December 8, 2021

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/20/2021

› When gasoline climbs about $3 a gallon, it hurts families in Volusia-Flagler
Yes, gasoline prices are always fluctuating up or down. But when prices rise to a certain point, the corresponding economic pain for many families in Volusia and Flagler counties rises as well.

› St. Petersburg to require COVID vaccinations for new city employees
Mayor Rick Kriseman said he will not require vaccines for current city employees but will require all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In a video statement shared with employees Friday, Kriseman said he spent weeks deliberating on what to do about staff vaccinations and decided against a blanket vaccine mandate.

› Pitbull donates cash to two small businesses for Hispanic Heritage Month
Pitbull can always be counted on to give back. The rap superstar helped kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday, by surprising two small Latinx businesses with a $5,000 gift each to celebrate their entrepreneurial success.

› Southern Grounds building-out coffee shop at Jacksonville International Airport
The city issued a permit Sept. 16 for Auld & White Constructors LLC to build-out a Southern Grounds & Co. coffee shop at Jacksonville International Airport at a project cost of $640,600. Southern Grounds owner Mark Janasik said Aug. 28 that his goal is to open the shop by the third week of November, which would be in time for Thanksgiving travelers.

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