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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 Sandy Brown. Keaton plans to major in aerospace engineering and was nominated by Congressman Matt Gaetz to the U.S. […]

Santa Rosa County launches essential business guide

Santa Rosa County has launched a searchable online map of restaurants and other essential businesses that are open and serving the public. Restaurant dining rooms and lobbies may be closed for now, but takeout, delivery, curbside service or other options may be available. Residents can go to and search by location and business type […]

 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 of teaching were eligible for this award. This included total teaching experience, not just in Santa Rosa public schools. […]

Spring School and Sports Cancelled


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 by following the link below.

Living With Purpose


    There is an old cemetery where there’s a grave which has inscribed upon its headstone just one word— “Forgiven”. There’s no name, date of birth or death. There’s no epitaph, no eulogy—just that one word, “Forgive”. I have discovered, this is the biggest thing that can be said of any person, or written […]

Seniors Recognized


JHS-To bring attention to the class of 2020, JHS placed signs out in their seniors’ yards. The signs read, “We are proud of our seniors.” With the conclusion of their senior year, the class of 2020 is in limbo due to the Coronavirus.With the federal government rolling out plans to reopen states back up, there […]

Jennifer Arn selected as Santa Rosa Countyemployee of the quarter


Jennifer Arn, kennel tech III and lead liaison for the animal shelter’s foster program, was selected as employee of the quarter for Santa Rosa County. Jennifer has been instrumental in helping create new programs for the animal shelter such as Doggy Day Out, Puptails at Ollie’s, Bark at Brew Angels and Pack Walks. She also […]

The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates

ALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week.Governor Ron DeSantis is in constant communication with Florida Division of Emergency […]

National Lineman Appreciation Day

April 13, 2020 – Today is National Lineman Appreciation Day and a time to honor all the brave men and women who work hard to keep power flowing to our communities.  Line crews work around the clock, sometimes in difficult and dangerous conditions, to keep the lights on. Whether they’re restoring power after a major […]

Seib Receives 2nd Team Honors


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 most memorable moment was in front of a packed home […]