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Scott Visits Escambia Tech Company With 120 New Jobs

Scott Visits Escambia Tech Company With 120 New Jobs

Gov. Rick Scott visited an Escambia County technology company Tuesday that plans to bring about 120 new jobs to the area. Scott talked... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Field Corn Variety Tour Held

Field Corn Variety Tour Held

A Field Corn Variety Tour was held Tuesday at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center near Jay. During the tour, producers... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »


Great Weather Continues

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 89. North wind around 5 mph. Wednesday Night... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »


Many Retailers Counting On School Sales Tax Holiday For Bump In Sales

The Florida Retail Federation fully supports the upcoming three-day sales tax “holiday” on back-to-school items, with... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »


Seniors Can Earn Income As Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions

The Council on Aging of West Florida is seeking individuals 55 and older in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties who are interested in... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Mississippi Downs Blue Wahoos

Mississippi Downs Blue Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos dropped their fourth straight to the Mississippi Braves, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Trustmark Park in Pearl,... 

July 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Local Forest Service Firefighters Deployed To Fight Western US Fires

Local area firefighters are among dozens being sent from the Florida Forest Service to help battle blazes in the western United States. There... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

12 Elementary Schools To Add Extra Hour Due To Low Reading Scores

Due to low reading scores, a  dozen Escambia County elementary schools will have an extended school day when classes begin next month. The... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Doctors Will Appeal ‘Docs Vs. Glocks’ Ruling

Doctors and gun-control advocates said Monday they will appeal to the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a ruling that upheld... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Four Busted For Commerical Burglaries

Four people have  been arrested in connection with a series of commercial burglaries in Escambia County. Last Friday morning, the... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Braves Claim Third Straight Win Over Wahoos

Make it three nights in a row that the Braves have claimed a 6-2 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos at Trustmark Park. The Braves used... 

July 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Frontier Communications Internet Outage Repaired

Technicians from Frontier Communications have repaired a high speed internet outage. Frontier customers in the Walnut Hill, Bratt,... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Day Of Hope: Free School Supplies, Backpacks, Groceries And More

Mark your calendars for August 16 — that’s when a free “Day of Hope” will offer  back to school supplies and... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Atmore Businessman Robert Faircloth Passes Away

Atmore businessman Robert Faircloth passed away Sunday morning. He was 84. Faircloth opened the Ponderosa Drive-In on South Main Street... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Two Injured In Flomaton Crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Flomaton. The accident happened near the intersecton of Highway... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Northview QB Club Reschedules Softball Tourney; Still Accepting Registrations

The Northview High School has rescheduled their double elimination coed softball tournament from August 2 to August 16. The tournament... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Braves Win Second Straight Over Pensacola Blue Wahoos 6-2

For the second straight night, the Braves scored three late runs to take down the Blue Wahoos 6-2 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss.... 

July 28, 2014 | Read the story »

Century Ready To Make A Deal On Move-In Ready Industrial Building

It’s been about five years since the Town of Century re-acquired  the  former  Helicopter Technology building in the town’s... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

FWC Law Enforcement Report

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the two week period ending July 24. ESCAMBIA COUNTY Officer... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

University Of Florida Study: Peanut Butter Sniff Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer’s

Detecting early stage Alzheimer’s disease may be as easy as sniffing a dollop of peanut butter. Researchers at the University of... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Rolfe Completes Basic Military Training

Air Force Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Alec D. Rolfe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland,... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Different Speeds For Justice, Politics

The justice system tends to move very slowly, and this week it seemed to be struggling to keep up with politics. A circuit judge in... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Wahoos Drop Opener To Braves

Ben Lively (L, 0-5) was solid in the series opener against the Mississippi Braves on Saturday night at Trustmark Park, but he was... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida’s Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Is Next Weekend

Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday is coming up next weekend. The tax holiday will run Friday through Sunday, August... 

July 27, 2014 | Read the story »

Repairs Begins Monday On ‘Major Public Safety Issue’ Gas Leak Under Hwy 29

Preliminary work begins Monday to repair a leaking section of natural gas pipe under Highway 29 in Century, three and a half years... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Federal Appeals Court Upholds ‘Docs Vs. Glocks’ Bill

A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s controversial “docs vs. glocks” bill, overturning an earlier court... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Escambia, AL, Animal Shelter Closing

The Humane Society of Escambia County (Ala.) has announced that it will no longer be operating an animal shelter or providing field... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Weekend Gardening: Distinctly Southern Hydrangeas

by Santa Rosa County Extension Nothing defines a southern landscape more than hydrangeas. These beautiful, large flowering shrubs... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Back To School: Supply Lists

School starts Monday, August 18 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Here are printable school supply lists from each elementary... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Wahoos Record 100th Sellout With Win Over Mobile’s Baybears

On a historic night when the Pensacola Blue Wahoos recorded their 100th sellout in only its third season, Michael Lorenzen became... 

July 26, 2014 | Read the story »

No Injuries In Early Morning Wreck That Blocked Hwy 29 In Molino

There were no injuries in a single vehicle rollover accident early this morning that blocked traffic on Highway 29 in Molino. The driver... 

July 25, 2014 | Read the story »