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May 11, 2021

Sheriff’s Office finds buried body in Milton man’s yard

Investigators with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a tip Sunday that a body was buried at 4562 Simpson Street in Milton.

Apr 1, 2021

Missing Milton teen’s body found in wooded lot

A body found in Milton Sunday is that of 14-year-old Cody Walker, who has been missing since March 14.

The Milton teen’s remains were found in a wooded lot off of Sandy Forest Road. Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office officials say he was a victim of homicide. The exact cause of death remains under investigation, according to the latest news released by the SRSO.

Mar 23, 2021

Milton councilman shares news of resignation, confronted by commissioner

Two Milton City Council members have resigned in a week, with the second sharing the news at the March 23 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

George Jordan addressed commissioners during the public forum, thanking them for their support during the nearly three years he has served on the council.

Mar 18, 2021

Milton community opposes subdivision

A proposal to allow a new single-family residential subdivision in Milton by Celebrity Home Builders, LLC was met with opposition by community members at the Santa Rosa County Board Zoning Board March 11.

Feb 10, 2021

Milton boy struck by car

A 13-year-old Milton boy was flown to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with serious injuries after being struck by a car on Mulat Road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol media release.

Feb 8, 2021

Milton man pleads guilty to murder of Destin businesswoman

In a first degree murder case, it’s rare for a defendant to plead guilty, according to Mark Alderman at the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office.

The charge carries a mandatory life sentence, with no room for negotiation and therefore, very little incentive to plead guilty, Alderman said. But that’s what Jerry Geisler Odum did Friday.

Jan 19, 2021

Milton: Has ordinance, needs tiny homes

A tiny homes ordinance recently adopted by the Milton City Council aims to provide affordable, creative housing options in Milton.

The ordinance, the first of its kind in Northwest Florida, allows for downsized versions of traditional houses on permanent foundations that are as small as 300-square-foot, on lots as small as 3,500 square feet.

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