April 21, 2014

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Manufacturers OnlyA year's rent for a buck. What's the catch?By Matt Moore In Lafayette County, where the Suwannee River winds its way through vast tracts of timber and mile after... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1999

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Bristol -- Birmingham, Ala.-based The Banc Corp. acquired C&L Banking Corp. C&L, with assets of $108 million, has branches in Blountstown, Bristol and Altha. The Banc Corp. also owns Emerald... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1999

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Water WarsA battle over water in northwest Florida has towns feuding and unwilling to compromise.by Matt MooreThe increase in commercial and residential development in Okaloosa and Walton counties has put... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1999

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Taking FlightMomentum appears to be building for development of a new regional airport in the Panhandle.The St. Joe Co., looking to boost development of its massive holdings in the Panhandle,... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1999

Around the State-Northwest-Jan.1999

Destin -- Happy Stores Inc., a convenience-store chain with 27 locations in the Panhandle, plans to sell the company to its workers. The chain set up an Employee Stock Ownership... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1999

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Welfare Reform - Cash grants will enable eight businesses in the Panhandle, including an apparel manufacturer, a fish processing company and a lumberyard, to expand their operations and add about... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1998

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OKALOOSA COUNTY - The welcome mat is out in Crestview for Centrobe, a data and communications company that will hire 150 to staff a new call center in a recently... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1998

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Gulf County - How long will the recently shuttered Florida Coast Paper Co. mill in Port St. Joe stay closed this time, residents wonder. In 1997, a five-month shutdown of... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1998

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Manufacturing - Taylor County has jobs but it needs workers. Manufacturers such as Sport-Craft Boats in Perry are hungry for new employees. Ken Hall, president of Sport-Craft, which will make... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1998

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DESTIN -- UniversalCom bought Mobile, Ala.-based Sullivan Telephone & Telecommunications. UniversalCom offers long distance and local telephone service and Internet access to businesses in the Panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.FORT... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1998

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APALACHICOLA The state Cabinet found that Coastal Petroleum Co.'s $224.5 million surety bond isn't enough to cover the costs of potential accidents, and it remanded to the Department of Administrative... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1998

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APALACHICOLA A state judge granted Coastal Petroleum Co. a permit to drill an exploratory well about nine miles off the coast of Franklin County. Coastal, a subsidiary of Bermuda-based Coastal... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1998

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APALACHICOLAThe state's Department of Environmental Protection denied Coastal Petroleum Co.'s request for 12 offshore oil and gas drilling permits. The company says it will appeal the decision. BLOUNTSTOWNMowrey Elevator Co.... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1998

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DESTIN -- The city council temporarily put a stop to high-rise developments along the harbor's north shore. The six-month moratorium prohibits buildings higher than 35 feet and warehouses larger than... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1998

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FORT WALTON BEACH -- Atlanta-based Home Depot opened its 63rd store in Florida here. The new store created 120 year-round jobs. Another location is planned for Panama City later this... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1998

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NORTHWEST APALACHICOLA - The city unanimously approved the development of Scipio Marina, with 144 dry slips and 43 wet slips, over objections that the project could cause environmental damage to... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1998

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ESCAMBIA COUNTY - Minerals Technologies of New York plans to build and operate a precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant adjacent to Champion International's paper mill near Pensacola. Expected to cost... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1997

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Escambia County --New and growing companies added 271 jobs at the 567-acre county-owned Ellyson Industrial Park, which is full. The park has 2,716 employees. The search is on for another... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1997

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Apalachicola --The Franklin County Commission delayed its decision on a nine-hole golf course near Apalachicola Bay after seafood workers raised concerns that the course would pollute an oyster bed. Workers... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1997

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Blountstown --Local investor Michael Siavage reopened the Tysco Shipyard, which had been idle for the last 15 years. His company, New Rysco Shipyard, will build river and ocean-going barges and... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1997

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