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Living With Purpose 


    Early in our marriage, my wife and I purchased a house that was listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. It was built in 1901 in a small town in the northwest corner of Florida. We both had an affinity for old homes and this seemed like a grand opportunity to restore […]

Coon Hill Day 


Local Jay resident and runner, Matthew Dobson, decided to be creative and coordinate a fundraiser for the preservation and restoration of the Coon Hill cemetery located south of Jay. The Coon Hill Community came into existence around 1820 near a big spring of fresh water and had a general merchandise store, stable, blacksmith shop, Pony […]

Living With Purpose


    It’s troubling that so many people live in a restless and disparaging condition. Countless people are dissatisfied with life in general and the slightest petty annoyances sets them off. Even more troubling is the inability for the average person to sit still for any length of time. Being still and silent are strange […]

Watson places 3rd at State


Jay High School’s Haylee Watson placed 3rd with a total weight of 320 at State Weightlifting Competition.Haylee is the first girl from Jay High to place at the state level.  Way to go!!

Watson Medals at State


Haylee Watson placed 3rd place at the FHSAA State weightlifting meet. The meet was held in Ocala, FL. Watson totaled 320lbs. (165 in bench/ 155 in clean and jerk) Pictured with Haylee are Jay’s head football coach and her weightlifting coach, Melvin Kersey, and Jay’s athletic director Lance Youngblood. Congratulations Haylee!

Text-to-911 now available in Santa Rosa County


Santa Rosa County’s emergency communications center now has the ability to accept 9-1-1 text messages. The technology expands critical access for the deaf and hard of hearing and provides a safer option for individuals in dangerous situations such as domestic disputes, home invasions or kidnappings. Dispatchers can receive emergency texts from all five area service […]

Lady Royals Advance


The Lady Royals made the 2 hour plus trip to Chipley to play neighbor-rival Northview in the district tournament on Monday. After the first quarter, it was evident that the Royals would be making the same trip on Tuesday as the Royals lead the Chiefs 20-1.  The final score was 58-22 as Carissa Mulford (Sr.) […]

Living With Purpose 


    A little girl admired her Daddy for many reasons. And one of them was his consistent display of happiness and positive attitudes.    “Why are you so happy all the time Daddy?” she asked.     Realizing the teachable moment, he told her, “It’s because of Jesus! He’s the one that makes me […]

Royals Send Seniors Out as Winners


Girls Jay 44 Milton 27 Boys Pace 66 Milion 40 Baker 80 Jay 65

Herring Signs with Mississippi Gulf Coast


Destiny Herring signed a softball scholarship January 11, 2017 to play at Mississippi Gulf Coast in Perkinston, MS.  She will also receive the Ambassador scholarship for a full scholarship to play.  Destiny has been a Lady Royal team member since 7th grade going to state her 7th, 9th, and 10th grade year winning state runner […]