Shannon's Window: What Pensacola values


  • September 23, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
Government's values are clear — what it values, it pays for. As Escambia County looks to finalize its budget, what do the outside agency requests before the county say about our values?

Santa Rosa school board, county commission to discuss growth management


  • September 22, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   education
As Santa Rosa County continues to grow, school and county officials are collaborating on a management plan to ensure that growth does not put an unnecessary and unmanageable burden on the school system.

Entrepreneur Magazine asks, 'What's your entrepreneurial I.Q.?'


  • September 22, 2015
  • /   Mike Ensley
  • /   education
Entrepreneur Magazine is offering a free quiz to determine your "Entrepreneurial IQ."

Shannon's Window: Making the investment in early learning


  • September 22, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   economy
Early learning is an investment worth making, but elected leaders and the private sector must be dedicated to the long game to reap the payoff.

Does universal pre-K help the children who need it most?


  • September 22, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early-learning
Universal pre-K has been touted as a panacea in early education, but new studies show the children who would most benefit — the poor, the disengaged and the disadvantaged — get short-shrift if the program isn't fully funded.

Shuttered Rolling Hills landfill still plagues Wedgewood community


  • September 21, 2015
  • /   Carlton Proctor
  • /   community-dashboard
As DEP works with owners of shuttered Rolling Hills landfill, residents in the beleaguered and largely minority-based Wedgewood community keeping eye on it.

Santa Rosa considers allowing special events to sell alcohol on Sundays


  • September 21, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   community-dashboard
Santa Rosa Commissioners will discuss allowing Sunday alcohol sales for special events, something advocates say will boost tourism opportunities.

Breaking down Escambia's outside agency funding requests


  • September 21, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
How much will Escambia County pay toward kindergarten readiness, job creation, tourism promotion and a host of other requests from outside agencies? Read on.

Bizarre 'thirsty' concrete sucks up hundreds of gallons of water in less than a minute


  • September 21, 2015
  • /   Ron Stallcup
  • /   community-dashboard
That amazing "thirsty pavement" highlighted by the DailyMail.com looks pretty cool.

Parents can't talk enough to their children


  • September 18, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
Georgia's Talk With Me Baby initiative aims to encourage more parents to talk to their babies, a tactic proven to improve a child's readiness for school.