Vietnam Veterans Get Emotional ‘Welcome Home’ (With Photo Gallery)
It was a tearful welcome home Saturday for a small group of Vietnam veterans….a welcome home decades overdue.
National Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day is observed on March 29, the 42nd anniversary of the last U.S. troops leaving Vietnam — except for the prisoners of war. Saturday, a few dozen people gathered [...]
Roof Fire Damages Century Auto Parts
Fire damaged the roof of Century Auto Parts Saturday.
The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. and was contained to a roofing membrane over the rear auto repair shop area of the building on North Century Boulevard. Firefighters believe a smoldering fire was sparked in the roofing material from a heater pipe that exiting the side [...]
Navy Helicopter Mishap Off Nine Mile Road
A Navy helicopter suffered a “mishap” at a practice field on Nine Mile Road just before 7 p.m. Friday. There were no serious injuries reported.
A Training Air Wing FIVE helicopter had a training mishap at around 6:45 p.m. Friday, according to a press release, at Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Navy Outlying Landing Field Site [...]
Tate Hosts District Special Olympics (With Photo Gallery)
The 19th Annual Escambia County School District’s Special Olympics Spring Games were held Friday at Tate High School with over 500 student athletes. Over 600 Tate student volunteers assisted as “buddies” and event workers.
The event began with Special Olympic athletes running with the Special Olympics Torch around the track. There will was also an Olympic [...]
Area Unemployment Rate Falls
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level decreasing in the North Escambia area.
Escambia County’s unemployment rate decreased from 6.1 percent in January to 5.9 percent in December. There were 8,125 people reported unemployed during the period. [...]
Deputies Name Suspect In Century Double Shooting
Two people are recovering after being shot Thursday night in Century, and the Escambia Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a suspect
Deputies are searching for 28-year old Brian Keith Sanders (pictured, but deputies said his head is now shaved). He is wanted on charges of aggravated battery, deadly missiles, possession of a [...]
Tate Student Struck And Killed By Train In Cantonment
A Tate High School student was struck and killed by a train Thursday afternoon in Cantonment. She has been identified as 15-year old Katelyn White.
The accident happened about 4:15 p.m. on the CSX tracks north of 10 Mile Road, roughly between Tara Dawn Circle and the end of Gateway Lane. White was pronounced deceased at [...]
Jay Lindsey Named Tate Interim Head Football Coach
Jay Lindsey has been named the interim football coach at Tate High School.
He will hold the position through the spring as Tate follows school district policies in advertising the job, according to Tate Principal Rick Shackle.
Lindsey was offensive coordinator for the Aggies last season. He has nine years coaching experience, including his time at Tate [...]
Most Of ‘Landmark’ Ernest Ward Middle School Now Gone
Demolition of the old Ernest Ward Middle School is almost compete. Thursday, crews demolished the former main entrance to the old Ernest Ward High School, including the landmark “Ernest Ward” script lettering over the door.
The building had stood at the center of the Walnut Hill community since 1945, replacing a campus ravaged by fire in [...]
On A Quest For A Freshwater Giant: Alligator Gar On The Escambia River
The quest is on to find one of Florida’s most mysterious fish with a prehistoric look in the Escambia River.
Finding alligator gar can be a challenge, but it’s one biologists with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are taking on to learn more about the population of the fish in Florida.
Alligator gar [...]
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Tate Aggies Release Football Schedule
The Tate High School Aggies have released a tentative 2015 football schedule. Game times will be announced at a later date: Read More →