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Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Press Release: The first Coffee with a Cop is 7 a.m. July 7 at George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. This summer Escambia County Deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community [...]

Rotary Club of Pensacola celebrates centennial Change of Command

Rotary Club of Pensacola celebrates centennial Change of Command

The Rotary Club of Pensacola celebrated its Change of Command June 30 at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The annual event celebrated the club’s centennial year and set the stage for another 100 years of service to the Pensacola community. John Appleyard led the Rotary Rooters in a presentation of [...]

Animal Shelter reduces adoption fees for ‘Clear the Kennels’ Event

Animal Shelter reduces adoption fees for ‘Clear the Kennels’ Event

The Escambia County Animal Shelter will host a public animal adoption event, “Clear the Kennels,” on Friday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Animal Shelter located at 200 W. Fairfield Drive. The purpose of this event is to alleviate [...]

Escambia deputy receives heroism award

Escambia deputy receives heroism award

Today Escambia County Deputy Kerem Suhi will be awarded the Governor's Medal of Heroism by Governor Rick Scott in Tallahassee. In March 2013, Deputy Suhi pulled Sgt. Shedrick Johnson to safety after Sgt. Johnson was shot in the leg by a robbery suspect. As the suspect pointed his gun at Deputy [...]

Florida League of Cities announces Municipal Achievement Awards

Florida League of Cities announces Municipal Achievement Awards

The Florida League of Cities today announced the following cities as winners of its 7th Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards: City Spirit Award -City of Orange City; Florida Citizenship Award - City of Fort Lauderdale; and Environmental Stewardship Award - Village of Pinecrest & City of [...]

Jacksonville City Council approves moratorium on Charlotte’s Web

Jacksonville City Council approves moratorium on Charlotte’s Web

On the eve of the Florida Department of Health accepting applications to grow low-THC cannabis, such as Charlotte’s Web, the Jacksonville City Council approved a six-month moratorium to block any such businesses from operating in Duval County. The action is devastating to families like the [...]

16th annual Cram the Van launched

16th annual Cram the Van launched

Cram the Van, the school-district approved supply drive, kicked off on June 17 in Escambia County. Celebrating 16 years of service, Cram the Van provides students with the tools necessary to succeed and reduces the stress on teachers who spend their own money to supplement materials in the [...]

FL Summer Meal program expands

FL Summer Meal program expands

By Suzanne Potter, Newsservice.org Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, [...]

Panhandle TigerBay Club: LEO and Race Relations

Panhandle TigerBay Club: LEO and Race Relations

Press Release: On Friday, June 19, Panhandle TigerBay Club will host Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons and Reverend LuTimothy May to discuss the relationship between local law enforcement and the African-American community. The luncheon will examine [...]

Sacred Heart unveils redesigned lobby at its Children’s Hospital

Sacred Heart unveils redesigned lobby at its Children’s Hospital

Press release: A redesign of the lobby at The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart now means a peaceful and more welcoming arrival to the hospital for sick children, pregnant women and their loved ones. One hundred physicians, hospital leaders, associates and former patients gathered on [...]

The battle for Charlotte’s Web

June marks the anniversary of when Gov. Rick Scott signed the Compassionate Cannabis Care Act, which legalized Charlotte's Web. This week's cover story investigates why patients still can't receive it. Read The Faces of Cannabis.

DOH releases official statement on Charlotte’s Web ruling

DOH releases official statement on Charlotte’s Web ruling

The Florida Department of Health released the following statement today upon the announcement of the Administrative Law Judge’s ruling on the challenge to the low-THC cannabis rule. “Today’s ruling allows the department to move forward with implementing the Compassionate Medical Cannabis [...]

Breaking News: Judge throws out last Charlotte’s Web challenge

Breaking News: Judge throws out last Charlotte’s Web challenge

Judge W. David Watkins has thrown out the last challenge against the rules established by the Florida Department of Health for Charlotte's Web. The application period for the five licenses allowing nurseries to grow low-THC marijuana and dispense medicinal oil prepared from the plants will begin in [...]

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

The end of the school year means that 24,000 children in Escambia County will be searching for food over the next two and a half months. Escambia County will help fill the gap with its summer camp program. Press Release: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join Escambia County’s Department of [...]

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