A recycling agreement may be in the cards for Escambia County

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — The most promising proposal regarding recycling and garbage collection in Escambia County in years is on the table. State Rep. Clay Ingram, R-Pensacola, was the broker between administrators in Escambia County and at the Emerald Coast  ..

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Piedmont Road area boil-water notice

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — The Emerald Cost Utilities Authority has issued a precautionary boil water notice for the Piedmont Road area due to a water main break. An ECUA news release says a contractor working in the area ruptured a marked water main. The affect ..

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Road work: Pineville Road

NEWS RELEASE -- Traffic on Pineville Road will be transitioned to the temporary roadway and bridge on Wednesday, July 30. Crews will then begin demolishing and replacing the existing bridge over Brushy Creek. The Florida Department of Transportation awarded a $1.1 milli ..

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Circuit judge candidates forum at UWF

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — The University of West Florida Legal Studies Program is sponsoring a judicial forum featuring First Judicial Circuit Judge candidates and UWF alumnae Jennie Kinsey and Michelle Inere from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the UWF Confer ..

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Sales tax holiday weekend is here

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — For back to school shoppers, this weekend it is on like Donkey Kong. The state’s sales tax-free holiday is Aug. 1-3. The holiday exempts shoppers from paying sales taxes on numerous back to school items including clothing an ..

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Video: Tour of the Wedgewood pits

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May says he doesn’t want Escambia County to have another Superfund site. But what he saw on a tour of various pits and landfills in the Wedgewood neighborhood clearly concerned him. On July ..

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Shannon's Window: The tragedy of domestic violence

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — It is a tragedy that Angela Covington is dead. Police say the 37-year-old Covington was shot at her workplace on July 16. Her boyfriend, Dearin J. Leggs, 28, faces first-degree premeditated murder charges in her killing. His next cour ..

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