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Five things to know: Santa Rosa County Economic Strategic Plan

Five things to know: Santa Rosa County Economic Strategic Plan

The survey is in on how Santa Rosa County’s economy stacks up. The county has signed a contract for $120,000 with Garner Economics, LLC to create an Economic Strategic Plan for the county’s economic development. Read the full article in the Mar. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Federal wage law extends overtime pay to millions of workers

Effective Dec. 1 federal employment law regarding overtime and wages will change dramatically, more than doubling the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay for 4 million employees in the U.S. according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are currently required to pay time and a half […]

Six figures for Gomillion’s new assistant is typical

Six figures for Gomillion’s new assistant is typical

The $115,000 annual salary for the new position of assistant to County Administrator Tony Gomillion is prompting questions and criticism. But a Navarre Press review of pay scales in nearby counties and those of similar size elsewhere in the state shows that both Gomillion’s compensation and that of his as-yet-unnamed assistant are in line with […]

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions surface about Fairpoint as water prices rise

Questions about accounting and certain employee expenses are drawing more oversight of Fairpoint Regional Utility System, a collective that is mutually owned by four area water companies. The increased scrutiny comes at a time when Fairpoint is sharply raising the wholesale price of water it supplies to the four customers: Holley-Navarre Water System, Gulf Breeze/South […]