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The Fourth of July is almost here and there is no shortage of area events going on to celebrate the holiday, including fireworks on Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach on Monday. Riverfest in Milton is also taking place that day.

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U.S. 90 widening continues to divide Milton

Opponents of widening U.S. Highway 90 through downtown Milton are running out of time.

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin designing the project in the coming fiscal year. On Tuesday, a resident questioned Mayor Heather Lindsay’s commitment to finding a better solution.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

Washington – The Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for abortion that had stood in America for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few years […]

Crash on US 29 in Molino proves fatal

On June 10, a 39 year old man died after his Ford F-150 crashed on US-29 near Molino.

The vehicle, which was pulling a utility trailer, was heading south on US-29 approaching County Road 196 when the man lost control of the truck, causing it to cross the center median into the northbound lanes.

Five vie for Cole’s seat; Piech seeks second term

It’s official – Bob Cole, a fixture on the Santa Rosa County Commission since 2002, did not qualify for the Aug. 23 primary election; he will not run for a sixth term.

Commissioners agree not to cut county tax rate

Santa Rosa County is in the early stages of setting its Fiscal Year 2023 budget, but three things are clear: Commissioners plan significant investment in infrastructure projects and support improving workforce retention.

And they will not cut the millage rate.

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Pace’s Jayden Heavener set to play in Futures All-American Game

Jayden Heavener is California dreaming.

The Pace softball star is headed out West in late July to compete in the Premier Girls Fastpitch Futures All-American Game.

Lightning adds to amateur radio operators’ challenge

In the movie “Bull Durham,” catcher Crash Davis offers a philosophical take on the Durham Bulls baseball teams’ losing streak: “Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes, it rains.”

This weekend in Milton it rained, cutting short Volunteer Santa Rosa Day and adding new challenges to the Santa Rosa County Amateur Radio Emergency Service’s annual field day exercise at the SRC Emergency Management Center.

Resident: Fencing upgrade is an investment in Milton

Longtime educator and Milton resident Carol Cranford Jones thanked city councilmembers and staff for committing at least $77,000 to upgrade fencing at Milton High School.

4-H programs announced for Santa Rosa County

On June 30, The Santa Rosa County Extension office at 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton will host ‘cake decorating 101’ from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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