NEW PORT RICHEY — Since 2014, residents around a 41-acre undeveloped swath of land known as Oaks Park have been anticipating the arrival of their first bill to protect the site from development.
The Highlands News-Sun
SEBRING — On Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously to accept $945,000 into their budget to improve starting pay for deputies.
Charlotte Florida Weekly
Towering orange flames 100 feet tall. A billowing plume of thick black smoke. An aircraft engulfed in a blaze. And it’s happening along Interstate 75 toward southern Punta Gorda, not far from the highway.
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Local officials say a new project will keep our beaches beautiful.
UPDATE: Collier County Planning Commission has voted unanimously to not move forward with allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Collier County. The Commission voted 6-0 Thursday, citing a lack of information.
Pensacola News Journal
Santa Rosa County’s budget is set to increase by almost $57 million next year and include a significant investment in infrastructure projects.
Lee County will spend just over $273,000 to purchase an emergency call system that could be quickly set up and operational if regular 911 call centers are taken out of commission by a natural or man-made disaster.
To address the ongoing opioid crisis, the Florida Department of Health on Wednesday announced a plan to increase access to naloxone throughout the state.
The St. Augustine Record
St. Johns County commissioners advanced new property tax rates and the county’s tentative budget of over $1.55 billion this week, and a final hearing is ahead later this month.
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Tampa Bay Times
The ongoing crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is a dramatic reminder of the fragility of Americans’ water supply systems. When recent flooding overloaded the city’s already hobbled water treatment plant, tap water became unsafe to drink for the city’s 180,000 residents, more than 80% of whom are Black. The city no longer had enough water pressure to fight fires.
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