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Living With Purpose


    Impossible is a word by the average person for things they cannot do. It really has no meaning for a dreamer or doer. Many of the things that are accomplished, important, and meaningful today, were by yesterdays standards marked as “impossible”. To the person without faith and ambition, “impossible” is an insurmountable wall. […]

The State of Florida Issues COVID-19 Updates

The State of Florida is responding to COVID-19. In an effort to keep Florida residents and visitors safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, the Florida Department of Health will issue this update every day, seven days per week.Governor Ron DeSantis is in constant communication with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared […]

Woodlawn Beach boat ramp closes for pier replacement

Replacement of the Woodlawn Beach boarding dock pier will begin Mon., Apr. 6. The project includes demolition and removal of the existing pier, and reconstruction of the pier with catwalks and terminal platform in the same footprint. A handicap-accessible parking space will also be included. Construction is expected to last four to six weeks; the […]

COVID-19 Update

Santa Rosa County officials met this morning regarding executive order 20-91 signed by Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday afternoon which states that all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or to conduct essential activities. Those essential services are […]

FHSAA not Canceling Spring Sports at this time


FHSAA-High school seniors still have hope in regards to playing out and fulfilling (somewhat) their senior season. The FHSAA put out a statement today that a decision would be made on May 3rd and that they are considering extending the season through June 30th. The statement is included in this article. FHSAA CORONAVIRUS Update – […]

Restaurants are still open in Jay


Monday-So we are two plus weeks into a “new normal” with the Coronavirus that has put the country at a stand still. While President Trump has issued that we follow the social distancing guidelines that were put into place a couple of weeks ago continue until April 30. The pandemic has crippled many parts of […]

Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases

~4,077 positive cases in Florida residents and 169 positive cases in non-Florida residents~  TALLAHASSEE —To keep Florida residents and visitors safe, informed and aware about the status of the virus, The Florida Department of Health has launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated twice daily. Today, as of 11 a.m., there are 4,246 total** […]

Santa Rosa Beaches and restaurants to close at midnight tonight

Santa Rosa County has enacted an emergency measure to close Navarre Beach and the pier, and to limit restaurants to take out and delivery only, effective as of midnight tonight, Fri., Mar. 20. This closure includes all of Navarre Beach from the Santa Rosa County line to the east and Gulf Islands National Seashore border […]

Santa Rosa County suspending intake of animals by owner surrender

Santa Rosa County Animal Services is suspending intake of animals by owner surrender until further notice. Residents are asked not to pick up stray animals unless they intend to foster them. If a stray is seen, call the animal shelter at (850) 983-4680 to give the animal’s description and location. Strays brought in by residents […]

Coronavirus Update…


Thursday- As of  3/19, by order of Govenor DeSantis, all Florida schools are closed through April 15. Originally, Santa Rosa County’s Superintendent of Schools Tim Wyrosdick had announced that March 30 would be the start date, giving students an extra week of spring break. On the sports side of things, the FHSAA’s last Cornonavirus update […]