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Nov 14, 2022

Farrow holds 1-vote lead over Meiss after recounts

Political newcomer Marilyn Farrell still holds the slimmest of possible leads – one vote – over former mayor Wes Meiss in the race for Ward 2, Seat 1 on the Milton City Council.

Nov 14, 2022

Ground contamination confuses Whittle Building’s future

The Florida Department of Health, after learning that Santa Rosa County is considering what to do with the long-vacant Whittle Building, notified staff earlier this month that a plume of toxic chemicals has collected beneath the building on U.S. Highway 90 in downtown Milton.

Nov 14, 2022

Chess Challenge coming to Milton

Rafael Lopez is a self-appointed ambassador of chess. The Cantonment car broker said he plays 10 to 15 games EVERY DAY. He taught his friends’ children to play, and, for the past few years, he’s made it his mission to teach anyone willing to try. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, he’ll bring “Chess Challenge” to East Bay Automotive, 5844 Stewart Street in Milton. Anyone 6 and older, regardless of their knowledge or skill, is invited to the free event, which includes a free snack and an opportunity to win prizes.

Nov 10, 2022

County honors Piech

Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Bob Cole, center, presents a plaque to Commissioner Dave Piech this morning commemorating his service on the Board of County Commissioners.

Nov 9, 2022

Mitchell: Gaetz ‘very concerned’ about WWTP site

Residents worried about the proposed location of Milton’s new wastewater treatment plant may have a friend in high places. Pam Mitchell of Milton Concerned Citizens, a political action committee leading opposition to the proposed site, said she and other members of the group were encouraged by a meeting they had with U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz at an event the last weekend in October.

Nov 9, 2022

Buried time

Santa Rosa County officials buried a time capsule Wednesday to help commemorate the opening of its new courthouse on Avalon Boulevard. A plaque marking the capsule’s resting place will instruct future county officials to open the capsule 50 years after its burial, on Nov. 9, 2072.

Nov 9, 2022

Milton voters choose change

Milton voters soundly rejected the status quo Tuesday, defeating all three incumbent city councilmembers seeking reelection and returning Mayor Heather Lindsay to City Hall with less than 50 percent of the total vote.

Nov 8, 2022

Gaetz undecided about wastewater plant site

A statement from U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’ office Monday suggested the congressman is undecided whether to support efforts to support changing the proposed site for the North Santa Rosa Regional Wastewater Facility.

Nov 7, 2022

Know where to vote!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 8) is election day. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Nov 4, 2022

Whittle Building, medical examiner’s office on county agenda

The Santa Rosa County Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at the Commissioners Conference Room, 6495 Caroline St., Milton.

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