Tax Collector issuing birth certificates

Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson announced that the Tax Collector’s Office is now able to issue birth certificates for those born in Florida. As part of a pilot program through the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, the Crestview and Fort Walton Beach branches of the Tax Collector’s Office will be another resource in Okaloosa County where Florida born residents can purchase birth certificates.

The Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office pilot program only allows for the issuance of most Florida birth certificates by an authorized individual. The cost is $10 per individual plus a $6.25 service fee.

Edward Jones Breaks into the FORTUNE 500

FORTUNE magazine's annual listing ranks the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Edward Jones debuts on this year’s list at No. 491, with more than $5 billion in revenue for 2012.

"Edward Jones will continue to grow to meet the needs of our clients now and in the future," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle. "By serving long-term individual investors and providing them with excellent client service, we can make a significant difference in their lives."