Scott: Area Adds Almost 5,000 Jobs
Governor Rick Scott has announced that the Pensacola metro area again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in April 2015 with 4,900 new jobs. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 5.7 percent in April 2014 to 5.0 percent in April 2015. Florida [...]
Scott Signs Evers’ Bill, Unbuckles Seat Belts For Rural Letter Carriers
Rural letter carriers in Florida no longer have to wear seat belts while working their routes, under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.
The bill, sponsored by Greg Evers, R-Baker, took effect immediately. The bill adds an exemption to the state’s mandatory seat-belt law for rural letter carriers “performing duties in the [...]
Suspicious Infant Death Under Investigation
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an infant death.
At about 12:45 Friday afternoon, deputies responded to the 300 block of a Teakwood Circle in reference to the death of an infant under suspicious circumstances. The ECSO said the investigation is ongoing and further information will be released upon completion of the medical examiner’s report [...]
Area Population: Local Florida Cities Growing; Alabama Cities Decline
New estimated population numbers released Thursday show the population on the upswing in Florida cities in the North Escambia area, while Alabama city populations in the area are on the decline.
The data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that between 2013 and 2014:
Century’s population increased by 0.9 percent to 1,752, up from 1,736.
Pensacola’s population increased [...]
Former Cantonment Resident Killed In Baldwin County Crash
A former Cantonment resident was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Baldwin County Thursday morning.
According to Alabama State Troopers, 27-year old Heather Propst of Robertsdale, AL, was killed when her 2012 Nissan Altima collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on Alabama Highway 112, about eight miles northeast of Cantonment. (Highway 112 becomes Muscogee Road when it [...]
IP Awards $50K In Grants To Local Community Groups
International Paper has awarded $50,000 in Foundation Grants to local community organizations. Grants are awarded by the IP Foundation in Memphis, Tenn., which focuses on environmental education, literacy, employee involvement and critical community needs.
“We are privileged to be able to assist our local community organizations in their efforts to [...]
Operation Works To Clean Up Cottage Hill
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office held a Clean Sweep operation Thursday morning in the Cottage Hill area.
The focus of “Operation Clean Sweep” was to work with the Cottage Hill Neighborhood Watch group, residents, churches and business owners to control and prevent the damaging effects of criminal [...]
Kendal Cobb Named Miss Northview High
Senior Kendal Cobb has been named Miss Northview High School 2015.
She is the daughter of Jamie and Becky Cobb. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Northview on May 20, she plans to attend a local community college and major in nursing.
Rather than a traditional pageant, Miss Northview High School was selected this year by a [...]
Former Police Officer Still Missing; Vehicle Found In McDavid
The search in continuing for a missing Flomaton man, a former police officer, whose vehicle was found abandoned near McDavid.
John Douglas Oswalt, 35, last communicated with family members on Sunday, May 3, according to Flomaton Police Chief Bryan Davis. He was last seen in the Pensacola area that morning.
His silver in color Chrysler [...]
Century Business Challenge Idea Becomes Reality: New Daycare To Open Soon
An idea in the running for the $25,000 Century Business Challenge is already set to become a reality, regardless of the contest outcome to be announced next month.
The Abundant Life Assembly of God Church will open a daycare on June 1. Director Heather Smith said she felt led to open a daycare about five years [...]