Tate, Northview, Jay Take Top Three Spots In Cross Country Meet

September 29, 2010

The Tate Aggies finished first among the boy’s cross country teams in a Tuesday meet hosted by Jay High School, followed Northview in second and Jay in third.

Eighth grader Micah Kemp took the top spot among boys, finishing with a personal best time of 17:59. Josh Scott of Northview finished second with a time of 19:16, and Thomas Simmons of Tate came in third at 20:48.

Top 10 Boy Finishers:

  1. Micah Kemp (8th grader and overall finisher with a personal best time) 17:59 — Jay
  2. Josh Scott 19:16 — Northview
  3. Thomas Simmons 20:48 — Tate
  4. Dillon Aiken 20:54 — Tate
  5. Taylor Fisher 21:04 — Central
  6. Dustin Lewis 21:39 — Northview
  7. Casey Zylstra 21:41 — Jay
  8. Tyler Thomason 22:21 — Tate
  9. AJ Lambert 22:56 — Northview
  10. Chase Childers 23:20 — Tate

Overall Team Results:

  1. Tate 37
  2. Northview 44
  3. Jay 54
  4. Central 79

Jay High Results:

  • Micah Kemp 17:59
  • Casey Zylstra 21:41
  • Alex Cobb 23:28
  • Joey Belanger 24:07
  • Cody Wolfe 24:53
  • Brandon Freeman 25:24
  • Evan Goodson 26:55

Girls’ results from the meet were not available Tuesday night.

Pictured top: Northview’s Josh Scott, seen in this file photo, finished second overall at a cross country meet hosted by Jay High School Tuesday afternoon. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Congressman Miller To Hold Mobile Office Hours

September 29, 2010

The staff of Congressman Jeff Miller will conduct mobile office hours in North Santa Rosa County Thursday morning.

Two members of Miller’s staff be on hand from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department at 9482 Highway 89, Jay. They will be able to answer questions about problems with federal agencies or issues affecting the First Congressional District.

“This is just another way we can better serve our growing population in Northwest Florida,” Miller said. “We tried the mobile office concept earlier and we had such an outstanding turnout that we decided to expand the concept and add more dates and locations to the program.”

Bama Elizabeth Lambeth

September 28, 2010

Bama Elizabeth Lambeth, age 87 of Crestview, FL, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Parthenon Healthcare in Crestview, FL. She was born Bama Elizabeth Goodson in Atmore, Alabama on July 12, 1923.

Although residing in Atmore and most recently in Crestview, she spent most of her life in Pensacola as a homemaker for husband, Ruben Lambeth who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Julian and Ray Lambeth; one daughter and son-in-law, Genell and Chuck Evans; seven grandchildren, Tammie, Frankie, Shawn, Charles and Shannon Evans, Tisa Hopkins and Katrina Hammac. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Hopkins Kemp (Quentin), eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m.

Case Of Tuberculosis Confirmed In Escambia School

September 28, 2010

A positive case of tuberculosis has been confirmed in the Escambia County School District.

The Escambia County Health Department and the school district confirmed the infectious disease in a student at Pensacola High School.  The student was removed from the school after the case was reported on Monday.

The school district and health department are working to identify anyone that may have been in close contact with the individual. A TB skin test will be offered to student and staff on Friday.

School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and  Dr. John Lanza, director of the Escambia County Health Department, said it is safe for students and staff to attend Pensacola High School.

Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread from person to person through the air when an infected individual coughs or sneezes particles into the air. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal, according to health officials.

General symptoms of TB may include:

  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Night sweats

Individuals who become infected with TB may not exhibit any signs or symptoms since the bacteria lie dormant in the individuals body. At this time the infected person is not contagious. They may develop the disease at a later time so they are given medicine to prevent this development. Individuals who develop TB disease are contagious and need to seek immediate medical treatment.

John Edward McShea, Jr.

September 28, 2010

Mr. John Edward McShea, Jr., age 41, of Flomaton, AL, passed away Friday, September 24, 2010 at a local hospital.

Mr. McShea was born in Mobile, AL but spent his life in Flomaton, where he worked for Safety Management Systems as a Safety Technician.

Survivors include his mother, Martha Sue Smith (Kevin) Augustus of Century; daughter, Darian McShea of Gulf Breeze; son, Brent McShea of Jay; brother
Gerard McShea of Jay; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Flomaton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Teg Upton officiating. Interment will be at Pine Grove
Methodist Church Cemetery in Leroy, AL with graveside services at 1 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, September 28, at the Flomaton Funeral Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Danny Jennings, David Jennings, Tyler Jennings, Nicholas Smith and Nicholas McShea, III.

Flomaton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Frank Joseph Redkey

September 28, 2010

Mr. Frank Joseph Redkey, 57, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010, at a Pensacola hospital.

Mr. Redkey was a native of Harvey, LA, a resident of Century for the past 43 years and attended the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church. Ivey Morris and Rosa Morris brought a lot of joy to the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Redkey.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Glenda Redkey of Century; his son, Frankie Redkey of Brewton; two daughters, Nancy Adams Redkey (Thomas) of Century and Lisa Morris Redkey (Eric) of Pensacola; and five grandchildren, Ivey Morris, Rosa Morris, Cody Adams, Austin Adams and Kendall Redkey.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ronald Broadhead and the Rev. Matt Brittingham officiating.

