Scott: Area Gained 5,500 Jobs During Past Year
Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that the Pensacola metro area experienced positive annual job growth over the year, with 5,500 new jobs added as of March 2015.
The metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.1 percentage point over the year, from 6.4 percent in March 2014 to 5.3 percent in March 2015. [...]
Molino Man Seriously Injured In Crash Trying To Avoid Dog
A Molino was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash in Cantonment Friday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 54-year old William Kite of Molino was northbound on Jacks Branch Road approaching Pepin Lane about 9:35 a.m. A white dog was in the center of the northbound lane, so Kite swerved to the shoulder where [...]
Relay For Life Moved From Tate To Fairgrounds
The Relay for Life of Greater Escambia has been moved from Tate High School to the Main Expo Building of the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds this weekend.
The event times have not changed — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday — and there will still be the same great games, fun and food, along with plenty of [...]
Regulators Approve Gulf Power, Military Solar Plan
The Florida Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a plan that would lead to Gulf Power Company buying electricity from major new solar facilities on Northwest Florida military bases.
“Adding solar energy to our portfolio is another step in further diversifying our energy mix,” said Stan Connally, Gulf Power president and CEO. [...]
One Day Only – Save 27% On Past Due Traffic Tickets, Court Costs, Fines, Fees
If you have unpaid traffic tickets, court costs, fines, or fees, Pam Childers, the Escambia County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, is giving you a break by putting the brakes on collection fees – but only for this Saturday.
The Clerk’s office is offering convenient Saturday [...]
Annual Livestock Show And Sale Saturday At New 4-H Barns In Molino
The Gulf Coast Agriculture and Natural Resources Youth Organization (GCA & NRYO) Spring Livestock Show will take place Saturday in Molino. It will be the first youth livestock show and sale at the newly complete 4-H barns at 5701 South Highway 99 just north of Chalker Road.
FFA and 4-H youth ages 8-18 will exhibit [...]
Battle Over Future Of Escambia Fire Services Heats Up
There’s a battle of sorts heating up over the future of fire services in Escambia County. Will fire stations be staffed by volunteers? Paid firefighters? Both? Will fire taxes be raised for some, or all? Will fire fighters respond at all to an emergency at your home?
Good Friday morning, there were two house fires in [...]
Tate Students Get Real World Voting Experience
Students at Tate High School got a little real world voting experience Wednesday. They voted for class officers and student council officers during lunch, using real ballots and real voting equipment provided by the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office.
Students cast 501 ballots, the Elections Office was able register 21 students to vote in real [...]
FHP Seeks Information In Highway 97 Hit And Run
The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking a hit and run driver after a crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 97 near Dogwood Park.
According to the FHP, 56-year old Patricia M. Bruner of Bruck, FL, was southbound in a 2012 Land Rover on Highway 97 approaching White Ash Road when she was rear-ended by a purple or [...]
Search Continues For Suspect In Century Double Shooting
Authorities are still looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a double shooting March 26 in Century.
Deputies are searching for 28-year old Brian Keith Sanders (pictured, but deputies said his head is now shaved). He is wanted on charges of aggravated battery, deadly missiles, possession of a firearm by a convicted [...]
Mud Forces Ernest Ward Middle To Change Student Arrival, Dismissal Procedures
Ernest Ward Middle School has made changes in how students arrive and depart the school each day due to recent rains.
In the mornings, buses will drop-off on the paved ramp as they arrive. Parents dropping off students should use caution — buses and cars will be using the same gates.
At dismissal, about one-half of the [...]