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Three months ago, the District One Medical Examiner’s Office Board of Directors – DOMES – was focused on buying property in Milton for its new facility.

Last week, the number of potential sites blossomed to four.


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Comedy tour coming to NAS Whiting Field

NAS Whiting Field will be the place for comedy next week when the Gary Sinise Foundation and NAS Whiting Field Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) present ‘The Almost Red, White, & Blue’ Comedy Tour to members of Whiting Field on Wed., Oct. 5.

The event is set to begin at 2 p.m. and doors will open at 1:30pm.. The tour will perform in Sikes Hall on the installation.

Dry, windy weather in forecast, fire danger increases

The Florida Forest Service’s Blackwater Forestry Center is issuing words of warning for anyone considering any outdoor burning activities in the coming days: Use extreme caution or simply don’t do it.

According to the Florida Forest Service, it has been more than two weeks since most of the three-county area (Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties) has seen rainfall and wildfire danger is on the rise. Add to that a forecast calling for increased winds and low humidity for the next three days and firefighters are bracing for the possibility of significant fire activity.

Hurricane to cause local weather impacts

At this time, Hurricane Ian is not projected to hit our area but that doesn’t mean it can’t still impact local weather.

The latest update from US National Weather Service Mobile says that while Hurricane Ian is expected to generally stay east of this area of the Florida Panhandle, but Northwest Florida will still see some impacts.

SRCAS receives grant funding for community cat program

Santa Rosa County Animal Services has received a $25,000 grant from Florida Animal Friend to assist with the community cat program.

The program provides free or reduced-cost neuter/spay for community cats. This funding will allow free neuter/spay and rabies vaccination services for up to 500 cats in Santa Rosa County communities. Participants can begin scheduling appointments Sat., Oct. 1.

Milton passes 2023 millage rate, budget at brief special meeting

In what must be among its shortest-ever meetings, the Milton City Council approved its millage rate and budget for Fiscal Year 2023 and an ordinance adjusting city employees’ pay schedule in less than nine minutes last week – including an invocation and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Sports

Former Milton Panther making her mark in college volleyball

Anyaliz Rodriguez knew little about volleyball prior to going into high school at Milton.
Soon enough, it became a sport she grew to love and now plays collegiately at Pensacola State.

“I didn’t even really know what volleyball was until eighth grade, and then my high school coach said I should give it a try. I played freshman year and then said, ‘you know what, I kind of like this.’”



Is Central ready for some football?

Building a football program from scratch isn’t easy; some days it’s downright humbling.

The Central Jaguars under-12 and under-14 youth football teams lost to Gulf Breeze 28-0 and 36-6, respectively, on a beautiful Saturday at the Salvation Army Field, 1501 North Q Street in Pensacola.


City seeks volunteers to help clean up Carpenter’s Park

Milton is looking for help cleaning up Carpenter’s Park.

The city’s second Community Redevelopment Area workday is Saturday, which also happens to be National Public Lands Day.

David Weber looks to make Milton speed skating Mecca

For most people, skating is just another fun activity to do. For David Weber, it is a lifestyle.

Weber, who owns Weber’s Skate World in Milton, has been skating for 43 years and is the coach for the Emerald Coast Speed Team, which features about 100 skaters of various ages.



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