Three People Murdered On Deerfield Drive Identified
The three people found dead last Friday in a home on Deerfield Drive were murdered, and they identities have been released, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
The victims were identified as 49-year old Richard Thomas Smith, 77-year old Voncile Smith and 47-year old John William Smith. The victims were a mother and her two [...]
Too Hot For Watermelon: Festival Moved To November
The towns of Century and Flomaton held the Twin Cities First Annual Watermelon Festival last summer with hundreds of people in attendance. The event was successful, according to organizers, but the heat and humidity were just too much to bear for an outdoor arts, crafts and musical festival.
The watermelon festival was not held this summer [...]
Sunny And Hot Today
Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. [...]
Flesh Eating Bacteria Death Confirmed In Escambia County
State health officials have confirmed a death in Escambia County due to the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus. That brings to the total deaths in Florida to 10 this year, with a total of 19 cases.
Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that normally lives in warm, brackish seawater. Since it is naturally found in warm [...]
Molino ‘Day Of Hope’ Provides Hundreds With School Supplies And More
A free “Day of Hope” provided free school supplies, food and an encouraging word Saturday in Molino.
Hundreds of people lined up outside Victory Assembly of God Church on Highway 29 to wait for a backpack, groceries and free haircuts. Church members met with each attendee and offered prayer and words of encouragement [...]
Deidra’s Gift: Free School Supplies Distributed In Century
Free school supplies were available Saturday in Century for hundreds of children in need, thanks to a family honoring the memory of one of their own, in a program called “Deidra’s Gift”.
The book bags full of supplies were distributed in memory of Dedria Robinson, who was killed in 2005 in an automobile [...]
Lightning Sparks Cantonment House Fire
Lightning struck a home just off West Kingsfield Friday afternoon, sparking an attic fire, and leaving a family of about four people without a home. The fire caused damage in the attic of the home on Hanley Downs Drive. The occupants of the home escaped without injury.
NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Price, click to enlarge.
Blackwater Forest Home To First-Ever XTERRA Triathlon This Weekend
XTERRA, the global sport of off-road triathlon that has been contested world-wide for over 20 years, comes to the area this weekend. One Sunday, a sold out field of 150 athletes will swim, bike, and run in and around Bear Lake in hopes of claiming the first ever XTERRA Blackwater [...]
No Injuries In Century Crash
There were no injuries in a two vehicle crash Friday afternoon in Century. The accident happened about 4:10 p.m. in the 8400 block of North Century Boulevard. Both drivers refused medical treatment. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. NorthEscambia.com photos by Bethany Reynolds, click to enlarge.
Editor’s note: The car had [...]
US Supreme Court Targets Death Penalty Case From 1998 Nine Mile Popeye’s Murder
The U.S. Supreme Court this fall will hear arguments in a challenge to the way Florida sentences people to death — a challenge backed by three former Florida Supreme Court justices and the American Bar Association.
The case, which stems from the 1998 murder of a Nine Mile Road Escambia County fast-food [...]
Langley Bell 4-H Center Earns Environmental, Energy Efficiency Award
The new Langley Bell 4-H Center on Stefani Road in Cantonment has received an environmental and energy efficiency award.
The center was awarded a Three Green Globes certificate. Green Globes is an online green building rating and certification tool that can be used for a wide range of commercial, institutional and multi-residential building [...]