florida rung in the New Year with a raise of 15 cents per hour. As of Jan. 1, hourly workers in the state must be paid at least $8.25 per hour, through an annual adjustment by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO). The state wage is now $1 higher than […]

Is Santa Rosa County business friendly?

Is Santa Rosa County business friendly?

When online retail giant Amazon announced they were looking for a spot to build their second headquarters (and to bring thousands of jobs to go with it), economic development offices for cities and counties across the country scrambled to get their applications ready. Florida areas were no exception. The “business friendliness” of a location often […]

What will you be when you grow up?

What will you be when you grow up?

High school graduation is a time of professional possibility for most students. It is at this phase that many students will make the decisions that will shape their future careers and their quality of life. It is a step into adulthood and for many, into the fulltime work force. Navarre High School will be releasing […]

Navarre Beach Development

Navarre Beach Development

To Whom It May Concern: I am one of the Developers proposing to construct a 134 unit condominium at Navarre Beach.  This land is privately owned and is zoned for 134 condo units and 15 stories.  The lease, which was drawn over 50 years ago, allows for a marina.  We have instead chosen to construct […]

Group effort used to battle homelessness in school district

Group effort used to battle homelessness in school district

The Santa Rosa County School District isn’t simply trying to help the homeless students in its schools. Its goal is to break the cycle and end the problem. “Our goal is to provide students the resources and support to graduate from high school and transition to college and a career,” said Dr. Karen Barber, the […]

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Jeff Davis was working in the kitchen of a church when he thought about helping those in need in the Navarre area. “There was always all of this food left over after we fed everyone and I thought, ‘Man, this is crazy. There are so many people that could use this food,’ ” Davis said. […]