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Posted on: December 4, 2017

2018 Sanitation Schedule

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2018 SANITATION PICKUP SCHEDULE

 

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Heather Hathaway appointed to Milton City Council

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On November 14 the Milton City Council appointed Heather Hathaway to the Ward 1 seat recently vacated by Councilwoman Ashley Lay. There were four applicants: Mickey Rij, Vernon Compton, Raymond Ehlers and former Councilman Jimmy Messick. Hathaway took her...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Milton City Council recognizes Shana Moore as Hobbs Teacher of the Year

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The Milton City Council recognized Shana Moore for being chosen as the Hobbs Middle School Teacher of the Year at the city council meeting on November 14. Congratulations to Ms. Moore and her family.

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

City Council recognizes Badcock Furniture & More

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The Milton City Council congratulated Badcock Home Furniture & More in Milton for earning the Badcock Outstanding Performance Award, ranked #2 of over 350 stores nationwide. 

Mayor Wesley Meiss read a proclamation naming November 14th, 2017 Mi...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Milton Gold Star Walk

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The pavers in front of City Hall at Old Glory will be dedicated to military personnel from the city of Milton who have lost their lives while serving on active duty. If anyone would like to add a name to the Gold Star Walk, please contact the city manager...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Quint Studer Community Institute to come to community

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The Milton City Council voted for a meeting day with Quint Studer Community Institute. Staff reached out to the institute to learn about how they might be able to help with the re-development plans for the city. The talk is set for November 30 at 6:45 p.m...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Holiday Committee to be formed

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The Milton City Council voted to form a holiday committee for decorating downtown Milton during appropriate holidays. The committee recommended appointing 12 people to sit on this committee. The committee will decorate downtown during all four seasons.&am...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

2018 Holiday Schedule for City of Milton

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The 2018 holiday schedule for the City of Milton:

  • New Year's Day, Monday, January 1
  • Martin Luther Kind Jr., Monday, January 15
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 28
  • Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 3
  • Veteran's Day, Monday, November 12
  • Than...
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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Council approves Blackwater Quarter conceptual plan

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The Milton City Council approved the Blackwater Quarter conceptual plan to move forward. The vote consisted of only one nay from Councilwoman Peggi Smith. The Riverfront Redevelopment Team recommended the plan move to the CRA for approval. The CRA moved t...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Exemptions for On-Premise Consumption or Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Near/On Places of Worship

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Ordinance #1463-17, amending Chapter 6, Section 6.5 to provide for exemptions for on-premise consumption of sale of alcholic beverages near or on the property of places of worship had a final reading and passed with one nay, Councilwoman Sharon Holley at ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Adoption of Budget for 2017/2018 passed

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The adoption of the city budget passed at the Reconvened City Council Meeting on September 26 after a public hearing was held.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Fountain dyed purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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On October 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. the Milton City Council, city manager, police chief and fire chief will be at the Milton Fountain on Caroline Street in downtown Milton to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. The water in the fountain will be dyed purple to b...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Milton Cemetery Board to hold fall fundraiser

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The Milton City Council approved a fund raiser for the Milton Cemetery on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fundraiser will be called Taste of the Town. It will include a hay ride.

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

A second Christmas tree will be added to South Riverwalk Park

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At the September 12 city council meeting, the decision to have an additional Christmas tree be purchased and added at South Riverwalk Park was approved. The request originated from the Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation Board. This tree will be for th...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Completion of 2nd reading of ordinances

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The following ordinances completed their second reading at the September 12, 2017 city council meeting:

  • Council Cell Phone Usage and Public Records
  • Flood Damage Prevention
  • Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers
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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Historic Preservation Board vacancies

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Two vacancies on the Historic Preservation Board are available for volunteers willing to serve. Candidates must be a city resident or own property within the city limits and have  

Description of Duties: 

 

The Historic Preservatio...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

City to apply for Job Growth Grant

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Milton City Council approved for staff to apply for a grant that the governor recently approved for creating new jobs by improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training. Staff will submit applications for the East Milton Water Reclamation...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Medical Marijuana ordinance passed on 8-8-17

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The Milton City Council will allow medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits after the approval of the ordinance on August 8. Ordinance #1460-17, Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers had its first reading on the August 8 meeting. "The city wil...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Second reading of ordinances at 8-8 council meeting

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Six ordinances had a second reading on the August 8, 2017 council meeting and were passed by Milton City Council:

