Broxson, Hill Pump Big Bucks Into Local Senate Race
State Rep. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, has loaned $50,000 to his campaign as he tangles with Rep. Mike Hill, R-Pensacola Beach, for a Northwest Florida Senate seat, a newly filed finance report shows.
Broxson and Hill are running in the Aug. 30 Republican primary in Senate District 1, which became open when Sen. [...]
Northview Chiefs Name Dereck Marshman As New Head Football Coach
Northview High School has named Dereck Marshman as their head football coach.
Mashman has been an assistant coach for the Chiefs since 2010, except for a short stint in Tennessee. He was part of the coaching staff that led the Northview Chiefs to a state football championship in 2012. He said he expects his transition from [...]
Mosquito Borne Zika Cases Confirmed In Florida
Florida’s worries about the Zika virus have turned into reality.
In the middle of the state’s typically humid, buggy summer, Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday that four Zika cases in South Florida were likely caused by mosquito bites.
“All four of these people live in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and the Florida Department of Health [...]
Century Task Force Meets Again In Sunshine; Recommends $700K Grant App
Two days after holding a meeting in an apparent violation of Florida’s Sunshine Law, the Town of Century’s Community Development Block Grant Citizen’s Advisory Task Force (CATF) met again “in the sunshine” Thursday, recommending that the town apply for a grant up to $700,000 for housing rehabilitation and replacement.
A published public notice stated that the [...]
Teen Continues To Recover From Hit And Run; FHP Still Seeking Driver
Today marks a week since 15-year Brianna Nicole Marks was struck by a by a vehicle crossing Pine Forest Road. She is continuing her recovery, and the Florida Highway Patrol is continuing to seek information about the vehicle that fled the scene.
Family members said Brianna has undergone several surgeries, including a surgery on her pelvis [...]
Escambia Man Charged In Federal ISIS Investigation
An Escambia County man has been charged with making false statements in a federal ISIS related investigation.
Robert Blake Jackson, 31, made an initial appearance Thursday in federal court after being arrested morning on a charge of making materially false statements in a federal investigation.
According to the criminal complaint affidavit, on several occasions in 2014 and [...]
Healthy Start Celebrates With Free Shots, Wellness Checks
The Century Healthy Start program held a grand opening celebration Thursday morning at their facility on Church Street. From immunizatons were available to children of all ages from Alabama and Florida, and free newborn wellness checks were provided.
Smokey the Bear was also on hand, and children were able to enjoy a bounce house.
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Missing, Endangered Century Teen Found Safe (With Exclusive Photos)
A missing and endangered Century teen was found safe and sound early Thursday morning, some seven hours after she was last seen.
Alia Wardell, 15, was reported to be missing and in great need of her medication Wednesday night. She was last seen about 6 p.m. walking into the First Baptist Church on Church Street — [...]
Cantonment Residents Call For End To Violence, Surrender Of Murder Suspect
Dozens gathered in Cantonment Wednesday evening to remember a man they say was a loving father, son and friend.
Alphonso Leon Griffin, 29, was honored during a candlelight vigil in the Sheppard Street yard where he was found suffering from a gunshot wound Saturday night. He later passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital.
“We don’t want [...]
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 [...]