• Broxson plans 2019 Garcon Point Bridge bill – asks trustee not to seek $5 toll

    Florida District 1 Senator Doug Broxson today issued a letter to Attorney William Bloom, the trustee representing Garcon Point Bridge bondholders, stating his intent to pursue new legislation in 2019 and asking them not to seek an increase in the toll. Broxson opened the letter by explaining how efforts to legislatively resolve issues with the Santa … read more

  • Owner still plans to relocate floating vessel behind Juana’s

    Jay Shastid, owner of a floating vessel currently moored behind Juana’s Pagodas in Navarre, today told South Santa Rosa News that although he’s been delayed in relocating the vessel he still plans to move it to a different area within two to three weeks. Shastid said he had planned to have relocated the vessel by … read more

  • Tourism numbers up across the board

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Florida set another tourism record in 2017 by welcoming the highest number of visitors in any year in the state’s history with 116.5 million visitors, according to VISIT FLORIDA. This represents a 3.6 percent increase over the 112.4 million visitors in 2016. Santa Rosa County experienced a 17 percent … read more

  • Governor appoints Okaloosa Sheriff Larry Ashley to new school public safety commission

    Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran today announced appointments to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Governor Scott also named Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri as Chairman. The Commission was established by SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School … read more

  • Rotary Club of Navarre Scholarship Applications due May 3

    Rotary Club of Navarre will be awarding eight $1,000.00 college scholarships to eligible 2018 Navarre High School seniors. Applications for the scholarships are now available and due May 3. Four of the scholarships will be awarded cadets in the NJROTC program, two will be available to the general student population, one will be awarded to … read more

  • Governor Rick Scott Signs 30 Bills Into Law

        Florida Governor Rick Scott today signed the following bills into law:   SB 146 Appointment of Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs – This bill requires certain court costs be paid by the state when pro bono attorneys represent special needs children in dependency proceedings.   SB 220 Bankruptcy Matters in Foreclosure Proceedings … read more

  • Governor signs legislation to eliminate postsecondary fees for active duty military

    Florida Governor Rick Scott last week signed HB 75 into law, removing a significant obstacle for military members interested in attending a Florida College System (FCS) institution.  HB 75 eliminates postsecondary fees for active duty service members using the Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) benefit and takes an important step toward establishing FCS institutions as a … read more