William's Latest Blog Entries:

Our View: Problems With Library’s Reasons For Cutting Out North Escambia

The West Florida Library announced that hours are being cut at library branches across the county — most dramatically in North Escambia. Part of the cuts will essentially reduce the Century Branch Library to a part-time library sharing employees and resources with the new Molino Library. The Molino Library will open next month, robbing Peter to pay Paul with staff from Century. The Molino Library will be full of used furniture, taken from the Main Branch which is being replaced with a new building and new furniture, perhaps... 

September 27, 2012 | Read more »

Blog: Where Were You That September Morning?

September 11, 2001. It’s been 11 years. Life, at least when that morning began, seemed good. I’ve always been a work at home dad, so I was home with my two girls. The youngest was almost four months old, and the oldest was approaching her fourth birthday. It was a normal morning. The little one was asleep, “fat and happy” as we used to say, after a morning bottle. The oldest was in the living room just a few feet from my office watching PBS Kids on the TV as I worked on a project for a client. Then... 

September 11, 2012 | Read more »

Election Day Live Blog

This is an archive of our Live Election Blog from today. No further updates will be posted to this story. 7:15 p.m. — Results posted here… 7:00 p.m. — Polls are now closed. Live Election Results Coming Up Soon on NorthEscambia.com! 5:20 p.m — Weather has become a factor in voting in North Escambia this afternoon with strong storms slowing the lines at the polls. We are now in what is typically the busiest two hours of voting of the afternoon on an election day. Candidates and supporters and continuing... 

August 14, 2012 | Read more »

Our View: NHS Quarterback Sheets’ Suspension Just Isn’t Right

Tonight’s the biggest football game ever in Bratt, and certainly the big one for seniors like Brandon Sheets, starting quarterback and free safety. But Brandon won’t play tonight, his suspension upheld Thursday by the Florida High School Athletic Association for taunting. Really? This is high school football. This is a sport for young men; this is not third grade kickball. That said, there should have never been a flag on Sheets after his short touchdown late in the third. Video from two different angles clearly shows... 

December 2, 2011 | Read more »

Blog: Where Were You That September Morning?

September 11, 2001. It’s been 10 years. Life, at least when that morning began, seemed good. I’ve always been a work at home dad, so I was home with my two girls. The youngest was almost four months old, and the oldest was approaching her fourth birthday. It was a normal morning. The little one was asleep, “fat and happy” as we used to say, after a morning bottle. The oldest was in the living room just a few feet from my office watching PBS Kids on the TV as I worked on a project for a client. Then... 

September 11, 2011 | Read more »

Join NorthEscambia.com On Facebook (Including A Second, Brand New Page)

Join NorthEsambia.com on Facebook to stay connected on the latest news plus up to the minute breaking news updates. There are two Facebook pages you can join — the NorthEscambia.com Facebook Fan page (an upgrade from our previous page) and the brand new personal page of William, our publisher. William’s personal Facebook page will, over time, include¬† behind-the-scenes information about stories that William has covered (or will cover)¬† and other information that you won’t find on the NorthEscambia.com fan... 

May 6, 2011 | Read more »