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Category archives for: Politics/Local Govt.

Forest Stewardship Program

Forest Stewardship is defined as active management of forests and related resources to keep these lands in a productive and healthy condition for present and future generations, and to increase the economic, environmental and social benefits of these lands. Forest Stewards are those landowners who manage their forestlands on a long-term basis by following management objectives […]

Gaetz in Jay

Mike Scott, owner of Scott’s Outdoors in Jay, hosted a Legislative Update with Matt Gaetz. Stands were brought in by the Town of Jay to host the 100 plus constituents that came to hear Representative Gaetz talk about National as well as local issues for around 30 minutes. After that, he took questions from those […]

More Rural Broadband Money Released

Friday-Governor Ron DeSantis announced that another $60 million in funding to spread broadband across rural parts of the state would be given to certain counties in need. This money will support 22 projects in 19 different rural counties. Locally speaking, it will have a huge impact on the most northern areas of Santa Rosa County. […]

Santa Rosa Local Technology Planning Team Holds Meeting

Tuesday-The Santa Rosa Local Technology Planning Team held a meeting at the Santa Rosa County Extension office in Milton. Kyle Holley, Santa Rosa County liason, who is tasked with heading up the rural broadband roll out across Santa Rosa County welcomed Sean Lewis, Chief of State Broadband Initiatives at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. […]

Rowell Announces Run For County Commissioner

Florida Looks to Block Foreign Power Land Grabs

Tallahassee-Governor Ron Desantis spoke today at the Florida State Capital about the potential dangers of the Chinese Communist Party, among other foreign powers, from buying strategic land (mainly agricultural) throughout the country. “Now we see the CCP trying to make strategic land purchases across the U.S. and our message in Florida is very simple…we will […]

Desantis in Milton

Thursday-Governor Ron Desantis was in Milton at the Imogene Theater to tout the awarding of millions of dollars in funding rural broadband across the state. 41 counties across the state will receive part of $144 million in monies. Santa Rosa County received $2.3 million and was the first stop in this initiative. On hand to […]


STATEWIDE NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONSHSMV-INFO@FLHSMV.GOV HIT-AND-RUN CRASHES ON FLORIDA ROADS AVERAGE OVER 103,000 PER YEAR; DRIVERS URGED TO STAY AT THE SCENE ~ FLHSMV launches awareness campaign for February to reduce hit-and-run crashes and fatalities in Florida ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – February is Hit-and-Run Awareness Month in Florida, and the Florida Department […]

Checking in with Representative Dr. Joel Rudman

Newly elected and sworn-in Florida State Representative Dr. Joel Rudman has been very busy over the last couple of weeks. For starters, he hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for his political office, the first of its kind in Navarre. He also introduced his first bill that he will be sponsoring. Dr Rudman had this to […]

JHS SGA Speaks at Capital

Tallahassee-The Florida State Capital hosted the District 1 Student Government Association’s Meeting. District 1 ranges from Tallahassee to Pensacola. Students from several high schools were able to present resolutions that are eventually considered by the Florida State Legislature. “These kids represented JHS well while presenting resolutions for consideration for Florida legislation, attending workshops, and touring […]