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Safe Santa Rosa
2:38 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Santa Rosa County To Be Designated A Safe Community

Credit National Safety Council

An official from the National Safety Council will be in Milton tomorrow morning to officially honor Santa Rosa County for its record of safety. 

Santa Rosa County will become the first community in Florida to earn the National Safety Council's Safe Communities America designation.  The official designation will be made at Thursday morning's meeting of the county commission by Donna Stein-Harris, NSC's Senior Director for Safe Communities America.

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Financial Fast
5:55 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

21 Day Blog: Entitlement vs. Contentment

Credit Lindsay Myers

After spending this weekend in a resort town and reflecting on my finances some themes emerged that Michelle Singletary brings forward in these past few days: entitlement and contentment.

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Controlled Burns
4:44 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Forest Service Plans Controlled Burns In NWFL

Credit northescambia.com

As we head towards spring and the dry season in northwest Florida, controlled burns are being conducted in certain areas to lessen the chance of wildfires. Officials say that for now, local residents need to leave the burning to the pros.

One controlled burn was set to begin Tuesday in the Jones Swamp Preserve, by the Escambia County Natural Resources Conservation Division. But high winds forced a postponement.  Jones Swamp was the scene of a large-scale wildfire in 2011, which covered much of Escambia County in thick smoke and put several homes in danger.

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Jason King
3:15 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Local Homeless Advocate To Walk Across U.S.

Jason King in the WUWF studio.
Credit Dave Dunwoody

The co-founder of the Pensacola-based Sean’s Outpost is set to leave Wednesday on a nationwide walk to call attention to the plight of the homeless. Jason King sat down with WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody to talk about the group’s mission.

Dave Dunwoody: Jason, how did Sean’s Outpost get it’s name and how did it get started?

Jason King: It’s kind of a crappy story. Sean’s Outpost is named after Sean Degas. He was my best friend and a local reporter here for the PNJ. He was murdered in 2011 in cold blood.

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Our Voices Are Many
4:00 am
Tue January 21, 2014

"Sons of Africa" Highlights Black Men In America

Credit Mamie Hixon

The latest installment of "Our Voices Are Many" will be performed this Sunday on the University of West Florida MainStage Theater.  It's an encore presentation titled, "Celebrating The Voices, Faces, and Images of Black Men in America: The Sons of Africa. 

Mamie Webb Hixon is the talent behind "Our Voices Are Many," which is being staged for the fifteenth time. Hixon, an assistant professor of English at UWF and director of the UWF Writing Lab, wrote the script for and is artistic director of the theatrical production. 

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