Missing, Endangered Woman Located

October 29, 2022

UPDATE: This missing an endangered woman has been located according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing and endangered woman.

Erica Michele Abel, 38, was last seen Friday around 6 p.m. driving a 2006 Nissan sedan, Florida tag # 56DAGL. She was last seen wearing white and black leggings, and white shirt with a multi-colored print.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ECSO at (850) 433-9620.

Northview Cruises To 9-0 With 57-14 Rout Of Atmore (With Gallery)

October 29, 2022

The Northview Chiefs powered to a 57-14 senior night win over the Escambia County Blue Devils of Atmore Friday night in Bratt.

With the win, Northview is 9-0 as they look for that elusive perfect season next week. In 2006, the Chiefs went 9-1 overall under coach Cody Keene, dropping the final game of that season at home 20-14 to Chipley. In 2012 when they won the only football state championship in school history, the Chiefs opened at 1-1, losing their second game to Marianna. They finished 2012 at 11-3.

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The Chiefs were a little slow out of the gate as the lead teetered back and forth, but they soon floored it on the way to the win.

“We’ve to fix that,” head coach Wes Summerford of the slow start. “When we get to the playoffs, we can’t make those mistakes. We’ve got to start fast.”

He said the offense “didn’t miss a beat”.

The Blue Devils were first on the big board at 8-0 with a 40-yard pass with just under 10 minutes to go.

A couple of minutes later Northview QB Kaden Odom found Wyatt Scruggs from 48-yards, and Odom was in for the two point conversion and an 8-8 ballgame. Northview moved on top with an 11-yard run touchdown rush from Jamarkus Jefferson.

ECHS returned the kickoff for a 72-yard touchdown, and Jefferson added another touchdown to round out the first quarter with a 22-14 Chief lead.

In the second quarter, Jefferson had touchdowns of 35, 34 and 2-yards. In the third, the Chiefs scored when Odom hit Scruggs for a 29-yard score, and Odom was in from 6-yards out. Kicker Brandon Ferguson was 7-7 on point after attempts Friday night.

The Escambia County Blue Devils season came to an end at 4-6.

The Chiefs (9-0) will host Bay next Friday night.

“It’s not going to be much different than Atmore,” he said.

The Chiefs will likely out the first week of the playoffs with a bye before starting their postseason trip toward Tallahassee on November 18.

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The Legend: Tate Football Field Dedicated As ‘Carl Madison Field’

October 29, 2022

Friday night, the football field at Tate High School was dedicated in honor of high school sports legend Carl Madison.

The field inside Pete Gindl Stadium is “Carl Madison Field” in honor of the man that led the Aggies to a 1980 state championship and is one of the all-time winningest high school coaches in the nation.

“The best advice you can give people is play clean and hard, and be ready to back the next day,” Madison said shortly before tossing the coin for the Aggies Friday night game against Escambia.

Madison was surrounded at the ceremony by former players from his nearly five decades coaching, including members of the Aggies 1980 state championship team.

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Madison, who turns 92 in January, sits at number two on Florida’s all-time football coaching victories list with a 326-129-7 record and is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

In addition to winning a state title at Tate, he took the Pine Forest Eagles to two state championships in 1987 and 1988. The 1988 Eagle team was named as national champions by USA Today, and Madison earned the title of the National High School Football Coach of the Year. All in all, he coached at five different Florida High Schools including Ernest Ward, plus three out of state schools.

His football days began early at Escambia County High School in Atmore where he played tailback under Coach Herbert Barnes from 1945 to 1947, making him one of Atmore’s semi-famous “Barnes Boys” with 30 straight wins. After a stint in the Army, from 1950 to 1952, Madison played college ball for Texas Tech and Troy State Teachers College in the mid-1950s.

Fresh out of college, Madison coached for four years beginning in 1957 at Ernest Ward High School in Walnut Hill. He moved to Milton High in 1961, coaching them to a state championship and 34 straight victories. He then took a coaching job at a Georgia High School, losing a state championship game in 1968.

Madison joined the coaching staff at Tate in 1971 on his way to winning that 1980 state championship. He left Tate in 1983, heading to Pensacola High for a couple of years. Then it was off to Pine Forest and those back-to-back state championships. He coached at an Albany, Georgia, school, another 10 years at Milton High and another short period at PHS during the period from 1989 until 2002.

In 2002, he took the head coach job at the small Jackson Academy in Alabama. The then 71-year old took over a team that had gone 0-10 prior to his arrival. He lost his first two games at Jackson, but he went on to win the state championship. The following year, Jackson was undefeated and won another state championship.

In 2009, Madison briefly came out of retirement to once again take to the field at Tate, this time as an offensive consultant.

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Rain Becoming Likely Today And Tonight

October 29, 2022

Here is your official North Escambia forecast:

Saturday: Increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. East wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Calm wind.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

SEC Soccer Tournament Brings Top 10 Women’s Teams To Ashton Brosnaham

October 29, 2022

The top 10 Southeastern Conference women’s soccer teams will be competing for the SEC Championship title from Sunday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 6 at Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex in Escambia County.

