Jail housing tab $1 million and growing

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — One million dollars and counting. That is the tab for housing Escambia County inmates in other jurisdictions since the Central Booking and Detention Facility was rendered unusable following a natural gas explosion on April 30. As o ..

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A place for everyone in schools

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — One of the most important ways to pump life into a school is through its ties to the community. Debbie King is volunteer coordinator with the Escambia School District. Sally Bergosh is coordinator of the Youth Motivator project a once a we ..

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From a Studer Education expert

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — Melissa Matarazzo is a coach at the education division of Studer Group. She is a Harvard graduate who has been traveling the country to see some of the school systems that Studer Education works with to improve their performance. Which giv ..

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West Nile case found in Escambia County

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — The Escambia County Health Department has confirmed on Aug. 19 a case of West Nile virus infection in an Escambia resident. Another case remains classified as a probable West Nile infection. County and public health officials are  ..

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Pensacola’s back to school resolution

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — Most people do resolutions in January. I think Pensacola should dare to be different. I think August is a great time for a resolution. A resolution to take the mantra of “each one, teach one’ seriously and to heart.  ..

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Back to school means you too

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — To help you get into the school spirit we wanted to start the conversation about what success looks like in our schools. It is no secret that one of the most important ingredients for creating a good school is community involvement. In ..

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Longleaf pit permit up for renewal

Image of Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise —Shannon Nickinson - Editor, Progress + Promise — Escambia County has conducted inspections of 101 borrow pits (/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=173239), constructions and demolition debris pits, land clearing debris pits and landfills since July 14. How many of the 101 have proper  ..

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