Lightning Strike Causes Damage At Neighboring Homes; Sparks Pole Fire
A lightning strike caused damage at two homes on Chippewa Way Sunday morning and sparked a utility pole fire in Molino.
Lightning apparently struck a home in the 11000 block of Chippewa Way just before 9:30 a.m. causing minor damage. The next door neighbor’s home also suffered damage to electronic items such as televisions.
There were no [...]
Firefighters Battle Two Wildland Fires Near Cantonment
Firefighters from multiple department battled two wildland fires in the Cantonment area Saturday night.
The Florida Department of Forestry estimated the first fire off Quintette Road to be 15 acres. The forest service had a tractor/plow on the ground by 7:30 p.m. and reported to have control of the fire by 7:53. The fire was contained [...]
Molino Holds Annual Christmas Parade (With Photo Gallery)
The annual Molino Christmas Parade was held Saturday morning on Crabtree Church Road. After the parade, Santa Claus met with lots of good boys and girls at the Molino Ballpark.
Sponsored by the Molino Recreation Association, proceeds from the [...]
Molino’s Parker Wins Snowball Derby Pro Truck Race
Jarrett Parker of Molino took the win in the Snowball Derby Beef O’ Brady’s Pro Truck 50 Saturday night at 5 Flags Speedway. Saturday night was Parker’s 10th start of the year and fourth and largest win.
Parker’s #46 Grocery Advantage truck sports a “NE/NorthEscambia.com” logo by each door.
Pictured: Jarrett Parker (left) wins the Snowball Derby [...]
Despite Recent Rain, Drought Conditions Get Worse
The showers and thunderstorms across the area earlier this week made little difference in our local drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Escambia County in Florida and the western third of Escambia County in Alabama are in a severe drought, while most of Santa Rosa County and the remainder of Escambia County in Alabama [...]
Local Resident Escapes Gatlinburg Fires
A beautiful mountain-view Gatlinburg vacation turned into a horrifying drive for local residentJennifer Ness.
An operator at Gulf Power’s Distribution Operations Center, Ness had to evacuate from the wildfires around Gatlinburg which burned more than 700 buildings and killed at least 11 people earlier this week.
Ness evacuated safely to a nearby hotel and returned home on [...]
Northview Presents Christmas Concert (With Gallery, Videos)
The annual Northview High School Christmas Concert was held Friday night at the school. The event featured the Northview concert band, beginner guitar class, monologues from the theater class, vocal soloists and the Ernest Ward Middle School band.
Two video highlights are below: the Northview band with “The Polar Express” (top) and Catie Clayton with “The [...]
Winning $55K Fantasy Five Ticket Sold In North Escambia
Someone is over $55,000 richer this morning after purchasing a winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket in Davisville.
The ticket sold at the State Line Gift Shop, 11208 Highway 97, was one of four winning tickets sold for Friday night’s drawing worth $55,345.54. Other winning tickets matching all five numbers were sold in [...]
Dear Santa: Jim Allen Students Present Christmas Play
Students at Jim Allen Elementary School presented their Christmas program “Dear Santa” Friday morning.
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Photos by Savanna Calhoun for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
Woman Struck By Her Own Vehicle
A woman was struck by her own vehicle Thursday in the Bogia community.
The 53-year old woman reportedly exited her vehicle in a pasture to open or close a gate when the vehicle began to roll. She was reportedly struck by the vehicle’s door in the accident, which occurred off Pine Barren Road near Bogia Road.
Century Lights Town Christmas Tree
The Century Town Council held a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday night at the Nadine McCaw Park. The Byrneville Elementary School Chorus led Christmas carols during the event. The lights are on nightly in the park, which is located on North Century Boulevard at Hecker Road in Century.
NorthEscambia.com photos, [...]