Northwest Florida State College

300 turn out for volunteer firefighter training

300 turn out for volunteer firefighter training

The Northwest Florida State College campus was smoking last weekend as the Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighters Weekend held its regional training event. This massive exercise serves groups throughout the region, including first responders from Navarre, said the nonprofit’s Public Information Officer Mike Cox. Read the full article in the Sept. 26 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Public invited to view firefighter training

Public invited to view firefighter training

Mock explosions, submerged cars and flames are just a few of the training scenarios firefighters will be experiencing Sept. 18-22 as the Northwest Florida Volunteer Firefighter Weekend Council Inc. holds its annual training event in Niceville. This will be the 14th year that the nonprofit has hosted the event, set to be held at Northwest […]

Williamson campaign postcard makes false claims

Williamson campaign postcard makes false claims

As District 4’s heated election season comes to a close, potentially thousands of voters received mail-out postcards touting current District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson as a conservative businessman and avid supporter of President Donald Trump. The mailer, marked as approved and paid for by the Rob Williamson campaign, also paints Williamson’s opponent, Dave Piech, […]

Area club provides opportunities to stay active and have fun

Area club provides opportunities to stay active and have fun

One doesn’t have to go far to find adventure in this area. There’s even a club for it right here on the Gulf Coast. Launched in Fort Walton Beach more than 15 years ago, the Adventure Club provides outdoor enthusiasts in the area the opportunity to do a variety of activities, including cycling, hiking, kayaking […]

Emerald Coast Autism Center opens $2.5 Million facility at Niceville campus

Emerald Coast Autism Center opens $2.5 Million facility at Niceville campus

Officials with Emerald Coast Autism Center held a grand opening and dedication ceremony for the nonprofit’s $2.5 million, state-of-the-art therapy center at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville campus.  Founded in 2009 to fill the gap in educational services for children on the autism spectrum living in Okaloosa and Walton counties, ECAC began the year-long construction […]

Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Welding program helps fill worldwide shortage

Initiated through help from an Alabama/Florida Technical Employment Grant, the welding technology program at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville program is a success story behind a job placement percentage that is at nearly 100 percent. “Job placement for our graduates is at 90 percent,” said Mark Gonzalez, an assistant professor of welding technology at the […]

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

Debate series kicks off Friday for congressional seat

The Republican Party of Florida Congressional District 1 is hosting a debate series across the expansive district for the next Republican U. S. Representative.  This is the seat currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller who has announced his retirement. The first debate is set for Pensacola on Friday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at […]

Never stop learning

Never stop learning

Education is a continuing process. Many retired seniors in Santa Rosa County possess a lifetime of work and lifetime experiences and may want to learn something new or even share their expertise by assisting others in learning about new topics or skills. Research indicates keeping the mind active by learning new things preserves mental agility. […]

Gaius Bruce retires – 50 years at Northwest Florida State College

Gaius Bruce retires – 50 years at Northwest Florida State College

Gaius Bruce’s family and friends threw a retirement party for him at his home Sunday, April 24. Gaius Bruce started teaching in 1956 at OWJC which changed its name to OWCC, OWC and now – Northwest Florida State College. He worked there full time for 38 years and for the last 12 years, as an […]