• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Looking for 30 Bigs in 30 Days During March Matchness 2021

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida (BBBSNWFL) has launched their March MATCHness recruitment campaign. Throughout the month of March, BBBSNWFL is aiming to recruit 30 Bigs in 30 days to help fill their bracket and match new mentors with local youth from Pensacola to Panama City.   “March is one of our favorite months … read more

  • Law enforcement kicks off Never Drive Impaired 2021 Campaign

    Florida Highway Patrol Kicks off Never Drive Impaired 2021 Campaign in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and AAA – The Auto Club Group. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is encouraging businesses to cultivate safe environments and ensure that patrons enjoy … read more

  • Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Victims and Families Impacted by COVID-19

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on March 1, 2020 declared a public health emergency in the State of Florida in response to the significant outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).   “For the past year, millions of Americans have experienced great loss as loved ones succumbed to the virus and have encountered great challenges resulting from … read more

  • Williamson Files Legislation To Allow Recall of County Commissioners

    Florida House District 3 Representative Jayer Williamson this morning filed House Bill 1605 and House Joint Resolution 1603 which would provide for the recall of county commissioners in non-chartered counties. The legislation proposes an amendment to Florida’s Constitution which would provides that any member of governing body of non-charter county may be removed from office … read more

  • Florida Public Service Commission Approves Gulf Power Rate Adjustments

    The Florida Public Service Commission today approved two separate rate adjustment requests from Gulf Power. The adjustments will take effect in March and result in a roughly $0.73 decrease in the typical residential customer bill of 1,000 k-Wh for the remainder of 2021. FPSC approved a rate hike for Hurricane Sally storm restoration costs; however, … read more

  • New COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Center Now Open By Appointment Only in Milton

    Using CARES Act funds, Santa Rosa County leased the former Beall’s department store, located at 6209 Hwy. 90 in Milton, for a mass vaccination clinic, which is now open on weekdays by appointment only. No walk-ins visit are allowed.    The county’s public safety department and the Santa Rosa County Department of Health will co-manage … read more

  • Governor DeSantis Appoints Three to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees  

    Governor Ron DeSantis today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Hsu, Lewis Bear and Robert Jones to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees.   Dr. Hsu, of Shalimar, is a managing member of PSH of Okaloosa and the owner and chairman of Cyntech, Inc. and Total Parts Plus, Inc. He is also the … read more