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Northeast Florida Regional Airport sets attendance record for Destination...Bahamas

Northeast Florida Regional Airport sets attendance record for Destination...Bahamas

Northeast Florida Regional Airport and Galaxy Aviation  announced that attendance was record setting for Destination...Bahamas held on June 4, 2011 from 10AM – 2PM.

The event, free to the public, drew close to a thousand people interested in learning about travel to and from the Islands of the Bahamas from Saint Augustine.

Fla. Home Inspectors Must Now Have State License

Fla. Home Inspectors Must Now Have State License

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Home inspector Dave Sorge was on the job today with another home inspection to complete. 

Five years ago when he started "Inspect -it 1st," his industry was unregulated and tainted by shoddy home inspections. "The free market weeded out those guys that don't belong," he said. 

And a new law that makes every inspector get a state license, will make it even more difficult for a bad inspector to remain in business, he said.  "Is licensing really the cure for substandard performance? We'll see," he said. 

But the grandfathering of longtime inspectors, Sorge said, allows inspectors to be licensed with the most minimum qualifications.

"You could conceivably get a home inspector who has never performed a home inspection yet is qualified and licensed," said Sorge.

Winn-Dixie Celebrates National Doughnut Day With Free Doughnut Holes

Winn-Dixie Celebrates National Doughnut Day With Free Doughnut Holes

Winn-Dixie is offering guests a free jumbo doughnut hole in the in-store bakery Friday, June 3 (limit one per guest per store visit, while supplies last).

Winn-Dixie Helps Customers Prepare for 2011 Hurricane Season

Winn-Dixie Helps Customers Prepare for 2011 Hurricane Season

Winn-Dixie is helping individuals and businesses to prepare now for what is predicted to be an “active to extremely active” year for tropical storms. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season begins today.

“Our guests can find the supplies to stock their hurricane kits at their neighborhood stores, and it can be done on a budget by using our Customer Reward Card and taking advantage of this week’s hurricane preparedness stock up and save sale in our stores,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie’s group vice president of marketing.  “We are offering a number of Buy One, Get One (BOGO) sales, 10 for $10 items, and ‘Save ’til’ offers. That’s in addition to our Winn-Dixie brand products, which are better than or equal in quality to national brands at a significant cost savings.”

Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Buy Produce & Help Sick Kids

Publix Super Markets throughout the area, are partnering with Produce for Kids® on the largest-ever annual Get Healthy, Give Hope campaign to raise money for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and to encourage families to cook together and eat healthier.

Protection with One-Time Credit Card Number

Protection with One-Time Credit Card Number

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- There is a way to significantly reduce your risk of credit card fraud and it only takes a minute to setup.

Frankie Briggs, of St. Augustine, said she refuses to become a victim of credit card fraud.  According to the latest consumer report survey, 32 percent of Americans reported being a victim of credit card fraud in the past 5 years.

To protect herself, Briggs uses an option now available through many major banks and credit card companies.  Each company has a different name for it, but it is a one-time-use credit card number.

It took Briggs about a minute on her bank's website to get a one-time-use credit card number.

"Anytime that I can not physically swipe my credit card I use a virtual number," she said.

Some companies will let you select how long you want the number to be valid, but in all cases, immediately after the card is used, it no longer works.

Halifax Health and Brooks Rehabilitation Move Forward with New Rehabilitation Unit

Halifax Health and Brooks Rehabilitation Move Forward with New Rehabilitation Unit

Halifax Health announced today that it will now proceed with establishing a new inpatient rehabilitation unit consisting of up to 40 beds at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. After the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Certificate of Need Office originally denied Halifax Health’s application, Halifax Health filed a challenge of the denial and all parties have reached a settlement that will enable Halifax Health to move forward with the new unit, anticipated to open in the fall of 2013.

 “We were committed to bringing an inpatient rehabilitation unit to residents in this community.  We are pleased that we were able to address all areas of concern in the state agency action report and are looking forward to beginning the planning and development to provide this much needed level of care,” said Jeff Feasel, Halifax Health President & CEO.