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Florida Sen. Doug Broxson, recently appointed Senate Appropriations Committee chairman, once lived in Milton. City officials hope that connection will work in their favor during the coming budget process.

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Wright: Land fronting SR 87 will be commercial

Colten Wright, chairman of the Santa Rosa County Commission, said last week that, sooner or later, property next to State Road 87 will be developed for commercial uses.

Milton to place marker remembering Native American victim of ‘Lumberton Incident’

The City of Milton will unveil a historical marker at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Jernigan’s Landing remembering the Lumberton Incident, the violent murder in 1837 of a Creek man by settlers in what is now Milton.

School Resource Officer arrested on lewd and lascivious charge

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Deputy David Daniels Tuesday, Jan. 24, on a felony lewd and lascivious charge. On Monday, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office was informed that a report of misconduct had been made against Daniels to the Department of Children and Families. Immediately after receiving the report, the Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes detectives began to investigate the reported incident.

Severe storms likely overnight Tuesday, Jan. 24

The National Weather Service in Mobile is predicting severe weather conditions in the overnight hours of Tuesday night for our area. Santa Rosa County has been placed under an enhanced risk for severe weather. Main threats include Tornadoes (a strong (EF2+) tornado is possible) and damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph. According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, the line of storms will move east of I-65 during the overnight hours after midnight and impact the western Florida Panhandle during this time.


Sports

Consistency, grit, set tone for Tristan Watson’s success at Jay

Tristan Watson can beat you on the court in a lot of different ways. The 6-foot-7  senior standout for Jay can throw down a dunk, score off a layup or step outside and knock down a 3-pointer. In fact, he once made a school-record 10 long-distance shots in a game.

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All-County Honor Band has two performances

Santa Rosa District Schools celebrated middle and high school students who were selected to the All-County Honor Band during two performances Saturday, Jan. 28, at Pace Assembly of God’s auditorium.

City dedicates pavilion to beloved cemetery manager

“I miss the debate now and then,” Randy Jorgenson said of Bill “Uncle Buddy” Bledsoe last week as the City of Milton dedicated a pavilion in Bledsoe’s honor at Milton Historic Cemetery. Jorgenson, now Milton’s city manager, was the city’s planning director when the men met.

Milton center of inline speedskating universe

For four days each winter, Milton is the center of the nation’s inline speed-skating universe. More than 350 competitors and 2,000 visitors gathered in the City Where Good Living Flows over the weekend for the Emerald Coast Inline Challenge.


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