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Northview Grad’s Team Wins Regional Robotics Competition

Northview Grad’s Team Wins Regional Robotics Competition

Northview High School graduate Colton Sims was a member of a team that won the recent 2015 SoutheastCon Hardware Competition in Fort... 

April 28, 2015 | Read the story »


Rain Continues Today

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Tuesday Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.... 

April 28, 2015 | Read the story »


House Approves Controversial ‘Fracking’ Bill

The House on Monday approved a measure that would require oil and gas companies to inform the state of chemicals being injected into... 

April 28, 2015 | Read the story »


Alimony Bill Awaits Senate Action

After the House overwhelmingly approved a plan to revamp the state’s alimony laws, the debate will go across the Capitol to... 

April 28, 2015 | Read the story »

New Video Visitation System Online At Santa Rosa County Jail

New Video Visitation System Online At Santa Rosa County Jail

A new video visitation system is now in place at the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office. Immediate family, relatives and friends... 

April 28, 2015 | Read the story »

Register Now For ECSO Neighborhood Watch Academy

Register Now For ECSO Neighborhood Watch Academy

Applications are now being accepted for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch Academy to be held May 19th,... 

April 28, 2015 | Read the story »

Biloxi Beats Wahoos

Biloxi Beats Wahoos

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos may be 5-12 and in last place in the Southern League South Division early in the season but the players... 

April 28, 2015 | Read the story »

$17 Million In Property Taxes Unpaid, Due By Thursday

All 2014 unpaid real estate and tangible personal property taxes must be paid and receipted by close of business Thursday, April... 

April 27, 2015 | Read the story »

New Members Inducted Into Northview High Beta Club

New members were recently inducted into the National Beta Club at Northview High School. The news members are: Autumn Albritton Alyssa... 

April 27, 2015 | Read the story »

House Backs Evers Plan To Unbuckle Rural Letter Carriers

Despite safety concerns raised by some lawmakers, the House have given final approval to a bill by Sen. Greg. Evers that would exempt... 

April 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Attempted Homicide Suspect Arrested

Authorities are searching for a man accused of choking and shooting a woman Sunday. Terrill Lamar Jenkins, 33, was charged with attempted... 

April 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Blue Wahoos Split Doubleheader With Biloxi

A few days ago, reliever Layne Somsen learned he would get the start for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos against the Southern League South-leading... 

April 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Nighttime Lane Restrictions Planned for Nine Mile Road

Eastbound traffic on Nine Mile Road will be restricted west of I-10, near Heritage Oaks Drive, in Escambia County, from 8 p.m. to... 

April 26, 2015 | Read the story »

House, Senate Sill At Odds Over Budget Negotiations

House and Senate leaders continued to swap offers on the broad outlines of a budget Friday, but remained far apart on more than just... 

April 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Prison Overhaul Headed Back To Senate

After months of reports about inmate abuse and alleged cover-ups in the state prison system, the House on Friday unanimously approved... 

April 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Biloxi Beats The Wahoos

Pensacola Blue Wahoos outfielder Jesse Winker hit a deep fly ball to the 400-foot sign in centerfield with his final swing of the... 

April 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Should I Stay, Or Should I Go

Normally, the next-to-last week of the legislative session would be spent putting the pieces in place for the ceremonial handkerchief... 

April 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Escambia County Honors Longtime Firefighter KC Fehl

The Escambia County Commission has issued a proclamation in honor of longtime volunteer fireman K.C. Fehl upon his retirement. Fehl... 

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 »

April Is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

Keep your hands on the wheel, eyes on the road and mind on driving — that’s the message the Department of Highway Safety and Motor... 

April 25, 2015 | Read the story »

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 »

‘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 »

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 »

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 »

Escambia Looks To Increase Volunteer Response, Staff Some Stations With Career Firefighters

Change is coming to fire services in Escambia County, but exactly what those charges are remain to be seen. For the past few weeks,... 

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 »

FHP Still Seeking Highway 97 Hit And Run Driver, Reward Offered

The Florida Highway Patrol is still seeking a hit and run driver after a crash last week on Highway 97 near Dogwood Park, and a reward... 

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 »