#1452-17 Definitions for Pharmacies and Pain Management Clinics

#1453-17 Updating the Use Matrix to allow Pharmacies and Pain Management Clinic...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Stop signs to be installed on Berryhill Road

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Two stop signs will be installed on Berryhill Road between Dogwood Drive and Stewart Street in the near future, said Milton Police Chief Tony Tindell. He said the stop signs are an effort to keep drivers from speeding on the residential road, which is a p...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Automated meter readings in pilot program

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The Milton City Council authorized city staff to issue a RFP for automated meter reading infrastructure last year. Public Works Director George Rials said the pilot program is moving forward although there is no set date for installation of the program as...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Milton Food, Wine & Brew Festival coming October 7

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The Milton City Council approved a new festival on October 7 in the downtown festival area called the Milton Food, Wine & Brew Festival from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.. This event will be a day featuring Florida wineries, local craft breweries, top notch fo...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Planning Board and RRT Board vacancies

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Two vacancies on city boards are available for volunteers willing to serve: Milton Planning Board has a vacancy for a Ward 4 resident. The Riverfront Redevelopment Team has a vacancy for a CRA I, II or III resident. 

If interested, please...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Sea turtle statue to be placed on courthouse lawn

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The Santa Rosa Arts and Culture Foundation entered into an agreement with the Tourist Development Council for the city to receive a 5' sea turtle to be placed within the city. The Milton City Council voted at the July 11 City Council Meeting for the turtl...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Historic District Tour Grant

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The Milton City Council voted for the execution of the grant agreement from the State Division of Historical Resources. The grant establishes a program aiming to provide information to visitors of the historic district and downtown area about contributing...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Council establishes poet laureate for city

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The Milton City Council voted to establish a poet laureate for the city at the July 11th city council meeting. The Writer's Guild nominated Marc Livanos to fill the position.

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Beautification project to expand

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Many residents see the beautification project already planted and visible along Highway 90 and Dogwood Drive made available by a grant from Florida Department of Transportation. Soon drivers and residents will enjoy even more beauty from east of Avalon Bo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

July Executive meeting moved to July 6

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The Milton City Council approved of moving the date of the Executive Council meeting which is typically held the first Monday of the month to Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. because of the July 4 holiday. Regularly scheduled meeting dates and times will res...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Portable restrooms to be purchased for downtown festival area

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The Milton City Council directed the city manager to purchase an 8 station portable restroom facility to be erected in the downtown festival area. The cost of the facility will be around $40,000. City Manager Brian Watkins said this facility is more than ...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Speed limit on Berryhill Road to be strictly enforced

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The residential area of Berryhill Road between Dogwood and Stewart Street in Milton is a concern for Milton Police Chief Tony Tindell. He said the city is using proactive measures to contain the speed of drivers using the road as a bypass instead of utili...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Carpenter's Park Master Plan RFP Committee chosen

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Recently, requests for proposals for Carpenter’s Park Master Plan were received at city hall. Milton City Council voted for a committee to be formed to review and prioritize the proposals. Five individuals were chosen to sit on the committee: Ma...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Bike Racks to be placed in downtown and at Milton City Hall

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Recently, students at Lockin Tech finished 4 unique steel bike racks for the city.  They will be placed in various areas in downtown and one at city hall. For more information regarding the racks, please visit MiltonLocal.com.

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Star Hill Resurfacing and Curbing

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Property owners in the Star Hill neighborhood will be notified soon regarding street resurfacing and curbing improvements. Milton City Council wants residents to remove improvements adjacent to curbing. The contractor will not be liable for damage to impr...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Riverwalk Market to begin May 19

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Riverwalk Market begins May 19 running in conjunction with Bands on the Blackwater until June 30. The market will consist of no more than 12 vendors who sell crafts, art, clothing and cottage foods. For more information contact LaNiece Tyree at 983-5466.

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

FDOT Public Hearing Notice regarding U.S. 90 Safety Improvements

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Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning proposed safety and operational improvements along Highway 90 (State Road 10) corridor at Dean Drive to San Street, Bostic Lane, Gaililee Baptist Church, Lewis Funeral Home to Wend...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Proclamation read for Willie Pearl Porter

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Milton Mayor Wesley Meiss requested a proclamation to be written to celebrate the life of Willie Pearl Porter who recently died at the age of 106 years. The proclamation was read at the April 11 Milton City Council meeting.  It reads as follows:

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Resolution to amend the U. S. Constitution

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A draft resolution has been prepared for review per the Northwest Florida Move to Amend Organization. The Milton City Council will sign the resolution stating, "We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Milton Cemetery Spring cleanup happening April 15

