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Most Of ‘Landmark’ Ernest Ward Middle School Now Gone

Most Of ‘Landmark’ Ernest Ward Middle School Now Gone

Demolition of the old Ernest Ward Middle School is almost compete. Thursday, crews demolished the former main entrance to the old... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »


Help Manna Feed ‘SomeBunny” At Food Drive Today

A “Let’s Feed Somebunny” food drive will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. today. People are invited to fill the Easter... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »


Florida House, Senate Differ On Gambling Tracks

House and Senate leaders are taking divergent approaches to the perennially thorny issue of gambling, with the House vetting a soup-to-nuts... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »


Former Escambia Coach Willie Spears Named As 1A Vernon Coach

The District 2 Class 1A Vernon Yellow Jackets have a new head football coach — Willie Spears, former Escambia High School head... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »

‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’ Planned For Saturday

‘Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day’ Planned For Saturday

Saturday is “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in the city of Atmore, and organizers are encouraging Vietnam veterans... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Jay Tops Northview; Tate Wins In Kissimmee Klassic

Jay Tops Northview; Tate Wins In Kissimmee Klassic

Jay 4, Northview 4 The Jay Lady Royals defeated the Northview Lady Chiefs 7-4 in a game that was called early due to rain.  For the... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Tate Downs NHS JV; Varsity Aggies Fall To Overton

Tate Downs NHS JV; Varsity Aggies Fall To Overton

Tate 6, Northview 1 (Freshmen/JV) The freshmen Tate Aggies defeated the JV Northview Chiefs 6-1 Thursday night in Bratt. The JV Chiefs... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »

High School Sports Group Could Face Overhaul, Elimination

High School Sports Group Could Face Overhaul, Elimination

A measure overhauling the Florida High School Athletic Association — and opening the door to the group possibly being replaced... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Santa Rosa Considers Rezoning For Nine Schools

The Santa Rosa County School Board is set to consider the rezoning of nine schools at their April 23 meeting. The schools set for rezoning... 

March 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Bill Would Boost Power Of Nurse Practitioners

Wading into a fierce debate in the health-care industry, a House panel Wednesday approved a bill that would increase the authority... 

March 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Trailer Thief Caught On Camera

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a stolen utility trailer after the  thief was caught on camera. The... 

March 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Regional City Clerks Meet In Century

The Town of Century was host to a recent meeting of the Northwest District of the Florida Association of City Clerks. Municipal clerks... 

March 26, 2015 | Read the story »

I-10 Crash Claims One Life

A Gulf Breeze man was killed in single vehicle crash on I-10 Tuesday. The Florida Highway Patrol said 30-year old Geoffrey M. Edge... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

House Pitches $690 Million Tax Cut Package

House members backed Gov. Rick Scott’s push to reduce taxes on cell-phone bills and pay TV on Tuesday. And they bettered the... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Sheriff’s Office: Track Your Valuables With Online Tool

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a free online system that will help keep track of valuable personal property.... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Home Evacuated, Street Closed By Gas Leak

Sheppard Street in Cantonment was closed and at least one home evacuated due to a gas leak Tuesday night. A resident in the 200 block... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Tate Aggies Release Football Schedule

The Tate High School Aggies have released a tentative 2015 football schedule. Game times will be announced at a later date:  Read More →

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

House Opts For Door In Grocery Store Liquor Debate

The House has joined the Senate in altering legislation aimed at allowing shoppers to pick up hard spirits while shopping for groceries... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Senate Gives Backing To Evacuation Gun Bill

After a debate that conjured memories of Hurricane Katrina, the Florida Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that could... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

House Panel Moves School Choice Bill

A wide-ranging bill that would allow parents more freedom to choose where their children go to school was overwhelmingly approved... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »

15-Year Old Driver Killed In Ensley Crash

A 15-year old driver was killed in a single vehicle crash Monday morning in Ensley. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Justin... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Florida Special Olympics Torch Run Begins In Century

The 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Florida Special Olympics began in Century Monday morning. The torch run started... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Evers’ School Gun Bill Gets OK From Senate Panel

A Florida Senate panel on Monday approved what backers call a “school safety” bill that would allow school superintendents... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

FFA Members Attend Ag On The Hill

Students from Northview High School attended the annual “Ag On The Hill” event last week in Tallahassee. The local FFA... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Roll Out The Unwelcome Mat To Formosan Termites

Rep. Doug Broxson (R-Gulf Breeze) is hosting several free public workshops for area residents to learn necessary steps to protect... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Learn About $106K Nonprofit Grants At IMPACT 100 Workshops

IMPACT 100 will hold its annual workshop for all nonprofits in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties at 8:00 on April 16 at the First Baptist... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Central Water Works Moving Toward Planned System Improvements

Improvements are ahead for customers of Central Water Works. The utility held a a public meeting Monday evening to give the public... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

JV Win For Tate; JV Loss For NHS; Catholic Over NHS In Nine

West Florida 4, Northview 3 (JV) The West Florida Jaguars defeated the Northview Chiefs in junior varsity action Monday afternoon.... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Neighborhood Watch Tip Leads To Drug Arrest

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said a recent drug arrest was the result of a neighborhood watch tip. The anonymous tipster... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Century Makes Land Deal To Settle Wetlands Problem

The Town of Century has made a land deal to settle a wetlands issue with Army Corps of Engineering to allow a drainage project to... 

March 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Florida House Pitches $76.2 Billion Budget

The Florida House has released an initial $76.2 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year starting July 1 — a proposal that... 

March 23, 2015 | Read the story »

BBB Looking For Exceptional, Ethical Businesses For Torch Awards

The Better Business Bureau Foundation serving Northwest Florida is looking for businesses and charities to participate in its 10th... 

March 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Panhandle Equine Rescue Awarded $4,200 Grant

Panhandle Equine Rescue in Cantonment has received a $4,200 grant to use towards a barn for additional hay storage. The grant was... 

March 23, 2015 | Read the story »