• Week-long speed enforcement campaign starts today

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) today announced the kick-off of “Operation Southern Shield,” a joint effort with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the southeastern states of Alabama, Georgia, South … read more

  • Tax collector adds texting option

    The Santa Rosa County Tax Collector’s office, in an effort to further increase customer service, now offers a texting option. Customers can text #TAX (#829) from any mobile device and be connected directly to the office. “We continue to strive to give all the citizens of this county the most efficient ways possible to conduct … read more

  • Meet Maple! FDLE’s first Electronic Storage Detection canine

    Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement introduced the agency’s first Electronic Storage Detection (ESD) canine, Maple, today at the Pensacola Regional Operations Center.   Maple will be used to sniff out anything that can digitally store information like USB drives, hidden cameras, computers, thumb drives, cell phones, CDs and DVDs.  Maple is a … read more

  • FDLE arrests Milton inmate on terrorism charges

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents on July 12 arrested Norberto Iglesias, 53, on charges of terrorism; threat to throw, project, place or discharge any destructive device; and written threats to kill, do bodily injury or conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism.   Iglesias is an inmate at Blackwater Correctional Facility, serving a 15-year … read more

  • Navarre man dies in Okaloosa shooting

    A Navarre man who was shot outside a home on Blackstone Road in Mary Esther early this morning died from his injuries at a local hospital. A second individual, who also suffered a gunshot wound at the home, is undergoing treatment and is expected to survive. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 671Blackstone Road … read more

  • Final storm-damaged state park reopens

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service hosted a July 10 ceremony to celebrate the reopening of Florida Caverns State Park following the impacts of Hurricane Michael. The park, which experienced significant damage from Hurricane Michael, is now open for limited day-use. The ranger station, visitor center and cave are open. Guided flashlight tours of … read more

  • County seeks input on Land Development Code update

    Santa Rosa County residents and businesses are asked to provide input to update the county’s land development code (LDC). The LDC contains regulations that govern how land is developed in unincorporated areas of the county and addresses everything from zoning, site development, the natural environment and stormwater management to parking, sidewalks, landscaping and architectural design … read more