homestead exemption

Gulf Breeze says flood control grants drying up

Gulf Breeze says flood control grants drying up

The squeeze could be on soon for City of Gulf Breeze homeowners to pay special assessments for stormwater control now that officials there have acknowledged that the prospect of more government grants is unlikely. That’s a sea change in a city where a blue ribbon Stormwater Task Force got off to a fast start after […]

Should I vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’?

Should I vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’?

At a recent presentation to the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development and Government Affairs audience, Mary Blackwell president of The League of Women Voters (LWV) in Okaloosa County explained the four amendments voters should expect to see on the Nov. 8 ballot. Each of the amendments will need at least 60 percent […]

Mike Hill cleared in tax probe

Mike Hill cleared in tax probe

  State Rep. Mike Hill’s homestead exemption claim has been found lawful in an investigation by Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones. Jones launched the probe based on an anonymous tip questioning whether Hill is entitled to a $50,000 exemption on his Pensacola house while leasing a condominium on Pensacola Beach and splitting his time […]

REBUILD hardened home survives Century tornado

REBUILD hardened home survives Century tornado

What started as a grassroots effort by a group of people in response to Hurricane Ivan in 2005, has turned into REBUILD Northwest Florida, a nonprofit that has received more than $89 million in FEMA funds and has “hurricane hardened” 12,000 homes. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]