Imogene Theater

City cuts ties, funding to nonprofit Main Street Milton

City cuts ties, funding to nonprofit Main Street Milton

For the second time this year, a high-profile nonprofit community group based in Milton is fading away after scrutiny that included questions about financial transparency. Main Street Milton (MSM) is following the United Way of Santa Rosa County into history. Although the fall of MSM was less notorious than the demise of the local United […]

Northwest Florida Haunts

Northwest Florida Haunts

As Halloween approaches, Navarre Press would like to share with you some of the best local haunts and their stories.  NOTE: Not all of these locations are open to the public. Trespassing on private grounds is a crime punishable by law. Furthermore, vandalism of any kind is also a crime. Destroying or defacing a cemetery […]

Haunting history comes alive in old ‘Mill Town’

Haunting history comes alive in old ‘Mill Town’

Running from the law was nothing new to Rube Burrow. As the most infamous Southern train robber of the late 1880s, he had been fleeing the law for a long time. While making his living off theft and violence, Burrow had also sent a few innocent victims to the grave, putting a hefty price on […]

Ghost investigators descend on local haunt

Ghost investigators descend on local haunt

One of Milton’s haunting hot spots got national attention Saturday night as a television crew filmed a ghost-hunting team’s investigation at the Imogene Theater. Dalen Spratt and Juwan Mass, two stars of the TLC cable TV show Ghost Brothers, led a group of locals and visitors in an evening exploration of the 104-year-old theater. The […]

Downtown Milton among top concerns for Florida Trust

Downtown Milton among top concerns for Florida Trust

In 1877, William Keyser built a brick and mortar store along the shore of the Blackwater River in the heart of Milton. At the time Milton was a growing community, a mill town focused on the export of pine timber throughout the region and across the world. Keyser was leading the way in this growth […]

Florida’s largest kiln comes to life

Florida’s largest kiln comes to life

When the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society set out to build a rare anagama kiln in Holley in 2004, group founder Brenda Stokes said she knew this would one day be history. After all, this would be the largest kiln in Florida and the only anagama for miles around. Read the full article in the […]

Ghostly singer still puts on a show

Ghostly singer still puts on a show

In its infancy, the city of Milton was no peaceful little town. This mill-based area boasted quite the rowdy past. Referred to as Hell Town, this place was the scene of its fair share of murders and brothels. Very little remains of the original structures thanks to two separate harsh fires that burnt most of […]