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Stories by Ken Garner

Stories by Ken Garner

Cajun Preacher Man sells ‘mud bugs’ to support church ministries

April 5, 2024
Larry Webb – the Cajun Preacher Man – will oversee the preparation and sale of up to 9 tons of crawfish by early June to raise money for various ministries of the First Apostolic Church in Pace.

Giant flag not discussed at TDC workshop

March 29, 2024
The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council approved spending $5.5 million on capital projects in the budget year beginning Oct. 1, but installing a giant American flag isn’t on the list.

Jubilee seeks rezoning for drastically smaller development

March 29, 2024
Jubilee developers are asking to rezone 34 acres on Berryhill Road from AG-RR (rural residential) to TC-1 (town center core) while stressing that the project is not part of its vision for a 2,700-acre planned community northeast of Pace.

Outdoor Fun Day revives spirit of Royal Ambassadors field days

March 28, 2024
About 90 children and parents trekked to northern Santa Rosa County last month to help revive a legacy. They gathered at Camp Paquette in the Blackwater River State Forest to participate in the first Children’s Missions Outdoor Fun Day, an event meant to provide healthy, fun activities while teaching children about Christian missionary work.

UF/IFAS schedules 2024 Santa Rosa County Farm Tour

March 25, 2024
The University of Florida/Institute of Family and Agriculture Science will host the 2024 Santa Rosa County Farm Tour on Thursday, May 16.

Eight is…too many? Cusack suggests fewer council seats

March 22, 2024
Milton’s four wards should have one seat each on the city council, and each councilmember should be elected by her or his ward’s voters, Councilman Mike Cusack suggested during last week’s council work session.

Giant flag debate headed to tourism council

March 22, 2024
Whether Santa Rosa County flies Florida’s tallest American flag depends on where it would be installed.

First Read Across Santa Rosa challenge ends Sunday

March 22, 2024
Ruth Witter wanted a labor-intensive state mandate to produce more than an online database of books. The first-ever Read Across Santa Rosa reading challenge is the result.

Wright: CRAs could give unincorporated communities more control

March 22, 2024
Santa Rosa County Commissioner Colten Wright believes CRAs – community redevelopment districts – could give residents in the county’s unincorporated areas more control in their communities. He said last week that he’s working with staff to develop a “finding of necessity” to support a CRA in District 5.

Go figure: Math tournament celebrates 50th competition

March 19, 2024
More than 50 years ago, a Milton High School teacher watched a group of boys tossing around “the elliptical ball” and wished his students got as excited about math as they did football.
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