No Serious Injuries In Hwy 29 Crash

November 8, 2012

One person was injured in a two vehicle crash late Thursday morning on Highway 29 near Kingsfield Road.

The accident happened about 11 a.m. when a driver apparently rear-ended a flatbed semi-truck trailer in the southbound lanes of Highway 29. he injured female was transported to a Pensacola hospital by ambulance. Her injuries were not considered life threatening. photos by Kristi Smith, click to enlarge.

Two Charged With Murdering Store Owner (With Exclusive Photos)

November 8, 2012

Two people  have been charged with murdering a store owner inside a Davisville lottery store Tuesday afternoon.

Malcolm Troy McGhee, Jr., 24, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Escambia County, Alabama, and is awaiting extradition to Florida.

Brent Dewayne Lambeth, age 20 of Atmore, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a Century Correctional Institution K-9 team and the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office. He was taken into custody at or near a trailer in a wooded area on Sandy Hollow Lane near Walnut Hill. He is being held in the Escambia County (Fla.) Jail without bond.

Both men are charged with murder and robbery with a firearm.

The longtime owner of the State Line O’ Yes Lotto on Highway 97 in Davisville, 74-year old Thomas “Tommy” Kroll was shot and killed  during an exchange of gunfire during the robbery about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said they received information from confidential sources that led to the arrests. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said Kroll’s business was specifically targeted by Lambeth and McGhee because of previous purchases of “Spice” and that the duo “intended on robbing the store of more Spice that day”.

For a photo gallery from the murder scene, click here.

For an earlier story, click here.

For more about Tommy Kroll and words from his wife, click here.

Pictured top: Brent Dewayne Lambeth, a suspect in the murder of a Davisville business owner, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at or near this mobile home in wooded area on Sandy Hollow Road in Walnut Hill. Pictured bottom inset: An Escambia County K-9 unit was on scene. exclusive photos, click to enlarge. Pictured below: The scene following the robbery Tuesday afternoon in Davisville. photo, click to enlarge.

Byrneville Elementary Releases First Nine Weeks Honor Roll

November 8, 2012

The following students were named to the first nine weeks honor roll at Byrneville Elementary School:

Mrs. Barberree’s Kindergarten

All Satisfactory
Ayden Atallah
Maddie Mae Driskell
Tyler Gilmore
Olivia Griffis
Damarius Jefferson
Daisy Johnson
Mia Kornegay
Madison Levins
Allie Odom
Jayden White

Mrs. Roger’s Kindergarten

All Satisfactory
Nicole Briscoe
Layla Brown
Ashton Covan
Kerissa Dortch
Anna Dunsford
Hunter Johnson
Kelan Jurey
Evin Matlock
Addisen Millen
Blake Shaw
Mallory Smith

Mrs. Dawson’s First Grade

“A” Honor Roll
Madalyn Grimes
Tyson McBride

“A/B” Honor Roll:
Reygan Steadham

Ms. Thornton’s First Grade

“A” Honor Roll
Alexa Castro
Riley Dawson
Meredith Johnston
Tyler Riggs

“A/B” Honor Roll:
Adrianna Atallah
Nolin Godwin
Josh Johnson
Aydan Smith

Mrs. Marshman’s Second Grade

“A” Honor Roll
Kaden Odom
Aloysia Dortch

“A/B” Honor Roll
Briana Dunsford
Chase Hampton
Johnnie Howell
Kayla Johnson
Emily Lambeth
Jessica Loftis
Dreama Wright

Mrs. Weaver’s Second Grade

“A” Honor Roll
Drake Allen Driskell
Micaleb Guntrum,
Emily Levins

“A/B” Honor Roll
Leah Anderson
Marina Franklin
Eli Jackson
Zane Rolin
Aleigh Thornton

Mrs. Dunsford’s Third Grade

“A” Honor Roll
Hunter Borelli
Torka Mills
Dillon Spears

“A/B” Honor Roll
Bama Coburn
Josh Dunsford
Tessa Flowers
Kailin Gafford
Jace Gifford
Taylor Levins
James Loftis
Harley Walker
David Ward

Mrs. Gilmore’s Fourth Grade

“A” Honor Roll
Maille Kilcrease
Logan Bryan

“A/B” Honor Roll
Travon Brown
Tyler Rolin
Tyler Merchant
Brianna Colter
Abigail Levins
Heather Knowles

Mrs. Johnston’s Fifth Grade

“A” Honor Roll
Madicyn Bell
Ian Gifford
Alex Glidewell
Chandler Hinote
Alexis Lee
Lea Nall
Cloe Smith
Savannah Steadham
Nicky Trump
Olivia Watson
Ashten Wright

“A/B” Honor Roll
Skyler Busbee
William Johnson
Jake Lambeth
Hannah Merchant
Kelli Merchant
Waylon Milstead
Valorie Padilla

Photos: Northview Honors Veterans

November 8, 2012

Northview High School held their annual Veterans Day Program Wednesday morning.

