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Williamson picks Rudman


The very popular Jayer Williamson, former District 3 State House Representative has made his decision on who will is supporting to fill his seat. Williamson has publicly endorsed Dr. Joel Rudman over Mariya Calkins. The primary vote, which will almost certainly decide the winner of the race ultimately, is on August 23rd. Below is his […]

Brian Watson Named Royals Head Football Coach


Jay High School didn’t have to look far to find their new head football coach. 1992 JHS graduate Brian Watson was named to his “dream” job on Tuesday to an auditorium full of young football players. Watson is currently the head softball coach  (17th year) and head girls basketball coach(4th year) at Jay. “To be […]

Jay’s Alayna Lowery Signs With UWF


JHS- On Monday, Jay High’s Alayna Lowery signed a letter of intent to play softball for the University of West Florida. “It is always a great day when a player from our programs signs a college scholarship, but it’s extra special when it’s to our local powerhouse college!” stated head coach Brian Watson. Lowery, who […]

Thank a Lineman on April 12 – and Always

We honor our linemen and all lineworkers for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice  America’s electric cooperatives designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Today, Escambia River Electric Cooperative honors the dedicated men and women who often work in challenging and dangerous conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize […]

Jay Alum Hired as Head Football/AD at Chipley


Jay High School class of 2002 graduate Marcus Buchanan was named head football coach and athletic director at Chipley High School. Buchanan has been coaching at Milton for the last 4 years and had coached at Pace for 6 years prior to that. Click on link below to see an interview.   (Image courtesy […]



 Santa Rosa County, FL – Santa Rosa Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Barber, Santa Rosa School Board Members, and members of the Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Annie Scott as the Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year 2022 during a surprise visit to her classroom this morning. Annie is a fifth-grade classroom inclusion teacher at […]


Santa Rosa County, FL – Santa Rosa Education Foundation has announced the five semifinalists selected from 34 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Tricia Coady, Gulf Breeze Elementary; Annie Scott, Holley-Navarre Intermediate; Ian Turoff, Navarre High; Jennifer Joyner, Santa Rosa Online; Jennifer Hensley, Woodlawn Beach Middle.   The SREF Teacher of […]

Santa Rosa BOCC Commission Regular MeetingThurs., Jan. 7, 4:30 p.m. at Administrative Complex in Milton

e Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners will hold a commission regular meeting in the Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline St. in Milton, on Thurs., Jan. 7 at 4:30 p.m. See the interactive agenda with backup supporting documents. This meeting will be streamed live and archived online. In lieu of attending in-person, citizens may submit comments […]

Tax Collector’s Office Closures

 The Escambia County Tax Collector’s office will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.   Citizens are encouraged to visit our virtual office at to conduct most tax collector business 24 hours a day. Our Express Lane service allows customers to renew their registration […]

JHS Graduation


Tuesday-To finish a school year like no other, the JHS Class of 2020 got to have a graduation like no other. Traditionally, graduation has been in the gymnasium at JHS. However, due to Coronavirus guidelines, this year’s graduation was held at Merle V. North. Congrats graduates and good luck!