Molino Park Receives $25,000 Tech Grant; Students Reach For The Stars (With Gallery)
Molino Park Elementary School celebrated the receipt of a $25,000 technology grant Thursday night that is allowing students to reach for the stars.
The grant from the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program was used to purchase iPads to advance technology in implementing core standards in reading, science and math for third and [...]
Trial Postponed For Molino Murder Suspect
Trial has been delayed for on Molino murder suspect, while another suspect awaits sentencing next month.
Zachary Greer, 24, was due in court this week, but his next court appearance was continued at the prosecution’s request to late December. He is charged with first degree murder in the 2013 death of Harvey Ray Smith.
His co-defendant, 24-year [...]
Grand Jury Finds Insufficient Evidence Of Any Criminal Wrongdoing In Jail Explosion
An Escambia County Grand Jury has found that there was insufficient evidence to establish an criminal charges in connection with the April 2014 explosion at the Escambia County Jail.
According to the grand jury’s findings, gas clothes dryers are seen on video pulling away from a wall in the flooded basement of the jail. At about [...]
Florida State Gunman Was Alum ‘In A State Of Crisis’
An attorney who graduated from Florida State University in 2005 was identified as the gunman who opened fire at the campus library early Thursday, injuring three people, including one critically, before he was killed by police.
But Tallahassee and university officials expressed relief that the shooting, which came as at least 450 [...]
10 Potential Sites For New Escambia Jail, Including Molino And Cantonment
Ten sites in Escambia County are being considered for possible locations for a new jail, including sites in Molino and Cantonment.
The Central Booking and Detention was damaged beyond repair during a natural gas explosion following flooding on April 30, forcing the county to find temporary housing for about 600 inmates. Now, the county is vetting [...]
Escambia Man Passes Away Two Months After Highway 29 Rollover Crash
As Escambia County man has passed away as result of injuries he received in single vehicle rollover accident two months ago in Cantonment.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 29-year old Brian L. Whitehead passed away Wednesday from injuries sustained in a September 20 crash on Highway 29 near Pinoak Lane.
Troopers said Whitehead lost control and [...]
Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Telephone Scam
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents that a telephone con artist is posing as a deputy.
The con artist calls citizens and states that they are with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and tells they will arrested on an outstanding warrant if they do not make a payment over the telephone. [...]
Country Traffic Problems: Trucker Loses Three Tons Of Cotton
It was the kind of traffic problem you only see in the country Wednesday afternoon in Oak Grove — a 6,000 pound bale of cotton blocking part of an intersection. A truck driver for a local cotton gin apparently did not immediately notice that the cotton bale had fallen out of his truck on Highway [...]
NHS Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Holds Community Worship Service
The Northview High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) sponsored a student led worship event Wednesday night in the school gymnasium.
Northview students joined with area churches to present the service which included music, student testimonies and a message from guest speaker Pastor Nathan Brown of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church.
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Operation Christmas Child Collections In Full Swing At FBC Bratt
Wednesday night, youth at the First Baptist Church of Bratt packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
It’s National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child at the church. or the 21st year, the simple, gift-filled shoe boxes will bring Christmas joy and evangelistic materials to children in over 130 [...]
Staged Reading: ‘The Things They Carried’
The Pensacola Little Theatre presented a staged reading of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”, a novel about the lasting impact of the Vietnam War, for Northview juniors and seniors Wednesday morning.
The program was presented in association with The Big Read Grant,a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the [...]
No Serious Injuries When Car Strikes Brick Home
There were no serious injuries reported when a car struck a house Wednesday afternoon in the 2300 block of Old Chemstrand Road. There did not appear to be any structural damage to the house, just damage to the exterior brick. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Price, [...]