News Service of Florida

Regulator details restaurant rules

Regulator details restaurant rules

By Jim Turner News Service of Florida Tallahassee – Servers and other employees won’t be counted toward limits on occupancy when restaurants reopen Monday under coronavirus guidelines, the state’s top business regulator said. Also, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Halsey Beshears on Friday advised restaurant owners to use as much outdoor space […]

Garcon Point Bridge toll rising to $5 March 1

Garcon Point Bridge toll rising to $5 March 1

News Service of Florida Siding with bondholders, a Leon County circuit judge Feb. 25 ordered the state to increase tolls on the financially troubled Garcon Point Bridge. Judge John Cooper in December directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to raise tolls to help meet financial obligations for the Garcon Point Bridge, which spans part […]

After recount, Santa Rosa closes books on 2018 election

After recount, Santa Rosa closes books on 2018 election

As razor-thin margins between candidates for federal and state office prompted statewide recounts last week, volunteers pored over 2,426 questionable ballot selections Friday in the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office’s manual recount. The county’s mandatory manual recount covered the races for U.S. Senate and Florida commissioner of agriculture, prompted by margins of less […]

Voters can now register online

Voters can now register online

Santa Rosa County residents can now register to vote from the comfort of home with the launch of online registration. Florida is the 36th state to offer this option. Residents of Florida can go to registertovoteflorida.gov to input their information and complete registration. Users may also update their registration information, such as a change of […]