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Stories by Jody Conrad

Stories by Jody Conrad

My Father’s Arrows seeks funds for land purchase

February 25, 2022
About 20 miles north of town there is an idyllic home where race, age, gender, and ability know no boundaries. My Father’s Arrows is a distinctly Christian children’s home for hurting children who have been abandoned by everyone else. It takes only 30 seconds on the inside to feel the love, warmth, and acceptance that the children there radiate.

Milton man goes on to become star of MTV’s ‘Siesta Key’

February 18, 2022
“He grew up in the shadow of his brother Charles Jiminez, who at 17 was the youngest member of the Seattle Mariner’s baseball team to be drafted. Will wanted to emulate his brother’s accomplishments, and I always knew that his optimism and enthusiasm for whatever he took on would one day allow him to achieve his dream.”

Alliance director stresses importance of longleaf pines

February 12, 2022
It’s hard to imagine today, but just over 100 years ago the coastal plains of America from Virginia to eastern Texas were covered by about 92 million acres of longleaf pines. Fortunately, we have folks like Vernon Compton who care about preserving and restoring the 1.3 million acres left in northwest Florida and South Alabama.

Krewe of Airship Pirates ready to roll through downtown Milton

February 10, 2022
Five years ago, Patrick Fitzgerald founded the local parading krewe known as the Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates, and on Saturday, Feb. 12, they, in partnership with the City of Milton, will host the 4th Mardi Gras parade in downtown Milton’s recent years.

Milton’s Hall’s Hardware has been a local fixture since 1960

January 28, 2022
There aren’t many places left across America where you can purchase any hard-to-find hardware items, find unusual gifts, or pick up a jar of local honey, but Milton is home to one of them.

Local historian and professor pens new book

January 24, 2022
In between teaching college classes at two schools, Dr. Brian Rucker, a longtime resident of north Santa Rosa County, writes books. His latest is on Disneyworld resorts.

Three Santa Rosa groups build wheelchair ramp for 91-year-old vet

January 24, 2022
Earlier this month, VFW All-State Commander John Dixon saw a need and reached out to the Christian Life Church Service Team and the US Military Vets Motorcycle Club. Together, with VFW Post 4833 footing the bill, 15 volunteers spent a chilly morning making sure that one who served our nation well was served by the community he fought to protect.

Milton vet wants to clean up monument but needs go-ahead from officials

January 20, 2022
“The trouble I am having is not in finding someone to do it – I’ll do, it’s finding who to ask permission to do it.”

Spots filling up for Milton blacksmithing class

January 14, 2022

What do you do when you need a metal part for antique, car, boat or any other thing and can’t buy one? 

If you’re David Sandlin, you make it.

New doctor’s office opens in Milton with ‘old-school’ values

January 12, 2022
“Here at Island Doctors we see maybe 20 patients per day, where the average general practitioner sees 40 to 50 patients a day.”

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