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The Milton Cemetery Board is holding a spring cleanup April 15 from 8 a.m. until early afternoon. The historic cemetery is located at the corner of Berryhill Road and Stewart Street in Milton, directly behind the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Possibility of U-Turn sign at Starhill and Dogwood Drive to be moved to Sanders Street

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Councilman Jeff Snow requested a letter be submitted to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) requesting a U-Turn at Starhill and Dogwood Drive be relocated to Sanders Street and Dogwood. The reason for the request is for public safety. For more inf...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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NAS Whiting Field and the City of Milton are partnering for awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. The water in the city's fountain on Caroline Street will be dyed teal. On March 31st at 4 p.m. a proclamation will be read at ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Council passes permanent slow speed, minimum wake for Riverwalk area

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MILTON,
FL March 15, 2017 During the March 14 City Council meeting the council voted to permanently activate the slow speed, minimum wake zones forboater restricted zones 2 C and 2 D. This area encompasses the portion of the
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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Council approves animal abandonment signs for Russell Harber Landing

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The Milton City Council approved signage to be erected at Russell Harber Landing stating it is illegal to release cats into the wild, punishable by a fine up to $5,000, and may include imprisonment, according to Florida Statute. City staff were instructed...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Sunday alcohol sales happening now in city of Milton

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The sale of alcohol is now allowed on Sunday within city limits only in Milton.

The city council passed the ordinance during a city council meeting with many watching with interest city hall.

The law took effect upon passage of the ordinance after a 4-3 vot...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

Boater restricted area designated for March 4 and 5, 2017

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FL February 8, 2017 The City of Milton will activate boater restricted Area2Cand 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 tre...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Riverwalk public restroom in the works

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The Milton City Council will be voting to approve a design proposal from Southern Site and Utility for a public restroom to be located in the event area on south Willing Street. "We hope to meet the need downtown soon," said City Manager Brian W...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Bike racks to be installed in downtown

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As spring approaches, residents and visitors will see bike racks installed along north and south Willing Street for cyclists. Public Works Director George Rials said currently the racks are substantially complete and looking for them to be installed soon....

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Alcohol ordinance had first reading

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The draft ordinance for the modification of hours for alcohol sales was approved and had its first reading at the Milton City Council meeting on January 10. Only one city councilmember voted nay, Patsy Lunsford. The ordinance will change alcohol sales to ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

New council planning meeting covers long-term topics

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The Milton City Council met for a planning meeting Wednesday afternoon and covered various topics of interest: 1/2 cent sales tax dollars, the East Milton water reclamation facility and long-term economic development. These topics are of important interes...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Sewage spill occurrence due to torrential rain, area disinfected

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MILTON, FL January 4, 2017 A sewage spill occurred on January 3, 2017 at approximately 6:57 a.m. at 5242 Willing St in Milton. The estimated spillage was 1000 gallons and occurred at 5242 Willing St., behind bldg., on North Riverwalk, Milton. The respo...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

City Council began the process to draft alcohol sales ordinance

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The Milton City Council began the process to draft an ordinance Tuesday night, December 13 in regards to include Sunday alcohol sales within city limits.

Two years ago, the council listened to several residents and business owners voice their opinions...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

2017 Holiday Schedule for City of Milton

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The City of Milton will be observing the following holidays during 2017:

New Year's Day Monday, January 2
MLK Day Monday, January 16Memorial Day Monday, May 29
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Posted on: December 15, 2016

City Council approves funding for Camp Fire Milton Interaction Club

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The Milton City Council voted Tuesday night to approve Camp Fire Milton Interaction Club to hold 16 weeks of after school meetings to begin in January to assist middle school students. Councilmember and LEAP Committee Chair Mary Ellen Johnson said she is ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Christmas garbage pick up times for city residents

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City Hall will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, 2016.
Dec 19 - Dec 23 - Monday and Tuesday routes will be picked up as normal. Thursday pickup will be on Wednesday, Friday pickup will be on Thursday. Dec 26 - Dec 30 - Monday pickup will ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Council recognizes Lewis and Hester

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The Milton City Council recognized Councilman R. L. Lewis and Councilman Grady Hester for their years of service as council members at the Executive Board meeting Monday, December 5 with a plaque and well wishes from others.

