Milton

Farm to City fights ‘hidden hunger’

Farm to City fights ‘hidden hunger’

There are more than 21,000 people without enough food to eat in Santa Rosa County, according to data from Feeding America. Leading into a holiday focused on food—Thanksgiving–many families may not be able to put an elaborate meal, or any meal, on the table. That is where the Farm to City initiative steps in. Running […]

Decades later, dirt moving on new courthouse

Decades later, dirt moving on new courthouse

When Don Salter was first elected to the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners in 2000, the issue at the forefront was replacing the aging courthouse in downtown Milton. A little less than 20 years later, Salter and his fellow commissioners ceremonially broke ground Nov. 13 on the site of a new courthouse, turning dirt […]

Potential impact fees inching forward

Potential impact fees inching forward

County commissioners did not commit to impact fees Tuesday during their regular meeting in Milton, but the board that has outright rejected the idea in the past allowed two potential proposals for fees to move forward. Santa Rosa County School District approached the commission back in May to request the board create a draft ordinance […]

Veterans Day events scheduled for Santa Rosa

Veterans Day events scheduled for Santa Rosa

Two Veterans Day events in Santa Rosa County will be attended by members of the Board of County Commissioners Nov. 11 according to a press release. In Navarre Park, the festivities are set to start at 11 a.m. presented by local veteran’s organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407 American Legion posts. Other participating organizations include Navarre High School […]

5 things to know: Tuesday county commission meeting

5 things to know: Tuesday county commission meeting

The agenda for Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting in Milton is packed with issues that have elicited packed board rooms over the past year including replacement of the entire Zoning Board and potential implementation of impact fees. Here are five of the highlights from the 92-item agenda: Impact fees for school construction After undergoing […]

Residential real estate prices up, inventory low

Residential real estate prices up, inventory low

With prices rising and more people looking to move to Navarre, the housing market continues to see incremental growth through 2019, but shortages of inventory are playing a major role in the real estate narrative. Navarre’s residential real estate market has or nearly has recovered to pre-recession levels on all indicators, according to several data […]

Milton man allegedly beat, strangled 17-year-old

Milton man allegedly beat, strangled 17-year-old

Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Milton man Oct. 28 on charges of kidnapping, beating and strangling a 17-year-old girl at his residence on Windswept Lane. Joseph Brandon Mack, 20, was out on probation when he allegedly committed the offense July 5, according to Santa Rosa County Jail records. The incident began with an […]

Panhandle Butterfly House may migrate to Milton

Panhandle Butterfly House may migrate to Milton

Much like the butterflies that it teaches about, the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH) is planning to migrate. In this case the direction is north, to Milton. Plans discussed with the Milton City Council Oct. 17 would put the PBH in a location just south of the heart of downtown Milton on Henry Street. Located near […]

Man gets 14 years for ramming deputy with car

Man gets 14 years for ramming deputy with car

A Milton man was sentenced to 14 years in state prison Oct. 23 after pleading guilty to hitting a school resource officer with his car, among other charges, according to a State Attorney’s Office press release. On March 14, Arthur Buckhault, 27, struck a school resource deputy with his vehicle at T.R. Jackson Elementary School […]

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 […]

Beaches to Woodlands fun this week

Beaches to Woodlands fun this week

Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze  Through Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday 2055 Homer Holland Rd. Milton www.HollandFarmsOnline.com Sonshine Family Farms Corn Mazes and Mini Golf Through Nov. 3, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 6270 Oglesby Rd. in Milton […]

Sonshine Family Farms corn maze features Baptist Health Care

Sonshine Family Farms corn maze features Baptist Health Care

Baptist Health Care is the featured organization in this year’s Sonshine Family Farms corn maze in Milton at 6270 Oglesby Road. The Baptist logo is mapped into the 8.5- acre corn field of the popular seasonal attraction, and part of the proceeds from admission will be donated to FamiliesFirst Network, an affiliate of Baptist Health […]

Deputies pull over 12 year old, arrest mother

Deputies pull over 12 year old, arrest mother

Upon pulling over a vehicle swerving along U.S. Highway 98 Oct. 13 in Gulf Breeze, a sheriff’s deputy discovered the driver was not only unlicensed but also 12 years old. The child’s mother, Francisco Darla Saria of Milton, was sitting in the passenger seat, and two more minors were sitting in the back seat according to […]

Funding cut threatens historic Arcadia Mill

Funding cut threatens historic Arcadia Mill

Despite more than doubling its reach among children, the historic Arcadia Mill Site has lost a major source of funding. Site Manager Adrianne Walker said 2018 was a big year for the site at 5709 Mill Pond Lane in Milton. The number of visitors exceeded 15,000, setting a new annual record.   Read the full […]

31 events on tap for Beaches to Woodlands 2019

31 events on tap for Beaches to Woodlands 2019

The first official day of autumn has passed, meaning Beaches to Woodlands has returned in Santa Rosa County. This is the 16th year for the event, and County Tourist Information Specialist Nicole Dees said the festival is back strong as ever with a diverse sampling of fun options from across the county.   Read the […]

