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Optimist Park to close for renovations


A popular central Santa Rosa County park is getting a much-needed makeover! Optimist Park, located at 6244 Old Bagdad Highway in Milton, is closing for renovations Thursday, April 19 through mid-August. The new Optimist Inclusive Park will consist of an all-inclusive playground for children. Enhancements will also include a paved parking, an ADA-friendly interconnecting sidewalk […]

PCA Sweeps District Track Meet at Jay


On Wednesday Jay hosted the District 1A track meet. In both the boys and girls sides, the PCA Warriors were crowned champion. The Lady Royals finished 6th in the district while the boys finished 4th. Listed below are the members of the track teams that advanced to regionals and will be competing at the FHSAA […]

Jay Baseball Tops Escambia Academy

The Royals traveled to Atmore to face EA Monday night.  Jay took home the victory 12-9.  T. Flowers, Burgess, and Cook each had two hits.  Kelley, J. Flowers, and T. Flowers each had a walk. Burgess and Burkhead had three RBIs and Seib added two more.   Flowers and Pierce were both on the mound for […]



The City of Milton’s Senior Program is proud to announce we have fun ways to be artistic at the Guy Thompson Community Center!  Every Wednesday you can join our fun artist group at 8:30 a.m. or you can join the beading group at 10 a.m. This class is a great way to be creative.  The […]

Living With Purpose


    Spring is a time of renewal and can bring refreshing inspirations into our lives. The unexpected inspirations can be the best of all. Years ago, one of those times occurred three days after celebrating Easter with my family. I had military orders to report to an assignment in a northern state. It was […]

Restroom facilities now open at Bagdad Mill Site Park

Four individual family-style restrooms are now open at the Bagdad Mill Site Park. The cost to construct the restroom was $143,000 including $10,500 for design and permitting, $30,780 for utility infrastructure and $101,720 for building construction. The project was made possible by local option sales tax recreation funds, District II recreation funds, Florida Coastal Partnership Initiative […]



Join the Santa Rosa Education Foundation on Saturday, April 21st, from 11:00-2:30 at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze for Grillin’ in the Breeze! Taste grilled and smoked delicacies, cast your vote for the People’s Choice award, and bid on terrific silent auction items throughout the day. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s Discovery Depot and […]

Jay Beats Northview in 11 innings


The Jay Royals traveled to Northview  Tuesday for basesball.  The Chiefs took the lead early scoring three in the first.  Jay fought back to tie them, and then the battle began.  It took 11 innings, but the Royals’ bats came alive in the top of the 11th to score five runs.  The final score was […]

Fruit trees class for homeowners


Experts from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Santa Rosa County Extension Office will offer a free class on fruit trees for the homeowner on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Santa Rosa County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton. Florida Master Gardener Sam Greendorfer will teach […]


On April 10, 2018 before 9:18 p.m. a vehicle pulled into the eastbound rest area at the 30 mile marker of Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa County. The vehicle was occupied by two Hispanic females, (mother/daughter). Moments later a second vehicle pulled into the same rest area occupied by a black male. According to witnesses, […]