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Stories by Ken Garner

Stories by Ken Garner

Memorial Day: Ensuring their legacy endures

May 29, 2023
U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Flores, commanding officer at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, was the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Plaza in Milton. He said there are two ways to best honor the men and women of our military services who died in the service of our freedom: Teach others about their sacrifices, and ensure their legacy endures.

Calkins raises partisan objection to board appointee

May 26, 2023
James Calkins criticized Democrats and any Republican who doesn’t agree with his political views at Thursday’s regular Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Hope leads Milton High School Class of 2023 to success

May 24, 2023
A rainy day gave way to clear skies in time for 435 Milton High School seniors to walk across the stage and accept a diploma Tuesday at Haywood Hanna Panther Stadium.

‘Be the Light in Someone’s Darkness’

May 23, 2023
Concerned residents of all ages participated in a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk from King Middle School to Milton City Hall on Friday, May 19. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15-to-24-year-olds and the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of self-harm, please remember that you are not alone. Reach out for help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988.

Milton staff invites public to U.S. 90 design meetings

May 23, 2023
The City of Milton will present its vision for an improved U.S. Highway 90 through downtown during two meetings — beginning at 6 and 7 p.m., respectively — on Thursday, May 25, at City Hall.

Help in tough times

May 22, 2023
“A lot of times, they’re the best part of somebody’s worst day.” Tom Lloyd, Santa Rosa County’s Public Safety Director

Congratulations class of 2023

May 22, 2023
Our high school seniors are about to celebrate a huge accomplishment in their life and dip their toe into the adult end of the life pool. We are excited for you as you realize your whole life is ahead of you. You have barely begun to scratch the surface of what you can accomplish. The past twelve years have all been for this moment – mostly. Some of you will go on to use algebraic equations and some of you won’t. Whatever you decide to do with your life over the next few years, do it well! Here is some advice we couldn’t resist passing along:

Rudman staying busy after first legislative session

May 22, 2023
Joel Rudman, a family physician, drove to Daytona Beach and back in a single day last week for a three-hour meeting with doctors at Halifax Medical Center, where he did his residency from 1996-1999. It’s all part of the job of representing District 3 in the Florida House of Representatives.

County recognizes EMS Week

May 22, 2023
Jason Rogers, Chief of Lifeguard Emergency Medical Services of Santa Rosa County, holds a proclamation by Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Colten Wright, third from right, declaring May 21-27 Emergency Medical Services Week. Also pictured are, from left, commissioners Kerry Smith and Sam Parker, Lifeguard EMS Operations Supervisor Deana Vess, and commissioners James Calkins and Ray Eddington.

Developer whose RV park the county rejected will build condos instead

May 18, 2023
Christopher Ferrara apparently plans to do exactly what he said he’d do.

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