Today: Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Case From 1998 Nine Mile Popeye’s Murder
Today, U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled hear arguments in a challenge to the way Florida sentences people to death — a challenge backed by three former Florida Supreme Court justices and the American Bar Association.
The case, which stems from the 1998 murder of a Nine Mile Road [...]
Farm Tour Highlights North Escambia Agriculture (With Photo Gallery)
Participants in the Escambia County Farm Tour recently learned about agriculture in the North Escambia area.
Local governmental officials, community leaders and even international visitors toured several agricultural locations in North Escambia and get an up close and personal look at a variety of farming activities.
Following registration at the Molino Community Center, farm tour [...]
Driver Cited, Company Fined For Dump Truck Versus School Bus Wreck
An Escambia County company is facing thousands of dollars in penalties and a driver cited on multiple charges for a wreck involving a school bus and Mack dump truck in late August.
The Florida Highway Patrol Bureau Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement conducted a compliance review of G.B. Green Construction Management and Consulting. The review found multiple [...]
State Agency Wants Century’s Last Doctor Out Of Old Hospital
A State of Florida agency has ordered the last doctor in Century out of a former hospital he’s leased since early 2006.
In a letter dated August 26, Century Health Care Access (CHCA) and Dr. Christian Bachman, president of CHCA and physician for Mayo Street Medical, were ordered to vacate the old Century Hospital facility by [...]
Century Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Following Bar Shooting
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a Century man on an attempted murder charge follow a late Sunday night shooting at a Century bar.
Deputies and Escambia County EMS were called to Odom’s Bar on North Century Boulevard at the Alabama state line about 11:50 p.m.
According to witnesses, Kendrick Jamar Washington shot David Darnell [...]
Atmore Home Heavily Damaged By Fire
Fire heavily damaged a home in the 200 block of Liberty Street in Atmore this morning. There were no injuries. NorthEscambia.com photo.
One Injured In Hwy 29 Rear End Wreck
At least one person was injured in a two vehicle rear-end type crash shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday on Highway 29 near Kingsfield Road. The person’s injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. Further details have not been released by the Florida Highway Patrol as they continue their investigation. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Price, click [...]
Local High School Bands Shine At Marching Performance Assessments
District 1 High School Marching MPA performances were held Saturday at Tate High School.
Several bands, including the Royal Pride Band from Jay High and the Showband of the South from Tate, earned straight superiors.
For more photos of the Tate, Northview and Jay bands, click here.
Results are below (G=Good, E=Excellent, S=Superior):
Pictured top: The Tate High School [...]
No Injuries When Driver Overturns Near Bridge
There were no serious injuries when a driver lost control and overturned his pickup truck in the Bay Springs community Saturday afternoon.
The driver apparently lost control of his Chevrolet Z71 on Highway 97A, about a mile west of South Highway 99, at the Boggy Creek Bridge. His vehicle left the roadway, crossed back over both [...]
Cantonment Comes Home For Homecoming Fall Festival
Cantonment residents took part in a Homecoming Fall Festival Saturday at Carver Park. The event brought families together with food, family fun, kid’s games and entertainment, plus information tables from community partners. The event was organized by the Cantonment Improvement Committee.
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Pumpkins Arrive At Popular Church Pumpkin Patch
Hundreds of pumpkins arrived Saturday afternoon and were unloaded by volunteers ata St. Luke United Methodist Church on Nine Mile Road. The church’s annual pumpkin patch, at 1394 East Nine Mile Road, will be open Monday-Saturday from 1-7 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Pictured top: St. Luke’s first pumpkin patch customer Saturday afternoon. [...]
State To Test For Carcinogen Levels At Century Sheriff’s Precinct
An upcoming environmental site assessment will determine if benzine, a known human carcinogen, exists in dangerous levels at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office substation in Century.
In 1992, two 6,000 gallon underground storage tanks were removed from the property. At the time of the removal, an assessment revealed a concentration of benzene greater than the state’s [...]