Karen Elizabeth Stewart

March 31, 2019

Karen Elizabeth Stewart passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the age of 65.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Eunice Stewart.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Spruell Cemetery.

Two Local Men Killed In Baldwin County Wreck; Three Others Injured

March 30, 2019

Two local men were killed and three people were injured in a wreck Saturday in Baldwin County.

Alabama State Troopers said Steve A. Leonard, age 57 of Atmore was driving south on Baldwin County 87 near Cowpen Creek Road when his 2009 Dodge Ram collided head-on with a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. He was transported to University Hospital in Mobile where he succumbed to his injuries. A passenger in his vehicle, Michael Wayne Leonard, age 54 of Century, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Blaine Gregg, 37, of Elberta, was injured and transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola following the 8 a.m. crash. Two children, one from each vehicle, were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital. All of the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Alabama troopers are continuing to investigate.

Judge Denies Bond Reduction For Man Accused Of Killing Siblings In Collision

March 30, 2019

A judge says the man accused of killing two siblings in a driving under the influence crash will stay behind bars if he can’t afford a $1 million bond.

Hunter Black is accused of killing 15-year-old Sean Banks and 22-year-old Antoinette McCoy in January in an early morning crash on Kingsfield Road.  He is currently facing two  counts of vehicular manslaughter and two counts of DUI manslaughter.

In a court filing , Black’s attorney says he lacks the financial means to post the bond. The attorney also said Black lives in Cantonment “with his family and has resided in the area for his entire life,”. But a judge has now denied that motion.

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement report showed there was no alcohol found in Black’s system, but it was positive for Xanax and chemicals that can be linked to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

Northview Gets Another District Win Over Jay (With Gallery)

March 30, 2019

The Northview Chiefs beat the Jay Royals 3-2 in a district matchup Friday night in Bratt.

Seth Killam earned the win, giving up two runs on four hits, walking one and striking out 10 in seven innings.

Josh Majors took the loss for Jay, going for four innings while allowing six hits, three runs and striking out four. Miller tossed two innings in relief.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Nick Venable led the Chiefs at the plate going 2-2 with a run.  Also for Northview: Billy Rolin R; Killam 1-2, R; Jackson Moore 1-3, RBI; Adam Aliff 1-2; Jacob Bryant 1-3, RBI. Venable stole three bases for the Northview, while Killam took two and Aliff and Bryant stole one each.

Senior Trevor Flowers homered for Jay, and senior Dutch Burkhead had a triple.

The Chiefs were coming off a 5-0 shutout of Jay Thursday night in Jay and are now 4-0 in the disrict. Northview will host Flomaton Monday night, and Jay will be at Washington High in Pensacola.

Near 80 For Saturday; Showers Possible By Sunday

March 30, 2019

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Friday: Showers likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tate Beats Washington In District Game; Honors ‘98 Championship Team

March 30, 2019

Tate 11, Washington 5

The Tate Aggies picked up another district win Friday night, 11-5 over Washington.

Cole Fryman earned the win for Tate in three innings, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out two. Four other pitchers — Ethan George, Brantley Culbertson, Jace Dunsford and Easton Sidner all record outs on the way to the Tate win.

Mason Land and Hunter McLean led Tate at the plate with three hits each.

Tate was coming off a 17-1 blowout win over Washington on Thursday.

The Aggies are 10-1-1 on the season. Next week, they will play Denmark, GA, on Tuesday and Tallahassee Lincoln on Friday.

Before Friday night’s game, Tate honored their 1998 state championship team. The pitching staff was led by Frankie McGill who won the 1998 Gatorade player of the year for Florida, and Brad Sollon went on to
pitch in the majors for Cincinnati. The team went 32-3 with 322 runs, 38 home runs, a .380 team batting average, a .516 on-base percentage, 83 stolen bases and a 1.83 team ERA.

Tate 15, Washington 3 (JV)

The junior varsity Tate Aggies beat Washington 15-3 Friday afternoon.

Sexual Assault Suspect Behind Bars

March 30, 2019

An Escambia County man is accused of attempted sexual assault is behind bars.

The assault happened March 26 in the area of Beverly Parkway and W Street. He was last seen leaving the area on an orange bicycle, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Ivyuan Beasley was taken into custody Friday in connection with the incident. He’s being held in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $430,000 attempted sexual battery assault, kidnapping, battery, and indecent exposure.

Jim Allen Elementary Names March Students Of The Month

March 30, 2019

Jim Allen Elementary School has named their March Students of the Month. They are Tristian Jones and Alivia McGlothlin. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Northview Weightlifting Competes At Regionals; Kite Takes First And Advances To State

March 30, 2019

The Northview Chiefs boys weightlifting team competed that the Region 1-1A weightlifting meet Friday at Baker High School0

Individually, junior Trent Kite won the 129-pound region championship and earned an automatic bid to the FHSAA state championship weightlifting meet. Kite totaled 400 pounds on his two lifts and beat the second place lifter by 30 pounds overall. This is the second consecutive Region 1-1A Championship for Kite.

Also placing for the Chiefs were:

154-pound weight class: Jarius Moorer, 5th
169-pound weight class: Daniel Merit, 4th
183-pound weight class: Aunterio Minor, 6th
219-pound weight class: Jacob Hawkins, 5th; Lance McLaughlin 6th

As a team, the Chiefs placed fifth among the 16 total schools, falling to Panama City Arnold, Wewahitchka, Panama City Mosley and Baker, respectively.

The state championship will be held on Saturday, April 13 in Panama City.

Escambia Extension: Hang On, Don’t Fertilize The Lawn Just Yet

March 30, 2019

It may feel like Spring, but now is too early to begin fertilizing the lawn, according to Escambia County Extension.

Fertilizing now is a waste of money and time since research shows that much of the nitrogen is lost since roots are not actively growing now. It also may contribute to pollution of local waters waters with nutrient loss from the application site, the Escambia Extension said.

The best time is begin fertilizing the lawn is mid April or into May, according to the Extension Service.

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