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UF/IFAS plans suicide prevention workshop

March 28, 2023
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services will host a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Workshop from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Citizens Moving Forward Event Center, 6151 Dogwood Drive in Milton, to help residents prevent suicide.

County turns its attention to old courthouse’s future

March 27, 2023
The Santa Rosa County Commission will begin discussing the old courthouse’s fate “in the near future,” Assistant County Administrator Brad Baker said last week.

Visit ‘Peanutty Way’ Tuesday in Milton

March 27, 2023
March is National Peanut Month; learn about the popular legumes’ impact on Santa Rosa County’s economy Tuesday and sample some fan favorites.

Organizer expects more than 50 vendors at The Market of Milton’s debut

March 27, 2023
The Market of Milton meets for the first time from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Jernigan’s Landing (5158 Willing St.).

Jorgenson announces retirement

March 25, 2023
Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson announced Saturday that he will retire Sept. 1.

Carpenter’s Park boardwalk extension nears completion

March 23, 2023
Javier Rodriguez shook his head, muttering as he walked toward a group of kids staring down into the water from an unfinished observation deck on the boardwalk extension at Carpenter’s Park in Milton. “Hey! You can’t be on there,” he yelled to the trespassers. The area had been taped off and blockaded so vehicles wouldn’t drive into the work area, but any curious resident could easily stroll over to where the framework for the boardwalk meanders along a tributary to the Blackwater River.

Judge decides beach RV park lawsuit in county’s favor

March 20, 2023
A federal judge on Monday ruled that Santa Rosa County did not breach its contract with a developer hoping to build an RV park on Navarre Beach.

Legion Post 78 to hold ribbon-cutting, open house

March 17, 2023
Norman Garrett American Legion Post No. 78 and the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the American Legion Hall, 6025 Spikes Way. Games and refreshments will be provided.

U.S. 90 debate continues to divide Milton City Council

March 17, 2023
Two items on last week’s Milton City Council agenda demonstrated the division still created by the planned expansion of U.S. Highway 90 through downtown.

City workshop to seek U.S. 90 design ‘vision’

March 15, 2023
Since at least 2019, the state’s plan to widen U.S. Highway 90 through downtown Milton has been among the city’s most polarizing issues. Now, city councilmembers and volunteers from three advisory councils will try to craft a common vision for the highway’s design.

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