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Hullet Named JHS Basketball Coach


For the first time in six years, Jay High School will have a new boys basketball coach when the season starts in November. Hank Hullet was named the Royals’ head basketball coach, only the third coach since Clarence Smith. Hullet is a Milton High School graduate (class of 2000) and attended the University of West […]

Newly renovated, all-inclusiveOptimist Park reopens July 16


Optimist Park is Santa Rosa County’s most recent recreation area to receive an all-inclusive renovation. The soon-to-be popular playground now features a “lumber mill town” theme with ADA-friendly equipment depicting elements of the area’s history of river and rail transportation. The 17.8-acre park, located off Old Bagdad Highway at the corner of Parkmore Plaza in […]

Mid-Season Championship has plenty of fireworks for fans at Southern Raceway

 The top-points drivers from six different classes came out to battle it out for bragging rights in the Mid-season Championships on Saturday at Southern Raceway. The Durrence Layne Street Stocks provided the most excitement as Howie Reeves and Frank Wilson battled it out to see who would visit victory lane. Despite starting on the pole, […]

Living With Purpose


    The two most common areas of struggle for us are work and relationships. We can all relate to these common everyday struggles. Job 5:7 speaks of this truth when it says, “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” We struggle at times to make a living, […]

Vote-by-mail available to registered voters

Any registered and qualified voter in Santa Rosa County may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot. Requests can be made for a single election or for all elections through the next two general elections.  A vote-by-mail ballot can be requested the following ways: On the supervisor of elections website By calling (850) 983-1900 Email Supervisor of […]

Jay’s Freedom 5K Information 


The 19th Annual Celebrate Freedom 5K & One Mile Fun Run returns to Jay on July 4th for its annual trek around the neighboring roads of the Jay City Park. Registration can be taken online by visiting and searching for Celebrate Freedom 5K (Jay, Florida) or you can visit the website for a […]

Santa Rosa County budget office receives national award for second consecutive year

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently announced Santa Rosa County received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. This is the second consecutive year the office has been awarded this prestigious accolade. The award represents significant achievements reflecting the commitment of the board and staff to meet the highest principles […]

Entertainment at Jay Public Library


All summer long on Tuesdays, the Jay Public Library will have a special event. These events are free and start at 1pm. Pictured is magician Lee Botts that wowed kids this past Tuesday.  For more information, go to the Santa Rosa Public Library event calendar found on their site. 

JHS Golf Tournament


On Saturday, June 16th, Jay High School will be hosting their first-ever golf tournament fundraiser at Stonebrook Golf Course in Pace. For more information, call JHS at 675-4507.  

Living With Purpose


    While traveling through the southeastern state of Virginia recently, I stopped in a quaint little town for lunch. It was a small town with an easy-going spirit. It reminded me of my home town of Jay because of the neighborly friendliness. Even the attendant at the local gas station had a happy face.  […]