Mayor Wesley Meiss said th...Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Board recommends approval of rezoning application; possible new restaurant and micro brewery

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The Milton Planning Board recommended approval of a rezoning request for 6821 Caroline Street, (the old post office) to expand the potential uses of the property. The change of zoning will be from RC-1 to Traditional Neighborhood District to supplant the ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

New council swearing in December 13, 2016

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New council members Casey Powell, Jeff Snow and Peggi Smith will be sworn in December 13 at 4:45 p.m. A reception will follow.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Sharon Holley chosen for City Council Ward IV

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Sharon Holley was voted in to replace the late Lloyd Hinote on the Milton City Council representing Ward IV. The vote included a nay vote from Councilman Alan Lowery, during the special meeting Tuesday, November 29 at city hall. Council Member Ashley Lay ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

The city is saddened by the loss of Councilman Lloyd Hinote

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It is with great sorrow the City of Milton must announce the death of Milton City Councilman Lloyd Hinote who faithfully served his city for 15 years and 8 months. Hinote passed away Sunday morning.
City Manager Brian Watkins said he is saddened by the ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Operation hours at Guy Thompson Community Center

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Operation hours at the Guy Thompson Community Center, which were temporarily changed to be open on Saturdays, will return to the previous business hours of operation of Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. The center will only be opened on Saturdays...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Basketball goal and court items to be purchased for Lucille Johnson Park

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New basketball goal and court items will be purchased for Lucille Johnson Park this year. Improvements to this park is ongoing. Be on the lookout for more details.

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Flag retirement ceremony set for Veterans Day

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In conjunction with Veterans Day, the City of Milton Fire Department will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the event area of South Riverwalk Park, South Willing Street, at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016. During this event, members of the department...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

City of Milton responds to anonymous mailer

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MILTON, FL November 2, 2016 - It has come to the city’s attention copies of an ethics complaint against Councilman Jimmy Messick was distributed recently to city residents. On behalf of city staff, the city is issuing a statement responding to inquiries ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Harbor Freight Tools coming to Six Flags Shopping Center in November

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October 26, 2016

MILTON The City of Milton is pleased to announce Harbor Freight Tools will soon be opening at 6520 Caroline Street in the Six Flags Shopping Center. A soft opening is planned for November 22, 2016 with a grand opening November 30th. ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Promoting Domestic Violence Awareness in Downtown Milton

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Naval Air Station Whiting Field Commanding Officer Todd Balau, local law enforcement, fire, FavorHouse, Milton City Council and Mayor posed for a photo shoot at the downtown Milton fountain, dyed purple, to promote awareness of domestic violence. From lef...Read on...

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

City to hold flag retirement ceremony

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In conjunction with Veterans Day, the City of Milton Fire Department will host a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Event Area of South Riverwalk Park, South Willing Street, at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 11, 2016. During this event, members of the departme...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Recycling program to resume Oct. 3, 2016

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The City of Milton is pleased to announce the city recycling program will officially resume October 3, 2016 when the Santa Rosa County landfill re-establishes their recycling program.

Beginning Wednesday, October 5, 2016 the City of Milton will resum...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Milton City Council to vote on sanitation fee increase

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On January 4, 2016 the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 2016-04, a sanitation tipping fee increase from $32 per ton to $40 per ton over a period of 5 years. As a result, the Milton City Council is considering a sanita...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Council considering sell of city properties

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Milton City Council is considering selling 8 parcels of land after a thorough property inventory. Milton City Manager Brian Watkins said during the inventory, excess properties were found.
"These are properties the city owned for years," said ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2015

NAS Whiting Field Earns Navywide “Flagship” Award

Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s environmental staff and volunteer team earned some well-deserved accolades on Dec. 2 when the Navy announced the winners of the “Flagship” award for Environmental Stewardship.

The installation received recognition in...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Canal St. improvements to go forward

The City of Milton has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to finish improvements on Canal St.

The $750,00 grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will help facilitate the completion of work started on Canal St. as...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Is Your Child Safe In the Car? – Check It Out!

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (http://www.nhtsa.gov), over 70 percent of children are riding unsafely in vehicles.

While caregivers may care a great deal about children’s safety, many of them are not aware that they ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 22, 2015

CNIC visits NASNAS Whiting Field Hosts Commander, Navy Installations Command

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Naval Air Station Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola, both recipients of the 2015 Installation Excellence award, hosted Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, during his tour across the Gulf Coast this week.

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Football season to begin for Milton youth program on Aug. 22

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On Aug. 14 approximately 350 football players and cheerleaders got their first taste of football for 2015 at the Big Cat Jamboree held at Milton High School’s Haywood Hannah Stadium.

