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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

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!

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 […]

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 Jay, Eric Seib, setup the event. Coaches from JHS also helped as well as a few students. “The Jay […]

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 and include a splash pad with restroom, new playground for ages five through 12, fitness fun-zone court, multi-purpose trail, multi-purpose sports field, and picnic pavilions.Following […]

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 calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Monetary donations for long-term recovery efforts for residents who have lost their homes can be made to Safer Santa Rosa.