After-school care registration at Escambia Schools starts Monday


  • August 7, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
After-school care registration at Escambia Schools starts Monday. Get the details here.

Leadership tip: don't say


  • August 7, 2015
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   video
"I already thought of that. I'm way ahead of you." Those are common things to say when somebody brings us an idea we've already thought of.

SRIA lease fees cut in half starting Oct. 1


  • August 7, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
Escambia County will take over public safety, public works services from the SRIA, cut lease fees in half beginning Oct. 1.

Shannon's Window: Pensacola needs a cool head


  • August 7, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
I know that the heat and humidity can make even the most focused mind wander. But some folks need to come in out of the sun.

Steven Barry files for re-election


  • August 7, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
Escambia Commissioner Steven Barry files with the Supervisor of Elections office to seek re-election in 2016.

Two Santa Rosa County schools among the nation's best


  • August 7, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
Milton High School and Santa Rosa Virtual Franchise were two of three schools in Northwest Florida to earn national recognition in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools ranking.

Santa Rosa welcomes first “all-inclusive” playground


  • August 6, 2015
  • /   Louis Cooper
  • /   community-dashboard
Work is substantially complete on the county’s first “all-inclusive” playground, located at the Navarre Sports Complex, which will expand health and wellness options for children of all abilities.

State pays $600k to settle Sansom legal fees


  • August 5, 2015
  • /   Brandon Larrabee
  • /   economy
The state agreed to pay legal fees for Ray Sansom after a circuit judge ruled in favor of the former House Speaker. Under a common-law principle, the state is required to pay the legal bills of public officials who successfully defend themselves against charges related to public duties.

New study: Florida schools are just about average


  • August 5, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
Florida schools are neither the best ror worst in the country. A new study ranks them 23rd in the U.S., almost directly in the middle of the 51 school systems, including the District of Columbia.

What taxpayers have gotten for investment in FloridaWest


  • August 4, 2015
  • /   Carlton Proctor
  • /   economy
The short answer is that the investment in the Vision 2015 effort has paid off. But the long answer is more revealing, and more impressive as FloridaWest preps to push economic development further.