Revenue Bonds To Be Issued To Cover Gas Leak Repair Under Highway 29
The Century Town Council Monday night authorized the issuance of up to nearly $700,000 in revenue bonds to secure financing for a now-completed project to repair a gas leak under Highway 29.
The project, financed by USDA Rural Development, will likely come in with a bottom line cost closer to $400,000, Century Mayor Freddie McCall said, [...]
Schools Experience State Testing Problems; Escambia Suspends Tuesday Tests
Students in Escambia County and across the state had problems logging on to the state’s new online-testing platform, raising questions about the testing system as lawmakers consider an overhaul.
Education groups and media reports said students had problems taking the new Florida Standards Assessments in a variety of districts, including Escambia, while other schools or districts [...]
Prison Boss: ‘Free Passage’ For Guards Who Speak To Lawmakers
Corrections officers called to testify before state lawmakers won’t face retaliation, Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones assured senators Monday. Jones told members of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee that anyone who addresses the committee “will have free passage.” Jones added that the agency has started to hold meetings at [...]
Molino Man Arrested For Two Counts Of Attempted Murder
A Molino man has been arrest on two counts of attempted murder for a shooting in Pensacola last December.
Johnny Walker, Jr., age 23 of Barth Road, was charged with two capital counts of attempted first degree premeditated homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reckless or negligent discharge of a weapon, firing a weapon into [...]
Learn About Century Business Challenge At Tuesday Workshop
Orientation and workshops for the upcoming Century Business Challenge begin Tuesday from the University of West Florida Haas Center and the Florida SBDC at UWF.
The business challenge is a business plan competition in which the winning company will receive a prize package valued at more than $25,000. The [...]
Driver Misses Curve, Hits Power Pole In Walnut Hill
There were no injuries when the driver of a vehicle missed a 90-degree curve on Kansas Road and destroyed a power pole Sunday night in Walnut Hill.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year old Austin Reimer of Ringwood, OK, was northbound on Kansas Road in a 2014 Ford Expedition when he failed to negotiate the [...]
Hundreds Attend Walnut Hill Ruritan Auction
Hundreds of people attended the 41st Annual Walnut Hill Ruritan Club Farm Equipment Auction Saturday in Walnut Hill.
Items sold included farm equipment, lawn and garden equipment, household items and more during the event, which is held each year on the last Saturday of February. All proceeds from the auction [...]
Manna, Rotary Clubs Team Up To Create Nearly 80,000 Meals For The Hungry
The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP) were joined with Manna Food Bank Saturday. The Fourth Annual Rotary Against Hunger Project resulted in 79,413 meals being packed for the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Over 300 volunteers took part in Saturday’s event, with each of the area’s 12 Rotary Clubs represented.
fThe Rotary Against Hunger [...]
Report: Crime Is Down In Escambia County
Crime in Escambia County was down 9.6 percent in 2014, while the number of violent crimes was down 1.2 percent, according to the latest numbers released Friday by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. There were 1,761 violent crimes in Escambia County in 2014, down from 2,271 in 2008, the year before Sheriff David Morgan took [...]
Gastrointestinal Infections On The Rise In Escambia County
An increased number of gastrointestinal infections have been reported in Escambia County, and the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County would like to remind the community of proper hygiene practices to prevent gastrointestinal illness.
Gastrointestinal infections can be highly contagious and are usually spread through person to person contact with an infected person, contact with [...]
Know Before You Burn: Burn Authorizations Often Needed
Many times, area residents need permits for outdoor burns, according to the Florida Forest Service.
One of the primary roles of the Florida Forest Service is management of the state’s burn programs. Whether burning acres of forestlands or piles for land clearing operations, residents who plan to burn often need an authorization from their local FFS [...]