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Debbie Killam »

Deborah Carr Killam (Debbie), age 65, of Jay, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2020. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She…

Jun 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
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JES Drive-Thru Awards Night »

JES- On Friday evening Jay Elementary School held their annual awards day like they’ve never held it before. Due to Covid 19 and CDC social distancing guidelines, having their awards…

May 30 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
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Living With Purpose »

    A young couple went to visit a minister for pre-marriage counseling. He sent them away after the first meeting with a lengthy set of papers to complete for…

May 24 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
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City of Jay Hosts Food Drive »

Jay-On Thursday, the City of Jay passed out 10,000 pounds of food to people in the area. Residents from Santa Rosa and Escambia counties received free food at Bray Hendricks…

May 15 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
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Benny Russell Park expansion project moves forward »

At the May 14 meeting, the board of county commissioners approved construction bids to expand Benny Russell Park. Improvements will be constructed to the west of the existing parking lot…

May 15 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Assistance available to those impacted by the Five Mile Swamp Fire »

Assistance is now available for residents impacted by the Five Mile Swamp Fire. Residents needing assistance should contact SAFER Santa Rosa at 850-982-0455. The Red Cross is also available by…

May 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
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Living With Purpose  »

    In all my years of counseling experience, people speak most fondly about one person—their Mom. It seems that these special people (Mothers) symbolize security, unconditional love, protection, sacrifice,…

May 10 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
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Woodlawn Beach boat ramp open »

 The Woodlawn Beach pier replacement is substantially complete. Minor maintenance activities may be ongoing for a short period but the boat ramp is fully open. The project, which began Apr.6,…

May 9 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
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Five Mile Swamp Fire Re-Entry: Previously Closed Evacuation Zone Now Open to Residents Only »

Open to residents only: Everything on Garcon Point Road east to the Blackwater Bay from I-10 south to Mary Kitchens Road including Garcon Point Road. This area reopens at a…

May 7 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

COVID-19 Update – Tues., Apr. 28 »

nta Rosa County Drive-through COVID testing Drive-through COVID testing sites are being set up throughout the county, no pre-screening is required. If you do not live in one of the…

Apr 28 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
Schools

JES Drive-Thru Awards Night »

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JES- On Friday evening Jay Elementary School held their annual awards day like they’ve never held it before. Due to…

May 30 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Spring School and Sports Cancelled »

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On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the 2019-2020 school year would continue with distance learning only. Two days…

Apr 20 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Seniors Recognized »

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JHS-To bring attention to the class of 2020, JHS placed signs out in their seniors’ yards. The signs read, “We…

Apr 17 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

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Spring School and Sports Cancelled »

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On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the 2019-2020 school year would continue with distance learning only. Two days later, the FHSAA announced what many feared, that spring sports would be cancelled as well. The full press release by the FHSAA can be found…

Apr 20 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Seib Receives 2nd Team Honors »

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Carsyn Seib for the Jay Lady Royals, was named to the Pensacola News Journal 2nd Team honors. Seib, a junior, played forward for the Royals but really served as a utility player, playing the post and handling the ball down the court as well. Seib’s…

Apr 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

FHSAA not Canceling Spring Sports at this time »

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FHSAA-High school seniors still have hope in regards to playing out and fulfilling (somewhat) their senior season. The FHSAA put out a statement today that a decision would be made on May 3rd and that they are considering extending the season through June 30th. The…

Mar 31 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Coronavirus Update… »

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Thursday- As of  3/19, by order of Govenor DeSantis, all Florida schools are closed through April 15. Originally, Santa Rosa County’s Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick had announced that March 30 would be the start date, giving students an extra week of spring break. On…

Mar 19 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Baker Wins Soggy Track Meet »

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@ Jay-Jay hosted its second track meet of the year on Tuesday and both the boys and girls teams finished second to Baker. Central placed third in both meets.…

Mar 12 2020 / No Comment / Read More »
Obits

Debbie Killam »

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Deborah Carr Killam (Debbie), age 65, of Jay, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2020. She was a loving mother, grandmother,…

Jun 2 2020 / No Comment / Read More »

Lanace Turner Carden »

Mrs. Lanace Turner Carden, age 94 of Century, FL passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Century Health and Rehabilitation Center in Century, FL.Mrs.…

Jul 4 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Roger Glen Rowell »

