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Paul Grover Passes Away

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The Jay community mourns this week with the news that Paul Grover lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday night. Grover had been battling cancer for several years. Before having to leave work due to illness, he was serving as the head girls basketball coach at Jay High School. He had also served 2 seasons […]

Whiting Field Land Acquisition Study Presented to BOCC Today

At the Thursday, June 23 commission regular meeting, Volkert, Inc. will present information related to the grant-funded update to the 2003 Land Acquisition Study, which developed a phased plan to limit encroachment at Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The partnership formed over many years between NAS Whiting Field and Santa Rosa County is recognized at the […]

Freedom 5K run in Jay


Celebrate Independence Day this year by running or walking in the 17th Annual Celebrate Freedom 5K and one mile Fun Run on Monday, July 4, 2016. The 5K starts at 8:00am and the one mile will start immediately after the 5K; approximately 9:15am. The race starts and ends in the Jay City Park. Patriotic awards […]

Mishoe Receives Terrace Scholar Athlete Award


Victor Mishoe was selected as the first recipient of the Terrace Scholar Athlete Award. The awards includes a proclamation, a medal, a plaque displayed inside The Terrace in Jay, and a $2,000 scholarship. The Terrace Athlete Award will be an annual award presented to a Jay High School student who excels in academics, athletics, leadership, […]

Jay FFA Rank in the Top at State Competition


The Jay High FFA traveled to Orlando recently to compete at the state level.  The middle school team competed several times to make it to the finals.  The group ended up 4th in the state!   Congratulations to our very own, Madelyn Godwin, for being elected as District 1 President! Madelyn Godwin, daughter of Gary and […]

Mid-season champions crowned at Southern

Mid-season champions crowned at Southern  Southern Raceway crowned its mid-season champions on June 18, but while some drivers enjoyed their conquest others were conquered by the three-eighths mile dirt. The NeSmith Panhandle Challenge Series visited Milton and they offered plenty of excitement as Taylor Jarvis and Joseph Joiner both posted qualifying laps in the 15-second […]

Living With Purpose

    A father whether he realizes it or not, influences his children more than any other person. Among many things, good fathers are part teacher, part coach, part shepherd, part mentor, and part captain. Students need teaching, athletes need coaching, sheep need shepherding, mentees need guidance, and Soldiers need leadership. The Bible tells fathers […]

Prevent heat-related illnesses


High pressure combined with a very moist atmosphere will result in high afternoon heat indices in the 108 to 110 range for Friday afternoon. Slightly cooler temperatures return on Saturday as a weak cold front moves in from the south. Summer heat waves can be dangerous, and Santa Rosa Emergency Management urges residents to take […]

Marsha Charie Kirkland Crawley

Mrs. Marsha Charie Crawley, age 42 of Jay Road Brewton, AL, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Brewton, AL. Mrs. Crawley was a native of Milton, FL and had been a member of the Brewton community for 10 years coming from the Pensacola, Chumuckla and Jay areas. She worked as a machine operator […]

Weekend Events


Friday, June 17 Bands on Blackwater 7pm-9pm Local Yokel/Milton Chevy Car Show at Milton Chevrolet 5pm-8pm Saturday, June 18 Father’s Day Event at Blackwater Trail Antiques 10am-3pm