• Santa Rosa native and military hero amputee to make second Mt. Everest attempt

    Kirstie Ennis, a Milton High School graduate and combat-wounded veteran, attracted global attention during her recent attempt to scale Mt. Everest as an amputee. Her expedition had to turn back at 28,490 feet, just 539 feet from the summit, but she’s determined to make a second attempt in 2021. Ennis via video message posted Sunday … read more

  • Nearly 3,000 local jobs added over past year

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 17 announced that the Pensacola area added 2,900 new private-sector jobs in the past year. The area’s unemployment rate was 2.8 percent in April, down 0.5 percentage point from one year ago. The industry with the highest growth over the year in the Pensacola area was education and health … read more

  • National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24

    Officer Jarrod Molnar, FWC’s 2016 Boating Officer of the Year, on patrol. Molnar is a coastal officer assigned to Okaloosa County (photo courtesy FWC) “National Safe Boating Week is May 18-24,” said Maj. Rob Rowe, leader of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Boating and Waterways Section. “It presents an opportunity to emphasize the … read more