Cottage Hill Boil Water Notice Rescinded: Contractor Hit Water Main In McDavid

September 30, 2022


A contractor working in McDavid Tuesday hit a water main causing a water outage for Central Water Works customers from South Century Boulevard to Byrneville Road.

The leak was valved off and water service returned to most customers in the area within the hour.

A precautionary boil water notice is in effect until further notice.

The utility is advising, as a precaution, that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be used.

This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

Customers can monitor their phone, texts and emails from Central Water Works, and this story will be updated when the boil water notice is lifted.

ECSO: Century Man Was Pushing Stolen Shotgun In Shopping Cart Along Road In Bratt

September 30, 2022

A Century man is facing charges after deputies spotted him pushing a shopping cart containing a shotgun along a rural roadway near Bratt.

Rudy Matthew Lamar Marquardt, 28, was pushing the shopping cart on C.W. Carraway off Highway 4, about 1.5 miles east of Northview High School.

A Winchester 12-gauge shotgun was in the shopping cart, according to an arrest report. Records indicated that it was stolen from Memphis, Tennessee.

After his arrest, deputies found two Alprazolam pills in Marquardt’s pants pocket along with a straw made from a writing pen, the report continues. In the shopping cart, they found “smoking apparatus” with marijuana residue.

Marquardt was taken to the ECSO precinct in Century where he started showing signs of a possible overdose and was transported to Jay Hospital, the report states.

Marquardt was arrested this week on outstanding warrants from the February 22 incident. He remained in the Escambia County Jail Friday morning without bond.

25 Local Troopers Deploy To Assist With Hurricane Ian Recovery

September 30, 2022

Twenty-five state troopers from the local district has been deployed to the path of destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian.

The troopers are part of the Florida Highway Patrol Troop A, which serves counties including Escambia and Santa Rosa.

They hope to provide relief and assistance with chainsaw, rescue and recovery teams.

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ECFR Beulah Volunteer Firefighters Helping With Hurricane Ian Response

September 30, 2022

Two Escambia County Fire Rescue volunteers with the Beulah Fire Station deployed Thursday to help with Hurricane Ian rescue and recovery.

In Beulah’s “Tanker 2″, they first traveled to Chipley to join a strike team before heading to south Florida. The volunteers are firefighter Chris Kneziensk (pictured left) and Assistant District Chief Yoshimi Core.

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Fall Tradition: Pumpkins Have Arrived At Cantonment Pumpkin Patch

September 30, 2022

It’s a sure sign of fall in Cantonment.

The pumpkins have arrived at the Allen Memorial United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available under the big tent on Highway 29 near Neal Road from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1-6 p.m. on Sundays.

The Allen Memorial United Methodist Men have sponsored the Pumpkin Patch since 1995.

The Northview High School NJROTC took part in a community service project to unload the pumpkins and place them under the tent.

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Gov. Ivey Announces Flomaton To Receive $250,000 For Paving, Drainage Projects

September 30, 2022

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that Flomaton will receive $250,000 in state funding from increased gas taxes for a road project.

The Rebuild Alabama project will pay for resurfacing and drainage improvements on Hillview Drive, Titi Street, College Street and Alley 5 for a total of 8-tenths of a mile.

The Rebuild Alabama projects are funded by $10 million off the top of the state’s share of new gas tax revenue for local projects.

“Three years ago, I promised the people of Alabama that every single penny would go to road and bridge projects, and we are seeing that the proof is in the pudding,” Ivey said.

Nice Days, Cool Nights Continue; No Chance of Rain

September 30, 2022

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 53. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 52. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. North wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Friday Night Football Schedule

September 30, 2022

Here is the Friday night football schedule for the North Escambia area:


  • Tate at Milton
  • Pine Forest at Fort Walton Beach
  • West Florida at Walton
  • Destin at Jay
  • Escambia at Booker T. Washington
  • Pensacola Catholic at Pensacola High
  • Gulf Breeze at Pace
  • Lighthouse Private Christian Academy at Baker
  • Bye: Northview, Navarre


  • Hooper Academy at Escambia Academy
  • Flomaton at Thomasville
  • Jackson at Escambia County (Atmore)
  • Cottage Hill at W.S. Neal
  • Bayside Academy at T.R. Miller

Pictured: The Northview Chiefs defeated Baker last Friday night for the first time in a decade. photos, click to enlarge.

Ann Clark Bingham

September 30, 2022

Ann Clark Bingham, age 60, of Florence, SC passed away on September 21, 2022 at herresidence. She was born on December 5, 1961 in Atmore, AL to the late James Tyrell and Eunice Viola Seales Clark.

She is survived by her husband, John William Bingham, II; her son, John (Courtney) Bingham, III; her daughter, Heather Ann Bingham; her granddaughter, Violet Bingham; her brother, Tyrell (Rose) Clark and her sisters: Barbara Rixey, Connie (Gordon) Raines and Carolyn Green.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel in Atmore, AL. Interment will follow at Dry Springs Cemetery in Pineville, FL.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Blue Wahoos Return Home With The Southern League Championship Trophy

September 30, 2022

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos returned home late Thursday afternoon from Kodak, Tennessee, with a little extra hardware.

As they exited their bus at Wahoos Stadium, the setting sun was glistening off their new Southern League Championship trophy.

The Wahoos beat the Tennessee Smokies 11-4 Wednesday night to claim the title as they wrapped up their 10th anniversary season.

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