• DeSantis requests increased federal cost share following Hurricane Michael upgrade

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on April 19 sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting an increase in the federal cost share from 75 percent to 90 percent for the remainder of Hurricane Michael recovery. This request follows the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s announcement that Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 5 … read more

  • Search continues for missing snorkeler

    The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit this morning continued the search for a snorkeler who disappeared Sunday evening off the Destin east jetty. Friends say the 28-year old tourist was with a group of snorkelers when they noticed he was missing during a head count around 6:30 p.m. The OCSO Dive Team searched for … read more

  • Governor DeSantis speaks at Gulf Power Economic Symposium

    Governor Ron DeSantis today outlined his economic priorities while speaking at the Gulf Power Economic Symposium in Miramar Beach. The Symposium is focused on strengthening collaboration across Northwest Florida communities and fostering discussions and engagement in community and economic opportunities.   “We are taking bold steps to strengthen our economy and create new opportunities for … read more