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May 13, 2022

Former mayor, Thompson, released

Guy Thompson, the former Mayor of Milton, was released from the federal prison he was staying in two years before his set release date.

On January 17, 2020, Thompson was sentenced to 51 months in prison for embezzling over $650,000 from the United Way of Santa Rosa County, which he ran for 39 years. The sentencing came after the FBI and IRS investigated Thompson’s finances for the years of 2011-2018.


May 13, 2022

New schools up for debate in East Milton

The Santa Rosa County School District is looking at putting in two new schools in the East Milton area. The district sought a positive recommendation from the zoning board on May 12 regarding the possibility of turning a portion of land in the 5400 block of SA Jones Road into both a K-8 school and a high school.

May 12, 2022

Remembering Anna Brown, five years later

Five years after her murder, the family of 38-year-old Anna Louise Brown recalls the way she enriched their lives.

Her family has never stopped missing her, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has not given up hope that they will catch the killer, even after all this time.


May 11, 2022

Jubilee subdivision plans: 7,500 lots on 2,700 acres

A public hearing is set to be approved to establish the Jubilee Community Development District in Pace. The Board of County Commissioners discussed establishing the district at the Committee Meeting on Monday, May 9.

May 10, 2022

Citizens paying more in taxes without rate increase

As the price of homes increase, so do the taxes that go with their sales. Documentary (or doc) stamp taxes have not technically gone up, but due to the increase in prices on homes and other properties, citizens are paying more.

May 5, 2022

Q&A with U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz

Editor’s Note: We will be meeting with Rep. Matt Gaetz, who represents the 1st District of Florida, on a regular basis to ask him questions about his representation of our district in Congress and initiatives that he is working on to the benefit of our district and our country.

How does your faith help you in your role as a Congressman?
Faith does two things it raises the ceiling on what you believe is possible. The word of God shows us that we don’t always know what is ahead of us.


May 4, 2022

Commissioners approve land agreement

The Board of County Commissioners held a 5-0 vote to approve a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between Santa Rosa County and the city of Milton.

The vote occurred at their regular meeting on the morning of Thursday, April 28.


May 4, 2022

Man charged with manslaughter after child’s death

Charges were filed against a father in the case of the death of his child.

The 26-year-old Pace man, Dustin Scott Campbell, was arrested on Tuesday, April 26, on manslaughter charges for an event that took place in June of 2021.


May 2, 2022

Phone call to SRSO regarding Milton mule released

Dan Stewart, the attorney representing Philip Hayes, released the following phone call on May 2. Hayes has been charged with torturing or inflicting pain, serious physical injury or death on an animal, as well as the inhuman slaughter of livestock for an incident on April 12 involving the death of a mule on Deaton Bridge Road in Milton. The phone call is one made by Hayes to the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office requesting guidance on what to do with the mule. The SRSO released a statement saying Hayes was never cleared to shoot the animal.

Apr 30, 2022

Moors development moves forward

SNS Realty is moving ahead with the development of commercial and residential property at the Moors Golf and Racquet Club.

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