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State budget vote includes $2.75 million for Navarre Beach renourishment

State budget vote includes $2.75 million for Navarre Beach renourishment

Legislators on Friday are expected to approve Florida’s budget, and Santa Rosa County is set to receive partial funding for some requests, including $2.75 million for Navarre Beach renourishment. District schools are also in line for an $8.2 million increase, according to a press release distributed Thursday evening by Senator Don Gaetz. Among other requests, Santa […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 11

5 Things to Know in Florida for May 11

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Officials look to restore Panama City Beach’s image after raucous, headline-generating Spring break A raucous Spring Break at Panama City Beach that made some unwanted national headlines has officials on the Florida Panhandle looking to restore their community’s image. […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 27

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. BUDGET IMPASSE, OTHER ISSUES REMAIN ON LAWMAKERS’ PLATE With a week left in its planned 60-day session, a Republican civil war over health care has stalled the Florida Legislature on its single most important job, completing a balanced state […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Monday, April 6, the 96th day of 2015. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1965, the United States launched Intelsat I, also known as the “Early Bird” communications satellite, into geosynchronous orbit. On this date: In 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 5

5 Things to Know in Florida for March 5

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. STATE SUPREME COURT TAKES UP CHALLENGE TO NEW DISTRICTS The fate of Florida’s 27 members of Congress is now up to the state’s highest court. The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday held an hour-long hearing on a long-running legal […]

Navarre Park grant not funded

Navarre Park grant not funded

The state announced July 3 more than $2.4 million in grant awards for outdoor recreation projects across Florida, but Navarre Park was not one of them. All 51 projects that were funded were categorized as “small projects” meaning the grant request was $50,000 or less. Santa Rosa County’s grant application for Navarre Park was for $150,000 […]

Gulf Breeze stormwater project begins

Gulf Breeze stormwater project begins

Gulf Breeze and State officials conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking June 25 for a $1.8 million project designed to make part of city safer from flooding. “Just nine weeks ago, this corner was a raging river of floodwater,” Mayor Beverly Zimmern told the group gathered in Williamsburg Park. “This project is an important step to making things better […]