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Escambia County enacts new open container ordinance

Escambia County enacts new open container ordinance

Escambia County has adopted a new ordinance effective Mar. 1 restricting open containers in public areas of the commercial district of Pensacola Beach. Residents and visitors can no longer consume or possess any alcoholic beverages in an open container in the public areas within the commercial district like sidewalks, boardwalks, roads and parking lots. Read […]

Remote Area Medical Clinic in need of volunteers

Remote Area Medical Clinic in need of volunteers

Katrina Snider first learned about Remote Area Medical Clinics last June when she volunteered at one in Tennessee. “My dad introduced me to it because he had volunteered at one,” said Snider, an RN at Baptist Medical Center in Pensacola. “After volunteering, I saw how many people were affected by it. I wanted to pursue […]

United Way offers free tax filing program

United Way offers free tax filing program

United Way of Escambia County is offering free online or in-person tax filing options for those with a household income of $62,000 or less in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties. Last year, the impact of United Way’s tax programs exceeded $5.1 million. Taxpayers can maximize their money: Online – File taxes anywhere, anytime at www.myfreetaxes.com. […]

Santa Rosa County is getting more

Santa Rosa County is getting more

All of Santa Rosa County is growing, but south Santa Rosa is experiencing a real boom. We have two new apartment complexes coming on line soon, and down every road a lot is being cleared for one or two homes to be built. It’s a reconstruction surge and great economic recovery following the 2008 Great […]

Are residents feeling any impact from new gas tax?

Are residents feeling any impact from new gas tax?

As many South Santa Rosa County residents have noticed, gas prices at the pump continue to hover around $2 and just over per gallon. One recent change, which brought some increases in gas prices for Navarre citizens, was the result of the Santa Rosa County amending ordinance no. 2015-19. This amending ordinance, passed in 2015, […]

Assisted-living community changes hands

Assisted-living community changes hands

The Blake of Gulf Breeze formally changed ownership on July 31, and with it came a new management company, Superior Residences Senior Living. The assisted-living community’s new name is The Beacon. Formerly owned and operated by Blake Management Group, the facility was sold to CNL Healthcare Properties based out of Orlando, Fla. According to their […]

Gulf Breeze to raise utilities tax

Gulf Breeze to raise utilities tax

The tax rate paid by City of Gulf Breeze residents on municipal utility services for water, gas and electricity will rise by 2.5 percent to a new level of 7.5 percent under a proposal supported by the city council on Wednesday night. The new rate is coming at a time when the city’s budget is […]