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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 […]

COVID-19 Update

Santa Rosa County officials met this morning regarding executive order 20-91 signed by Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday afternoon which states that all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or to conduct essential activities. Those essential services are […]

FHSAA not Canceling Spring Sports at this time


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 statement is included in this article. FHSAA CORONAVIRUS Update – […]

Restaurants are still open in Jay


Monday-So we are two plus weeks into a “new normal” with the Coronavirus that has put the country at a stand still. While President Trump has issued that we follow the social distancing guidelines that were put into place a couple of weeks ago continue until April 30. The pandemic has crippled many parts of […]

Santa Rosa Beaches and restaurants to close at midnight tonight

Santa Rosa County has enacted an emergency measure to close Navarre Beach and the pier, and to limit restaurants to take out and delivery only, effective as of midnight tonight, Fri., Mar. 20. This closure includes all of Navarre Beach from the Santa Rosa County line to the east and Gulf Islands National Seashore border […]

Santa Rosa County suspending intake of animals by owner surrender

Santa Rosa County Animal Services is suspending intake of animals by owner surrender until further notice. Residents are asked not to pick up stray animals unless they intend to foster them. If a stray is seen, call the animal shelter at (850) 983-4680 to give the animal’s description and location. Strays brought in by residents […]

Coronavirus Update…


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 the sports side of things, the FHSAA’s last Cornonavirus update […]

Santa Rosa County Libraries changing hours and operations

Normal operating hours for all Santa Rosa County Libraries will continue through 5 p.m. on Fri., Mar. 20. Beginning Sat., Mar. 21, libraries will be closed to the public until further notice. To minimize potential exposure to patrons and staff, the libraries are implementing the following procedures beginning Mon., Mar. 23: Returning items When returning […]

Football All-State Named


FHSAA-The 2019 football season for the Jay Royals (4-7) ended in 3rd straight playoff appearance (loss to Northview, 41-21). Leading the way for the Royals over those 3 playoff appearances were mentioned in the 2019 FHSAA All-State Teams. Seniors Judd Smith and Brent Eister were both named to the team. Judd Smith started at quarterback […]