Early Voting Begins Today
Early voting begins today in Escambia County.
According to Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford, a total of seven sites will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. county-wide, the most early voting ever offered in Escambia County:
Escambia Co Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Road
Molino Community Center, 6450 Highway 95A North
Southwest Branch Library, 12248 [...]
Florida Minimum Wage Is Going Up
Florida’s minimum wage will rise by a nickel an hour to $8.10 on January 1, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. That’s $2 for a 40 hour work week.
It is the fifth-smallest hourly increase since Florida established a state minimum wage in 2005. There was no increase last year.
Under a [...]
Silver Alert Issued For Missing Escambia County Woman
A Florida Silver Alert has been activated for 83-year old Shirley Cooey out of Escambia County.
She was last seen in the 8700 block of Rebel Road in the Beulah area. She may be traveling in a 2003, white Hyundai Sonata, Florida tag number K528XD
She has gray hair, blue eyes, is 5-foot 2-inches tall and weights [...]
Pope Appoints Tate Graduate As New Bishop Of Memphis
Bishop Martin Holley, a graduate of Tate High School, was appointed by Pope Francis and recently installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Memphis.
“With faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the love of God in my heart, I do accept the pastoral care of the people of God [...]
Hundreds Attend Williams Station Day; Dancers Dazzle Crowd (With Gallery)
Hundreds attended the annual Williams Station Day in Atmore Saturday, including a large crowd for the day’s entertainment — including Twirl Time and the Northview High School Dance Team.
Williams Station Day takes its name from Atmore’s early history when in 1866 the community was a supply stop along the Mobile [...]
It’s a Tradition: Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere (With Photo Gallery)
Looking for a pumpkin? The Allen Memorial United Methodist Church Men’s Pumpkin Patch is open once again this year at the corner of Highway 29 and Neal Road in Cantonment. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available, with some priced as low [...]
Forest Service Continues To Warn Against Outdoor Burning
The Florida Forest Service is continuing to warn residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties not to conduct any outdoor burning for the next few days.
The entire area is in the midst of of an extended dry spell, plus a passing cold front brought higher winds and lower humidity. There is no rain in the [...]
UWF Discovers Third Shipwreck From Luna Fleet
The University of West Florida archaeology program announced today the discovery of a third shipwreck from the Spanish fleet linked to Tristán de Luna y Arellano’s 16th century expedition to modern-day Pensacola. The discovery comes less than one year after UWF archaeologists identified the terrestrial site of Luna’s colony in a developed neighborhood in Pensacola, [...]
Northview Battles To 12-10 Win Over 4A Walton
The 1A Northview Chiefs beat the 4A Walton Braves 12-10 during Senior Night at Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium in Bratt.
“It was a great game, two great football teams out here to battle tonight,” Northview Head Coach Derek Marshman said. “It was a battle in every sense of the word — two football teams [...]
Tate Beats Choctaw 63-42
In a 105 total point game, Tate beat the Choctawhatchee Indians Friday night in Cantonment 63-42 for an Aggies Senior Night win.
Choctaw jumped out to a 7-0 lead at Pete Gindl Stadium just over a minute into the first quarter. A Jake Henry quarterback keeper touchdown run across midfield tied things up 7-7 at the [...]