Cantonment Man Gets 10 Years In Prison On Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges
A Cantonment man convicted on multiple animal cruelty charges was sentenced Monday to 10 years in state prison.
Randolph Hewell Rigby, 45, was found guilty June 3 of two counts of felony cruelty to animals and two counts of unlawful confinement of animals. The charges involved four different horses. H
The investigation by Escambia [...]
Domestic Dispute Ends In Shooting, Suicide Near Flomaton
A family dispute turned violent Monday night just outside Flomaton, ending with a shooting and an apparent suicide, the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies received a 911 call Monday evening that someone had been shot on Old Atmore Road near Tom Shivers Road, just north of the Alabama-Florida line. Deputies arrived to find an [...]
Update: Molino Man Stabs Brother With Tire Patch Tool
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has released more information in the case of a young adult male that was stabbed by his brother with a tire patch tool at a mobile home in Molino Sunday morning.
Anthony Julious Johnson, 24, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. [...]
Ransom Middle Principal Talks Education With Congressman During Washington Trip
Brent Brummet, principal of Ransom Middle School, and John Spolksi, principal of Fort Walton Beach High School, stopped the office of Rep. Jeff Miller in Washington recently to discuss education policy.
“We are blessed in Northwest Florida with many first-class schools, and the success of these schools depends on a commitment to excellence that [...]
Little Free Library Available At Carver Park In Cantonment
A Little Free Library is available in Carver Park in Cantonment.
The concept is simple….pick up a book or two, and return another book or two to share. The Cantonment Little Free Library is located next to Carver Park Resource Center at 208 Webb Street. The Little Library is stocked with children’s books and more.
Several improvements [...]
Hams Demonstrate Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
It’s Amateur Radio Week, and the Five Flags Amateur Radio Association held a 24-hour public demonstration of emergency communications this weekend.
The public had a chance to meet and talk with Escambia County ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about as hams across the country held field days this [...]
Scott Cut $1 Million For Highway 29, Muscogee Road Work; Intersection Improvements Coming
When Gov. Rick Scott signed Florida’s budget Tuesday, he slashed $461 million in projects, including $1 million that would have gone toward upgrading the Muscogee Freight Corridor in Cantonment.
The $1 million would have been for widening and resurfacing along the Muscogee Freight Corridor — Muscogee Road from Highway 29 to the Alabama state line. Without [...]
Cantonment Dollar General Robbery Under Investigation (With Video)
An armed robbery at the Dollar General in Cantonment is under investigation.
The holdup happened just after 8:00 a.m. Friday at the store in the 1400 block of Highway 29, near Winn Dixie. The store was closed today for work to be done. Both employees and service company employees were in the building when a black [...]
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage
In a landmark decision heralded by gay-rights supporters, a closely divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex couples have a fundamental fight to marry, forcing 14 states to join dozens of others — including Florida — where the unions have already been declared legal.
In the 5-4 majority opinion, Justice [...]
Correction: Man Charged With Animal Abuse In Connection With Horse Seized In Molino
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published on June 25, 2015, with the defendant’s name listed as Daniel Barrett Francis, the name being used for the defendant by law enforcement, prosecutors and the court system. However, the State Attorney’s Office has informed us that an error was made in the legal system, and the defendant’s [...]
$25,000 Century Business Challenge Winners Named
The winners of the $25,000 Century Business Challenge were named Thursday afternoon at the Century Business Center. But in the end, it appears the contest may foster more winners by sparking a spirit of entrepreneurship and friendship in Century.
Judges decided to split the $25,000 prize — with $20,000 going to [...]