• Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Military Budget Proposal to Guard Florida’s Future

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced today in Pensacola that more than $100 million in funding proposals to support Florida’s National Guard and establish the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard in state-specific emergencies. The Governor’s budget proposal includes: $87.5 million to expand the existing readiness center in Miramar … read more

  • FWC to meet December 15-16 in Destin

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet in person December 15-16 at The Henderson Beach Resort, 200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, Florida 32541. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. CT each day and is open to the public. The FWC is committed to providing opportunity for public input. There are several opportunities … read more

  • Gulf Power Transitions to Florida Power & Light on January 1

    Gulf Power has issued a Top 10 list of what customers can expect in January when it transitions to Florida Power & Light (FPL). Starting Jan. 3, 2022, you can manage your account at and the FPL Mobile App, both of which you can access using your existing username and password. The automated phone … read more

  • Republican Voters Outnumber Democrats for First Time in Florida’s History

    DeSantis took time to speak with local teachers, cops and volunteers from the Republican Party during a June 25 press conference in Pensacola. South Santa Rosa News file photo. Florida Governor DeSantis spoke by phone with approximately 500 Republican volunteers and supporters working to register voters in Florida. On the call, Governor DeSantis thanked the … read more

  • Hurlburt Field recognized as one of two new NW FL BearWise communities

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Sinead Borchert, FWC Area Bear Biologist Kathrine McCarty, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Nicholas Pulire and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist, Lorraine Ketzler. In northwest Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is formally accepting the Cypress Dunes community in Santa Rosa Beach and U.S. Air … read more

  • DeSantis Proposes Pay Hike for State Police, $1K Bonuses for First Responders and $5K for Recruitment

      Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced $400 million in new funding proposals to increase the salaries of Florida’s state law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and state special risk firefighters, and to provide $1,000 bonuses for first responders, including law enforcement officers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and firefighters across the state for the second year … read more

  • EggFest charity foodie event sees record year

    Hot Spots took 1st Place in Peoples’ Choice and 2nd Place in Judges’ Choice Pensacola non-profits will get a shot in the arm from overwhelming participation in this year’s Pensacola EggFest. This year, the event will be donating $65,000 to local charities, bringing their nine-year total to more than $500,000. The once-weekend event has now … read more