Rafferty establishes local scholarship

March 1, 2017

Troy Rafferty, a trial lawyer with the Levin Papantonio Law Firm, is donating $50,000 a year for a new college scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students in Escambia County, through the Southern Sports…


Spears takes Montgomery position

February 28, 2017

G.W. Carver High School in Montgomery, Ala. has hired Vernon (Fla.) High football coach and athletic director, Willie Spears, to its new head coach. The Class 6A Carver Rams have complied a 46-25 record over the…

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UWF professor leads the fight against Alzheimer’s

February 28, 2017

Dr. Daniel Durkin, assistant professor in the University of West Florida Department of Social Work, was recently named the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador for the Florida Panhandle and was selected to the Board of Directors for Covenant…


SkillsUSA Region 1 competition starts Tuesday

February 27, 2017

More than 300 high school and college students from Pensacola to Tallahassee are expected to compete in the SkillsUSA Region 1 Competition, hosted by Pensacola State College, Feb. 28 – March 1. The competition events are…


UWF Historic Trust hosts storyteller John Appleyard

February 20, 2017

The University of West Florida Historic Trust will host “Life and Living in Pensacola’s Historic District 1885-1900” by John Appleyard at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Voices of Pensacola presented by Gulf Power. “The…

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Achieve Escambia boss resigns

February 15, 2017

After less than four months on the job, Achieve Escambia’s Director Greg Voss has resigned. Achieve Escambia was founded in early 2016 by Navy Federal Credit Union, Gulf Power and other community leaders to improve public education.…


Escambia County continues to lose students

February 14, 2017

For the third consecutive year, the Escambia County School District saw its student enrollment drop. Meanwhile Santa and Okaloosa counties have experienced steady growth. The districts of Santa Rosa and Okaloosa this year alone increased by 733 and…