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Feb 23, 2024

City calls special meeting Monday to consider Jorgenson contract

The Milton City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss proposed terms of a contract to hire former City Manager Randy Jorgenson, who retired from the city in September, as a consultant.

Feb 22, 2024

Nice ride: Royals start day with tractor parade

Students can drive their tractors to Jay High School on a designated day during FFA Week.

Feb 20, 2024

Milton NJROTC shooters top Alabama team

Milton High School Navy Junior ROTC marksmen tallied 844.9 points, their highest score of the season, to beat Bob Jones High School Air Force Junior ROTC of Madison, Ala. (747.0) in a virtual match.

Feb 20, 2024

Santa Rosa Animal Services launches 2024-25 kennel sponsorship initiative

Santa Rosa County Animal Services has launched 2024-2025 kennel sponsorships, a fundraising effort to help with medical care, foster support, microchip and rabies clinic, spay/neuter programs, and community outreach.

Feb 20, 2024

Rezoning would allow drive-thru convenience store in Chumuckla

A drive-thru “convenient convenience store” could be coming to Chumuckla.

“What I mean by convenience is not having to get out of your car,” Mohamed Jaouri of FIJA LLC told the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board on Feb. 18. “Obviously, you can buy the objects we’re going to sell at any corner store, but we’re trying to provide convenience for mothers who’re going to be picking up their kids at (Wallace Lake Intermediate School) by not having to get out of their cars to pick up whatever essentials they need.”


Feb 19, 2024

Milton man wins $3.9 million from Florida Lottery

A Milton man is counting more than just his blessings after he won a grand prize from the Florida lottery. Bernard Waters, 63, claimed the $5 million top prize from the $20 Monopoly Doubler Scratch Off game this month. According to the Florida lottery, Waters chose to receive his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $3,994,698.

Feb 19, 2024

Local Air Force Junior ROTC programs compete in first-ever drill competition held on Hurlburt Field

Dozens of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets gathered inside the Commando Hangar on Hurlburt Field, Florida, Feb. 10, 2024. The cadets hurried to inspect their service dress uniforms and prepare for the day of drill competitions ahead.

Feb 17, 2024

Milton faces loss of almost $9 million in federal grants

Milton has until March 1 to convince two federal agencies that the city’s wastewater treatment project is still viable. If the city fails to meet any of four demands, it could lose two grants totaling almost $9 million.

Feb 15, 2024

He’s back: Milton to hire Jorgenson as interim city manager

The Milton City Council voted 5-2 at a special meeting Thursday to hire Randy Jorgenson to be the interim city manager. Jorgenson retired from the city manager position in September after serving five years in the position.

Feb 14, 2024

Milton unveils banner naming council chambers for Al Brewton

Alfred D. “Al” Brewton was a dedicated advocate for residents of Milton, a fixture at meetings of the city council and its advisory boards for years. On Thursday, the city unveiled a sign naming the council chambers in his honor.
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