One Year Later: Search Continues For Suspect In Pen Air Robbery
The search is continuing for a suspect just over a year after the armed robbery of the Pen Air Federal Credit Union in Century. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said they have investigated a few new, unspecified leads since the robbery.
The credit union on North Century Boulevard was robbed about 1 p.m. on November 27, [...]
Even With No Opponent, Greg Evers Raises $128K In Campaign Contributions
Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, collected $29,200 in campaign contributions during November, bringing his overall total to $128,100, according to newly filed reports on the state Division of Elections website.
Evers does not currently face opposition in Senate District 1, which includes Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and part of Okaloosa County.
Two Charged In Lottery Scheme; Store Owner Says He’s Out $70,000
Two people have been charged in connection with a lottery scheme that a Davisville store owner says has left him out of $70,000.
Deldon Ray McGhee, age 51 of Atmore, and Tracey Lynn McGhee, age 40 of Atmore, were each charged with one count of felony grand theft between $20,000 and $100,000. Both posted a $20,000 [...]
Governor Drops Congratulatory Note To Northview High
Northview High School received a short, handwritten congratulatory message from Gov. Rick Scott last week.
The “Great Job! Gov. Rick Scott” was written on a school data sheet showing the school’s improving rank in the state. Among Title I schools in Florida, Northview is now ranked number 22 of 1,648 schools school satisfactory or higher in [...]
Molino’s Joseph Snow Is Named Escambia Employee Of The Year
Joseph C. Snow of Molino has been name Escambia County’s Employee of the Year.
Snow, a road corrections officer with the Road Prison Division of the Corrections Department, began his employment with the county in 1997. He was previously selected as am Employee of the Month.
“Thank the Lord,” Snow told the Escambia County Commissioner after receiving [...]
Fire Destroys Atmore Motel
Fire destroyed the Southland Motel on Highway 31 in Atmore Saturday afternoon.
The fire raced quickly from room to room through the attic of the concrete block building. It was not immediately known how many guests were staying at the motel. About dozen people gathered outside said they were now homeless because they called the motel [...]
Photos: Molino Holds Annual Christmas Parade
The annual Molino Christmas Parade was held Saturday morning on Crabtree Church Road. After the parade, Santa Claus met with lots of good boys and girls at the Molino Ballpark.
Sponsored by the Molino Recreation Association, proceeds from the parade are used to benefit needy children in [...]
Wreck Cuts Power For Part of Cantonment
A single vehicle wreck cut power for a portion of Cantonment Saturday morning.
The accident happened on Highway 95A between Eden Lane and Morris Avenue about 9:15 p.m. Power lines were downed and a pole broken in the accident. One person was transported to a local hospital; their condition was not known.
Highway 95A was closed from [...]
Lottery Store Murder Suspect Enters Not Guilty Plea
The third suspect indicted for murder in connection with the November 2012 shooting death of a Davisville lottery store owner has entered a not guilty plea.
Michael Brad Orso, age 28 of Atmore, was arrested just last month and was due to make his first court appearance Friday. His attorney waived the arrangement and entered the [...]
Evers Bill Would Add Utility Vehicles To ‘Move Over’ Law
Motorists would have to slow down or move over a lane when approaching a utility vehicle parked on the side of a road, under a proposal filed Friday by Sen. Greg Evers, who represents the North Escambia area.
The measure would require utility crews — working on electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, [...]
Early Christmas: Church Donates To Replace Stolen Molino Park Elementary Tech Items
Christmas came early for Molino Park Elementary School Thursday, thanks to the generosity of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and numerous people in the Molino community.
Just days before school started last August, the school was the victim of a burglary and vandalism. Tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics were stolen from throughout [...]
Touart Removed From County Administrator Candidate Pool
Interim County Administrator George Touart won’t be named Escambia County’s permanent administrator. Thursday night, the county commission voted 3-2 to remove Touart from the pool of candidates being considered for the job.
On a motion made by District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry, the commission voted 3-2 to remove Touart from the list of 16 candidates presented [...]