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More employment and capital investment coming to Santa Rosa County Industrial Park

Santa Rosa County’s Industrial Park East (SRIP East) is filling with tenants who will soon be filling new high-paying jobs in the county. Economic development officials today announced three new projects that are expected to deliver at least 110 new jobs and invest another $22 million in the expanded park.  “Our vision has been to […]

EREC closes Lobby in Jay Office

 Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in our local area, the EREC lobby in Jay is closed to the public effective Monday, July 6, until further notice. The drive-through will remain open.   We encourage our members to utilize remote options for electric service. Payments may be made by mail, online at, […]

Celebrate Freedom 5K and 1 Mile Run


Where? Bray Hendricks Park When? Saturday, July 4th-8am Cost? $25 day of race

Town of Jay Fireworks


The Town of Jay will be celebrating Independence Day with fireworks on July 3rd at Bray Hendricks Park.

Bagdad Mill Site Park closes for maintenance July 1

Bagdad Mill Site Park will close for maintenance Wed., July 1, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maintenance will be performed by county staff and state inmate crews. The park will reopen for regular hours on Thurs., July 2.

JHS Graduation


Tuesday-To finish a school year like no other, the JHS Class of 2020 got to have a graduation like no other. Traditionally, graduation has been in the gymnasium at JHS. However, due to Coronavirus guidelines, this year’s graduation was held at Merle V. North. Congrats graduates and good luck!

Living With Purpose 


    My parents taught me at an early age to help others. In fact, the church we attended, had a children’s mission program where mission-education turned into mission-action. Our youthful, energetic group frequently performed community service projects. Our chapter motto was: “Help Others in Jesus Name”. I naturally was drawn to this type of […]

Tax Collector Offers Saturday Hours for Driver License Transactions ONLY

Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, announces that Saturday driver license transactions will be available by appointment only on June 13, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our Marcus Pointe location, 6451 North “W” Street.  Citizens can renew or replace their current license or identification card, get a new license or identification card […]

Improvements at Bray Hendricks Park


Jay-The next time you visit the Bray Hendricks Park you will no doubt see some upgrades taking place. Back in December of 2019, the town of Jay received a check from Maverick Natural Resources for $50,000. The town applied these funds to their playground project improvements. The prep work on this new playground began in […]

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 was a faithful member of Jay First Baptist Church, and served Jay High School as the bookkeeper for 26 years. She enjoyed spending time with […]