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Jim Allen Elementary Students Take Part In 4-H Speech Contest

Jim Allen Elementary Students Take Part In 4-H Speech Contest

Fourth graders at Jim Allen Elementary School took participated in the Tropicana 4-H Speech Contest on Friday. First place was awarded... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Rain In Saturday’s Forecast

Rain In Saturday’s Forecast

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Saturday A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »


Abortion Waiting Period Awaits Scott’s Signature

A bill that would require 24-hour waiting periods before women can have abortions is heading to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott, following... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »


Escambia Man Facing Child Porn Charges

An Escambia County man had been indicted on multiple child pornography charges by a federal grand jury. Kandel Marki Whiting, 35, is... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »


‘Growlers’ Going To The Governor

Half-gallon “growlers” are closer to going under brewery taps across Florida. The House on Friday joined the Senate in... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »


Barons Take Series Over Wahoos

Joey DeMichele clinched the series for the Birmingham Barons (7-7) with a line drive to right field in a 2-1 walk-off victory over... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Molino 16U Lady Jags Win Mid Season Tournament

Molino 16U Lady Jags Win Mid Season Tournament

Both of the Molino 16U Molino softball teams won championships in their mid-season tournaments. The Lady Jaguars coached by Donnie... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Friends Of The Library Book Sale Continues

The annual Friends of West Florida Public Library Spring Book Sale and Silent Auction will be held today and Sunday at the downtown... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Santa Rosa Drops Plans To Rezone Nine Schools

After a public outcry against the idea, the Santa Rosa County School Board voted late Thursday night to kill a plan that would have... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Northview Chiefs Win District 1A Championship (With Photo Gallery)

The Northview Chiefs captured their first District 1A  title as they destroyed Chipley 11-1 Thursday night in Bonifay. Brett Weeks... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Bratt First Graders Present ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ (With Gallery)

First grade students at Bratt Elementary School presented the program “How Does Your Garden Grow” Thursday morning for... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Pot Challenge Rolls Ahead

The fight over the state’s attempt to get a non-euphoric pot industry off the ground continued Thursday during a day-long hearing... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Florida House Sends Budget Offer To Senate

The state House sent an initial budget offer to the Senate on Thursday, an apparent effort to jump-start moribund efforts to reach... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

West Florida Lady Jags Win Regional Quarterfinal Over Florida High

The West Florida Lady Jaguars beat Florida High in Tallahassee 8-4 Thursday in the Region 1-4A quarterfinals. Hitting for West Florida... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

West Florida Jags Win Consecutive District Championship

The West Florida High Jaguars beat Catholic 5-2 Thursday night for a back to back District 1-4A titles, and the ninth overall under... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Northview’s Bates Signs With Baton Rouge Community College

Northview High School senior E’Layzha Bates has signed to play basketball with Baton Rouge Community College. At Northview, she... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Winker Homers, Wahoos Win In Birmingham

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos evened up the five-game series in Birmingham with a 5-3 win over the Barons on Thursday night at Regions... 

April 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Best Of The Class Of 2015 Honored

Ninety of Escambia County’s high school seniors were honored Thursday tonight at the 2015 Senior Academic Awards presented by... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Jay Pro Rodeo Friday And Saturday Nights

The 13th Annual Jay Pro Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Ted May Arena in Jay. The 3R Rodeo Company will entertain... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

House Targets Florida High School Athletic Association

Legislation that would overhaul the Florida High School Athletic Association easily passed the state House on Wednesday, sending the... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Scott Flashed Veto Pen To Sway Evers, Other Senators

The drama over a budget impasse escalated Wednesday after Gov. Rick Scott called Republican senators separately into his office and... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Doctor Pleads Guilty To Income Tax Fraud

A Santa Rosa County doctor pled guilty to tax fraud in federal court in Pensacola Wednesday. Dr. Sheila Mohammed, 55, of Pace, Florida,... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Northview Girls Track Holds Awards Banquet

The Northview High School Girls Track Team recently celebrated their season at their annual banquet. Numerous awards were presented.... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Tate Lady Aggies Advance In Playoffs

The Tate Lady Aggies rallied with five runs in the sixth inning to beat Lincoln 6-0 in the Region 1-7A softball quarterfinals. Pitching... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Molino 16U Team Wins Mid Season Pace Tourney

Molino softball 16U Pensacola Honda recently won the “A bracket” of the mid-season tournament in Pace with an undefeated... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Escambia Man Gets Federal Prison On Armed Drug Trafficking Charges

An Escambia County man is headed to prison on federal armed drug trafficking charges. Marheem R. Smith, 24, was sentenced to 8 ½ years... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Barons Beat Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos (3-8) made it interesting in the end, but fell to the Birmingham Barons (6-6) by a score of 3-2 in midday... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Motorcyclist Killed In Escambia Crash

A man was killed into a single motorcycle crash Tuesday night in Escambia County. Timmothy D. Showalter, age 26 of Pace, lost control... 

April 22, 2015 | Read the story »

Firefighters Respond To Kingsfield Road Factory

Multiple fire stations responded to smoke inside a Kingsfield Road factory early Tuesday evening. There was no immediate word of... 

April 22, 2015 | Read the story »

Abundant Life Assembly Church Receives Century Community Pride Award

The latest Century Community Pride Award was recently presented to Abundant Life Assembly of God Church. The award was presented by... 

April 22, 2015 | Read the story »

Bear, Gator Feeding Won’t Go To Dogs

Florida lawmakers are taking aim at people caught repeatedly feeding bears and alligators, as the state prepares to allow its first... 

April 22, 2015 | Read the story »

Florida Gambling Bill Remains A Long Shot

Despite narrow approval by a House committee Tuesday, odds remain long that lawmakers will sign off on a gambling proposal that could... 

April 22, 2015 | Read the story »