Iconic Fran’s Country Grill Closes, Sold To New Owner
The iconic Fran’s Country Grill in Molino closed for good Friday night after a farewell and retirement party. The restaurant has been sold to nearby competitor Jimmy’s Grill and will reopen in a few weeks under that name.
“There is only one Ms. Fran,” said Roy Wiggins, who has been eating at Fran’s for about 30 [...]
Forest Service, Fire Departments Watching Island Fire On Escambia River
Firefighters from the Florida Forest Service responded to reports of a wildfire in western Santa Rosa County along the shores of the Escambia River Friday afternoon. The fire was contained to a small parcel of land in the Escambia River marsh but crews cannot make access and will monitor it throughout the weekend.
The fire [...]
Cantonment Man Charged With Burglary, Vehicle Theft
A Cantonment man is behind bars, charged with a burglary and a vehicle theft.
Sundown West Brown, 21, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and criminal mischief. He was also cited for operating a motor vehicle without a license. Brown was also arrested on outstanding Pensacola [...]
Jay Peanut Festival Set For This This Weekend
The annual Jay Peanut Festival is this weekend.
For more than 20 years, The Jay Peanut Festival at the Gabbert Farm has been a fall tradition on the Gulf Coast, showcasing the history, agriculture, food and fun of Santa Rosa County. What started as a chance for [...]
Ransom Middle Placed On Lockdown
Ransom Middle School in Cantonment was placed on a precautionary lockdown for a short time period Thursday due to a suspicious person.
A school district official said the school’s resource officer spotted the “out of place” person on the campus and the lockdown was initiated. The person was checked out, and the lockdown was lifted.
According to [...]
Century Health And Hope Clinic Shuts Down Due To Lack Of Funding
The Health and Hope Clinic in Century closed Wednesday due to a lack of funding, leaving the medically needy in the Century area with little, or perhaps no, access to health care.
“It’s a sad, sad day for the area,” Bob Greene, Health and Hope board of directors member, said. “We hope and pray that this [...]
New Florida Laws Begin
It is now illegal to post sexually explicit material without the knowledge of people identified in the images, and criminal penalties increased to try to help curb sex trafficking, as 27 new Florida laws hit the books Thursday.
The bulk of the 232 bills signed by Gov. Rick Scott out of the 2015 legislative [...]
Navy Federal Donates $20,000 To Escambia Schools
Students in Escambia County Public Schools will benefit from a donation from Navy Federal Credit Union. The organization presented a check for $20,000 to the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation, and the Foundation will use matching funds from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations to double the impact of the gift to $40,000.
“We are proud [...]
Alabama Closes Numerous Driver’s License Offices, Atmore To Remain Open
Numerous driver’s license offices across Alabama are now closed — including those in Brewton and Bay Minette, while Atmore will remain open.
An $11 million cut in the new General Fund appropriation to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) forced the elimination of travel to 31 part-time, non-state owned, satellite locations. Effective [...]
Bat House: Space For 50,000 New Residents In Molino
There could soon be 50,000 new residents in Molino, thanks to Navy Federal and Escambia County 4-H.
Tuesday, crews from Navy Federal Credit Union’s general contractor Hensel Phelps Construction Company installed a bat house on its new foundation on the Escambia County 4-H property on Chalker Road in Molino.
According to UF IFAS Extension [...]