Molino Park Burglary Suspects Appear In Court
The two adult suspects in the burglary and vandalism of Molino Park Elementary School were in court Wednesday. During the August 9 burglary, over $60,000 in property was stolen, and the school sustained another $7,000 in damages. Most of the stolen items — including computers and iPads– were burned by the suspects.
Tatanya Zahna Blackmon, [...]
Escambia High Teacher Arrested On Child Porn Charges
An Escambia High School teacher was arrested Wednesday on federal child pornography charges.
Jeffrey Bruce Richards, 63, was charged with the distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography. He made is initial appearance in federal court Wednesday.
According to a criminal complaint sworn to a FBI special agent, Richards used peer-to-peer software between December 2012 and December [...]
Cantonment Man Honored By Governor For Dedication To Teaching
A Cantonment man honored Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott as he recognized two educators who have made outstanding contributions to their schools and students with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to Floridians who have helped children through education.
John Huber lives in Cantonment and teaches at Oakcrest Elementary School, [...]
Bid Opening Next Week For New Northview High Weight Training Facility
Bids will be opened next Tuesday to choose contractor for a new weight training facility for Northview High School.
The Escambia County School Board approved the weight training facility back at their January 22, 2013, meeting, letting a $69,913 contract with DAG Architects in Pensacola for architectural and engineering services.
The new building will be about 3,500 [...]
One Year Later: Search Continues For Suspect In Pen Air Robbery
The search is continuing for a suspect just over a year after the armed robbery of the Pen Air Federal Credit Union in Century. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said they have investigated a few new, unspecified leads since the robbery.
The credit union on North Century Boulevard was robbed about 1 p.m. on November 27, [...]
Even With No Opponent, Greg Evers Raises $128K In Campaign Contributions
Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, collected $29,200 in campaign contributions during November, bringing his overall total to $128,100, according to newly filed reports on the state Division of Elections website.
Evers does not currently face opposition in Senate District 1, which includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and part of Okaloosa County.
Two Charged In Lottery Scheme; Store Owner Says He’s Out $70,000
Two people have been charged in connection with a lottery scheme that a Davisville store owner says has left him out of $70,000.
Deldon Ray McGhee, age 51 of Atmore, and Tracey Lynn McGhee, age 40 of Atmore, were each charged with one count of felony grand theft between $20,000 and $100,000. Both posted a $20,000 [...]
Governor Drops Congratulatory Note To Northview High
Northview High School received a short, handwritten congratulatory message from Gov. Rick Scott last week.
The “Great Job! Gov. Rick Scott” was written on a school data sheet showing the school’s improving rank in the state. Among Title I schools in Florida, Northview is now ranked number 22 of 1,648 schools school satisfactory or higher in [...]
Molino’s Joseph Snow Is Named Escambia Employee Of The Year
Joseph C. Snow of Molino has been name Escambia County’s Employee of the Year.
Snow, a road corrections officer with the Road Prison Division of the Corrections Department, began his employment with the county in 1997. He was previously selected as am Employee of the Month.
“Thank the Lord,” Snow told the Escambia County Commissioner after receiving [...]
Fire Destroys Atmore Motel
Fire destroyed the Southland Motel on Highway 31 in Atmore Saturday afternoon.
The fire raced quickly from room to room through the attic of the concrete block building. It was not immediately known how many guests were staying at the motel. About dozen people gathered outside said they were now homeless because they called the motel [...]
Photos: Molino Holds Annual Christmas Parade
The annual Molino Christmas Parade was held Saturday morning on Crabtree Church Road. After the parade, Santa Claus met with lots of good boys and girls at the Molino Ballpark.
Sponsored by the Molino Recreation Association, proceeds from the parade are used to benefit needy children in [...]