Greater Escambia Relay Raises Money For A Cure (With Gallery)
The annual Relay for Life of Greater Escambia was held Saturday the Pensacola Fairgrounds.
The event began with a special lap around the track for survivors and caregivers, and the evening included a Luminaria Ceremony to to remember people lost to cancer, to support people who are currently battling the [...]
EREC Holds 77th Annual Meeting (With Gallery)
Escambia River Electric Cooperative members held their 77nd Annual Meeting Saturday at Northview High School.
Members enjoyed food and entertainment, vote for trustees and met in session.
In 1937, the first meeting was held to organize Escambia River Electric Cooperative, Inc. at the Oak Grove Community House. By lamplight, several prominent community leaders laid out [...]
Man Found To Be Stabbed After Cantonment Wreck
A man that had been stabbed wrecked his vehicle near International Paper in Cantonment early Saturday morning.
The man reportedly suffered multiple stab wounds during at an altercation at an address on Highway 95A near El Camino Drive before fleeing in a vehicle. He crashed near Tree Street, just south of Muscogee Road, about 1:15 a.m.
Molino Mom Sentenced For Husband’s Murder
A Molino mom that once claimed a “stand your ground” defense in the murder of her husband 2013 is now headed to state prison.
Rebecca A. Rogers, 45, was sentenced Friday by Judge Thomas Dannheisser to two years in prison, to be followed by \13 years probation. She will receive credit for 42 days [...]
Murder Suspect Raymond Pruitt Captured In Alabama
Murder suspect Raymond Jerome Pruitt. was taken into custody Friday afternoon in Pike County, AL, near Troy, according to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. He was captured after a high speed chase.
Pruitt has an active arrest warrant for the robbery of A&E Food Mart and homicide of of store owner Chung Lun Chiang also [...]
Wanted Felon Escapes Manhunt, Possibly To Century
Authorities are on the lookout for a Flomaton man that may have escaped to Century during a manhunt Friday afternoon.
Flomaton Police responded to the home of Johnny Jermaine Johnson about 2:45 p.m. after receiving a call that he was holding a woman against her will. Officers arrived to find that Johnson had already fled out [...]
Supreme Court To Hear Nine Mile Popeye’s Murder Case
The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a high-profile case that forced an overhaul of the state’s death-penalty sentencing system.
The case involves Timothy Lee Hurst, who was sentenced to death for the 1998 killing of fast-food worker Cynthia Harrison in Pensacola. Harrison, an assistant manager at a Nine [...]
Century Man Charged With Stealing $22.7K From Jailed Man’s Account
A Century man has been charged in connection with the withdrawal of over $20,000 from a Century man’s bank account while he was in jail.
Cary Johnson, 52, is charged with grand theft and felony fraud. He remained in the Escambia County Jail Friday morning with bond set at $30,000.
Investigators said Johnson was along for the [...]
New Pavilion Installed At Carver Park In Cantonment
Escambia County Parks and Recreation has installed a new covered pavilion at Carver Park in Cantonment. The two acre neighborhood park also has a playground, basketball courts, security lights, benches and picnic area. The park also has a small community building and some of the most historic oak trees in Escambia County. [...]
New K-12 Private School For Learning Disabled To Open In Century
Student registration is now open for Century Academy, a new private non-profit K-12 school in Century. The school will open in August for the 2016-17 school year.
The school will specialize in teaching children diagnosed with autism and other related learning disabilities and will be located in the old Carver/Century K-8 School on Hecker [...]
Byrneville Elementary Celebrates Principal Beating Cancer
Byrneville Elementary School Principal Dee Wolfe-Sullivan had a really good day Wednesday. Less than 24 hours before arriving for work, she successfully completed breast cancer treatment.
Despite the daily radiation treatments, she never missed a day of school; she would come to work before leaving for her treatments.
Wednesday morning, she arrived to find her staff and [...]
Firefighters, Mother Nature Fight Brush Fire
Volunteer firefighters had a little help from Mother Nature in extinguishing a brush fire near Walnut Hill late Wednesday afternoon.
The Walnut Hill and Molino stations of Escambia Fire Rescue were dispatched to the fire burning in a wooded area adjacent to railroad tracks and South Highway 99, just south of Eicher Road. Heavy smoke hampered [...]
Man Dies In Traffic Crash Near 10 Mile Road
A Pensacola man was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday night.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year old Aaron James Streeter of Pensacola died when he lost control of his 1998 Ford Ranger on Holsberry Road south of Ten Mile Road. The FHP said he was traveling north on Holsberry when his truck left the [...]
Repairs Completed To Jay Power Substation After Major Fire
The power supply is back to normal for Jay area residents.
Fire damage to a power substation that serves the Jay area was extensive on April 3. It was estimated that it would take six weeks to bring the destroyed substation back online.
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, owners of the substation and power suppler for Escambia River Electric [...]
Molino Man Facing Felony For Unlicensed Contracting During State Of Emergency
A Molino man has been arrested for allegedly acting as a contractor without a license during the state of emergency that was declared following the February tornadoes.
Kenneth Brian Malarik, Sr, was charged with felony unlicensed contracting during a state of emergency, felony grand theft and unpermitted construction. The charges were directly filed by the investigative [...]