Posted in Education

Food for students attending school via distance learning

When school starts on August 24, the Escambia County (FLA) School District’s Food Service Department will be providing a drive-thru, meal pick-up service for ECSD…

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Posted in Escambia County

Four nominated for county judge

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on August 11, with 14 applicants to fill the vacancy on the Escambia County Court created by…

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Posted in Politics

COVID testing down nationwide, Florida and Escambia

The COVID Tracking Project reports the weekly average of daily tests is now 13% lower now than it was at the end of July. Nationally,…

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Posted in Health

BTW: Escambia County Jail tested three more prisoners

All three tests are pending… Next Board of County Commissioners meeting is next Thursday, Aug. 20. The total tests is 223. Make a guess what…

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Posted in Business

New start-up program in Belmont DeVilliers neighborhood

Press release: Startups on the Blocks, a new entrepreneurial program that supports founders of color, kicks off today in the Historic Belmont DeVilliers neighborhood. The…

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Posted in Health

Escambia passes 10K COVID cases

Escambia County has passed the 10K milestone – 10,035 cases. It took four months for the county to reach 5,000 cases – only 28 days…

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Republicans upset with District 3 Democratic primary

Some Republicans are upset that the County Commmission District 3 Democratic primary is limited to only Democrat voters. The primary became a Dems-only primary when…

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FDOH daily reports lag days, weeks behind actual deaths

A reader analyzed the COVID-19 deaths using the state’s case line report and found that the Florida Department of Health’s daily reports for county lags…

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Jail update: Gilley still has not increased COVID testing

“No citizen who’s incarcerated by Escambia County who asks for a test should be denied a test.” -Doug Underhill   A week ago, the Board…

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