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Escambia Heath Department Encourages Flu Vaccine For Residents

Escambia Heath Department Encourages Flu Vaccine For Residents

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is encouraging residents to get vaccinated against the flu. Seasonal flu is a contagious... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »

Heroes For Christmas: Atmore Firefighters Holding Toy Drive Saturday

Heroes For Christmas: Atmore Firefighters Holding Toy Drive Saturday

The Atmore Fire Department’s annual toy drive will be held Saturday. The “Heroes For Christmas” will be at Walmart... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »


ECUA Sells Main Street Property For $5.2 Million, Elects Officers

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority approved the sale of the former Main Street sewage treatment plant property at their Thursday... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »


Escambia Man Indicted For Insurance Fraud Scheme

An Escambia County man has been indicted on federal charges for an insurance fraud scheme. Kevin D. Webster, 44, was indicted for 11... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »


State Asks Court To Continue Gay Marriage Ban

Attorney General Pam Bondi this week asked a federal appeals court to at least temporarily keep in place Florida’s ban on same-sex... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »


Tonight’s High School Football Playoff Schedule

Here’s tonight’s high school football schedule for playoff games across the area tonight. For live scores from select games, FLORIDA 7A... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »

West All-Stars Beat The East In All-Star Volleyball

West All-Stars Beat The East In All-Star Volleyball

The West All-Stars defeated the East in the Subway High School All-Star Volleyball game Thursday night at the University of West Florida... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »

Peanut Butter Drive Concludes Today

Peanut Butter Drive Concludes Today

The Escambia County Extension office, Santa Rosa County Extension office along with the University of Florida Institute of Food... 

November 21, 2014 | Read the story »

Driver Escapes Injury In Highway 29 McDavid Crash

An elderly female driver escaped injury when she lost control and ran into a wooded area on Highway 29 at Main Street in McDavid... 

November 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Bill Would Toughen Texting While Driving Ban

A South Florida lawmaker Wednesday filed a proposal that would strengthen the state’s ban on texting while driving, giving police... 

November 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Thursday Is The Great American Smoke Out; Tobacco Free Florida Can Help

Thursday The Great American Smokeout, and the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida program is encouraging tobacco... 

November 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Century Gas Leak Repair Project Nearing Completion

Work will be completed soon on a leaking section of natural gas pipe under Highway 29 in Century, three and a half years since the... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Nightly Lane Closures Planned For Nine Mile Road

East and westbound traffic on Nine Mile Road  between the Escambia River Bridge and Scenic Highway in Escambia County will encounter... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Century Hires Wastewater Superintendent

About two months ago, the Town of Century announced it was in desperate need for waterwater treatment facility operator in order to... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Friday Is Deadline For Farmers, Ranchers To Apply For EQIP Funds

Florida farmers and ranchers can apply through Friday for financial assistance in fiscal year 2015 through the Environmental Quality... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Gulf Power To Join Ascend, IP In Funding For Escambia County Mass Notification System

Gulf Power has joined other local companies and governmental agencies in contributing to the purchase of an emergency notification... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Health Department, UWF ‘AIM’ To Reduce Escambia Infant Mortality

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County and the University of West Florida are working to reduce infant mortality in Escambia... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Just Nuts: Bratt Elementary Students Learn About Peanuts, Nutrition

Students at Bratt Elementary School learned about peanuts, farming and nutrition Tuesday morning during an Escambia Count Extension... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Volleyball: Tate’s Jordan White Signs With Mississippi College

Jordan White, a senior at Tate High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Mississippi College in Clinton,... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Elections Results Certified

The results of the state’s November 4 general election, which included the re-election of Gov. Rick Scott and each member of... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida House Organizes For Interesting Session

A Republican speaker who was not originally supposed to lead the chamber took over a House already down two members Tuesday, while... 

November 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Escambia Swears In New Commissioner; Barry Named New Chairman

A new Escambia County Commissioner was sworn in Tuesday morning. Doug Underhill now holds the District 2 seat after defeating two-term... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Arrest Made In $400K Jewelry Store Burglary; Five Arrested For Other Burglaries

Pensacola Police have arrested six people in connection with four burglaries in the past week, including a $400,000 jewelry store burglary... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Traffic Stop Near Jay Ends With Chase, Traffic Crash, Arrest

What began as a routine traffic stop east of Jay ended with a chase, a crash and multiple felony charges Monday afternoon. A deputy... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Healthy Start Program Leases Empty Century Building

The Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition has leased a county-owned building in Century. Healthy Start will pay just $1 per year... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Money Saving Cold Weather Tips

Gulf Power Company is offering some cold weather energy savings tips for everyone, including customers of other utilities. Gulf Power... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Gulf Restoration Projects Funded, Including $11 Million To Escambia County

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, which is managing funds from settlements involving the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

County Purchases Property To Improve Drainage On Ponderosa Drive

The Escambia County Commission voted Monday night to purchase two pieces of property in the Ensley area to improve stormwater drainage. The... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

John Hutchinson Retiring From Gulf Power

John L. Hutchinson, Gulf Power’s director of Community and Economic Development is retiring on November 21 after 24 years of service... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Tate’s Casey McCrackin Signs With Auburn University

Tate High School senior Casey McCrackin signed a letter of intent Monday to play softball at Auburn University. McCrackin played softball... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Escambia County Commission Honors Top K-9 Team

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team recently named one of the best in the country was honored Monday night by the Escambia... 

November 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Possible Vehicle Trade For Crack Cocaine, Dispute Leads To Arrest

A dispute over a vehicle that may have been traded for crack cocaine has landed a Century man behind bars. Jermain Lavelle Smith, 28,... 

November 17, 2014 | Read the story »

Escambia County Establishes Fraud, Waste And Abuse Hotline

Escambia County has launched an fraud, waste and abuse hotline that allows residents and employees to anonymously report activity that... 

November 17, 2014 | Read the story »