2014 In Photos: May

December 31, 2014

We are looking back at the top events of 2014  in photos. Today, we are featuring photos from May.

Two people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in an explosion at the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility.

Over 2,000 homes and businesses were damaged by flooding. One of the hardest hit areas was the Bristol Park Subdivision.

Gov. Rick Scott and local officials toured flood damage.

The West Florida Lady Jaguars won the 4A state championship in almost impossible grand style. The Lady Jags were down 5-1  with two outs in the seventh, before coming back to beat P. K. Yonge 6-5 in Vero Beach.

Northview High School presented “Shrek The Musical”.

The 40th annual Pen Wheels disabled fishing rodeo was held in Walnut Hill, a project of the Pensacola Fiesta of Five Flags organization.

Warm weather made for a great Field Day at Molino Park Elementary School.

Six people, including two children, were rescued from the flooded Perdido River at Barrineau Park.

The Northview Chiefs outscored the Jay Royals a total of 50-21 during a Spring Jamboree Friday night at Merle North Stadium in Jay.

The Tate High School Concert Bands presented their Spring Concert  at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

Fire destroyed the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church north of Jay.

The Ernest Ward Middle School Chorus and Band held their Spring Concert  on the front lawn of the school.

Dozens of performers delighted hundreds of people  Saturday night during the 19th annual Heather Leonard Danceworks recital at Northview High School.

Young mocking birds hatched in May at our NorthEscambia.com office.

The track and field portion of the Escambia County Specials Olympics was held at Tate High School after numerous rain delays.

A portion of Highway 97 in Walnut Hill collapsed in an existing 50-foot deep gully.

An afternoon of heavy rain across the North Escambia area  gave way to a beautiful sunset above wheat fields in Walnut Hill.

Nearly 5,000 Escambia County residents had applied for FEMA flood aid by the middle of May.

Over 30,000 pounds of food was distributed  in Cantonment to hundreds of families in need following the flooding in Escambia County from the non-profit group Farm Share.

About 200 people gathered in Atmore  for a Memorial Day service to recognize those that have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice from Atmore, Walnut Hill, Bratt and surrounding areas.

The Niceville Eagles upended the Tate Aggies 21-13 in a two-quarter spring football jamboree  at Pete Gindl Stadium in Cantonment.

Northview High School named the Class of 2014’s honor graduates.

Noah James Heintz was named the Class of 2014 valedictorian, while Eion Michael Blanchard was named salutatorian for the Tate High School Class of 2014.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


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