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Category archives for: Politics/Local Govt.

Traffic stop leads to surprise…

A recent traffic stop in Santa Rosa County led to a search due to probable cause. Found in the car was a 9mm handgun, over a pound of marijuana and over 10 pounds of THC edible products, shown in the picture. Authorities are wanting to get the word out due to the close likeness of […]

New School Bus Technology aimed at making stops safer

Santa Rosa is cracking down on drivers who illegally pass school buses by joining forces with the Child Safety Program powered by AngelTrax, a name you can trust (Child Safety Program), an all-in-one automated stop arm violation system—from violation detection to citation through adjudication. The Child Safety Program officially launches today (March 4, 2024) in […]

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 […]