Alabama ATV Crash Claims Life Of Cantonment Teen
An ATV accident in Alabama claimed the life of a teenage girl from Cantonment Saturday afternoon.
The single vehicle crash occurred at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, according to Alabama State Troopers, on Old Castleberry Road about 1.5 miles north of Brewton.
The 16-year old from Cantonment was killed when the 2004 Polaris ATV she was operating crash.
The teen, [...]
Eight People Hit By Vehicle On Perdido Key, Some With Life Threatening Injuries
Eight people were injured — some with life threatening injuries — when they were struck by a vehicle Saturday night on Perdido Key in Escambia County.
Escambia County officials said the eight people were hit be a vehicle in the 14000 block of Perdido Key Drive at about 8:15 p.m. Two victims were transported to Baptist [...]
Update: Suspect Arrested For Murder; Body Discovered Along Cantonment Dirt Road
UPDATE—-Cordarone Deon Gross, age 26 of Cantonment, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of 25-year old Donnie Lee Johnson. A second person of interest was questioned and released without being charged.
A man’s body was discovered next to a Cantonment road Saturday morning, and his death is currently being treated as a homicide, [...]
Two Atmore Residents Killed In Friday Night Crash
Two people were killed in traffic crash Friday night near Atmore.
Alabama State Troopers said 37-year old Christopher Henry Lowe of Atmore was killed when his 1991 Chevrolet struck a 2005 Nissan driven by 22-year old Shalonda Trenee Rudolph of Atmore. Lowe and Rudolph were both pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash on Jack [...]
Vehicle Found Upside Down On Remote Dirt Road
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle wreck Friday night in a remote area west of Walnut Hill.
A 2010 Ford Mustang GT was discovered upside down on South Pineville Road, south of Arthur Brown Road. The driver of the vehicle was no longer with the vehicle when emergency personnel arrived on scene. The [...]
Atmore Man Found Shot To Death Inside His Vehicle
Invtigators are searching for clues in the shooting death of a 20-year old Atmore man Wednesday night.
The victim was identified by police Friday as 20-year old Donta Demorris Russell of 176 Patterson Street in Atmore. He was found dead after the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shots fired at [...]
Cottage Hill Cockfighting Investigation Leads To One Arrest
One person has been arrested for cockfighting after a search warrant was executed Thursday in Cottage Hill.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Escambia County Animal Control seized 11 roosters from a home on McKenzie Road near Handy Road Thursday, according to Amber Southard, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.
Terry Maurus Jackson, age 58 of McKenzie Road, [...]
No Injuries In Still Road Rollover Crash
There were no injuries in a single vehicle rollover crash near Bratt Friday morning. The accident happened about 6:45 a.m. on Still Road near the intersection of Howard Hall Road. The driver refused medical treatment. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Atmore Ambulance and the Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire [...]
International Paper Reports ‘Solid’ First Quarter Despite Cantonment Explosion
International Paper delivered a sold financial first quarter of 2017, despite the January explosion at the company’s Pensacola Mill in Cantonment.
Thursday, IP reported first quarter 2017 net earnings of $209 million (50 cents per share), compared with net earnings of $218 million (53 cents per share) for the fourth quarter of 2016 and net earnings [...]
New Bluff Springs Road Bridge Opens, Replacing County’s Last Wooden Bridge
Work to replace the last all-wooden bridge in Escambia County is now complete. A two-lane concrete bridge is now open over Pritchett Mill Creek on Bluff Springs Road.
The modern structure replaced a one-lane wooden bridge that closed as structurally deficient last November. The Murphree Bridge Corporation completed the $710,702.04 project. The scope of work included [...]
Tate Beats Escambia For District Title
The Tate High School Lady Aggies won their fourth straight district title Thursday night with a 3-0 defeat of Escambia’s Lady Gators.
Shelby McClean went 3-3 for the Lady Aggies with a run and two RBI’s. Syndni Solliday was 1-3.
Hannah Brown pitched a complete game for the Aggies, allowing one hit, no runs, no errors and [...]
Little Public Interest As Century Updates Aging Land Development Code
The Town of Century is updated its aging Land Development Code thanks to a state grant, a process that has generated little public interest. Only one member of the public attended just one of three public workshops on the updates.
The town received a $25,000 Division of Community Development’s Community Planning Technical Assistance [...]
Bratt Elementary Second Graders Present ‘Hats’ And Art Show
Thursday, Bratt Elementary School held a Fine Arts Night and presented “Hats”.
The second graders at Bratt presented the musical program “Hats” — celebrating that it is what is underneath hats that counts. Each student had artwork on display for everyone to enjoy, including a two-dimensional piece, a self-portrait and a ceramic butterfly. A reception followed [...]
Byrneville Elementary Continues Toward Multi-Million Dollar Construction Project
Byrneville Elementary School is continuing to work toward a change in the school’s charter status and the construction of a new multi-million dollar facility.
Exactly how much a newly constructed building will cost remains to be seen.
Wednesday afternoon, the school’s board of directors met with an area banker to discuss possible finance options, but the discussion [...]
Molino Park Elementary Cafeteria Receives National Recognition
Molino Park Elementary School was one of six in Escambia County receiving national recognition as a recipient of the United State Department of Agriculture’s Healthier U.S. School Challenge with a Bronze Level Award. Other schools receiving the Smarter Lunchroom Awards in Escambia County were Holm Elementary, Ferry Pass Elementary, Myrtle Grove Elementary, O.J. Semmes Elementary [...]