I just had a post written out, but my ds hit something and it disappeared!
I am in Crestview, and I saw Vicki with my dd (first homebirth). Then she opened the birth center and stopped attending births in Okaloosa...for ds2 and for this babe, I am seeing a lay midwife, whom I adore. She is currently living near Pensacola, but will soon be moving to near Andalusia, AL (about an hour north of where I am). As far as I know, she will still be happy to accept clients in our area. She has quite often come to me to do prenatals, and is always willing to try to make a more convenient arrangement for her clients (esp. if a couple of them live near each other and she can do two or more appts in the same area on the same day). I know she'd also be happy to make specific arrangements if driving to her is a big issue--she will ask for help with gas money, though.
I can HIGHLY recommend her (and Vicki unofficially and off-the-record recommended her to me) but due to the legal situation, I would prefer to share more information privately. So PM me if you'd like to hear more about her!
As far as Maria Milton, I know a couple people who have gone to her, and they both say she's very nice and seems competent. One of my friends was disappointed with how she handled a transfer situation. The other only went to her for prenatal care and had a UC birth (but I think that was her plan all along--nothing to do with Maria).
For myself, I've never met her in person, but I spoke with her on the phone and was not completely pleased with her manner. That, coupled with the fact that she will NOT attend homebirths, made me decide to go with my current midwife--even though Maria is much closer to me! I would not be unwilling to meet with Maria, but since I already have a great relationship with another midwife, I have no reason to. If I weren't able to use my midwife in the future, I would definitely consider Maria as an option to explore before going to NOMC.
HTH, and it's great to find some other Mamas so close to me!