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  • U.S. ATTORNEY KEEFE ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $163 MILLION AVAILABLE TO FIGHT ADDICTION CRISIS

    Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, today announced that communities across northern Florida are eligible to apply for a portion of more than $163 million in Department of Justice grants nationwide to help communities across America address the nation’s addiction crisis. “Our nation is facing the difficult challenge of curbing … read more

  • Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant

    Santa Rosa County, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, has created the Santa Rosa County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program to assist businesses throughout Santa Rosa County impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Santa Rosa County will fund the grant with a contribution of $100,000. “Small businesses are vital to our local … read more

  • U.S. Attorney Keefe announces more than $65M available to fight human trafficking and its victims

    Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, today announced that communities across northern Florida are eligible to apply for a portion of more than $65 million in Department of Justice grants nationwide to help communities combat human trafficking and serve adults and children who are victimized in trafficking operations. “Our nation … read more

  • 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival in November 2020 canceled due to COVID-19 

    The nonprofit organization, Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE), today announces the 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival slated for November 5-16, 2020 has been canceled due to the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Foo Foo Festival will resume November 4-15, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla. “Our board voted unanimously to suspend Foo Foo Festival this year in light … read more

  • $18.5 million available for Florida agencies to address COVID-19

    Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, today announced that the Department of Justice is making $850 million available nationwide to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. Funding includes over $18.5 million for cities and counties in Florida. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding … read more

  • Burn authorizations to resume after recent rainfall

    Officials with the Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center have moved to allow the authorization of prescribed burning as well as pile burning with restrictions after recent rain fall helped reduce the local wildfire danger. More moisture is in the near-term forecast, which should help further alleviate the situation. Any burn practitioner wishing to obtain … read more

  • Florida Governors issues “shelter-in-place” order through April 30

    BREAKING NEWS: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis orders all Floridians to leave home only for “essential business only.” “It makes sense to make this move now,” he said. It will go into effect at midnight on Thursday UPDATE – South Santa Rosa News just received the Governor’s executive order, which is posted below. We’re working to … read more