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May 29, 2023

Memorial Day: Ensuring their legacy endures

U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Flores, commanding officer at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, was the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Milton. He said there are two ways to best honor the men and women of our military services who died in the service of our freedom: Teach others about their sacrifices, and ensure their legacy endures.

May 28, 2023

Pace man arrested for murder

Jeffrey Todd Stahler, 61 of the 4100 block of Diamond St. in Pace, was arrested Saturday night, May 27, for a murder in Pace. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon that a body had been found in the 4100 block of Diamond St. When deputies arrived, they found […]

May 26, 2023

Calkins raises partisan objection to board appointee

James Calkins criticized Democrats and any Republican who doesn’t agree with his political views at Thursday’s regular Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners meeting.

May 25, 2023

Circle K offers 40 cents off gas for fuel day

Across northwest Florida, Circle K locations will offer 40 cents off per gallon as part of “Fuel Day.” The savings event will run between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25. Fuel Day is also taking place at Circle K locations across the United States. According to Circle K, customers can receive the deal directly at the pump. Here are a list of participating locations in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties:

May 24, 2023

Hope leads Milton High School Class of 2023 to success

A rainy day gave way to clear skies in time for 435 Milton High School seniors to walk across the stage and accept a diploma Tuesday at Haywood Hanna Panther Stadium.

May 24, 2023

Veterans parking spaces now at county buildings

Northwest Florida is home to quite a few veterans. In many places, veterans can enjoy designated parking spots but at Santa Rosa County-owned facilities, the only veterans parking spots were for Purple Heart recipients. Other veterans did not have designated parking. At least not until now.

May 24, 2023

Santa Rosa Medical Center releases stats for 2022

The Santa Rosa Medical Center has released its updated report featuring the hospital’s statistics from 2022. According to SRMC, there were a total of 241,680 patient encounters with 48,400 ER visits, 4,800 surgeries, 4,200 inpatient admissions, 280 births and 184,000 outpatient visits, including physician clinic visits, procedures and imaging.

May 23, 2023

‘Be the Light in Someone’s Darkness’

Concerned residents of all ages participated in a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk from King Middle School to Milton City Hall on Friday, May 19. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-to-24-year-olds and the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm, please remember that you are not alone. Reach out for help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

May 23, 2023

Milton staff invites public to U.S. 90 design meetings

The City of Milton will present its vision for an improved U.S. Highway 90 through downtown during two meetings — beginning at 6 and 7 p.m., respectively — on Thursday, May 25, at City Hall.

May 22, 2023

Rudman staying busy after first legislative session

Joel Rudman, a family physician, drove to Daytona Beach and back in a single day last week for a three-hour meeting with doctors at Halifax Medical Center, where he did his residency from 1996-1999. It’s all part of the job of representing District 3 in the Florida House of Representatives.

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