Potential Applicants Learn About The $25K Century Business Challenge
About 10 potential applicants attended an organizational meeting Tuesday night to learn about the Century Business Challenge.
The business challenge is a business plan competition in which the winning company will receive a prize package valued at more than $25,000. The Pensacola-based Studer Institute and the Haas Center are [...]
Burglar Gets More Prison Time
Craig Warren Jackson, sentenced last month to prison for a string of Cantonment area burglaries, received another decade in prison Tuesday for additional crimes.
Jackson, 36, was sentenced to an additional 10 years by Judge Linda Nobles on additional burglary related charges.
In Escambia County, he has been charged with burglaries during early 2014 on Southern [...]
Escambia Suspends Computer Based Testing Another Day; Statewide Fallout Continues
The fallout continued Tuesday from the troubled rollout of the state’s online school-testing platform, with a pair of Senate Democrats asking Gov. Rick Scott to suspend the exams as the House released a first draft of its plan to deal with politically combustible testing issues.
For a second day, some school districts reportedly [...]
Revenue Bonds To Be Issued To Cover Gas Leak Repair Under Highway 29
The Century Town Council Monday night authorized the issuance of up to nearly $700,000 in revenue bonds to secure financing for a now-completed project to repair a gas leak under Highway 29.
The project, financed by USDA Rural Development, will likely come in with a bottom line cost closer to $400,000, Century Mayor Freddie McCall said, [...]
Grilled Seafood — Fire Heavily Damages Delivery Truck
Fire heavily damaged a seafood delivery truck Tuesday afternoon on Highway 29 north of Champion Drive in McDavid. The fire apparently began with the brakes on the truck before spreading to tires and the delivery box. The truck was partially loaded with frozen seafood headed to Pensacola area restaurants. There were no injuries reported. NorthEscambia.com [...]
Northview Congratulates Escambia Teacher Of The Year Anna Barry
Northview High School welcomed Escambia County Teacher of the Year Anna Barry back to work Tuesday morning. Teachers, staff and faculty held a small reception for Barry prior to the start of school.
Barry was named Escambia County Teacher of the Year last Thursday night, just a few hours before she departed on a school field [...]
Cantonment Man Claims $57K Lottery Prize
A Cantonment man has claimed a $57,384.10 prize for a winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket sold last week in Cantonment.
Charles T. Harris of Cantonment purchased the ticket for the February 26 drawing at CMP Food Mart. . Other winning tickets matching all five numbers were sold in Aventura, [...]
A Century That Lasts Forever — Town Slogan Winner Awarded
Century Mayor Freddie McCall presented a personal $50 check Monday night to the winner of the town’s recent slogan contest. Josie Leonard of Milton, a Northview High School graduate, submitted the winning “A Century that lasts forever” slogan. Pictured top: Century Mayor Freddie McCall, Josie Leonard and her husband Caleb Leonard. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to [...]
Prison Boss: ‘Free Passage’ For Guards Who Speak To Lawmakers
Corrections officers called to testify before state lawmakers won’t face retaliation, Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones assured senators Monday. Jones told members of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee that anyone who addresses the committee “will have free passage.” Jones added that the agency has started to hold meetings at [...]
Molino Man Arrested For Two Counts Of Attempted Murder
A Molino man has been arrest on two counts of attempted murder for a shooting in Pensacola last December.
Johnny Walker, Jr., age 23 of Barth Road, was charged with two capital counts of attempted first degree premeditated homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless or negligent discharge of a weapon, firing a weapon into [...]
Driver Misses Curve, Hits Power Pole In Walnut Hill
There were no injuries when the driver of a vehicle missed a 90-degree curve on Kansas Road and destroyed a power pole Sunday night in Walnut Hill.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year old Austin Reimer of Ringwood, OK, was northbound on Kansas Road in a 2014 Ford Expedition when he failed to negotiate the [...]