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Free entrance to all National Parks on Saturday

September 23, 2015

Press release: This Saturday, September 26, celebrate National Public Lands Day by heading to a national park to play, learn, serve, or work. The 22nd annual event will feature free admission to every National Park Service…

2016 Election

Jeb Bush announces Escambia County campaign team

September 23, 2015

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has announced his Escambia County campaign team. It’s a Who’s Who of community leaders and elected officials. Mayor Ashton Hayward isn’t listed. In 2012, the mayor campaigned for Mitt Romney. Who…

Education

UWF men’s soccer makes Top 20

September 22, 2015

Press release: The University of West Florida men’s soccer team moved up in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings on Tuesday, leaping eight spots to No. 17. With Gulf South Conference play beginning this…

News

History: Philip D. Beall Sr. Memorial Bridge

September 22, 2015

With all the discussion of the $600-million replacement for the bridge that connects Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, I thought you might enjoy reading this “Public Record” column on the official name for the current one. This…

Escambia County

Outside agencies may have funding issues at BCC

September 22, 2015

At tonight’s budget hearing, Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is voting on the funding for outside agencies. According to county staff, several well-known agencies have not submitted the complete packages required to receive funds: Human…

Education

Education board pushes for higher standards

September 22, 2015

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State Board of Education members are pushing for Florida officials to use the transition to a new standardized test as an opportunity to boost how well public school…

Politics

Scott proposes $19 million in mental health spending

September 22, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott said Monday he will propose more than $19 million for mental-health and substance-abuse treatment services in his recommended budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Scott said the funding is part of a strategy…

Entertainment

Major sponsors pull out of ‘The View’

September 22, 2015

Johnson & Johnson, Eggland’s Best, Party City, Snuggle and McCormick have pulled their advertising from the ABC day-time talk show “The View.” The show’s co-hosts have been criticized for ridiculing a Miss America contestant — Miss…

Education

UWF announces new alumni board

September 22, 2015

Press release: The University of West Florida Alumni Association recently announced its 2015-2016 National Alumni Board of Directors. The Board consists of 11 members: Joel Balistreri ’98, Brett Barrow ’87, Jeff Bedenbaugh ’92 & ’02, Sonya…