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Eddington, Smith take oaths of office

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners held its reorganizational meeting this morning in Milton, seating two new board members and electing the chairman and vice chairman for the coming year. Judge Robert Hilliard, himself a former county commissioner, administered the oaths of office to new District 4 Commissioner Ray Eddington and District 2 Commissioner Kerry Smith. The new board elected District 5 Commissioner Colten Wright to be chairman and District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker to serve as vice chairman until November 2023.

Have ‘A Very Merry Pirate Christmas,’ Milton

The Krewe of Airship Pirates are organizing this year’s Milton Christmas Parade. The parade, with the theme “A Very Merry Pirate Christmas” starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the Milton Community Center on Byrom Street. Participants will travel north to James Street, east to Stewart Street and south to Elva Street. As usual, Santa Claus will visit Milton for the parade, but this year he’ll be riding a pirate ship!

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