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Past articles by Colin:


Escambia kids have 'nothing to do after' school. Children's Trust investing $6 million to fix it

“A lot of those kids, they just walk outside, and it’s drug-infested. They just walk outside, it’s gangs," said service provider James Washington. → Read More


PPD: Security heightened at all high school football games in Escambia County in wake of fights

Police are no longer investigating a shooting threat related to a fight at a high school football game, but security will be heightened all season. → Read More


Shining STARS: ECSO Blazer Academy helps Pensacola girls develop confidence and character

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office's Blazer Academy teaches young women strength, trustworthiness, accountability, resilience and tips for success. → Read More


1 knocked out of race, only 2 remain. It's Peters vs. Peden for Santa Rosa school board

The Santa Rosa County School Board District 5 seat will be decided by a Nov. 8 runoff between a retired marine and a former board member. → Read More


Fetsko and Guillory to go head-to-head in runoff for Escambia County school board seat

The Escambia County School Board's District 2 seat will be decided by a Nov. 8 runoff between incumbent Paul Fetsko and challenger Raymond Guillory. → Read More


'What's taking so long?': Escambia Children's Trust still planning uses for $10M in taxes

The set-up for the Escambia County Children's Trust has been lengthy, but officials hope to start investing tax dollars back in our children soon. → Read More

Staff allegedly took down an Escambia County teacher's posters of Black heroes. He quit

Along with the Pledge of Allegiance, posters of Martin Luther King Jr., Colin Powell and George Washington Carver were removed from the bulletin board. → Read More


Longtime Milton teacher faces Air Force vet for Santa Rosa School Board District 1 seat

Incumbent Linda Sanborn and challenger Wayne Patterson are vying for a seat on the Santa Rosa County School Board. → Read More


School meals no longer automatically free or reduced price. Here's how to apply for them

To apply for free or reduced meals for your child's public school, go to . → Read More


Find out when your child's school in Pensacola area has its open house

"You kind of get the feel for the hallways," said Escambia County Superintendent Tim Smith. "It’s usually just very positive.” → Read More


Amber Alert: 11-year-old Escambia County, Florida girl found safely in Foley

Banesa Fernandez-Santis, 11, a girl reported missing from Escambia County, has been found safe. → Read More


Opened in 1942, Pensacola staple Warrington Hardware & Marine to close after 80 years

New owner Marilyn Gleaton was well on the way to turning the business around, but COVID-19 and a cancer diagnosis were too much to overcome. → Read More


Warrington Middle School scores 'D' grade; will close and reopen as a charter school

“I am proud of the determination, grit, and no excuses attitude this team exhibited," said Superintendent Tim Smith, written statement. → Read More


Try to guess: What's the most popular specialty Florida license plate in Escambia County?

“I think they just hit a homerun with this one," said Escambia County Tax Collector Scott Lunsford. → Read More


Fate of Warrington Middle School depends on one final box of unscored test booklets

The middle school had to receive a C grade this year or face a forced closure after the 2022-2023 school year and reopen as a charter school. → Read More


Heat advisory issued for Escambia, Santa Rosa as heat indices may reach 105 to 110 degrees

“It is certainly possible that we hit or exceed those records. It is going to be very close,” said Meteorologist Morgan Barry. → Read More


Red snapper are 'fun to catch and great to eat'

Red snapper season is big business for local charter companies and marine support industries, and they're hoping for a whopper of a season. → Read More


'It's kind of like getting ready for the Super Bowl': NAS museums get ready for public

Northwest Florida: For the first time since the 2019 terrorist attack, the general public will be allwoed one-day access to NAS Pensacola this Saturday. → Read More

Pensacola social media star, 'Mr. Bus Driver,' helps save injured woman from traffic

“Mr. Jones we are extremely proud of you,” said Escambia County Superintendent Tim Smith. → Read More


ECSO: California man shot in Pensacola. One arrested, but shooter still at large.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Amber Southard that investigators had yet to identify an actual shooting suspect as of Monday morning. → Read More