Burial will follow at Beulah Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 30, 2010, between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. at the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church.

Town Of Century ‘Digs Pink’

September 28, 2010

The ladies at the Town of Century were really “Digging Pink” Tuesday to support the Dig Pink volleyball  between Northview and Flomaton high schools.

“Emotions ran high with graduates of both Northview and Flomaton high schools,” said Town Clerk Leslie Gonzalez.

Pictured above: (L-R) Kristina Wood, Angel Mitchell, Robin Barrows, Denise Wiggins, Leslie Gonzalez and Louise Harrell this morning at Century Town Hall. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

JV Football: Northview Beats Escambia County 24-20

September 28, 2010

The junior varsity Northview Chiefs beat the Escambia County (Atmore) Blue Devils Monday night, 24-20.

The Chiefs were first on the board with a touchdown run from sophomore LaMikal Banks.  The Chiefs went for the two point conversion, with Kevin Vaughan finding Dalton Daniel with a pass into the end end zone. With 2:03 to go in the quarter, the Chiefs were up 8-0.

For a NorthEscambia.com photo gallery from the game, click here.

The Blue Devils tied the game 8-8 with 6:43 on the clock in the second. The Chiefs answered with a touchdown run from Dy’shun White with 2:27 in the half . Vaughan was in for the two point conversion, and the Chiefs were back on top 16-8.

Escambia County scored again with 1:48 in the second with a 46-yard touchdown pass.  A good two point conversion was called back on a holding flag. The Blue Devils’ second attempt at two failed with the quarterback taken down in the backfield by Daulton Tullis and a host of Chiefs. At halftime, Northview was up 16-14.

After a scoreless third quarter, sophomore White had an 11-yard touchdown run. Vaughan was successful on the two point conversion, and the Chiefs were on top 24-14 with 6:38 to go in the ballgame.

But Escambia County was not done, scoring again with a 65-yard touchdown and a good two-pointer, cutting Northview’s lead to 24-20.

With seconds on the clock, the Blue Devils unsuccessfully tried several a long-distance passes on their last possession.

The junior varsity Northview Chiefs will be at home October 7 at 6 p.m. against the Baker Gators.

For a NorthEscambia.com photo gallery from Monday night’s game, click here.

Pictured top: Dy’shun White (#14) gains yardage for the Northview Chiefs Thursday night behind the blocking of Kevin Vaughan (#12). Pictured inset: Mariah Albritton cheers for the Chiefs. Pictured below:  Kevin Vaughan back to pass for the Chiefs. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Molino Teen Wins Alabama State Kart Racing Title

September 28, 2010

Jarrett Parker of Molino won another kart racing Alabama Maxxis Series State Title this past weekend in Talladega.

Jarrett raced as an adult in the Alabama Maxxis series at Talladega Raceway Park with some of the most experienced senior racers in the southeast.

Parker, a sophomore at Northview High School, raced against 35 other senior drivers throughout the series in Stock Medium at the Alabama Maxxis Series. Going into the last race, Parker was leading the points chase but needed another strong finish to secure that title. Parker qualified in the fifth spot and won the race on his way to another Alabama State Title. He also won the state title in 2009 as a junior racer.

“I thank the Lord for everything. I have had a great year of racing so far. A big thank you to my dad as he has been with me every step of the way,” Parker said. “I also want to thank Dee Paschal, Mark Bowers with MB Motorsports, Todd Miller Racing Engines, and Phantom Racing Chassis.”

Parker was after another state title in Stock Heavy hoping for another win. He was leading the chase going into this weekends race. Parker qualified in second and finished third, narrowly missing the points title. Parker raced against 35 other senior racers throughout the year having all top five finishes, earning second place in Stock Heavy points chase.

Other races Parker competed in this weekend were Stock Lite where he qualified fifth and finished third and the big race for the night was Senior Pro, with Parker qualifying on the pole and winning the big race.

Parker has won a total of three state titles for 2010, two in Mississippi and one in Alabama. Parker has three national events to finish out the 2010 season.
Jarrett Parker is the son of Scott and Tammy Parker of Molino.

“The Lord blessed our karting team in many ways by putting us with the right people and the right circumstances to allow Jarrett to excel to his fullest potential. I am very proud of his hard work and dedication,” Scott Parker said.

Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Over 1,000 Registered To Vote In Next Week’s Century Primary

September 28, 2010

The primary election for three town council seats in Century is just one week away, and the latest numbers show just over 1,000 people registered to vote.

According to Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford, there are 1,082 voters registered to vote in the non-partisan primary on October 5.

In the Century primary election, council seats three, four and five are on the ballot this year — the positions currently held by Henry Hawkins, Gary Riley and Sharon Scott.

For Seat 3, Hawkins is being challenged by teacher Jacke Johnston and financial advisor Robert Lasher. For Seat 5, Scott is not seeking re-election. Retired resident Anne Carter Savage and funeral home owner Sandra McMurray-Jackson are seeking the post. Riley was automatically re-elected to Seat 4 with no opposition.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. next Tuesday, October 5 for Century residents only for the primary election.

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