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JHS Homecoming Activities


It’s homecoming at JHS this week. The theme is, “There’s no place like homecoming,” (Wizard of Oz theme). Thursday (10/19) Kickball game between classes—5:45pm Bonfire——————————8:00pm Friday (10/20) Pep Rally—————————9:30am Homecoming Parade————-2:00pm (lineup begins at 1:00pm at Jay City Park) Uriah (J.U. Blackshear) (5-3) @ Jay (2-4)————7:00pm Pregame festivities begin at 6pm at Merle V. North […]

Living With Purpose 


    National Farmer’s Day was October 12 and there’s very few people in our little corner of the world that doesn’t have a connection to a family that works the land in some way. Most folks in rural areas appreciate the hard labor it requires to produce crops. The farmer has a unique and […]

Jay’s Eddings Honored

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JHS’ running back James Eddings was honored in the Pensacola News Journal this week as the offensive player of the week. Each week the paper names players of the week. Eddings, a junior, rushed for 242 yards against Northview on 32 carries. He scored 5 touchdowns against the Chiefs in the Royals 49-14 victory. The […]

Virgle Eugene (Bo) Bedsole 

U.S. VeteranVirgle Eugene (Bo) Bedsole, born July 9th, 1949 to Watson and Gracie Bedsole. He died October 6th, 2017 after a six month battle with cancer. He was a lifetime resident of Jay, Fl. He was preceded in death by his parents Watson and Gracie Bedsole, sister Ouida Diagle, brothers Robert and Ronnie Bedsole. He […]

EREC Outages Restored

All EREC storm related outages have been restored. With continued wind conditions, additional short term outages may occur. EREC thanks the membership for their patience as crews worked to make service repairs caused by Hurricane Nate.

Calvin Slade


Calvin L. Slade, age 60, of Jay Florida, passed away October 6, 2017 in Pensacola, Florida. He was a longtime resident of Jay, Florida. He was the owner and operator of Calvin’s Auto Repair in Jay. He was preceded in death by his parents Athal and Luverne Slate. He is survived by his wife of […]

Living With Purpose 


    There are many remedies offered for the ills of life. As a chaplain I’m often sought after to help people gain relief from the stresses in their life, but I don’t always have an immediate cure for them. Many of these folks have either become overwhelmed to the point they can’t see beyond […]

Royals Overpower Chiefs

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Royals (2-4) 49 Northview (1-6) 19 Crestview (5-0) 30 Milton (2-4) 7

Tropical Storm Nate update

Local Information Santa Rosa County is now under a hurricane watch, a tropical storm warning, a storm surge warning and a flash flood watch. There is an elevated threat for tornados tomorrow and tornado watches are likely. Continue to monitor local media for the most up-to-date forecasts throughout the day and follow any safety directives […]

EREC Ready for Nate

Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (EREC) employees have been placed on storm alert, and the emergency response plan has been activated in anticipation of possible effects of Tropical Storm Nate. Members are encouraged to stay abreast of storm developments and take necessary safety precautions. “We are watching Nate closely and all emergency response personnel are ready […]