One Person Shot In Parking Lot Of The Pensacola Fair

October 31, 2020

One person was shot at the Pensacola Interstate Fair early Saturday morning.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the parking lot during a fight between juveniles.  The victim was transported to a Pensacola hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

A witness told that they heard what sounded like a gunshot or a firecracker in the parking lot. He said there were a couple hundred of people that quickly “took off” to get out of the main parking lot.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation. The ECSO did not say if a suspect was taken into custody and has not released the name of the victim. file photo.

Two Children Killed, One Firefighter Injured In Escambia County Mobile Home Fire

October 31, 2020

Two children died in an early morning mobile home fire in Escambia County.

The fire was reported at 4:37 a.m. in the 1200 block of 46th Avenue, just off Lillian Highway, in Myrtle Grove. Firefighters arrived to find the mobile home engulfed in flames. The fire was brought until control about a half hour later

Two juvenile victims were discovered at the scene, according to an Escambia County spokesperson, and one firefighter was transported by Escambia County EMS to an area hospital for a minor injury.

The ages of the children were not released.

The American Red Cross is assisting the surviving residents, and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze.

Saturday Is The Last Day For Early Voting In Escambia County

October 31, 2020

Saturday is the last day of early voting in Escambia County.

Each location below will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.:

  • Billy G. Ward Courthouse, 7500 N Century Blvd, Century
  • Molino Community Center, 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino
  • Escambia County Extension, 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment
  • Mobile Hwy/Pine Forest Rd Early Voting Center, 6675 Pine Forest Rd, Suite 11
  • UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, University Parkway
  • Genealogy Branch Library, 5740 B, 9th Avenue
  • Main Library, 239 Spring Street
  • Supervisor of Elections Office, 213 Palafox Place, Second Floor
  • Brownsville Community Center, 3200 W. DeSoto Street
  • Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway

Vote by mail ballots may be dropped off 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday in the secure collection box at any one of the early voting locations. Vote by mail ballots must be received in the Elections Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day and may not be returned to a polling location on election day.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Century Cancels Council Meeting After Failing At Public Notice

October 31, 2020

The regular Century Town Council meeting that was scheduled for Monday night has been canceled after the town failed to provide adequate public notice of a location change.

The council normally meets the first and third Mondays of the month. At their last meeting in October, they decided to move the November 2 meeting from town hall to Century Ag Building. The change was made because the council chambers at town hall will be unavailable due to securely stored voting equipment for the general election on Tuesday.

But the town never provided the legally required public notice of the location change, prompting a decision on Friday to cancel the meeting.

Agenda items will be moved forward to the November 16 meeting. photo.

ECSO Responds To Report Of Decomposed Body In Jacks Branch. This Is What They Found.

October 31, 2020

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a decomposed body found in the water near a bridge on Jacks Branch Road late Friday afternoon.

A body was discovered and recovered from Jacks Branch, according to ECSO spokesperson Amber Southard.

“It turned out to be a decomposed deer,” she said.

The Jacks Branch Road bridge over Jacks Branch is about 2.5 miles north of Muscogee Road.

Northview Beats Chipley 45-13 (With Photo Gallery)

October 31, 2020

The Northview Chiefs beat the Chipley Tigers 45-13 Friday night in Bratt.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Northview’s Jayden Jackson had 832 yards and 12 touchdowns in the last two games headed into Friday night’s game, averaging 17 yards per carry.  MaxPreps has Jackson ranked fifth in the nation with 267 rushing yards per game.

And Jackson was off and running early in Friday night’s matchup with Chipley with a 56-yard touchdown carry for a Northview lead with 10:52 to go in the first quarter.

On the next possession for the Chiefs, Jackson was up the middle on a handoff from quarterback Kaden Odom  for an 82-yard touchdown run to make it 12-0 for a Chiefs homecoming lead.

About three minutes later, the Tigers were in to cut the Northview lead to 12-7.

Then Jackson scored on a short 2-yard run for a third TD for a 18-7 Chiefs advantage.

With 1:33 on the clock in the second, Odom handed off to Jamarkus Jefferson to give the Chiefs a 25-7 lead headed into halftime.

Northview, now 5-1 overall, will host the Jay Royals (2-4) next Friday night in Bratt. It’s the second meeting of the season for the teams; Northview beat Jay 34-15 on October 23.

For a photo gallery, including action shots, the band, cheerleaders and NJROTC, click here. photos, click to enlarge.

Baptist Hospital Breaks Ground On New $615 Million Campus

October 31, 2020

Baptist Hospital broke ground Friday for their new $615 million hospital campus at Brent Lane and I-110 in Pensacola.

“This new health campus will serve us now and for generations to come. When Baptist Hospital opened, it was considered a beacon of modern health care,” said BHC president and CEO Mark Faulkner. “Think how far we’ve evolved since then. Our founders’ transformative planning led to generations of care for our community. This new, bold project will allow us to continue providing patient-centered care in a setting that offers the opportunity to evolve and adapt as the needs of our community change over the next 71 years.”

The new health campus represents the single largest investment in health care facilities, services and programs in Northwest Florida’s history. It will provide a central location for clinical care, programs and services that will be easier for patients to access. Equipped with innovative technologies for diagnosis and treatment along with a concentration of related services, the facility will provide a seamless continuum of care that is more convenient for the patient and better optimizes resources.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

The construction of a new campus was announced in June 2019. Since that time, preliminary work has been ongoing including finalization of financing, selection of construction partners, initial site preparation and design planning.

Photos for, click to enlarge.

Catholic Gets Past The Tate Aggies 28-21

October 31, 2020

The Catholic Crusaders defeated the Tate Aggies 28-21 Friday night at Pete Gindl Stadium.

The Tate homecoming matchup was the first meeting of the two teams in a decade.

Down 21-7 with 1:19 to go in the third quarter, Tate senior quarterback Caleb Shelby found senior Zamir Dyer for a 28-yard touchdown to make it 21-14.

With 8:34 left in the fourth quarter, Shelby found Dyer again for a 70-yard touchdown run to tie things up at 21-21, but the Crusaders answered late in the fourth to take the lead.

The Tate Aggies, now 1-4 on the season, will take a long detour trip around the Pensacola Bay Bridge next Friday night as they barge into Gulf Breeze to face the 1-4 Dolphins. photos by Jennifer Repine, click to enlarge.

Absolutely Perfect Fall Weekend Weather

October 31, 2020

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 72. East wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 43. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 63. North wind around 10 mph.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 40. North wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 45. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Heather Knowles Named Northview High School Homecoming Queen

October 31, 2020

Heather Knowles  was named Northview High School’s 2020 homecoming queen Friday night.

Pictured below are Freshman Maid Rabekah Abbott, Junior Maid Nevaeh Brown, Second Runner-up Naudia Carach, Homecoming Queen Heather Knowles, First Runner-up Kenna Redmond, and Sophomore Maid Elianna Morales.

Pictured above is Northview High 2020 Homecoming Queen Heather Knowles.

For a photo gallery, click here. photos, click to enlarge.

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