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Unknowns make riverfront redevelopment risky

The Milton and Bagdad Riverfront Master Plan, completed in 2015, presents a grand vision for the future of The City Where Good Living Flows, a vision of a vibrant waterfront entertainment district.

It imagines a walkable mixed-use community with shops, restaurants, parks, a boardwalk extending between the two communities, and public river access, all embracing the historic downtown of a 19th-century river town.

Triumph Gulf Coast: “efficiency and effectiveness”

It’s almost impossible to understand it if you weren’t here then.

One April morning in 2010 the Gulf of Mexico exploded. Hundreds of millions of gallons of oil roared up out of an undersea volcano and smeared across 70,000 miles of ocean.

Looking back at Census 2020: What Florida’s business and community leaders need to know

Following the 2020 Census, Florida could have secured:

  • Extra yearly federal funding;
  •  An additional congressional seat; and
  •  Reliable data to guide statewide business and economic development, workforce infrastructure, social services, and decision-making for the years to come.

Milton council gambling taxpayer
money on longshot solution

Well, they’re going to try. The Milton City Council is gambling $100,000 from reserves – taxpayers’ money – that it can stop the state from widening Caroline Street through the historic district.

The council voted 6-2 to advertise for bids on a study to determine alternatives to a Florida Department of Transportation plan to widen U.S. Highway 98 – Caroline Street – from two to four lanes between Stewart Street and Ward Basin Road.


Out and About

Sandi Kemp
July 26, 2022

This election season seems very low key compared to years past.

We had a difficult time even getting some of the candidates to answer basic questions.

Brian Out Loud

Brian Lester
August 9, 2022

Deshaun Watson set sports social media on fire last week after it was announced his suspension this coming NFL season will last only six games.

The ruling was made by Sue Robinson, the league’s disciplinary officer, and it seems like a crazy light sentence to serve based on the accusations against one of the biggest stars in the league.

For God’s Sake: Change characterizes new life in Christ

Guest Columnist
August 9, 2022

There is an adage that asserts you can never truly go home because nothing stays the same, everything changes.

I recently spent two weeks in my hometown visiting family, my first trip since the pandemic, and the adage was proven true, nothing was as I remembered it.


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