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Debbie Killam

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Deborah Carr Killam (Debbie), age 65, of Jay, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2020. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a faithful member of Jay First Baptist Church, and served Jay High School as the bookkeeper for 26 years. She enjoyed spending time with […]

JES Drive-Thru Awards Night

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JES- On Friday evening Jay Elementary School held their annual awards day like they’ve never held it before. Due to Covid 19 and CDC social distancing guidelines, having their awards day in the historic JHS auditorium was not an option. However, just having their Royal Cubs come pick up their awards or simply mailing them […]

Living With Purpose

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    A young couple went to visit a minister for pre-marriage counseling. He sent them away after the first meeting with a lengthy set of papers to complete for their pre-marital assessment. After mailing their answers to the pastor’s office he called them to schedule another meeting. The couple sat with giddy anticipation across […]

City of Jay Hosts Food Drive

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Jay-On Thursday, the City of Jay passed out 10,000 pounds of food to people in the area. Residents from Santa Rosa and Escambia counties received free food at Bray Hendricks Park in Jay. City Manager of Jay, Eric Seib, setup the event. Coaches from JHS also helped as well as a few students. “The Jay […]

Living With Purpose 

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    In all my years of counseling experience, people speak most fondly about one person—their Mom. It seems that these special people (Mothers) symbolize security, unconditional love, protection, sacrifice, forgiveness, and guidance. Let a toddler or small child fall down and skin a knee and usually the first words are “Momma, Momma!” Thank God […]

Woodlawn Beach boat ramp open

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 The Woodlawn Beach pier replacement is substantially complete. Minor maintenance activities may be ongoing for a short period but the boat ramp is fully open. The project, which began Apr.6, was completed by Dale’s Marine Construction and included demolition and removal of the existing pier and reconstruction of the pier with catwalks and terminal platform […]

Five Mile Swamp Fire Re-Entry: Previously Closed Evacuation Zone Now Open to Residents Only

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Open to residents only: Everything on Garcon Point Road east to the Blackwater Bay from I-10 south to Mary Kitchens Road including Garcon Point Road. This area reopens at a Level 2 meaning residents must be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Law enforcement check points will be in place at Garcon Point at […]

Spring School and Sports Cancelled

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On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the 2019-2020 school year would continue with distance learning only. Two days later, the FHSAA announced what many feared, that spring sports would be cancelled as well. The full press release by the FHSAA can be found by following the link below. https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2020/04/20/node-48906/fhsaa_coronavirus_update_-_4-20-20_final_final.pdf

Living With Purpose

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    There is an old cemetery where there’s a grave which has inscribed upon its headstone just one word— “Forgiven”. There’s no name, date of birth or death. There’s no epitaph, no eulogy—just that one word, “Forgive”. I have discovered, this is the biggest thing that can be said of any person, or written […]

Seniors Recognized

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JHS-To bring attention to the class of 2020, JHS placed signs out in their seniors’ yards. The signs read, “We are proud of our seniors.” With the conclusion of their senior year, the class of 2020 is in limbo due to the Coronavirus.With the federal government rolling out plans to reopen states back up, there […]