On Sunday, No. 7 LSA will face No 10. Ole Miss at 1 p.m., followed by No. 8 Mississippi State and No. 9 Texas A&M at 3:30. Winners advance to face undefeated No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 South Carolina, No. 3 Tennessee, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 5 Vanderbilt and No. 6 Georgia in games that begin at noon on Tuesday. The bracket is below (click here for a printable pdf).

Tickets are on sale at secticketoffice.com. All-tournament passes are $25. Individual game tickets for first round, quarterfinals and semifinals are $7 for adults and $5 for students/military. Tickets for the championship game on Sunday, Nov. 6 are $10 for adults and $7 for students/military. Kids 12 and under wearing a soccer jersey get in free with a paying adult. A service fee is applied to all ticket purchases. A clear bag policy is in effect for this event.

A free Fan Fest will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. before the championship game on Sunday, November 6. There will be music, food and interactive activities for all ages to enjoy. Pensacola will host the SEC Soccer through 2024, with an option to extend the agreement through 2026.

“We are thankful to Escambia County and Pensacola Sports for providing a tremendous venue to conduct our SEC Soccer Championship,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “Their commitment to this event promises to provide
lasting memories for our student-athletes and an outstanding experience for SEC soccer fans from across the region.”

Sunday, October 30

  • 1 p.m. Match 1: No. 7 LSU vs. No. 10 Ole Miss
  • 3:30 p.m. Match 2: No. 8 Mississippi State vs. No. 9 Texas A&M

Tuesday, November 1

  • 12 p.m. Match 3: No. 2 South Carolina vs. Winner of Match 1
  • 2:30 p.m. Match 4: No. 3 Tennessee vs. No. 6 Georgia
  • 5 p.m. Match 5: No. 1 Alabama vs. Winner of Match 2
  • 7:30 p.m. Match 6: No. 4 Arkansas vs. No. 5 Vanderbilt

Thursday, November 3

  • 5 p.m. Match 7: Winner of Match 5 vs. Winner of Match 6
  • 7:30 p.m. Match 8: Winner of Match 3 vs. Winner of Match 4

Sunday, November 6

  • 1 p.m. Championship Match

Atmore Woman Dies In Pickup Truck Crash

October 29, 2022

A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of an Atmore woman.

Patricia Allen Helton, 57, was fatally injured when the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado she was driving left the roadway, struck a ditch, and overturned about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

She was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash on Bell Fork Road north of Robinsonville Road, or about eight miles outside Atmore. Troopers said she was not wearing a seat belt.

State troopers are continuing to investigate.

Adoption Fees Waived Monday At Escambia Animal Shelter

October 29, 2022

Adoptions are free  Monday at the Escambia County animal shelter.

The Escambia County Animal Welfare and Adoption Center will be open  Monday from 12-5 p.m.

Adoptions were free and license fees were waived for the entire month of October.

Pictured: Charlie, one of our kitties at NorthEscambia.com, was adopted earlier this year from the Escambia County animal shelter. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Escambia Gets Past Tate 38-31 (With Photo Gallery)

October 29, 2022

The Tate Aggies fell to the Escambia Gators 38-31 Friday night on the newly dedicated Carl Madison Field.

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The Aggies were first on the board when  Taite Davis found Diego Dukes for a 29-yard touchdown to give the Aggies a 7-0 advantage with 6:50 to go in the first quarter. Escambia was back with a score of their own to tie it up 7-7 with 4:13 on the clock in the first.

Andre Colston was in for the Aggies, 14-7 with 10:17 remaining in the second.  In about a minute, the Gators answered for a 14-14 ballgame. With another touchdown, the Gators were on top 38-31 at the half on their way to the win.

The Tate Aggies (1-8) will round out their season next week as they host Washington (4-5).

Related: The Legend: Tate Football Field Dedicated As ‘Carl Madison Field’

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High School Football Score Recap

October 29, 2022

Here are Friday night football scores from across the North Escambia area:


  • Northview 57, Escambia County (Atmore) 14 [Story, photos...]
  • Escambia 38, Tate 31 [Story, photos...]
  • West Florida 38, Pensacola Catholic 14
  • Pine Forest 50, Booker T. Washington 0
  • Walton 45, Pensacola High 35
  • J.U.  Blacksher (Uriah, Ala.) 41, Jay 20
  • Pace 42, Milton Milton 35
  • Navarre 28, Gulf Breeze 24


  • Fort Dale Academy 35, Escambia Academy 19
  • Flomaton 56. Marengo County 0
  • T.R. Miller 29, W.S. Neal 0

Pictured: Northview beat Escambia County (Atmore) 57-14 Friday night. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Man Wanted For Bank Robbery

October 28, 2022

Police are searching for a bank robbery suspect.

Tanner Richard Morgan, 36, is wanted for the October 21 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on Bayou Boulevard. He is a 5-foot-10-inches that weighs about 150 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Pensacola Police (850) 435-1901 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

Detectives were able to develop Morgan as a suspect from citizen tips after local media coverage.

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