Century Holds Meeting In Apparent Violation Of State Sunshine Law
The Town of Century conducted a meeting Tuesday afternoon in an apparent violation of Florida’s Sunshine Law. The state law requires that the public’s business be conducted in open, public noticed meetings.
A public notice published on NorthEscambia.com and in the weekly Tri-City Ledger newspaper in Flomaton stated that the Town of Century’s Community Development Block [...]
Highway 99, Barrineau Park Road Projects Running Ahead Of Schedule
A contractor is on track for an early completion of projects to widen and resurface several miles of County Road 99 and Barrineau Park Road.
Work is 80 percent complete on a project to widen and resurface seven miles of Highway 99 from Barrineau Park Road north to Highway 97A in Bay [...]
Murder Suspect Captured, Released Days Prior To Cantonment Shooting
An Escambia County man was captured after a manhunt in Cantonment just days before he allegedly murdered a man Saturday night also in Cantonment, NorthEscambia.com has learned.
Marquis Derrell Bryant, 19, is wanted for homicide in connection with the shooting death of 29-year old Alphonso Leon Griffin. Griffin suffered a gunshot wound and was found in [...]
FHP: Jay Man Driving The Only Vehicle To Strike, Kill Pedestrian
A Jay man was the driver of the only vehicle that struck a pedestrian in a fatal crash early Sunday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.
Tyler Watson Shook, 18, was westbound on Willard Norris Road near Emerald Forest Road when he struck a pedestrian identified as 36-year old Rodney Ross Cropper II of Jay. [...]
Operation Lifesaver 40 City Anniversary Tour Visits Atmore
“If we can save just one life, it’s worth all the effort.”
Those were the words of Nancy Hudson, Operation Lifesaver Alabama Executive Director. Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks.
This year [...]
Thomas: Escambia Schools Need To Aim Higher
Educators must change their mindset to move forward, rather than falling further behind.
That was the message Monday from Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas as he addressed school administrators and some of the district’s teachers Monday at Washington High School.
Citing the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” from author Carol Dweck, Thomas said a fixed [...]
Powerball Jackpot Soars To $422 Million For Wednesday’s Drawing
The Powerball jackpot has soared to an to an estimated $422 million for Wednesday night’s drawing. The Powerball jackpot has rolled 22 times since the May 11 drawing.
Jackpot prizes are paid in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the draw [...]
Overturned 18 Wheeler Injures One; Shuts Down Highway 29 For Seven Hours
The driver of an 18-wheeler was airlifted to the hospital after a single vehicle accident on Highway 29 just south of Bluff Springs Road just before noon Monday.
The overturned truck kept Highway 29 northbound closed until about 7 p.m. The truck was loaded with ceramic tile.
The driver, a 51-year old female, was transported by LifeFlight [...]
Multiple Injuries In Highway 90 Bridge Crash
Multiple people were injured in a three-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on the Highway 90 at the Alabama/Florida state line.
At least two of the injured were transported to area hospitals, including a 58-year old man as a trauma alert.
Further details are not yet available as the Florida Highway Patrol investigates. The Beulah Station of Escambia Fire [...]
Truck Overturned In Creek A Bit Of A Mystery
A bit of a mystery surrounds a traffic accident Sunday morning in which a pickup truck was found overturned in a creek outside Molino.
About 7:30 a.m., a caller reporting finding the Ford F150 upside down, the cab partially submerged, in a branch of McDavid Creek. The driver of the truck was northbound on Highway 99 [...]
Century Man Charged With Fleeing Traffic Stop
A Century man tried to run from deputies on a traffic stop, but he could not hide from an arrest warrant.
An Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop in the area of Pond and Jefferson streets in Century after clocking a vehicle speeding at 39 mph in a 25 mph zone. The driver, Travis [...]