Boys and girls from ages 5-14 donned the Black and Gold colors associ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

West Florida's football journey began Aug. 20

It was just a few years ago when University of West Florida President Dr. Judy Bense gave a presentation about her future plans for the school and that road map had a gridiron at the end.

UWF started the journey by hiring Pete Shinnick as the programs ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician Joins Santa Rosa Medical Group

Dr. David Wartenberg, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined Santa Rosa Medical Group in Milton.

Dr. Wartenberg earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham, Ala. and completed residency tr...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

August events at your area libraries

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With your Santa Rosa County library card, you can borrow eBooks from the comfort of your own home. Search the online library catalog to discover eBook titles. The AXIS 360 “Magic Wall” will provide patrons with a vibrant presentation ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Riverwalk Run 5K registration is underway

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Runners to your marks! Get set! Go!
It is time to register for the Riverwalk Run 5K 2015, which runs through historic downtown Milton, Fla., at 6 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 3.This certified 5K (3.1 miles) course afternoon run will offer the chance for thr...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Milton Youth Football registration deadline approaches

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There are just a few spots remaining to be a part of the Milton Youth Football program.
This year the City of Milton youth football program is joining the new Northwest Florida Youth Sports Alliance, which includes most all area teams.Players in the fo...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

Bands on the Blackwater announces the 2015 fall schedule

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After a very successful 12 concerts to start the Bands on the Blackwater concert series, the City of Milton Parks Department is excited to announce another seven concerts this fall to round out a very successful season.

The series will take a brief hi...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

Lepke to assume command of VT-3

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Cmdr. Judd Conatser, commanding officer Training Squadron THREE serving at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, will step down Friday, Jul. 17 during a change of command ceremony in the installations Atrium building at 10:03 a.m.

Cmdr. Jade L. Lepke will ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Milton has big turn out Friday for festival and more

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April 24 the skies parted and the rain moved out of the area to make for a big event day in the downtown area.

Scratch Ankle, Bands on the Blackwater, and the new Riverwalk Market gave the area residents plenty to see and do.

All three events combin...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Milton has big turn out Friday for festival and more

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April 24 the skies parted and the rain moved out of the area to make for a big event day in the downtown area.

Scratch Ankle, Bands on the Blackwater, and the new Riverwalk Market gave the area residents plenty to see and do.

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Milton Celebrates Arbor Day

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Friday April 24, the City of Milton celebrated Arbor Day with the planting of three trees at Milton City Hall.

Milton Mayor Wes Meiss and others celebrated the 21st annual tree planting ceremony and the memory of the late Benjamin Jernigan who founded ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

Milton Celebrates Arbor Day

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Friday April 24, the City of Milton celebrated Arbor Day with the planting of three trees at Milton City Hall.

Milton Mayor Wes Meiss and others celebrated the 21st annual tree planting ceremony and the memory of the late Benjamin Jernigan who founded ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2015

Citizens discuss future plans of Milton SportsPlex

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Over 50 people, mostly Santa Rosa County residents, filled Milton City Hall's council chambers to discuss the future of the Milton SportsPlex.

The meeting, which was attended by several council members and Milton Mayor Wes Meiss, generated several idea...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

The Blackwater River is set to rock starting April 10

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The City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department has finalized the first part of the 2015 Bands on the Blackwater concert schedule.

The parks department has been listening to the public and their cries for more activities for historic downtown Milton...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

Pickleball is growing in Milton

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Pickleball is proving to be one of the fastest growing sports in Milton.

While the name might bring a giggle to some, the game pickleball is no laughing matter at the Guy Thompson Community Center in Milton.

From what started out as one court with a...Read on...

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

Milton Parks Department seeks input on future plans of the Milton SportPlex

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The City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department is seeking the public’s input on future development around the Milton Sportsplex which is located at 5629 Byrom Street.

Milton’s SportsPlex currently features two football fields, a skate park, six bal...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Aerosync Support to Open in Santa Rosa Industrial Park

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Santa Rosa County is proud to welcome Aerosync Support, Inc., a leader in helicopter repairs, modifications and upgrades, to the Santa Rosa Industrial Park in Milton.

Aerosync has purchased the former West Coat Metal Roofing building and is making a c...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

FWC moving forward with comprehensive approach to reducing conflicts with bears

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In response to rapidly increasing conflicts and several incidents where bears seriously injured people, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is building on its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management. At its Feb. 4 meet...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Learn where to go as freshwater fishing heats up!

