BREAKING: Major Explosion Reported At International Paper
There are *NO* evacuations following the IP explosion
Detours for Southbound US 29 – Reverse for northbound
US 29 Southbound: Escambia County Detour: C.R. 196 to Jack Branch Road to Muscogee Rd To Jack Branch to Kingsfield Rd to US 29.
EXPECT HWY 29 TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME
– All Escambia [...]
Area Unemployment Rate Declines
The latest job numbers released Friday show the employment rate decline in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Escambia County’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from 5.1 percent in November to 4.9 percent in December. There were 6,878 people reported [...]
Arbor Day Program, Tree Giveaway Held In Davisville
An Arbor Day tree giveaway was held Saturday at the Davisville Community Center on Highway 97.
Over 200 trees were given away, including crabapple, redbud, shumard oak and river birch.
A tree was planted at the community center for visitors to enjoy. An exhibit featured local artists Valerie George and Yvonne LeBrun on display inside the [...]
Groundbreaking Held For New Kingsfield Elementary School
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday morning for the new Kingsfield Elementary School.
Lord & Son will build the new $25 million Kingsfield Elementary at 900 West Kingsfield Road next to Ransom Middle School. The 135,000 square foot school will serve 800 students.
“Our objective is to give relief to Pine Meadows and Beulah and help [...]
Escambia 4-H Members Attend Presidential Inauguration
Fifty youth — including three from Escambia County — rom the Florida 4-H youth development program attended the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., to learn more about U.S. democracy and civic engagement.
“4-H believes in learning by doing, and this is an opportunity for our young people to be really engaged in our [...]
Authorities Searching For Missing Cantonment Teen
Authorities are on the lookout for a missing Cantonment teen.
Faith Campbell, 16, was last seen Thursday on Rittenberry Road. She left the family home at between midnight at 3 a.m. with a pastel blue backpack with bluebirds and was wearing dark blue skinny jeans, a black hoodie with a white logo and black Vans shoes.
Molino Toddler Airlifted After Attack By Two Dogs
A Molino toddler was injured when attacked by two dogs Thursday.
The child reportedly entered an open gate into a neighbor’s property on Rumford Road and was attacked by two English bulldogs, according to Joy Tsubooka, Escambia County spokesperson. It was not immediately clear, she said, if the child opened the gate or it had been [...]
Family Celebrates Three Generations Of Birthdays
Against tremendous odds, a local family had three members celebrating a birthday on Friday
Janis O’Farrell of Walnut Hill, born in 1935, turned 82 Fiday. Her son Dennis O’Farrell of Walnut Hill, born in 1959, turned 58. His daughter Candi O’Farrell Lusk of nearby Perdido, AL, was born in 1981 and turned 36 Friday.
What are the [...]
Pediatrician To See First Patients In Century On Monday
Pediatrician Dr. Marian Stewart will see her first patients in Century on Monday.
After practicing pediatric medicine at the Jay Medical Center for the past 18 years, Stewart has joined Escambia Community Clinics at their new ECC Century Pediatrics location at 501 Church Street.
Stewart and ECC Century Pediatrics will offer treatment of minor illnesses, school and [...]
Did You See Bratt’s ‘Donut Boy’ On Steve Harvey? Here’s The Video
Donut Boy Tyler Carach, a student at Bratt Elementary School, was on national television Thursday on the Steve Harvey Show.
Tyler, 9, and his mother Sheena, who is a former police officer, created the “I DONUT need a reason to THANK a cop” program. Since buying doughnuts for four Escambia County deputies at a [...]
Convenience Store Robbed At Gunpoint
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery Wednesday night at a Cantonment convenience store.
A white male suspect armed with a firearm entered the CMP Food Mart at 400 North Highway 29 shortly before 10 p.m. with his face covered. He asked the clerk for cigarettes before fleeing, according to Deputy Jacob Holloway, [...]
Pedestrian Injured In Cantonment Hit And Run Crash
A pedestrian was injured in a hit and run crash Wednesday night in Cantonment.
The pedestrian was struck by an unknown vehicle about 9:50 p.m. on Highway 95A behind the old Winn Dixie store. He was reportedly found face down in the roadway. He was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with injuries not believed [...]
Suspect Fleeing Deputy Causes Traffic Crash
Authorities say a man fleeing an Escambia County deputy caused an Ensley traffic crash Wednesday afternoon.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 61-year old Jeffery Grandison fled from a deputy when he attempted to stop his 2016 BMW near Palafox Street and Hope Drive. Grandison attempted to pass a 2007 Chevrolet driven by 77-yaer old Barbara Lowery [...]
Jay Woman Sentenced To Prison For Sex With Underage Boy
A Jay woman is headed to prison for sex with an underage boy.
Kimberly Ann Seevers pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor and was sentenced Tuesday to 38 months in state prison. She will be on probation for 36 months once released and will be required to register as a sex offender for [...]
Sign Guy Had Just One Job: But This Molino Detour Goes In Circles
The sign pictured above on Chestnut at Crabtree Church Road incorrectly advises drivers to take a right hand turn to detour around a closed bridge on Molino Road. The “sign guy”, as one NorthEscambia.com reader observed, even had written instructions marked on the pavement with a left hand arrow. Drivers that follow the detour, as [...]