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Roger Glen Rowell, 64, of Berrydale, FL, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Roger was a lifelong native of Berrydale and was the youngest…

Apr 6 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Mr. Edward Dwayne “Ed” Hymel »

Edward Hymel was a loving and devoted husband and father. He spent his life tinkering and fixing anything that needed repair and spent hours in…

Feb 20 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Eva Pearl McBride »

Mrs. Eva Pearl McBride, age 74 of the Pollard Community, died December 9, 2018. Mrs. McBride was born in Brewton and was a life-long resident…

Dec 15 2018 / No Comment / Read More »
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October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog

October is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month and the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter is celebrating by giving free Home Again microchips to every dog adopted through October 31.  “A nominal fee for a lifetime…

Oct 2 2019 / Read More »
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Santa Rosa Animal Services reduces adoption rates for the summer

he Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter has historically seen high intake during the summer months due to “kitten season” and an annual increase in lost and stray pets. To encourage adoptions and make necessary space in…

May 24 2019 / Read More »
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Gulf Cable hiring event tomorrow – Friday, Feb. 24 Information sessions, tours and interviews at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Gulf Cable, located in the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park, is currently seeking applicants to fill multiple full-time (12-hour shift) positions at their new manufacturing facility. A recruiting event will be held onsite Fri., Feb. 24,…

Feb 23 2017 / Read More »
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Living With Purpose

    A young couple went to visit a minister for pre-marriage counseling. He sent them away after the first meeting with a lengthy set of papers to complete for their pre-marital assessment. After mailing their…

May 24 2020 / Read More »
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Living With Purpose 

    In all my years of counseling experience, people speak most fondly about one person—their Mom. It seems that these special people (Mothers) symbolize security, unconditional love, protection, sacrifice, forgiveness, and guidance. Let a toddler…

May 10 2020 / Read More »
Lifestyle

Woodlawn Beach boat ramp closes for pier replacement

Replacement of the Woodlawn Beach boarding dock pier will begin Mon., Apr. 6. The project includes demolition and removal of the existing pier, and reconstruction of the pier with catwalks and terminal platform in the same…

Apr 3 2020 / Read More »
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Talking turkey about Thanksgiving fire safety

Thanksgiving is a day set aside for expressing gratitude, sharing with others and spending time with loved ones. However, Thanksgiving is also an exceptionally dangerous time of the year for house fires. According to U.S. Fire…

Nov 19 2018 / Read More »
Business

Students Earn College Scholarships from EREC

Escambia River Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards: Keaton Brown of Escambia County and Kendall Barrow of Santa Rosa County.​Keaton is the son of Chris and…

Apr 24 2020 / Read More »

 Santa Rosa Education FoundationAnnounces Santa Rosa Rookies of the Year 2020

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to select one teacher as their 2020 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year. All full-time teachers in their third year or less…

Apr 22 2020 / Read More »
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City of Jay Hosts Food Drive

Jay-On Thursday, the City of Jay passed out 10,000 pounds of food to people in the area. Residents from Santa Rosa and Escambia counties received free food at Bray Hendricks Park in Jay. City Manager of…

May 15 2020 / Read More »
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Woodlawn Beach boat ramp open

 The Woodlawn Beach pier replacement is substantially complete. Minor maintenance activities may be ongoing for a short period but the boat ramp is fully open. The project, which began Apr.6, was completed by Dale’s Marine Construction…

May 9 2020 / Read More »
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City of Jay Hosts Food Drive

Jay-On Thursday, the City of Jay passed out 10,000 pounds of food to people in the area. Residents from Santa Rosa and Escambia counties received free food at Bray Hendricks Park in Jay. City Manager of…

May 15 2020 / Read More »
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Living With Purpose

    A young couple went to visit a minister for pre-marriage counseling. He sent them away after the first meeting with a lengthy set of papers to complete for their pre-marital assessment. After mailing their…

May 24 2020 / Read More »
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Living With Purpose 

    In all my years of counseling experience, people speak most fondly about one person—their Mom. It seems that these special people (Mothers) symbolize security, unconditional love, protection, sacrifice, forgiveness, and guidance. Let a toddler…

May 10 2020 / Read More »
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Wreaths Across America In Jay

Wreaths Across America is a national program that provides wreaths to civic organizations to place on Veterans’ gravesites all across America. Each December, in communities just like ours, citizens get together to honor veterans by placing…

Dec 28 2018 / Read More »

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