Gulf Power Customers Face January Increase
Gulf Power customers will see an increase on their bill next year. The Florida Public Service Commission allows expenses such as power plant fuel to be passed along to consumers, but they are not allowed to earn a profit on fuel charges.
A Gulf Power residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours a month will [...]
Son Charged After Dad Reports $37K In Musical And Fishing Equipment Stolen
A Cantonment man was arrested on long list of charges after allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of musical and fishing equipment.
Andrew Mark Hintz, 32, was charged with at least 10 counts of felony fraud for providing false information to a pawn broker, 10 felony counts of dealing in stolen property and three [...]
Northview Manufacturing Tech Program Becomes Regional Model
The Automation and Production Technology Academy at Northview High School is being used as a model for similar academies at middle and high schools across the region.
Tuesday, the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council’s Academy Task Force met at Northview to tour the manufacturing technology program to learn more about how it works. Upon completing the program, [...]
UWF’s Haas Center To Assume Economic Development Role For Century Chamber
The University of West Florida’s Haas Center will assume the role of economic development coordination for the Century Area Chamber of Commerce following resignation of a chamber staffer.
A year ago, the chamber hired Cindy Anderson for the position, which was funded by a $40,000 contribution by the Escambia County Commission. Anderson had spent a decade [...]
Navy Donates T-39 Training Aircraft To George Stone Technical Center
Like many retired Navy veterans that have served decades on active duty only to return to serving their country in another role, one of the last T-39 Sabreliner jets to fly at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola will help instruct students at George Stone Technical Center.
Instead of being flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base “boneyard” [...]
No Major Damage In Walnut Hill Kitchen Fire
A kitchen fire was out when firefighters arrived at a Walnut Hill home Tuesday evening.
The fire was reported about 5:50 p.m. at a home in the 5200 block of Wiggins Lake Road. The first firefighters on scene reported light smoke in the brick home but no fire. There was no major damage and no injuries [...]
Local Teachers Share $64K In Education Grants
Over $64,000 in grants were presented to local teachers Monday night by the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation as part of it annual Grants for Excellence Awards.
“This program is especially important for Escambia County Public Schools because there are needs in the classroom that cannot be covered through existing school or district budgets,” said David [...]
Florida Chamber Award Presented To Town Of Century
The Florida Chamber Foundation honored the Town of Century Monday night for their commitment to regional economic development.
The town received the “Six Pillars Award” for the completion of the Century strategic plan to help the community create jobs and opportunities for business and families.The award was presented by Gulf Power Vice President Bentina [...]
Century: New Showalter Park Playground On The Way, Plans For Splash Pad
Century -Heart and Soul: This is the first is a two-week series on NorthEscambia.com featuring Century.
The Town of Century is set to order a new playground for Showalter Park using a $50,000 state grant, and the town will apply for another grant to add a splash pad.
Century received the $50,000 from the Florida Recreation Development [...]
Missing Three-Year Old Autistic Boy Found Safe Near Perdido River
A three-year old autistic boy missing not far from the Perdido River was found safe Sunday afternoon.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Escambia County Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and Escambia Search and Rescue were called to a wooded area near Muscogee Road and River Annex Road about 4:40 p.m. to look for the missing child.
Impact 100 Awards Over $1 Million In Grants To Non-Profits
IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, awarded 10 grants Sunday worth $102,500 each to community groups.
With this year’s grants, the group has given $6,176,000 to non-profit organization projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Grant winners announced Sunday were:
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