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Travis Smith Named Florida Peanut Producers Young Peanut Farmer Of The Year

Travis Smith Named Florida Peanut Producers Young Peanut Farmer Of The Year

Travis Smith from Jay has been named the 2015 Florida Peanut Producers Young Peanut Farmer of the Year. A fifth generation farmer,... 

March 30, 2015 | Read the story »

Slight Chance Of Rain, High In The Low 80’s

Slight Chance Of Rain, High In The Low 80’s

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly... 

March 30, 2015 | Read the story »


Education Changes Approved By House

Charter schools would get more construction funding, class-size penalties would be relaxed and school districts would be encouraged... 

March 30, 2015 | Read the story »

What Is Your Church Doing For Easter? Share With Our Readers

What Is Your Church Doing For Easter? Share With Our Readers

What is your church doing for Easter? NorthEscambia.com will provide free promotion for churches in North Escambia or North Santa... 

March 30, 2015 | Read the story »

Century Residents Can Apply For Windstorm Upgrades To Their Homes

Century Residents Can Apply For Windstorm Upgrades To Their Homes

The Town of Century will assist local residents strengthen their homes against hurricanes and other windstorms. The program will provide... 

March 30, 2015 | Read the story »

Senate Takes Pot Regulation Into Its Own Hands

Facing another legal challenge to the state’s attempt to craft a framework for a medical-marijuana industry, a Senate committee... 

March 29, 2015 | Read the story »

Florida Department Of Health Reminds Residents To Test For Radon

The Florida Department of Health is reminding Floridians about the importance of identifying and addressing elevated indoor radon... 

March 29, 2015 | Read the story »

Lady Aggies Take Second In Kissimmee Klassic

The Tate High School Lady Aggies took second place in the Kissimmee Klassic Saturday after a 5-2 loss in the championship game against... 

March 29, 2015 | Read the story »

Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Nearing The Halfway Mark

The House and Senate committees charged with crafting budget plans have finished their first drafts. Differences between the two chambers... 

March 29, 2015 | Read the story »

Counselors Available Monday At Tate High School

Counselors will be available Monday at Tate High School, following three unrelated accidents in less than a week that claimed the lives... 

March 28, 2015 | Read the story »

Weekend Gardening: Hit A Home Run With Knock Out Roses

by UF/IFAS Extension Landscape shrub roses will not make you great cut flowers, but they will give your landscape an abundance... 

March 28, 2015 | Read the story »

Santa Rosa Death Investigated As Homicide

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death has a homicide. Stephen Richmond Rice, Jr., 43, was found deceased... 

March 28, 2015 | Read the story »

Northview Tops Central; NHS Over Neal; Tate Beats Monroe; Tate Over Pines

Northview 13, Central 6 Northview 6, W.S. Neal 1 (JV) The Northview Chiefs beat Central Friday night  13-6. Thomas Moore had a home... 

March 28, 2015 | Read the story »

‘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 »

Tate Student Struck And Killed By Train In Cantonment

A Tate High School student was struck and killed by a train Thursday afternoon in Cantonment. She has been identified as 15-year old... 

March 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Jay Lindsey Named Tate Interim Head Football Coach

Jay Lindsey has been named the interim football coach at Tate High School. He will hold the position through the spring as Tate follows... 

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

On A Quest For A Freshwater Giant: Alligator Gar On The Escambia River

The quest is on to find one of Florida’s most mysterious fish with a prehistoric look in the Escambia River. Finding alligator... 

March 26, 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 »

Billings Murder Getaway Driver Gonzalez, Sr. Denied Early Release

Early release from prison has been denied Leonard Patrick Gonzalez, Sr., who was convicted in the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings... 

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 »

Counties Seek Agreement With State Over Juvenile Detention Costs

County commissioners from around Florida urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve a proposal that could end a long-running battle about... 

March 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Work Begins To Replace Highway 97 Bridge In Walnut Hill

Construction activities began Tuesday to replace a 75-year old Highway 97 bridge over Little Pine Barren Creek in Walnut Hill. The... 

March 25, 2015 | Read the story »