Kids’ House expands healing

Kids’ House expands healing

Santa Rosa County’s traumatized children have a new place to heal as Santa Rosa Kids’ House cut the ribbon on its new therapy center Sept. 19 in Milton. The facility will offer child-focused therapy space for minors recovering from sexual and physical abuse as well as other traumas, said Director Keith Ann Campbell.   Read […]

New schools need new roads

New schools need new roads

Santa Rosa School District has the land for two new schools in Pace. Now it needs the roads to reach them, but that might be unpalatable to some neighbors. School district officials approached the Board of County Commissioners Monday during its regular meeting asking for reassurances that if the district finalizes the pending purchase of […]

UPDATE: Suspect name released in officer involved shooting

UPDATE: Suspect name released in officer involved shooting

UPDATE- Sept. 20, 10 a.m.: City of Milton officials have released the name of a suspect killed in an officer involved shooting in Milton earlier this week. Edward Matthew Guerrero-Cruz, 34, allegedly stole a dump truck at approximately 5:10 a.m. at a gas station in Milton. Law enforcement located him on Pensacola State College Milton […]

Board gets preview of new courthouse interior

Board gets preview of new courthouse interior

Layout of the interior of a new $45 million county courthouse was revealed to Santa Rosa County commissioners last week as the project inches forward. Jay Smith of Ajax Building, one of a handful of companies tasked with designing the new facility, told commissioners Sept. 9 that the project is proceeding on schedule.   Read […]

Murder suspect arrested in Milton cold case

Murder suspect arrested in Milton cold case

After more than four years, witness statements about a homicide in Milton have led Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies to arrest the victim’s previous roommate Monday. John Travis Palmer has been charged with first-degree felony homicide for allegedly shooting the victim in the head according the arrest report provided by the State Attorney’s Office. Santa Rosa […]

Juvenile arrested in Milton accidental shooting

Juvenile arrested in Milton accidental shooting

Milton Police Department arrested an unnamed juvenile suspect Aug. 27 in connection with an accidental shooting that caused four schools in Milton to go on lockdown Aug. 23. According to the arrest report, the juvenile was inside a residence on Burke Street in the Whiting Pines neighborhood with four other children.   Read the full […]

Expert outlines path to building a strong town

Expert outlines path to building a strong town

Strong Towns founder Chuck Marohn was in Pensacola last week to present the city with the 2019 World’s Strongest Town award. He also took time to talk about what makes a place a strong town and how cities can strive to reach that status.   Read the full article in the Aug. 29 issue of […]

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush of Milton now part of Argonauts thanks to Team IMPACT

Logan Bush was asked by one of the University of West Florida football players to show off his touchdown dance during a news conference Thursday afternoon. He obliged, getting out in front of the crowd on hand and moving up and down and side to side, waving his arms in the air, drawing cheers from […]

Midway firefighter arrested in 2018 hit-and-run

Midway firefighter arrested in 2018 hit-and-run

A year after a vehicle fatally struck a woman on the Navarre Beach bridge, a Midway firefighter turned himself in to Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputies Aug. 22 after being charged with hit and run. Brayton Cale Secondine, 26, of Milton was identified as the driver of a red Chevrolet Camaro that left the scene […]

Newman sentenced to life for child molestation

Newman sentenced to life for child molestation

Santa Rosa County Circuit Court Judge Darlene Dickey sentenced Michael Paul Newman, 43, of Arkansas, to life in prison for molesting an 8-year-old in Milton according to a State Attorney’s office press release. Newman was also designated as a Sexual Predator.   Read the full article in the Aug. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Update: Details released in Milton school lockdowns

Update: Details released in Milton school lockdowns

Four students were “horse playing” with a firearm when the gun went off Friday morning, injuring one student and causing a temporary lockdown at four Milton schools according to a Milton Police Department press release. Police responded to a shooting on Birch Street in Whiting Pines Subdivision on Berryhill Road at approximately 7:47 a.m. Milton […]

Thompson’s mental health concerns delay sentencing

Thompson’s mental health concerns delay sentencing

Laying the legal groundwork to reduce potential prison time, confessed United Way of Santa Rosa embezzler Guy Thompson’s attorney has obtained a delay in his client’s sentencing until Nov. 13. The 65-year-old Thompson pled guilty last May to federal charges that he looted the charity of about $650,000 while he was its paid executive director […]

Man arrested for filming child changing clothes

Man arrested for filming child changing clothes

A Milton man faces felony sex offense charges after he allegedly video taped a 9 year old girl changing clothes during a pool party. Kevin Shavar Ford, 38, was arrested Aug. 19 and charged with second degree felony video voyeurism of a child less than 16 years old. According to a Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office […]

Man arrested for alleged sexual assault of 3 year old

Man arrested for alleged sexual assault of 3 year old

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man in Milton Aug. 17 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3 year old girl. According to the sheriff’s office arrest report, the child told an adult that James Michael Dunsford, 22, had taken off her panties and touched her genitals. The child also indicated that Dunsford had shown […]

The long journey to low-cost spay/neuter services

The long journey to low-cost spay/neuter services

Though dawn was still hours away, volunteers were already hard at work at A HOPE for Santa Rosa County’s Paw Pad in Milton July 30. Inside, roughly 50 pet carriers, all covered in white sheets, were stacked and ready.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

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