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Living With Purpose 


    Early in our marriage, my wife and I purchased a house that was listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. It was built in 1901 in a small town in the northwest corner of Florida. We both had an affinity for old homes and this seemed like a grand opportunity to restore […]

Coon Hill Day 


Local Jay resident and runner, Matthew Dobson, decided to be creative and coordinate a fundraiser for the preservation and restoration of the Coon Hill cemetery located south of Jay. The Coon Hill Community came into existence around 1820 near a big spring of fresh water and had a general merchandise store, stable, blacksmith shop, Pony […]

Gulf Cable hiring event tomorrow – Friday, Feb. 24 Information sessions, tours and interviews at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Gulf Cable, located in the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park, is currently seeking applicants to fill multiple full-time (12-hour shift) positions at their new manufacturing facility. A recruiting event will be held onsite Fri., Feb. 24, at Gulf Cable, 5700 Industrial Blvd. in Milton. Individuals should pre-register to attend one of the information sessions held […]

Mother Nature shortens Winter Nationals

Racing action at the South’s Finest Dirt Track ended abruptly Saturday night as fog limited the drivers visibility.Due to the unforeseen weather, racing for the remainder of the night had to be cancelled and the top qualifiers in the NeSmith Crate Late Model and NeSmith Street Stock divisions were declared the winners. Before the fog […]

Special Election Information

Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane announces important information regarding the special election on March 28 to extend the current half cent school infrastructure surtax. Books Close Registration books will close on Monday, February 27 at 5 p.m. It is the last day to register to vote for the special election. Florida law […]


The City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department is releasing the spring 2017 schedule for Bands on the Blackwater all-star lineup!This year’s spring schedule will feature 12 awesome concerts for the ever growing concert series. On April 14th the season will kick off with The Astronauts returning to the South Willing St. concert area. Other […]

Baptist Health Care Selects Chris Ray as the Director of Central Supply

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Baptist Health Care Selects Chris Ray as the Director of Central Supply Pensacola, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2016)  Baptist Health Care (BHC) recently selected Chris Ray as the director of […]

Living With Purpose


    It’s troubling that so many people live in a restless and disparaging condition. Countless people are dissatisfied with life in general and the slightest petty annoyances sets them off. Even more troubling is the inability for the average person to sit still for any length of time. Being still and silent are strange […]

Boater restricted area designated for March 4 and 5, 2017

MILTON, FL February 8, 2017 The City of Milton will activate boater restricted Area2C and 2D; they encompass that portion of the Blackwater River 500’ from the north end of the Riverwalk board walk to 300’ south of the CSX train trestle during the Riverwalk Arts Festival on March 4 and 5, 2017.  A boating-restricted […]

Guy Thompson Community Center Activities 

WEEKLY ACTIVE ADULT ACTIVITIES AT THE GUY THOMPSON COMMUNITY CENTER Center now offers a Tuesday matinee each week   The Guy Thompson Community Center has a number of events taking place for older active adults. The Milton Parks and Recreation Department is looking to add more activities for active senior adults very soon. With the […]