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Aug 3, 2022

Two new restaurants coming to Milton

Milton residents will soon have more restaurant options.

Branch Properties, an Atlanta based real estate investment and development firm, announced two restaurants have joined Merganser Commons at Dogwood Estates, a Publix Super Markets-anchored development in Milton.


Aug 2, 2022

Back to school tax holiday ends Aug. 7

There are only a few days left of the 2022 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday.

Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the sales tax holiday began on Mon., July 25, and extends through Sun., August 7.


Jul 26, 2022

From Batman to Blackwater Blues: Stephen Wise’s adventures in filmmaking

Stephen Wise has worn many hats over the years. He has been a screenwriter, actor, film director, author, producer, and even a programming director for a convention.

Despite all that Wise has done over the years, the thing that he is probably most known for is something that never got made.


Jul 19, 2022

Kids’ entrepreneurship highlighted with local expo

Financial literacy has been a big topic in education in recent years and there are many people who believe that children ought to know more about how businesses operate.

A local businesswoman is looking to help children learn more about running a business with the inaugural Highway 87 Krafty Kids Expo on Saturday, July 30.


Jul 15, 2022

Jobless claims down as hiring issues remain

First-time unemployment claims in Florida decreased last week, while the Florida Chamber of Commerce says hiring has become more difficult during the past six months.

Jul 12, 2022

Navarre beach Area Chamber to host orientation and mixer

For those looking to expand their business connections and learn more about the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, you are in luck.

Jul 5, 2022

Dawn Funk does it all

For most people, juggling two jobs, multiple podcasts, and a home life seems daunting. For Dawn Funk, the owner of Dawn’s Cookies and Funk Wellness; however, it is all part of God’s plan.

Funk, who moved with her family to the Navarre area last August, began her career as a teacher and professor in Dayton, Ohio.


Jul 1, 2022

Amazon submits plans for distribution center in East Milton

Site plans have been submitted to Santa Rosa County for an Amazon distribution center at the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park in East Milton off US 90. According to District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech, the center will be just under 81,000 square feet and will be taking over a former call center.

“I think it’s awesome. It’s going to bring in some higher paying jobs from a higher paying company,” Piech said. “It doesn’t surprise me. We have a very talented work pool.”


Jun 28, 2022

Businesses allege new law violates speech rights

As a federal judge considers whether to block a new state law that Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed the “Stop WOKE Act,” businesses filed a second challenge Wednesday alleging that the law violates First Amendment rights.

Jun 21, 2022

Chamber ramps up summer fun

For those looking for some fun on Navarre Beach beyond the Gulf, they are in luck.

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is set to start up their annual summer concert series, Tunes by the Dunes, again.