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Aug 11, 2022

Rabies alert issued in East Milton

Following a reported positive test result for rabies in a kitten, the Florida Department of Health has issued an alert for the East Milton area. The alert was issued on Aug. 10 and will be in effect for 60 days.

The Department of Health wants all residents and visitors in Santa Rosa County to be aware that rabies is present in the wild animal population and domestic animals are at risk if they are not vaccinated. An animal with rabies could infect other wild or domestic animals that have not been vaccinated against rabies.


Aug 9, 2022

Residents remain skeptical of Jubilee CDD plans

Despite assurances from developers that community development districts are the “best possible way to develop” a community, some neighbors of the massive Jubilee project northeast of Pace still are skeptical.

Ron Reeser, managing partner of The Eagle Group, which owns the roughly 2,700 -acre Jubilee property, hosted a town hall meeting Monday at Gather at Alyssa’s in Pace to explain what a community development district (CDD) is, how it works and why he believes it will be an asset to the county.


Aug 5, 2022

Jubilee developers plan ‘town hall’ meetings Monday, Tuesday

Jubilee developer The Eagle Group has scheduled two “town hall” meetings this week to explain how creating a community development district to finance the massive project will help “growth pay for growth.”

The meetings are from 5-7 p.m. Monday and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, both at Gather at Alyssa’s, a recently opened event center at 4580 Chumuckla Highway in Pace.


Aug 5, 2022

Law enforcement arrests Milton man for soliciting minor

Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Nickolas Patrick Rose, 22, of Sunnydale Lane in Milton, on one count each of transmission of material harmful to a minor, use of a computer to solicit a minor and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

Aug 3, 2022

Commissioners to oppose proposed Interstate 10 toll in Mobile, Ala.

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Colten Wright said last week that it’s not fair to levy a toll on motorists to help pay for the $2.7-billion Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project.

“I personally take great issue with putting a toll on … Interstate 10 coming into Escambia County and Santa Rosa County,” Wright told the commission at its regular meeting July 28 in Milton.


Aug 2, 2022

School board navigates busing changes

The Santa Rosa County School District announced in June that students could have to walk farther to catch the bus beginning this fall.

Last week, it mailed almost 18,000 postcards telling parents the district’s transportation plans for their children.


Jul 28, 2022

Council selects sidewalk projects

The Milton City Council last week agreed to build more than 2,700 feet of sidewalk at an estimated cost of about $135,000 in the budget year beginning Oct. 1.

Jul 28, 2022

Milton to rename football field for long-time volunteer ‘Coach Sam’

Alonzo Samuel has coached hundreds of young Milton athletes over the past 36 years, starting with his own children in 1985. Most folks just call him “Coach Sam.”

The City of Milton will show its appreciation Saturday by naming its youth football field in his honor. The day will start at 10 a.m. at the Clyde L. Gracey Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street, with a ceremony honoring the long-time volunteer, aircraft mechanic and pastor.


Jul 27, 2022

DOH-Santa Rosa to host National Night Out

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County (DOH-Santa Rosa) and CDAC Behavioral Health will host the 2022 National Night Out on Aug. 2.

According to a press release for the event, it will be held at the Clyde L. Gracey Community Center, which is located at 5629 Byrom Street in Milton from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 pm. The National Night Out is a community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.


Jul 27, 2022

Pace man arrested for DUI following I-10 crash

A Pace man was sent to jail following a car crash on I-10 that involved a tractor/trailer.

The crash occurred on July 26 in the eastbound lane of I-10, near mile marker 18. Adam Saylor, 32, of Pace, was driving an SUV when he had a tire blow out while he was travelling at approximately 90 mph.


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