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May 6, 2023

Red Cross hosting disaster training event

The American Red Cross of North Florida is hosting a Shelter Fundamentals and Simulation event at noon Saturday, May 13. The event will be held at the Clyde L. Gracey Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. in Milton. Potential evacuation shelter volunteers, observers, and partners are welcome to attend by registering online.

May 6, 2023

Jubilee to reapply for zoning changes, CDD

Santa Rosa County rejected Jubilee in September, but its developers are determined to try again beginning later this month. “I don’t think people really understood what we’re proposing,” Ron Reeser, owner of The Eagle Group LLC, said Monday, May 1, before a meeting with area residents at the Pace Community Center. “They’re concerned about flooding, and they’re concerned about traffic. We need to show them how our plan will help the county address those issues, not just in Jubilee, but in the surrounding area.”

May 4, 2023

More dollar stores coming to Santa Rosa County

For those of you looking for another dollar store to shop at in Santa Rosa County, you’re in luck. There are currently two Dollar Generals in development in the north end of Santa Rosa County, one on Woodbine Road in Pace and another in East Milton at the corner of Hickory Hammock Road and Ward Basin Road. They have both been approved by the county.

May 4, 2023

Jorgenson: Milton ‘welcomes’ audit ‘for real or perceived purposes’

Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson on Thursday said the city “welcomes an audit of our operations at any time for any real or perceived purpose.” Santa Rosa’s Press Gazette learned earlier in the day that Florida Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, had asked the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee to audit the city and its utilities because of concerns about increasing costs to build a new wastewater treatment plant.

May 3, 2023

Pea Ridge Connector opens today

Decades after it was conceived and less than three years after a groundbreaking ceremony, the Pea Ridge Connector between U.S. Highway 90 and Hamilton Bridge Road opened today.

May 2, 2023

It’s baa-ack: Jubilee to reapply for zoning changes, CDD

Santa Rosa County rejected Jubilee in September, but its developers are determined to try again beginning later this month.

May 1, 2023

Milton bid could bring Christian college to Stewart Street

At a special meeting Monday, the Milton City Council unanimously approved a plan that could bring the city a college to call its own.

May 1, 2023

Oilseed cover crop more than cuts the mustard

Higher yields and federal tax credits could make carinata – Ethiopian mustard – a more popular cover-crop choice for Northwest Florida farmers. Carinata, a sustainable non-food cover crop grown between primary crops, helps farmers protect and improve soil health and also is used to make low-carbon advanced biofuel for the aviation industry and as a supplement in feedstock.

May 1, 2023

Rep. Gaetz to host Service Academy Night in Pace

Tonight, Congressman Matt Gaetz will host the annual 2023 Service Academy Night on Monday, May 1st, at 6:30p.m. CT, at Pace High School. Rep. Gaetz, along with representatives from the U.S. Service Academies, will inform students and families on the process of applying for a Congressional Nomination and entry to the Service Academies.

Apr 29, 2023

‘We will not run out of gas’

The Daybreak Market/76 gas station at the intersection of Santa Rosa Drive and U.S. Highway 90, just west of East Spencer Field Road, is selling regular gas for $1.76 per gallon until 5 p.m. today. Mark Contos, vice president of the Daybreak Market company, said the store has 31,000 gallons available for the grand-opening special.

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