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More on DeSantis order lifting restrictions for restaurants and bars

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted state COVID-19 business restrictions Friday, including limits on the numbers of…

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Breaking: DeSantis lifts all restaurant restrictions

Gov. Ron DeSantis is moving Florida into Phase 3 of his reopening plan. It’s not sure how far the restrictions will be lifted. He talked…

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More Allegiant routes

Allegiant has announced that, due to customer demand, it will extend seasonal routes in Spring, 2021. The routes, which are currently on sale, will be…

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Luxury apartments coming to Beulah

Al.com reports Birmingham, Ala. builder Daniel Corp. has begun construction on a $60-million luxury apartment development in a the Beulah area. The project, located directly across from…

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Few details on Escambia County CARES portal

For months, Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley and her team have worked on how to set up CARES Act assistance grants for families and small…

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Santa Rosa County starts CARES Act for small businesses

While Escambia County is set to release its CARES Act family assistance grants on Friday, Santa Rosa will be accepting applications for its small business…

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Price Gouging Hotline activated

In the aftermath of the destruction and flooding left by Hurricane Sally, Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning those in impacted areas to guard against…

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90K Gulf Power customers without power, down from 120K yesterday

Gulf Power has restoration estimates now available on its outage map and are updated hourly. As of 5 a.m. Saturday, Escambia has 74,670 customers without…

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HBA warns about unlicensed contractors

At yesterday’s presser, I asked Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis about the differences between Hurricane Sally and Hurricane Michael. He used his answer to talk about…

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