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Stories by Ken Garner

Stories by Ken Garner

UF/IFAS schedules 2024 Santa Rosa County Farm Tour

March 25, 2024
The University of Florida/Institute of Family and Agriculture Science will host the 2024 Santa Rosa County Farm Tour on Thursday, May 16.

Calkins, Eddington oppose lowering causeway speed limit

March 12, 2024
On Thursday, the Santa Rosa County Commission will vote whether to lower the speed limit on the Navarre Beach Causeway from 35 to 20 miles per hour through Sept. 20 to protect nesting seabirds.

Island commissions study to incorporate just Navarre Beach

March 8, 2024
Preserve Navarre is trying to create a “City of Navarre Beach” comprised by the island community and mainland Navarre; meanwhile, a group of residents of that island community is studying whether to create a “City of Navarre Beach” comprised by…the island community.

Commission OKs underground fuel tanks in wellfield protection zone

March 5, 2024
Trust the science. That was the message shared by Santa Rosa County commissioners who voted last month to allow underground fuel tanks in the county’s water wellfield protection area.

Children’s Missions Outdoor Fun Day planned March 16

March 1, 2024
Area Royal Ambassadors, Girls in Action and Children in Action groups are invited to participate in a Children’s Missions Outdoor Fun Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Camp Paquette in the Blackwater River State Forest. To register and for more information, go to

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.
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