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There’s something about Sapp

March 27, 2023
Twenty-six years ago, Tiphanie Sapp never would have thought she’d be in the position she is today. She started out as a brand new teacher at East Milton Elementary School and has gradually worked her way up to the position of principal.

Historical marker tells of Creek man’s murder, tribe’s challenges

February 7, 2023
A mob of white settlers brutally murdered a Creek man in April 1837 at the Blackwater River near Lumberton – present day Milton. Almost 186 years later, the Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe unveiled a historical marker remembering the event at Jernigan’s Landing.

King Middle academic team earns bid to national championship

November 29, 2022
It takes a strong team to win a championship. King Middle School feels like they have that with their academic team. In its sixth year, the academic team at King Middle recently earned a bid to the national championship in Chicago, which runs from May 12 to 14 next year.

Teacher of the Year: Julianne Robbins, Bagdad Elementary School

November 21, 2022
A stubborn strand of long, black hair kept falling across Julianne Robbins’ face, but she didn’t seem to notice. “Who can tell me what this is?” she asks, holding up a tiny toy chair. Most of the first graders kneeling around her raise their hands, but not one blurts the answer.

Coffee connection: Central School library offers more than books

November 2, 2022
Every morning before school at Central, students file into the library. Some are there for books, but most are there for a fresh brew to start off their day. Coffee has become an important part of societal norms around the globe. Coffee houses and cafes are gathering spots for the young, the old, and everyone in between. And at Central School, coffee plays an important role in bringing the school together.

A stroll through history: Pensacola unveils America’s First Settlement Trail

August 23, 2022

If you’ve walked around downtown Pensacola at any point over the summer, you may have wondered why there is now a painted maroon line that weaves from street to street.

On Sunday, Aug. 14, people got their answer.

Spawning success saves Shoal bass

July 28, 2022

Tucked away in rural Santa Rosa County within the Blackwater River Forest sits an operation that has been critical to recovery efforts of the Chipola River Shoal Bass population.

In existence for 80 years, the nearly 600-acre Blackwater Fisheries Research and Development Center in Holt has been at the center of helping to revive a species of fish that was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October of 2018.

Hive-minded: Santa Rosa group talks beekeeping

July 26, 2022

A Milton-based group of beekeepers are looking to get the word out on the importance of bees and promote beekeeping. One of these beekeepers is Frank Miller.

Miller is in his fifth year of beekeeping and his first year as president of the Santa Rosa Beekeeping Association.

Marine veterans gather at The Hangar

April 19, 2022

A group of Marine veterans met at The Hangar in Milton to support a cause close to their hearts.

The USMC Combat Helicopter and Tiltrotor Association, also known as Pop A Smoke, raised funds on April 14 and 15 to refurbish the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower. They also used the opportunity to meet up with old and new friends.

Florida Artist Blacksmithing Association announces its schedule

February 15, 2022
The first meeting with FABA is always on the organization, after that we encourage you to join this fine organization. Membership is by family and for a family to join go to (click on the membership tab), the cost is only $30 per year.

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