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.

Shannon's Window: Boosting schools boosts the bottom line


  • September 17, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
As Florida TaxWatch focuses on education, the Pensacola metro area needs to make sure our schools are a selling point in the economic development game.

Is Garcon Point bridge toll worth taking to court?


  • September 17, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   community-dashboard
Bondholders will have to decide if they want to go to court to force a toll increase on the Garcon Point Bridge, which was built in part to address Santa Rosa's population boom in the last 15 years.

FDLE finds no suspect, motive in school testing cyberattack


  • September 16, 2015
  • /   Brandon Larrabee
  • /   community-dashboard
FDLE found no suspect, motive in cyberattack on the state's Florida Standards Assessment, the testing platform used to gauge student promotion, graduation.

Santa Rosa builds agritourism connections


  • September 15, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   economy
As officials look to diversify, strengthen tourism industry, Santa Rosa's work in building agritourism have seen success in recent years.

Millions for industrial parks on Santa Rosa’s legislative wish list


  • September 15, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   community-dashboard
Economic development is high on the list of projects at the Santa Rosa Legislative Delegation public hearing on Sept. 22 in Milton.Among them Santa Rosa County is asking for $8.8 million to begin work on infrastructure at Whiting Aviation Park, a 269-acre industrial park with access to a 6,000-foot airstrip at Whiting Field Naval Air Station.