100-Acre Burn Planned For Ransom Middle Property
The Florida Forest Service, in conjunction with Ransom Middle School and the Escambia County School Board, is planning a 100-acre prescribed burn in the coming weeks. After a recent wildfire caused smoke issues near the Cantonment school, the plan is to conduct a burn on county-owned property in order to [...]
Over 70 People Evacuated Due To Explosives Scare Near Atmore
Over 70 people were evacuated from a mobile home park near Atmore Saturday afternoon due to an explosives scare as a bomb squad responded to diffuse the situation.
Deputies were called to the Big Oak Tailer Park on Jacks Springs Road, between the Poarch and McCullough communities, after a man arrived with a pickup carrying old [...]
Northview Grad McCall Makes History As A UWF Football First Signee
A Northview High School graduate made history Friday as one of the first two student athletes to sign with the new University of West Florida football team during the NCAA midyear transfer signing period.
Northview’s Blake McCall, an offensive lineman, will transfer to UWF from Jackson State. Tyler Henderson, a safety from Crestview, will join the [...]
US Supreme Court Rules: Same-Sex Marriages Begin January 6 In Florida
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Friday night for same-sex marriages to begin January 6 in Florida. The court rejected a plea from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to maintain a judge’s stay to keep the same-sex marriages from happening.
The stay was issued in August by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle who said [...]
Unemployment Rate Steady In Escambia County, Falls In Santa Rosa
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level decreasing or holding steady in the North Escambia area.
Escambia County’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent from October to November. There were 8,030 people reported unemployed during the period. One year [...]
Century Talks Business Climate, Business Challenge
Big changes are in store for the business climate in Century as the town works to implement an economic development plan authored by the University of West Florida’s Haas Center.
Thursday afternoon, the Haas Center’s Brice Harris met in a workshop setting with the Century town council, recommending future actions the council should take toward their [...]
State Rep. Clay Ingram Named President, CEO Of Pensacola Chamber
The Greater Pensacola Chamber board of directors voted Thursday to elected Clay Ingram as the chamber’s new president and CEO. . Ingram, who was unanimously voted by the Board to oversee all operational aspects of the Chamber, will begin his new role on January 5.
“Clay brings energy, leadership, a unique perspective and highly developed [...]
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 17 [...]
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 during a Committee of the Whole meeting to remove all location options north of I-10 from their list.
Locations previously on a short list but no longer under consideration include Highway 29 between Barrineau Park Road and [...]
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 that if at least 75 percent of schools earn an “A” or “B,” the amount of points needed for a [...]