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Stories by Ken Garner

Stories by Ken Garner

Jorgenson accepts Milton’s offer

February 28, 2024
Randy Jorgenson is back on the job. The Milton City Council and Jorgenson agreed to a six-month consulting contract Tuesday and the retired former city manager said he’ll start Thursday.

Milton offers Jorgenson 6-month contract

February 26, 2024
The Milton City Council voted 5-2 Monday to hire Randy Jorgenson on a six-month consulting contract to serve as interim city manager, the position from which he retired in September.

Milton calls special meeting Monday to consider Jorgenson contract

February 23, 2024
The Milton City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss proposed terms of a contract to hire former City Manager Randy Jorgenson, who retired from the city in September, as a consultant.

Milton faces loss of almost $9 million in federal grants

February 17, 2024
Milton has until March 1 to convince two federal agencies that the city’s wastewater treatment project is still viable. If the city fails to meet any of four demands, it could lose two grants totaling almost $9 million.

He’s back: Milton to hire Jorgenson as interim city manager

February 15, 2024
The Milton City Council voted 5-2 at a special meeting Thursday to hire Randy Jorgenson to be the interim city manager. Jorgenson retired as city manager in September after serving five years in the position.

Milton council delays Jorgenson decision

February 14, 2024
The Milton City Council will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to decide how to proceed while it seeks a replacement for City Manager Scott Collins, who is resigning effective Feb. 23.

County Administrator DeVann Cook announces resignation

February 13, 2024
Santa Rosa County Administrator DeVann Cook submitted his letter of resignation to the Board of County Commissioners on Monday.

County to consider installing state’s largest U.S. flag

February 12, 2024
Installing Florida’s largest American flag in Santa Rosa County would display its residents’ patriotism, honor the military and veterans, and attract tourists, County Commissioner James Calkins told his colleagues at two Board of County Commissioners’ meetings last week.

Collins resigns as Milton’s city manager

February 8, 2024
Milton City Manager Scott Collins, who began his duties in October, submitted a letter of resignation to the Milton City Council and Mayor Heather Lindsay by email on Wednesday.

Flushed! Rudman pulls proposed bill to create utilities authority

February 3, 2024
A proposal to create a utilities authority to manage water and sewer services in Santa Rosa County north of the Yellow River is dead, for now.
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