Escambia County To Provide Financial Assistance To Century For Tornado Cleanup
Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown is recommending that the county provide financial assistance to the Town of Century to help cover tornado cleanup expenses.
On February 15, the Town of Century was struck by an EF-3 tornado that had winds estimated to be up to 155 miles per hour that damaged or totally destroyed [...]
Showers, Thunderstorms Likely; Turning Cooler
Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low [...]
Car Seats Credited With Saving Two Babies From Injuries In Wreck
Two babies in two different vehicles escaped injury in a Monday wreck in Cantonment.
The driver of a car apparently rear-ended a pickup truck on Highway 297A near Kingsfield Road.
Properly installed car seats were credit with preventing injuries a 2½ month old and a 9 month old involved in the accident.
Further details on the crash have [...]
Holman Prison On Lockdown; Inmate Workers On Strike
Alabama Department of Corrections officials report that some inmates at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, and the Elmore Correctional Facility are refusing to work in their assigned jobs at both facilities.
Inmates at the correctional facilities failed to report to work on Sunday by refusing to help corrections staff in preparing the [...]
Century Man Charged With Stealing Copper Wire, Boat Motor
A Century man has been arrested for stealing heavy duty copper wiring from the former Century High School and a boat motor from a private residence.
Nicholas Depue was charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure and two counts of grand theft, all felonies.
The former Century High School is currently being demolished due to tornado damage. [...]
One Injured In Tedder Road Crash
One person was injured in a single vehicle on Tedder Road near Century Sunday evening.
About 6:20 p.m, the 18-year old male driver failed to negotiate a curve in Tedder Road just west of Elsie Davis Road and entered a wooded area. The truck traveled several yards into the wooded area, taking down several small trees, [...]
Major Work Now Underway On I-10, Highway 29 Interchange
Work is now underway on a $8.5 million project to improve the I-10/U.S. 29 intersection in Escambia County.
This week, crews are placing asphalt on the outside lane of I-10 westbound near the interchange. Lane closures are limited to between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to minimize the impacts. Drivers are reminded that the [...]
Driver Flips Vehicle Into Water-Filled Ditch
There were no injuries when a driver flipped his vehicle into a water-filled ditch sometime early Sunday morning near Davisville.
The vehicle was discovered by a passerby about 6 a.m. at the intersection of Nokomis Road and Meadows Road. The driver apparently failed to stop at the end of Meadows Road, crossed over Nokomis Road and [...]
Greater Escambia Relay Raises Money For A Cure (With Gallery)
The annual Relay for Life of Greater Escambia was held Saturday the Pensacola Fairgrounds.
The event began with a special lap around the track for survivors and caregivers, and the evening included a Luminaria Ceremony to to remember people lost to cancer, to support people who are currently battling the [...]
EREC Holds 77th Annual Meeting (With Gallery)
Escambia River Electric Cooperative members held their 77nd Annual Meeting Saturday at Northview High School.
Members enjoyed food and entertainment, vote for trustees and met in session.
In 1937, the first meeting was held to organize Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. at the Oak Grove Community House. By lamplight, several prominent community leaders laid out [...]
Olivia Britt, Bethany Reynolds Named EREC Scholarship Winners
Saturday, Escambia River Electric Cooperative awarded two $4,000 scholarships to local high school seniors. The Escambia County winner was Bethany Reynolds from Northview High School, and the Santa Rosa County winner was Olivia Britt from Jay High School.
This was EREC’s 19th year to offer the Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards to a graduating [...]