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Living With Purpose

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    There’s hardly anything more motivating than to see a person take a physical challenge or limitation and maximize its positive effectiveness. There once was a man in the church where I pastored who had a condition that confined him to the use of a walker. He could only take small steps. After talking […]

Subway All-Star Basketball

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@ PSC-The most talented high school senior basketball players could be found at Pensacola State College on Friday night. The annual all-star basketball game features the best seniors from Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Okaloosa counties. Pictured are JHS’ senior girls Jorja Agrait and Carissa Mulford. Mulford won the 3 point contest during half time of […]

Benefiting My Fathers Arrows

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Above The Rim FCA Recipients

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Jorja Agrait and Blayne Miller both represented the Lady Royals and the men’s basketball teams for Jay, respectively.  The FCA event is held annually at the First Baptist Church in Pensacola. The event, which celebrated its 20th year on Monday, fed every boys and girls basketball team in both Santa Rosa and Escambia counties.  The evening […]

Living With Purpose 

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    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 

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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 […]