By Rep. Carolyn Branagan Franklin – 1 The commissioner of taxes recently sent a letter to the legislature recommending school property tax rates for FY2015. This is perfect timing, because most Franklin County school boards are building their budgets for … Read more
Editor Courtney Lamdin opined about Milton’s lack of visible holiday spirit in a November 21 editorial. When we posted the piece on the Milton Independent’s Facebook page, the community chimed in with their suggestions for decking the halls. What would … Read more
[Milton Independet editor] Courtney Lamdin recently wrote an editorial about the lack of civic involvement and the waning sense of community in Milton. Here is my experience. I believe in community service, so when I moved to Milton, I looked … Read more
To the members of the Milton community, I would like to take this opportunity to share some exciting news and events happening across the Milton Town School District: Accomplishments/recognitions: Farm-To-School Grant: I am pleased to announce the Milton Town School … Read more
Milton residents are very fortunate to have so many wonderful groups/organizations that entertain, create and share beauty; educate, garden, provide help – the list is long. In reference to Ms. Lamdin’s (chief editor, Milton Independent) recent editorial: ‘Where is Milton’s … Read more
It has been almost a year since I arrived in the tiny, rural village of Ketane in Lesotho. With Thanksgiving only a week away, I thought I would share some of the many gifts I have received as I travel … Read more
Education, nutrition, shelter, safety, sports. The first four items are essential. The fifth is not. Our school system seems to have it backwards. They think sports (lockers) are more important than sprinklers. They think sports has a higher priority than … Read more
The holiday season descends. Chocolate Santas replace candy corn on store shelves. Lights are strung on eaves and trees. Food drives abound. Sooner and sooner every year, it begins to look a lot like Christmas. But if you don’t look … Read more
I am concerned about the proposed $5.9 million vote on December 3 to renovate the Milton High School cafeteria and locker rooms. Over 200 students were moved from this location to the Herrick Avenue location. This makes the student population … Read more
The Milton Craft Committee Inc. would like to thank the community for making the 37th Annual Milton Pre-Christmas Craft Show on November 9 a huge success. Attendance was amazing, with many folks starting their holiday shopping with local handmade crafts.The … Read more
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