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Jay Softball Named Academic Champions by FHSAA


Big News for Jay High School. The 2017 Softball Team was named the FHSAA 2017 Academic Team Champions in Class 1A with a TEAM GPA of 3.496. Best Win of the Season.   Each team in the state submits  GPAs (Grade Point Average) for each athlete on the roster.  The team averages are then calculated […]

Roy Simmons

Roy Simmons age 87 of Jay,FL passed away May 19, 2017 in Century. He was preceded in death by Parents. Steve and Jessie Simmons Sisters. Candice PickensMerel Allen Brothers. Charlie Simmons Murphy Simmons and wife Frances Simmons Survived by sister Mary Quarn step sons Carl Freeman and James Freeman Grandsons. Carl Freeman and Charles Joe […]

Living With Purpose


    American Country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek was a loving, faithful, Christian woman with many talents. She passed away after a hard-fought battle with cancer. I heard her in an interview four months before her death where she said, “When the doctors told me how bad it was and that my cancer […]

Disaster preparedness guide available online


Santa Rosa County Emergency Management’s latest all-hazards disaster guide is now available online and starting the week of May 29 at county offices and libraries, local chambers of commerce and local retailers including Walmart, Winn Dixie and Publix. This year’s 40-page guide includes new and updated information on Text-to-9-1-1, AlertSantaRosa, tsunamis and what to do […]

18th Annual Celebrate Freedom 5K Run/Walk – Jay, FL


“A Hometown race with Hometown Hospitality”Course: The race starts and finishes at the Jay City Park. The course is scenic running through the neighboring countryside and looping around the local Jay Elementary and Jay High School campus. The last half of the course is run on a paved road that splits cotton and peanut fields […]

Jay Seniors Net 1.7 Million in Scholarships

Jay High Senior Awards day was incredible with the amount of scholarship monies earned.  Many students were honored with scholarships and awards.  Volunteer service medals were awarded to numerous seniors.  

Special Election Information


Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane announces important information regarding the Town of Jay special election to amend the town charter on May 23. Vote-by-mail (Absentee) A vote-by-mail ballot may be obtained by: Visiting Calling the elections office at (850) 983-1900 Visiting the Supervisor of Elections Office located at 6495 Caroline St., […]

4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Winners

The Santa Rosa County 4-H Program in conjunction with Tropicana provided local youth a chance to demonstrate their speaking proficiency before a group with the Annual 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest on Friday, May 12.  Prudence Caskey, 4-H agent, opened the competition with remarks and praise for the young orators. She noted the county had […]

Larry J Cooley


Larry J. Cooley age 67 of Berrydale, FL. went home to be with the Lord on May 10, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Berrydale, FL. He loved to hunt, run dogs, fish, and be with his family. He was loving Husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was preceded in death by […]

Santa Rosa County Federal Credit Union raises $2,500 for local charity, Vision of Hope.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Steve German, the Credit Union president, presented Jane Simmons, the founder of Vision of Hope, with a giant check for $2,500. The funds were raised by selling candy bars at the Credit Union’s 5 locations. “In addition to candy sells,” said German, “our staff donated their own money to bring the […]