Architects promoted at DAG

DAG Architects Inc. recently announced that Owen Gipson, RA, and Thomas Miller, RA, have been promoted to associate principals of the firm.

Gipson, who currently heads up the firm’s Panama City office, joined DAG Architects in 2005 and has been responsible for a wide variety of projects ranging from classroom buildings, K-12 schools, healthcare and public safety facilities, and sports complexes. He is currently responsible for managing projects for the Bay District and Santa Rosa County School District, Pelican Pointe Apartments and Tower III of the Calypso Condominiums.

Miller is a licensed architect and interior designer in Florida, and leads the firm’s Tallahassee office. He joined DAG in 2011 after 25 years with other private architectural firms and the Florida Department of Management Services and currently leads the firm’s work for St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, Florida A&M University, the Florida Department of Military Affairs and other clients.

Grief Support Group forming

Destin United Methodist Church sponsored Stephen Ministers are forming a Grief Group for all those who have experienced a loss. The group will meet for six consecutive weeks beginning at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Destin Life Center.

The attempt to return to the routines of one’s life after facing a significant loss is no small challenge. Our group will recognize the need to grieve and the need to slow down and take it easy. One day at a time is not just a cliché, it is a guiding principle for those facing loss. Readjusting after a significant loss is nothing less than beginning again.

Our group will share your journey of grief and help you to reconcile with this grief. For further information, contact Tom Timothy at or 850-974-3373, or Judy Freed at or 850-496-0737.