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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 […]

UF/IFAS Extension air potato round-up


Bring in air potato bulbils, which resemble potatoes hanging on the air potato vine, to UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. starting now through March 31.  Air potato is a non-native invasive vine that can smother landscapes and natural areas in a similar way as […]

JHS Drama Production of Singing in the Rain


Catch the last showing on Saturday night at the historic JHS Auditorium.

Tourist Development Office opens grant cycle and sponsorships for marketing county events through Mar. 11

Need funding to promote a local event? The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office (TDO) local marketing funding program is now open. Grant and sponsorship applications and instructions are available online. Completed applications may be mailed or hand-delivered but must be received by 4:30 p.m. on March 11: Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office 8543 […]

King Middle School sidewalk project


As the initial phase of the King Middle School sidewalk project wraps up on Rosasco Street from Dogwood Drive to Stewart Street, the second phase of the project will commence from the intersection of Rosasco Street and Byrom Street, southward along the east side of Byrom Street tying to the existing sidewalk on Magnolia Street. […]