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COVID: County positive rate falling

Even with new variants being seen across the country, the number of positive COVID-19 cases is declining in Escambia County. Danny Cottrell, a local pharmacist, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Lisa Tindell.

FHP still looking for info regarding pedestrian death

The Florida Highway Patrol is still seeking information that could lead to the location of a vehicle that was involved in the death of a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Alabama Senate passes prison construction bill

Legislation moves to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk for signature The prison construction legislation is heading to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk after the Alabama Senate approved ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Andrew Garner.

BCBS encourages Alabamians to get flu shot

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama announced today that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like the flu, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Alabama House approves prison construction bill

OK’d legislation moves on to Senate for consideration The Alabama House of Representatives today approved a prison construction plan. The approved bill, HB4, came after ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

State legislators in session on prisons construction, renovations

State legislators are working this week to get the new prisons bill on Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk by Friday at the close of business. Alabama ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrew Garner.

ECHCA: 31 new COVID cases since Sept. 21 in county

The Escambia County Healthcare Authority announced Sept. 28 that 2,767 cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of its two hospitals. The latest number is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrew Garner.

Health authorities urge flu shots for ages 6 months and older

Getting the flu vaccination is as important as ever as Alabama and the rest of the nation continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. While ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

ADPH: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine boosters authorized for more eligible persons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Friday that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine booster dose is now authorized for many people who previously ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

County jobless rate at 4.1% in August

Escambia County’s seasonally adjusted August 2021 unemployment rate is 4.1 percent, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. According to the DOL, the state’s unemployment ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Andrew Garner.

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