“I want to encourage you to find someone in your life who is a veteran and say ‘thanks’,” guest speaker Captain Carl Mock, , USN (Ret.) told the students. Mock is the former Commanding Officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) located at NAS Pensacolaand served 38 years before retiring in June 2005.

The program also featured a flag ceremony, special music and drama, and recognition of veterans.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Pictured top: A flag ceremony during the annual Veterans Day Program Wednesday morning at Northview High School. Pictured inset: The program also featured a drama presentation. Pictured below: The Northview High chorus performs. photos, click to enlarge.

Frost Advisory For Tonight

November 8, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for tonight for the North Escambia area. With a temperature in the mid 30’s, frost is possible during the early morning hours. Precautions should  be taken to protect tender vegetation.

Here is your official forecast:

  • Tonight: Areas of frost after 3am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 35. Calm wind.
  • Friday: Areas of frost before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the morning.
  • Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 39. Calm wind.
  • Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
  • Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
  • Veterans Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
  • Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
  • Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 15 mph.
  • Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
  • Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
  • Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
  • Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
  • Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Escambia Woman Breaks Leg Outside Precinct, Votes Anyway

November 8, 2012

One Escambia County woman was really motivated to cast her vote Tuesday morning.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner says a woman fell and broke her leg on the way into a polling place, but still managed to vote.

“There was a report in Escambia County of a woman who had fallen in the parking lot and apparently broke her leg in the parking lot and was carried into the polling place by her husband so she could vote and then transported to the hospital. So we’re grateful for her interest and passion to vote.”

The incident happened at the Mayfair Community Center on South Madison Drive, according to Sonya Daniel, spokesperson for the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office.

Elections Supervisor David Stafford has attempted to reach out to the woman, Daniel said, but so far has been unsuccessful in contacting her.

Lenora Stallworth Sellers

November 8, 2012

Lenora Stallworth Sellers passed away November 5, 2012, at the age of 88. Born in Enon, Mrs. Sellers lived in the Robinsonville area until she and her family moved to Atmore, where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked at Greenlawn Hospital for many years serving as the insurance clerk. She later worked at Production Credit Association, United Bank and Atmore Nursing Care Center until her retirement.

Mrs. Sellers was preceded in death by her parents, Jackson Burton Stallworth and Mary Elma Stallworth; brother, Burton Lee Stallworth; husbands Emmette Ray Sellers and Leonard Earl Sellers; and son Harry Burton (Buck) Sellers.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca S. (Joe) Phillips of Atmore; daughter-in-law, Joyce P. Sellers of Atmore; four grandchildren,Vicki Sellers (J.B.) Gulsby, Jonathon A. Phillips, Leonard Ray (Leslie) Sellers and Jarard Burton (Ashley) Phillips; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 9th, 2012, at 11 a.m. from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Dukes officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Rodney Helton, Fred Peevy, Mike Helton, Tommy Strawbridge, James Bell, and Webb Nall. Honorary pallbearers are Luther West, Bill Phillips, Joe Brown, Joe Webb, Archie Sellers, Alvis Respress, James Norris, Burton Beck, Freddie Hobbs and Clifton Mims.

Family will receive friends Friday, November 9th, 2012, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home one hour prior to service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to your church or favorite charity in memory of Lenora Sellers.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.

Northview, West Florida, Catholic Compete In 1-2A Cross Country Districts

November 8, 2012

Area schools Northview, West Florida and Pensacola Catholic recently took part in the 1-2A cross county districts in Panama City, with the West Florida Jags taking both the boys and girls runs.

The top 13 finishers from each division advance to the regional competition this weekend in Tallahassee.

For more photos, click here.

Overall team and local individual results were as follows:


  1. West Florida – 33
  2. Pensacola Catholic – 54
  3. Arnold -98
  4. South Walton – 109
  5. Rutherford – 113
  6. Northview – 119
  7. Bay – 194

3 – Nesbitt, Raleigh, West Florida 20:34.0
4 – Campion, Natalie, Pensacola Catholic 20:40.0
5 – Farr, Rebecca, Pensacola Catholic 20:59.0
6 – Roberts, Kaysi, West Florida 21:06.0
7 – Sanchez, Charlene, West Florida 21:58.0
8 – Sortino, Jordan, West Florida 22:09.0
9 – Wiley, Miranda, West Florida 22:10.0
12 – Lockridge, Kaitlin, Pensacola Catholic 22:40.0
13 – Endacott, Gabrielle, Pensacola Catholic 22:41.0
14 – Arthur, Lynn, West Florida 22:55.0
17 – Moore, Hanna, West Florida 23:42.0
18 – Goetter, Georgia, Northview 23:59.0
20 – Gibson, Dale, Pensacola Catholic 24:32.0
21 – Ehlers, Elizabeth, Pensacola Catholic 24:51.0
22 – Chope, Emma, Pensacola Catholic 25:02.0
23 – Joiner, Ashley, Northview 25:10.0
25 – Davis, Zacarra, Northview 25:17.0
26 – McGahan, Moriah, Northview 25:22.0
27 – Franklin, Jazzlyn, Northview 25:23.0
38 – Reynolds, Bethany , Northview 28:07.0
43 – Solchenberger, Mason , Northview 29:38.6


  1. West Florida – 27
  2. Pensacola Catholic – 43
  3. South Walton – 93
  4. Arnold – 94
  5. Rutherford – 116
  6. Bay – 167
  7. Northview 176

1 – Clark, Alec, West Florida 16:57.0
2 – Remich, Michael, Pensacola Catholic 17:06.0
3 – Chope, John, Pensacola Catholic 17:32.0
4 – Sortino, Mark, West Florida 17:47.0
6 – Wakefield, Dylan, West Florida 18:40.0
7 – Diamond, Garrett, West Florida 18:44.0
9 – Wright, David, West Florida 18:47.0
10 – Byrd, Aaron, Pensacola Catholic 18:49.0
14 – McGahan, Isaac, Northview 19:33.0
15 – Mongeau, David, Pensacola Catholic 19:37.0
16 – Bullock, Alexander, West Florida 19:50.0
17 – Gaines, Carson, West Florida 20:02.0
31 – Marcille, Henry, Pensacola Catholic 21:32.0
39 – Borelli, Joshua, Northview 23:03.0
40 – Coon, Gavin, Northview 24:00.0
44 – Calloway, Zachary, Northview 26:44.0
46 – Rausch, Aaron, Northview 30:06.0

Photos by Candy McGahan for

Jimmie Lee Brown

November 8, 2012

Jimmie Lee Brown, 71, of Molino, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012.

He was a faithful member of Greater First Baptist Church in Cantonment. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Minnie Brown; sister, Johnnie B McCarty; and brother, James E. Brown.

He is survived by the love of his life, wife Elizabeth Brown; three sons, Edward Brown, Rodney Brown, and Jimmy Brown; three daughters, Gladys Bryant, Priscilla Brown, and Tawana Brown; one sister, Eliza Weaden White, four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; 13 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 9, 2012, from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joe Morris Funeral Home. Services will be held at St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Johnson Avenue Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 3 p.m.

Interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery NAS Pensacola, Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 11 a.m.

Joe Morris and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie King

November 8, 2012

Ronnie King of Pensacola passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012. He was born in Pensacola on February 23, 1972.

Ronnie was a 1990 graduate of Tate High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at The University of West Florida in 1995. He became a CPA in March of 2000.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his grandparents.

He leaves behind a loving family including his children, Courtney Brooke and Jacob Allen King of Cantonment; father, Rondel “Ron” Allen King (Debbie) of Cantonment; mother, Deborah Lynn Meadows (Elton) of Pensacola; sisters, Stephanie Hines (Wendy) of Dothan, Carrie Thomas of Pensacola and Crystal Olsen-Clark of Robertsdale; nephews, Evin Sherwood, Bryson Clark, and Dominik Clark; and niece, Avery Clark as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, devoted friends and loved ones.

Pallbearers are Keith Kimmons, Stan Zawisza, Daniel Austin, Chris Branham, Jason Smith, and Jeff Holley. Honorary pallbearers are Corey Smith, Evin Sherwood, and Marvin King.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 7, 2012, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Faith Chapel North. Burial will follow at Pensacola Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola in memory of Ronnie King.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

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