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Nov 21, 2022

Update on three developments coming to Santa Rosa County

Many citizens of Santa Rosa County have been anxiously waiting to see what becomes of the three developments coming to Navarre and Milton.

Nov 8, 2022

Career academies prepare students for workforce

With workforce preparedness becoming an ever-growing economic concern in recent years, schools across the nation are looking at ways to better prepare the next generation of workers and professionals. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs, which seek to address these issues, have become a focal point for Florida educators.

Nov 1, 2022

Bringing in the dough: What makes a good pizza?

It isn’t a farfetched presumption that nearly everyone reading this has eaten pizza. The food with strong Italian roots has taken over.

You can find it in a restaurant or convenience store on almost any street in America, and in some places, like New York City, it’s a way of life.

Oct 25, 2022

Local entrepreneur brings new soda to ‘Pensa-Cola’

About 6 years ago, local musician and entrepreneur Jonathan Ivey had an epiphany idea for a play on words product for northwest Florida.

This October, his dream became a reality when he launched his own orange-lavender-flavored soda called Pensa-Cola.

Oct 18, 2022

Local pharmacies look to adjust to losing Tricare patients

Its no secret the US military is heavily involved in Northwest Florida. Many Active duty, as well as retired, airmen and sailors call the region home.

With all these service members living in one area, it means local businesses do what they can to have them as customers. For local pharmacies, this means working directly with military affiliated services and programs.

Oct 6, 2022

Pace area Chick-Fil-A closes for remodel

On Thurs., Oct. 6, the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Pea Ridge closed its doors for the last time in 2022. But don’t worry, they plan to be back in early January.

The franchise is remodeling the store after continually serving the Pea Ridge area since 2005. Mark Nicholson, the owner and operator of the Pea Ridge Chick-Fil-A, said they have been planning a remodel since January 2022.

Sep 13, 2022

Electric bills likely to increase in 2023

Florida residents and businesses likely will get hit with higher electric bills in 2023 as utilities continue to struggle with increased costs of natural gas.

Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. filed petitions Friday at the state Public Service Commission that detailed expected costs in 2023.

Sep 7, 2022

Country Gym Bar & Grill to open soon in Milton

Joe Dunne and Tony Thomas are hoping for a workout boom in Milton.

“The name really started as a joke,” Dunne said of The Country Gym Bar & Grill, opening soon at 5198 Willing St. “If somebody’s wife is calling to find out why he isn’t home, he can tell her ‘Baby, I’m at the gym.’ We’ve even bought novelty glasses shaped like barbells.”

Sep 6, 2022

State eyes shift on property insurer ratings

Angry at a ratings agency that raised the possibility of downgrading 17 Florida property insurers, state leaders could be poised to look for an alternative.

The Joint Legislative Budget Commission next week is expected to consider a proposal to spend $1.5 million to hire a consultant that would look at options for property insurers to get adequate financial ratings.

Aug 30, 2022

Financial records your business should keep

The paperwork adds up. This is the stark reality many small businesses face when they don’t yet have the time, tools, or know-how to keep up with their financial records.

Unfortunately, this is also one of the reasons many of those small businesses don’t make it.

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