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Nov 30, 2022

Have ‘A Very Merry Pirate Christmas,’ Milton

The Krewe of Airship Pirates are organizing this year’s Milton Christmas Parade. The parade, with the theme “A Very Merry Pirate Christmas” starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the Milton Community Center on Byrom Street. Participants will travel north to James Street, east to Stewart Street and south to Elva Street. As usual, Santa Claus will visit Milton for the parade, but this year he’ll be riding a pirate ship!

Nov 30, 2022

Santa Rosa County Animal Services to host a drive-through microchip clinic

Santa Rosa County Animal Services (SRCAS) is hosting a reduced-cost microchip drive-through clinic on Wed., Dec. 7, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Santa Rosa County Animal Services, located at 4451 Pine Forest Road in Milton. Only cats and dogs are eligible to be microchipped and the shelter will be closed to set up and run the clinic.

Nov 29, 2022

Help wanted: Wastewater plant project manager

Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson is looking for someone qualified to oversee completion of a $70-million wastewater treatment plant. A request for proposals issued in September received no response; when that happens, city policy allows the city council to authorize the city manager to seek products or services “by other means.”

Nov 29, 2022

Light Up Milton scheduled Friday

The City of Milton officially kicks of the holiday season beginning at 5 p.m. Friday with a tree-lighting ceremony, lighted boat parade, fireworks and a visit from Santa Claus.

Nov 29, 2022

Help wanted: WWTP project manager

Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson is looking for someone qualified to oversee completion of a $70-million wastewater treatment plant.

Nov 29, 2022

SRC Commission skips Calkins, names Wright chairman

In a break from tradition, the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners skipped the sitting vice chairman and named District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright chairman for the coming year.

Nov 28, 2022

Owner asks for Applegate Street variance

The Milton Board of Adjustments will consider a variance request to allow smaller-than-required lot width and area for property on Applegate Street when it meets at 5:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall, 6738 Dixon St.

Nov 23, 2022

County Commission approves land purchase for possible Medical Examiner’s Office

On Nov. 10, the Santa Rosa County Commission voted four to one in favor of purchasing land off Commerce Road, with the possibility of using the land for a new District One Medical Examiner’s Office building.

Nov 22, 2022

Former Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputy sentenced for lying to FBI

A former Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy will be seeing the inside of a federal prison cell for the next year. Scott P. Haines, 50, of Milton, was sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison, following his previous guilty plea on the charge of making material false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation during an elder exploitation investigation. United States Attorney Jason R. Coody announced the sentence.

Nov 22, 2022

Wallace Lake rezoning creates ripple effect

Moving students into a new K-8 building next year will affect several area schools: Avalon Middle, Berryhill Elementary, Central K-12, Chumuckla Elementary, Dixon Elementary, Dixon Primary, Pea Ridge Elementary and Sims Middle.

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