September 28, 2020

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› Legal woes mount for owner of popular florida panhandle tourist restaurant under tax investigation
The owner of a landmark seafood restaurant in the Florida Panhandle who is the target of a federal tax fraud investigation is facing new felony drunken driving charges and what may become a challenging effort to renew his liquor license later this summer.

› South Florida to Remain within World’s Top Private Aviation Hubs Post COVID-19
Private aviation has been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. Although not to the extent of commercial flight, the executive market has registered an increased drop in bookings and operations throughout the pandemic. The need to maximize resources and diversify its services has been a recent trend and, in many cases, it has been that diversification (repatriation and humanitarian flights, for instance), that has kept the market running.

› Fireworks Sales Skyrocket After Florida Legalizes Use For The Fourth. And The Pandemic Means More Business Too.
A year ago, it was illegal to set off many types of fireworks Florida. But this year is different, after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law that allows fireworks of any kind to be used on July 4, December 31 and January 1. Not just the sparklers, noisemakers and the like Floridians have been restricted to for years, but real fireworks that explode or shoot into the sky.

› Florida Power & Light Company Named Among Most Trusted Brands Nationwide in 2020
Florida Power & Light Company was named among the 2020 Most Trusted Brands, according to a study conducted by Escalent, a human behavior and analytics firm. The study indicated FPL is the most trusted electric provider in Florida and ranked fourth among its electric utility peers nationwide.

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