Family Fishing

Up North, anglers are hunkered down, dreaming of fishing in Florida. Here in the Fishing Capital of the World, freshwater sunfish are already on spawning beds in the southern half of the state. In north Florida, they are getting ready to come to shore to ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

NAS Whiting Field Announces Sailors of the Quarter

Whiting Field helicopters

Naval Air Station Whiting Field (NASWF) recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter for the First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015.

This awards program is designed to give recognition to the top performing Sailors at various levels of enlisted service.

...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Santa Rosa Medical Center Names New CEO

Doug Sills

Santa Rosa Medical Center has appointed Doug Sills as Chief Executive Officer effective January 31.

Sills has more than 30 years of hospital management experience. His previous role was Market CEO of six hospitals in the Jackson, Mississippi area. In ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Digman to Turn Over Command of VT-6

Digman

Cmdr. Wade A. Iverson will assume command of VT-6 from Lt. Col. Kevin L. Digman during a Change of Command ceremony Friday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Atrium building.

Training Air Wing FIVE Commodore Col. Gary Kling...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

NAS Whiting Field to Participate in Security Exercise

NAS Whiting Field

NAS Whiting Field will participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield ’14, an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise that will be conducted on all continental United States Naval installations Feb. 2 - 13.

These annual exercises, coordinated by Commande...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

FSASE giving three $1,200 scholarships

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The Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections is giving three $1,200 scholarships to three qualified college students in the state of Florida.

Political Science, Public or Business Administration or Journalism / Mass Communications majors m...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Small Steps to Health and Wealth: Take the Challenge

picture of money

Every year, millions of Americans resolve to get healthier and/or wealthier, but are you?

With more than one-third of American adults weighing in as obese and an average national credit card debt of $15,000 per household, it’s time to put resolve into ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Milton High Principal named Innovated Principal of the Year

Milton Principal Mike Thorpe

Milton High School Principal Mike Thorpe was named the 2015 Innovative Principal of the Year by the Florida Council on Instructional Technology.

Thorpe, who has been an educator in Santa Rosa School District for twenty-one years, is now serving in his ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

RESTORE Project Application Process Underway

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Santa Rosa County is now accepting proposals for projects to be included in the county’s RESTORE Multi-Year Implementation Plan. Approximately $4.3 million is available to Santa Rosa County in the first dollars offered through the RESTORE Act. This initia...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

The fourth year of Milton’s downtown concert series is set to be the biggest and best yet!

guitar

The City of Milton has been listening to the public and their cries for more activities for historic downtown Milton and they are responding with the biggest concert schedule ever.

In its fourth year, Bands on the Blackwater will be 19 weeks in total s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Scratch Ankle booth space is available as festival returns on April 10

Scratch Ankle

The City of Milton is making preparations for the annual Scratch Ankle Festival to be held Friday, April 10, 2015.

Scratch Ankle, which was first held in 1971 on N. Willing Street, is a gathering of Milton residents to celebrate the city’s historic and...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Baseball season is just around the corner in Milton

Milton T-ball image

The City of Milton is now accepting signups for baseball for ages 5-6 for T-ball, 7-8 coach pitch, and 9-14 kid pitch.

Registration will continue until the league reaches the maximum capacity of players and the registration fee is $85 per child. Free r...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Santa Rosa Industrial Parks Gain Certification

Santa Rosa Industrial Park sign

Two Santa Rosa County industrial parks, the Northwest Florida Industrial Park @I10 and 160 acres of the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park on Jeff Ates Road, have joined the ranks of certified industrial parks and sites in Florida. Santa Rosa began the thr...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

NAS Whiting Field Named Navy’s Top Small Installation

Whiting Field planes

Commander Naval Installations Command selected Naval Air Station Whiting Field as the top shore installation in the Navy in its respective category Monday, Jan. 5. The award lauds the top Navy commands at shore for their installation management, program e...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Guy Thompson Community Center offers special Christmas gift

Milton Senior Christmas

Over 100 people turned out for a special Christmas gathering held at the Guy Thompson Community Center, formerly the Milton Community Center, for seniors in the area as well as those who are part of the Second Chance Ministries in Milton.

The day allow...Read on...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Bahlau assumes command of NAS Whiting Field

Capt. Todd Bahlau

Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s largest venue nearly wasn’t big enough as every seat was seemingly filled to observe Capt. Matthew Coughlin turn command of the air station over to Capt. Todd Bahlau.

The change of command ceremony is a long-standing N...Read on...

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