Work Beginning On Magnolia Lake Drainage Project
Escambia County’s Engineering Division is beginning work on a draining improvement project in the Magnolia Lake Estates/Fall Tree Drive area off Kingsfield Road.
The project will upgrade and and repair storm water facilities damaged during the April 2014 flooding event. The project will first be focused in the cul-de-sac area of Fallen Tree Drive, with the [...]
On A Happy Note: An Act Of Kindness For Deputy And His Family
On a “happy note”…the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office reports that Deputy Jay Zawawi was working a recent evening shift. During this shift, he had a dinner break and joined his family for a quick meal, something that’s often hard to do when working 2 p.m. until midnight.
As Zawawi and his family finished their meal [...]
Jay Teen Killed In Early Morning Wreck
A Jay teen died in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning about four miles south of Jay.
David T. Palmer, 17, was traveling east on Bragg Lake Road off of Highway 89 when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. His 2008 Chevrolet began to rotate clockwise and traveled down [...]
Mosquito Borne Illness Alert Continues After West Nile Cases Confirmed
A mosquito-borne illness alert for Escambia County continues after at least two West Nile virus cases were conformed in the county.
The second case of West Nile was recently confirmed in an adult male. This makes the sixth human case in Florida in 2015.
“Residents and visitors should take precautions to avoid being [...]
Put A Ring On It: Tate’s State Champion Softball Team Receives Rings
The Tate Lady Aggies won the Class 7A softball state championship last spring, and they were back in the spotlight Friday night as they received their state championship rings from Principal Rick Shackle and Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. Photos by Jennifer Repine for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
10th Anniversary: Remembering Katrina
On the Monday morning of Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the Mississippi and Louisiana coastlines with winds topping out at a devastating 155 mph.
Many residents had either evacuated the coastal zone or were hunkered down ahead of the strong Category 5 storm.
Some hurricane-hardened folks, however, stayed in [...]
School District Calls For Inspection Of Dump Truck Co. After Bus Wreck
Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is issuing a letter to the Compliance Investigation Unit of the Florida Highway Patrol requesting a thorough safety inspection of the fleet of trucks owned and operated by G. B. Green Construction Management, LLC, the owners of the truck involved in the accident with an Escambia County school s Thursday afternoon [...]
Hundreds Turn Out For Free Food Giveaway (With Photo Gallery)
Tons of free food were given away to hundreds in need Friday morning in Century.
Between 12,000 and 15,000 pounds of food were distributed in cooperation with Pensacola Caring Hearts and the Bay Area Food Bankey at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church.
The line for the began forming nearly three hours before the giveaway was [...]
Century Man Sentenced For Battery On Mentally Disabled Woman
A Century man has been sentenced for placing a gun to forehead of a mentally disabled woman and threatening to kill her.
John Andrew McClain, 45, was originally charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon but was sentenced on a lesser charge of battery with prior convictions. He was sentenced to 36 months supervised probation.
Multiple Injuries In School Bus Wreck In Pensacola; Dump Truck Ran Red Light
Multiple students were injured when a school bus loaded with students from Pensacola High School was hit by a dump truck and overturned in Pensacola Thursday afternoon.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 16 students were transported to area hospitals, two as “trauma alerts”. The FHP said bus driver Harriet Collins, 27, along with 22 students [...]
Pensacola Soldier Among Two Casualties In Afghanistan
An Air Force officer from Pensacola was among two casualties in Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, and Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, KY, died of wounds suffered August 26 when the vehicle they were traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan.
They were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals [...]
Jeb Bush Brings Campaign Message To Pensacola
Former two-term Florida Gov. Jeb Bush brought his presidential campaign message to Pensacola Wednesday. The Republican touted his experience as governor who can get things done in a crisis.
Bush spoke in a crowded room that held about 400 people at the Pensacola Bay Center. The crowd included many students, including a group from West Florida [...]