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May 21, 2023

At Jay UF/IFAS facility, research is making impact

On 640 acres off County Road 182 near Allentown, you’ll find the Jay Research Facility, which is a part of the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center. UF/IFAS, which stands for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing the quality of human life by making that information accessible. The college has a dozen research facilities across the state.

May 4, 2023

More dollar stores coming to Santa Rosa County

For those of you looking for another dollar store to shop at in Santa Rosa County, you’re in luck. There are currently two Dollar Generals in development in the north end of Santa Rosa County, one on Woodbine Road in Pace and another in East Milton at the corner of Hickory Hammock Road and Ward Basin Road. They have both been approved by the county.

Oct 11, 2022

Don Salter honored as the 2022 Friend of Agriculture

Former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter was selected as the 2022 Friend of Agriculture for Santa Rosa County.

Salter is a Santa Rosa County native, born in Jay in 1947. His father was a farmer and grew peanuts for a time before moving to Cantonment. He was first elected to the county commission office in November 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. He also served as chairman several times during his time in his office.

Feb 21, 2019

City seeks more involvement

MILTON — Milton's working-class residents who normally miss Milton's 3 p.m. Committee of the Whole meetings may find it easier to attend now that council has changed the time. Milton City Council v…

Feb 17, 2019

Congressman Matt Gaetz to visit Jay, Century

JAY — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) will hold a series of events for "Open Gaetz Day" Feb. 21 in Jay and Century. Details for the events are below: TIME: 11 a.m. LOCATION: Jay High School, 3741 …

Feb 13, 2019

Jay requests landscaping proposals

JAY — The town of Jay announced in a press releasea it is soliciting proposals from qualified companies interested in providing professional landscaping services at their parks and cemetery. Compan…

Feb 12, 2019

'Milton Cubed'

MILTON —  Will Milton residents see wings on downtown walls, a free-standing, painted cube or both? Milton council is considering these alternatives following the Feb. 4 proposal of two art projects.…

Feb 7, 2019

The Virtual Customer Service Representative innovation

MILTON — Since taking office in 2009, Stan Colie Nichols and the Santa Rosa County Tax Collector’s office have been at the forefront of technology in comparison to driver license and county offices t…

Feb 5, 2019

Main Street achieves state accreditation

MILTON — Main Street Milton, Inc. has achieved full accreditation by Florida Main Street. Following the hiring of new executive director Edward E. Spears in May 2018, the Main Street Milton Board of …

Feb 3, 2019

Main Street Milton now accepting applications for business improvement program

MILTON — The second application cycle is now open for the 2018-2019 Main Street Milton Business Improvement Program (BIP) for downtown businesses. This program provides commercial property and busine…

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