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Stories by Ken Garner

Stories by Ken Garner

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.

Road to connect Woodlawn Beach Middle School to new soccer park

February 2, 2024
A new soccer complex on U.S. Highway 98 will relieve pressure on Tiger Point Park and provide greater connectivity for Woodlawn Beach Middle School.

Move over, Phil; here comes Kenya

January 31, 2024
The Gulf Breeze Zoo will host “Giraffe Day” at 9:30 a.m. Friday, when Kenya, a 15-foot-tall female reticulated giraffe, will predict not only how long we have to wait for warmer weather BUT ALSO the winner of Super Bowl LVIII.

Good citizenship requires access to truthful information

January 25, 2024
“Truth is our currency.” That is the first, most basic and foundational core value prescribed by our parent company, Sandpaper Publishing. We explain it this way: “We must know the truth to make good decisions. The same with our community – they must know the truth. Admit mistakes quickly so we can deal with them.”

Raising Adults: Training responsible children

January 24, 2024
Allison and Daniel Hartman have 11 children ranging in age from 3 to 25. Parenting for a quarter century, with another decade-and-a-half in front of them, Allison said the Hartmans have “kind of a different take on raising a family.” “What I’m seeing is a lot of coddling and ‘helicopter moms,’ parents who do basically anything for their kids,” she said. “Then when their kids graduate, they send them off to college and expect everything to work out.” With her church leaders’ blessing, Allison organized the “Raising Adults, Not Children” conference, to be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Woodbine Baptist Church, 4912 Woodbine Road.

Santa Rosa Creek Band asks bridge to be named for ‘bridgebuilder’ Hinote

January 19, 2024
Chief Dan Helms of the Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee – also called the Santa Rosa Creek Band – said last week that former Chief Lloyd Hinote is a “hero” to his people and the county.
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