Sheriff’s Office ‘Clean Sweeps’ Cottage Hill
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office held a Clean Sweep operation Thursday morning in the Cottage Hill area.
The focus of “Operation Clean Sweep” was to work with the Cottage Hill Neighborhood Watch group, residents, churches and business owners to control and prevent the damaging effects of [...]
Northview High Names 2016 Honors Graduates
Northview High School named their honors graduates during Thursday night’s 2016 Senior Awards Night.
Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 is Bethany Cheyenne Reynolds, daughter of William and Jane Reynolds of Walnut Hill. She is graduating with a final weighted GPA of 5.06. Salutatorian is Moriah Renee’ McGahan, daughter of Greg and Candy McGahan of Molino.
Cantonment Couple Charged In ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Child Abuse Case
A Cantonment couple has been charged in a child abuse case that Escambia County David Morgan called “heart-wrenching” and one of the worst he has ever seen.
Jeffrey Scott Linton, 48, and Rachel Watkins Linton, 34, of Muscogee Road in Cantonment, are facing multiple child abuse charges based upon allegations that they inflicted severe physical abuse [...]
Woman Hit By Her Own Vehicle In Convenience Store Parking Lot
A woman was injured when she was hit by her own vehicle in a convenience store parking lot early Thursday morning.
About 2:30 a.m., the woman was reportedly working on her vehicle in the parking lot of the Tom Thumb on Highway 29 at West Roberts Road when it jumped into gear, dragging the woman across [...]
Work Complete On Replacement Of 75 Year Old Highway 97 Bridge
Work is now mostly complete on the replacement of a 75-year old Highway 97 bridge over Little Pine Barren Creek in Walnut Hill.
Work at the site began back in March 2015, with traffic moved to a temporary bridge in July. The construction was part of a $2.5 million contract which consisted of [...]
Learn How To Purchase AED At Escambia County’s Cost
Escambia County will hold a meeting next week to provide more information on how to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) at the county’s cost.
District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry and Escambia County Public Safety will host a meeting Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. for groups or individuals interested in purchasing an AED for their [...]
Century Man Facing Additional Charges For Stealing Copper Wire From Former School
A Century man arrested in late April for stealing heavy duty copper wiring from the former Century High School has been arrested again on similar additional crimes.
Nicholas Depue, 33, was arrested for burglary and grand theft, in addition to previous charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure and two counts of grand theft. He remains [...]
Spring Football: Northview Downs Jay (With Gallery)
The Northview Chiefs defeated the Jay Royals Tuesday night in spring football action.
In a junior varsity quarter, Northview topped Jay 7-0. In a full varsity scrimmage, Northview defeated Jay 34-0.
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Walnut Hill Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation
The Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a mobile home fire Monday night in Walnut Hill.
Smoke was pouring from the single wide mobile home in the 100 block of Juniper Street as the first firefighters arrived on scene about 11 p.m. They were able to quickly knock down the fire, which [...]
Driver Flees Scene After Wreck
A driver apparently fled a single vehicle traffic crash near Highway 97 in Walnut Hill early Tuesday morning.
Just after 12:30 a.m. a resident of Highway 97 reported hearing a vehicle passing her home at a high rate of speed before hearing tire screeching and a crash. The vehicle had hit a tree at Highway 97 [...]
Century Receives $400,000 EPA Environmental Grant
The Town of Century has received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grant for new investments are designed to provide communities with funding necessary to clean and redevelop contaminated properties, promote economic redevelopment and create jobs while protecting human health.