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Stories by Ken Garner

Stories by Ken Garner

Congratulations class of 2023

May 22, 2023
Our high school seniors are about to celebrate a huge accomplishment in their life and dip their toe into the adult end of the life pool. We are excited for you as you realize your whole life is ahead of you. You have barely begun to scratch the surface of what you can accomplish. The past twelve years have all been for this moment – mostly. Some of you will go on to use algebraic equations and some of you won’t. Whatever you decide to do with your life over the next few years, do it well! Here is some advice we couldn’t resist passing along:

Rudman staying busy after first legislative session

May 22, 2023
Joel Rudman, a family physician, drove to Daytona Beach and back in a single day last week for a three-hour meeting with doctors at Halifax Medical Center, where he did his residency from 1996-1999. It’s all part of the job of representing District 3 in the Florida House of Representatives.

County recognizes EMS Week

May 22, 2023
Jason Rogers, Chief of Lifeguard Emergency Medical Services of Santa Rosa County, holds a proclamation by Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Colten Wright, third from right, declaring May 21-27 Emergency Medical Services Week. Also pictured are, from left, commissioners Kerry Smith and Sam Parker, Lifeguard EMS Operations Supervisor Deana Vess, and commissioners James Calkins and Ray Eddington.

Developer whose RV park the county rejected will build condos instead

May 18, 2023
Christopher Ferrara apparently plans to do exactly what he said he’d do.

Wright shares ‘out of the box’ vision for Tiger Point

May 15, 2023
Which would be better for Tiger Point’s future, more houses or a passive park, possibly leading to a sound-side tiki bar and pier, with a regular ferry to Portofino Towers on Santa Rosa Island?

Autism OdysSea: Special day for special needs families

May 6, 2023
About 800 people enjoyed beautiful spring weather at the 11th Autism OdysSea event Saturday at Navarre Beach. The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station, sponsors and volunteers go all out each year to provide a place for families with special needs children can enjoy some fun, educational events and enjoy socializing in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Jorgenson: Milton ‘welcomes’ audit ‘for real or perceived purposes’

May 4, 2023
Milton City Manager Randy Jorgenson on Thursday said the city “welcomes an audit of our operations at any time for any real or perceived purpose.” Navarre Press learned earlier in the day that Florida Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, had asked the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee to audit the city and its utilities because of concerns about increasing costs to build a new wastewater treatment plant.

Pea Ridge Connector opens today

May 3, 2023
Decades after it was conceived and less than three years after a groundbreaking ceremony, the Pea Ridge Connector between U.S. Highway 90 and Hamilton Bridge Road opened today.

It’s baa-ack: Jubilee to reapply for zoning changes, CDD

May 2, 2023
Santa Rosa County rejected Jubilee in September, but its developers are determined to try again beginning later this month.

Milton bid could bring Christian college to Stewart Street

May 1, 2023
At a special meeting Monday, the Milton City Council unanimously approved a plan that could bring the city a college to call its own.
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