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Jay Praise And Prayer Assembly Tonight At Nativity Scene

Jay Praise And Prayer Assembly Tonight At Nativity Scene

Residents of Jay and surrounding areas will hold a Praise and Prayer Assembly this evening at the Jay Nativity and Christmas Tree. Called... 

December 22, 2014 | Read the story »

Rain Through Tuesday, Sunny For Santa

Rain Through Tuesday, Sunny For Santa

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Monday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy,... 

December 22, 2014 | Read the story »


County Administrator Jack Brown Offered Three Year Contract

When Jack Brown started work as Escambia County administrator last June, he had accepted a one year contract and moved from Perry,... 

December 22, 2014 | Read the story »

FCA Plus Beta Equals Sounds Of The Season

FCA Plus Beta Equals Sounds Of The Season

Members of the Northview High School FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and the Northview Beta Club recently stopped by the Century... 

December 22, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Budget Surplus Grows To Near $1 Billion

Florida Budget Surplus Grows To Near $1 Billion

The surplus for next year’s state budget is nearing $1 billion, giving lawmakers more room to bankroll their priorities as well... 

December 22, 2014 | Read the story »

Bill Would Shield Taxpayer Email Addresses

Warning of identify theft and other crimes, a Florida  lawmaker has filed a proposal that would prevent the release of taxpayers’... 

December 21, 2014 | Read the story »

Weekend Gardening: Creative Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Gardener

by UF/IFAS Extension Service Still don’t have a Christmas present for your favorite gardener? Take heart, there is still plenty... 

December 21, 2014 | Read the story »

Changes Pondered In Funding For Disabled Services In Florida

Complying with a court ruling, the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities on Thursday held a hearing about a mathematical formula... 

December 21, 2014 | Read the story »

FWC Law Enforcement Report

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the weekly period ending  December 18 in Escambia... 

December 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Traffic Shift On Pineville Road

Traffic on Pineville Road in North Escambia will be transitioned to the completed roadway and bridge over Brushy Creek Monday, December... 

December 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Scott Says Florida Has Reached His 2010 Jobs Goal

Gov. Rick Scott declared Friday that Florida has reached his 2010 campaign goal of creating 700,000 jobs within seven years, as the... 

December 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Questions About Jobs, Jeb And Marriage

One of Gov. Rick Scott’s first and most heavily debated promises was back in the headlines Friday, as the governor claimed he... 

December 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Gulf Power Gives Back To America’s Heroes

Gulf Power presented $63,400 to two local charities today in support of veterans in the Escambia County area. The money was raised... 

December 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Escambia Man Charged With November Murder

An Escambia County man was charged Friday morning with a November murder. Reginald Sherrod Williams, 24, was charged with homicide... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Attemped Kidnapping At Elementary School Under Investigation

An attempted kidnapping is under investigation at an Escambia County elementary school. About 4 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Graduation Rates Increase In Escambia, Santa Rosa Counties

Statewide graduation rates increased to an 11-year high of 76.1 percent, an increase of 0.5 percent over last year and a rise of nearly... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Ernest Ward Middle Names December Students Of The Month

Ernest Ward Middle School has named Students of the Month for December. They are (L-R) Amaya Stallworth, seventh grade; Kayley Lashley,... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Molino And Cantonment No Longer Considered For New Jail Location

The location of the new Escambia County Jail won’t be in North Escambia. Escambia County Commissioners decided Thursday morning... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

One Injured In Cedartown Road Wreck

One person was reported to be injured in a single vehicle accident just before 7:00 Thursday night on Cedartown Road near Allen Circle. ... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Nine Mile Road Ticket A Winner In Fantasy 5 Drawing

Someone is over $54,000 richer this morning thanks to  a winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket from a Nine Mile Road store. The... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Mirror Image: Sunset At Lake Stone

Pictured: The setting sun slips behind the trees Thursday evening at Lake Stone in Century. Lake Stone is a 130 acre man-made lake... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Dept Of Ed Releases Grades For High Schools

Preliminary high school grades were released today by the Florida Department of Education. State Board of Education rules mandate... 

December 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Two Pedestrians Struck On Bayou Boulevard Now In Stable Condition

Two pedestrians remain hospitalized in stable condition after they crossed the road in front of an SUV Wednesday night and were struck... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Man Sentenced For Shooting Fleeing Son On Riding Lawn Mower

A Walnut Hill man was sentenced Wednesday for shooting his son on a riding lawn mower a short distance from his home. Marshall H.... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug Testing

After racking up more than $650,000 in legal fees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is refusing to back down from his drug-testing crusade,... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

15 Charged In Cocaine Trafficking Ring

A drug sting has resulted in 15 total arrests from the Pensacola and Houston areas. Of those, 13 were jointly indicted on federal drug... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Computer Glitch Stops Thousands Of Escambia Semester Exams

A server problem prevented about 15,000 Escambia County School District students from taking or completing computer-based semester... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Man Dies Two Weeks After Being Tased By Escambia Deputies

A man tased multiple times by Escambia County deputies has died. About 6 a.m. on December 1, 28-year old Cody Robert Healey was  on... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Florida Republicans Blast Obama’s Cuba Moves, Dems Cautious

President Barack Obama’s decision to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba sparked a firestorm of protest among Florida Republicans... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Bratt Second Graders Present ‘A Place In The Christmas Choir’

Bratt Elementary School second graders recently presented their Christmas musical  “A Place in the Christmas Choir”. For... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »