One Seriously Injured In Early Morning Chumuckla Crash

June 10, 2013

A Brewton man was seriously injured in a single car crash early Monday morning near Chumuckla.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 55-year old Alex Charles Cunningham was traveling north of Chumuckla Highway approaching the intersection of Country Road 182 when he failed to negotiate a curve in his 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, ran off the roadway, collided with a tree and overturned in ditch. The FHP noted it was raining at the time of the 3:33 a.m. crash.

Cunningham was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. He was cited by the FHP for careless driving and no proof of insurance.

Highway 29 Now Open After Day Long Closure

June 10, 2013

North and south bound lanes of Highway 29 near East Kingsfield Road are now open in Cantonment, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The road was closed for almost nine hours Monday due to flooding.  Water was crossing the highway at Pensacola Salvage.

Pictured top: This reader photo by Jamie Boutwell shows water crossing Highway 29 before the roadway was closed. Pictured below: Reader photo by Brandi Ratcliff shows Highway 29 closed at Kingsfield. Submitted photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.



Lightning Sparks Cantonment House Fire

June 10, 2013

An Cantonment home was  heavily damaged in a Monday morning fire.  The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. at the home in the 3000 block of Sundial Circle. It appeared the fire started in the attic of the home due to lightning. There were no injuries reported. Photos by WEAR 3 for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Escambia Schools Switch To Four-Day Week For The Summer

June 10, 2013

Escambia County schools will switch to a four-day work weed and hours for the summer, beginning this week.

Schools will generally work, and be open, Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., except for the week of July 4, which will be a five day week with employees off and schools closed for the Fourth of July.

On Monday, July 29, schools will return to a regular five-day work week.

Century Man Convicted In Attack On Mother Of His Child

June 10, 2013

A Century man has been convicted and sentenced for attempting to strangle one of the mothers of his children.

Maurice Austin, 24, was convicted of battery by strangulation and sentenced to 24 months probation by Judge Michael Allen.  He was also ordered to attend a domestic violence intervention program and have no violent contact with the victim.

The victim told Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies that she was driving near Cottage and Zion and was forced to stop when Austin jumped in front of her car earlier this year. She said Austin forced his way into the driver’s seat, drove to Zion Street and parked the vehicle at a friend’s house.

The victim claimed Austin hit her with closed fists, pulled her from the vehicle by the hair and strangled her until she passed out. Deputies noted bruising on  the victim’s legs, shoulders, chest and arms.

Austin faced similar allegations back in July 2012 when another victim, then pregnant with his child, told deputies that she was walking down Jefferson Avenue near East Street in Century when she was attacked by Austin. Charges in that case were dropped after the victim refused to testify against  Austin.

Whittington Retires From Central Water Works

June 10, 2013

Joe Whittington recently retired as general manager of Central Water Works. He held the position and was a board member for 20 years.

Whittington first became involved with the water system after retiring as an engineer and moving to the Byrneville community. He volunteered countless hours overseeing the daily operations of  Central Water Works and was instrumental in securing millions of dollars in grants for upgrades to the water system.

Pictured: Central Water Works President Gary Welch  presents plaque to Joe Whittington on his retirement in appreciation of his contributions to the community and water system. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

NHS Students Receive Industry Certifications In Business Apps

June 10, 2013

Numerous Northview High School students received industry certifications during the last school year in business applications including Photoshop, Word, Excel and Access. Those students were:

PHOTOSHOP

  • Rebecca Lynn Boutwell
  • Kasie Lee Braun
  • Tristan Taylor Brown
  • Mashama Ashaki-k Codrington
  • Holly Merlice Cofield
  • Zachary Andrew Cole
  • Devon Leon Cottrell
  • Tiffani Amber Cruce
  • Morgan Nicole Digmon
  • James Austin Dorriety
  • Casey Hunter Godwin
  • Landon David Godwin
  • Marina Nikol Gray
  • Kaitlyn Grace Kline
  • Indigo Zen Knoble-Rodriguez
  • Courtney Elizabeth Lambert
  • Jason Kade Parham
  • Tristan Hunter Portwood
  • Samantha Elizabeth Sharpless
  • Rickey Heath Smith
  • Courtney Yvonne Solari
  • Chelsea Brooke Ward
  • Kelton Joe Wooten

DREAMWEAVER

  • Victoria Anne Wright

FLASH

  • Kasie Lee Braun
  • Anna Elizabeth Donald
  • Shaina Eleece Gibson
  • Victoria Anne Wright

WORD

  • Joshua Joseph Borelli
  • Kaitlyn Noelle Abbott
  • Jadlyn Skye Agerton
  • Mason Dylan Baker
  • Autumn Cheyenne Bobo
  • Trey Brian Boutwell
  • Kasie Lee Braun
  • Kira Nerys Cartwright
  • Hope Marie Coggins
  • Lawrence CW Douglas
  • Desiree Nicole Elliard
  • Hannah Elizabeth Fiellin
  • Leah Grace Fischer
  • Marcus Hunter Godwin
  • Dariane Breeze Guy
  • Dillon Wade Hall
  • Blaze Thomas Harkness
  • Briana Rolonda Harris
  • Jordan Noelle Helmken
  • Brayden William Hubbard
  • Abbie Elizabeth Johnson
  • Kaitlyn Nicole Kleinatland
  • Luke Alexander McDaniel
  • Teamber Marie Moorer
  • Catherine McKenzie Nassar
  • Stephanie Diane Roach
  • Rachel Caroline Sepulveda
  • Johnnie Marie Smith
  • David Franklin Thorpe
  • Garrett Mason Turner
  • Courtney Bryce Weekly
  • Victoria Anne Wright
  • Ashley Suanne Young

POWERPOINT

  • Kaitlyn Noelle Abbott
  • Jadlyn Skye Agerton
  • Sean Thomas Allister
  • Aaron Devin Armstrong
  • Mason Dylan Baker
  • Olivia Antoinette Bellamy
  • Autumn Cheyenne Bobo
  • Joshua Joseph Borelli
  • Katelyn Michelle Born
  • Trey Brian Boutwell
  • Kasie Lee Braun
  • Alexandria Lachelle Burt
  • Kira Nerys Cartwright
  • Hope Marie Coggins
  • Gavin Aubrey Coon
  • Iyanna Latice Davidson
  • Tyaisha Monique Davison
  • Eddmin Theola Davison
  • Lauren Vanessa Deloach
  • Kasey Ray Dorch
  • Lawrence CW Douglas
  • Ashley Lynn Duncan
  • Desiree Nicole Elliard
  • Hannah Elizabeth Fiellin
  • Leah Grace Fischer
  • Kaylee Elizabeth Foster
  • Ramsey Wade Gafford
  • Nathan Anthony Galvan
  • Marcus Hunter Godwin
  • Cheyenne Raven Gray
  • Dariane Breeze Guy
  • Dillon Wade Hall
  • Michael Anthony Hall, Jr.
  • Blaze Thomas Harkness
  • Briana Rolonda Harris
  • Jordan Noelle Helmken
  • Zachary Tyler Holland
  • Brayden William Hubbard
  • Cordell Anton Jackson
  • Abbie Elizabeth Johnson
  • Hannah Elaine Johnson
  • Samantha Diana Johnson
  • Benjamin Adam Kaderly
  • Kaitlyn Nicole Kleinatland
  • Logan Lambeth
  • Shelby Mae Lewis
  • Luke Alexander McDaniel
  • Teamber Marie Moorer
  • Issac Shelton Moorer
  • Catherine McKenzie Nassar
  • Courtney Paige Peebles
  • Tiffani Nichole Pritchett
  • Kortney Mechelle Reid
  • Stephanie Diane Roach
  • Merena Lane Roley
  • Savanna Brianne Roux
  • Natassja Samone Scott
  • Hilery Danielle Scott
  • Rachel Caroline Sepulveda
  • Jamilia Nicole Smiley-Knight
  • Johnnie Marie Smith
  • Sharnice Labraishia Spears
  • O’Neshia Kuiana Spencer
  • David Franklin Thorpe
  • Garrett Mason Turner
  • Ariel Caitlyn Walters
  • Courtney Bryce Weekly
  • Takeya Monique Williams
  • Victoria Anne Wright
  • Ashley Suanne Young

OUTLOOK

  • Kaitlyn Noelle Abbott
  • Jadlyn Skye Agerton
  • Sean Thomas Allister
  • Mason Dylan Baker
  • Olivia Antoinette Bellamy
  • Autumn Cheyenne Bobo
  • Joshua Joseph Borelli
  • Trey Brian Boutwell
  • Kasie Lee Braun
  • Kira Nerys Cartwright
  • Hope Marie Coggins
  • Iyanna Latice Davidson
  • Tyaisha Monique Davison
  • Lauren Vanessa Deloach
  • Lawrence CW Douglas
  • Desiree Nicole Elliard
  • Hannah Elizabeth Fiellin
  • Leah Grace Fischer
  • Marcus Hunter Godwin
  • Dariane Breeze Guy
  • Dillon Wade Hall
  • Blaze Thomas Harkness
  • Briana Rolonda Harris
  • Jordan Noelle Helmken
  • Brayden William Hubbard
  • Abbie Elizabeth Johnson
  • Benjamin Adam Kaderly
  • Kaitlyn Nicole Kleinatland
  • Logan Lambeth
  • Shelby Mae Lewis
  • Luke Alexander McDaniel
  • Teamber Marie Moorer
  • Issac Shelton Moorer
  • Catherine McKenzie Nassar
  • Tiffani Nichole Pritchett
  • Kortney Mechelle Reid
  • Stephanie Diane Roach
  • Savanna Brianne Roux
  • Hilery Danielle Scott
  • Rachel Caroline Sepulveda
  • Johnnie Marie Smith
  • O’Neshia Kuiana Spencer
  • David Franklin Thorpe
  • Garrett Mason Turner
  • Ariel Caitlyn Walters
  • Courtney Bryce Weekly
  • Takeya Monique Williams
  • Victoria Anne Wright
  • Ashley Suanne Young

EXCEL

  • Joshua Joseph Borelli
  • Trey Brian Boutwell
  • Kira Nerys Cartwright
  • Lawrence CW Douglas
  • Desiree Nicole Elliard
  • Hannah Elizabeth Fiellin
  • Leah Grace Fischer
  • Marcus Hunter Godwin
  • Briana Rolonda Harris
  • Jordan Noelle Helmken
  • Abbie Elizabeth Johnson
  • Kaitlyn Nicole Kleinatland
  • Teamber Marie Moorer
  • Rachel Caroline Sepulveda
  • David Franklin Thorpe
  • Garrett Mason Turner
  • Courtney Bryce Weekly
  • Sean Thomas Allister
  • Michael Anthony Hall, Jr.
  • Logan Lambeth
  • Shelby Mae Lewis
  • Savanna Brianne Roux
  • Hilery Danielle Scott
  • O’Neshia Kuiana Spencer

ACCESS

  • Joshua Joseph Borelli
  • Lawrence CW Douglas
  • Luke Alexander McDaniel

WORD EXPERT

  • Joshua Joseph Borelli

‘Just One Day’ Public Animal Adoption Event June 11

June 10, 2013

The first “Just One Day” event, a public animal adoption day in Escambia County, will take place on Tuesday, June 11, from noon to 7 p.m.

Hosted by Animal Services Advisory Committee (ASAC), Just One Day will be held in an effort to assist in the adoption of local animals to loving homes by offering reduced adoption rates at the Escambia County Animal Shelter, 200 West Fairfield Drive in Pensacola.

During the event, the Escambia County Animal Shelter will host a food drive for cats and dogs of all ages. Monetary donations are also accepted.

For more information, please contact Pattie Krakowski, Animal Services Advisory Committee, (850) 380-7682.

Scott Signs ‘Bong Ban’

June 10, 2013

Stores selling certain hardware typically used for smoking marijuana have until July 1 to unload those items. Among about the bills  signed last by Gov. Rick Scott was the “bong ban” bill (HB 49), which prohibits the sale of metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic smoking pipes, chillums or bongs.

The bill allows pipes to continue to be sold that are primarily made of briar, meerschaum, clay or corn cob, which are typically used to smoke tobacco.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, has said the bill wouldn’t eradicate pot smoking, but “we’re going to stop making it convenient.”

Support The Chiefs: Join The Northview Quarterback Club

June 10, 2013

The Northview High School Quarterback Club is gearing up to prepare to support another season of Chiefs football.

The QB club depleted most of its funds helping the Chiefs get to Orlando for their state championship win, and the group is already working hard to get ready for this season. Thousands of dollars were spent on items such as charter buses for the players, pre-game and post-game meals, concession stand operation, spirit items, fireworks,  programs and more.

Families can support the Chiefs by joining the Quarterback Club for just $10 per family per year. All of the proceeds go directly to help the school, the football program and the students.

The next meeting of the Northview High School Quarterback Club is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Northview Media Center. Everyone is welcome.

NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.

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