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Debbie Killam


Deborah Carr Killam (Debbie), age 65, of Jay, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2020. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a faithful member of Jay First Baptist Church, and served Jay High School as the bookkeeper for 26 years. She enjoyed spending time with […]

JES Drive-Thru Awards Night


JES- On Friday evening Jay Elementary School held their annual awards day like they’ve never held it before. Due to Covid 19 and CDC social distancing guidelines, having their awards day in the historic JHS auditorium was not an option. However, just having their Royal Cubs come pick up their awards or simply mailing them […]

Living With Purpose


    A young couple went to visit a minister for pre-marriage counseling. He sent them away after the first meeting with a lengthy set of papers to complete for their pre-marital assessment. After mailing their answers to the pastor’s office he called them to schedule another meeting. The couple sat with giddy anticipation across […]

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.

Living With Purpose 


    In all my years of counseling experience, people speak most fondly about one person—their Mom. It seems that these special people (Mothers) symbolize security, unconditional love, protection, sacrifice, forgiveness, and guidance. Let a toddler or small child fall down and skin a knee and usually the first words are “Momma, Momma!” Thank God […]

Woodlawn Beach boat ramp open


 The Woodlawn Beach pier replacement is substantially complete. Minor maintenance activities may be ongoing for a short period but the boat ramp is fully open. The project, which began Apr.6, was completed by Dale’s Marine Construction and included demolition and removal of the existing pier and reconstruction of the pier with catwalks and terminal platform […]

Five Mile Swamp Fire Re-Entry: Previously Closed Evacuation Zone Now Open to Residents Only


Open to residents only: Everything on Garcon Point Road east to the Blackwater Bay from I-10 south to Mary Kitchens Road including Garcon Point Road. This area reopens at a Level 2 meaning residents must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Law enforcement check points will be in place at Garcon Point at […]

COVID-19 Update – Tues., Apr. 28

nta Rosa County Drive-through COVID testing Drive-through COVID testing sites are being set up throughout the county, no pre-screening is required. If you do not live in one of the areas listed below, other locations are being set up in the county soon. Details will be made available via this news release. Contact the Department […]