Century Resident Charged With Threatening To Kill Man, Run Over Him
A Century man was charged after he allegedly tried to hit another man with his car and threatened to kill him with a knife.
Cortez Rasheen Davison, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and marijuana possession. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on $10,000 bond.
Davison allegedly drove to the victim’s [...]
Barrineau Park Cleans Up
A community clean up event was held Saturday in Barrineau Park in honor of Earth Day. The annual event is co-sponsored by the Honeysuckle Garden Club and the Barrineau Park Historical Society.
Each of over 20 volunteers selected an area to clean, was given gloves, a vest to wear, trash bags and bottled water, and [...]
Unemployment Rate Drops
Governor Rick Scott announced Friday that the Pensacola area added 3,800 new private-sector jobs over the year in March. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. In the last year, Florida businesses created 233,800 new jobs, bringing the total number of new jobs added [...]
Jim Allen Elementary Celebrates Principal With ‘National Watts Day’
On Friday, the faculty and staff at Jim Allen Elementary showed their appreciation and love for their principal, Rachel Watts, by declaring the day “National Watts Day”. All grades, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade were involved in honoring Watts for her surprise celebration. All throughout the day, students and faculty showed their admiration [...]
Northview’s Emily Brown Places In Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition
Emily Brown, a sophomore at Northview High School, won honorable mention Friday night in the Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition And Show at the Pensacola Museum of art.
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition and Show [...]
UWF Celebrates Inauguration Of New President
The University of West Florida formally installed Dr. Martha Saunders as its sixth president during the inauguration ceremony held on April 21 at the UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
“I am truly glad to be here today the inauguration of a new president is really a celebration of the university she [...]
Federal Report Released In Deadly Airgas Explosion (With Photos)
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report into the August 28, 2016, nitrous oxide explosion at the Airgas manufacturing facility in Cantonment. The blast killed the only Airgas employee working at the facility that day and heavily damaged the plant, halting its manufacturing of nitrous oxide indefinitely.
The CSB investigation [...]
Road Prison Officer Finds Perfect Partner In Animal Shelter Rescue Dog
Road Prison Officer Robert Oliver was looking for the perfect dog for Narcotic Detection Handler’s School. While he was anxious to begin the training, he knew that finding the right dog was worth the wait.
Britt, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, was picked up by Escambia County Animal Control as a stray. After being [...]
Century Library Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The Century Branch Library celebrated 10 years on Thursday with cake for patrons all day. Librarian Pat Rigel is also celebrating 10 years at the Century Branch Library. Pictured below: Rigel, who has several horses, received sack of animal feed as a gift from Todd Humble, director of the West Florida Public Library System. NorthEscambia.com [...]
Century Correctonal To Host Hiring Event Friday
The Florida Department of Corrections will host a hiring event Friday at Century Correctional Institution.
The FDOC is seeking certified or non-certified correctional officer applicants. Attendees should bring the following to the event: driver’s license, legible copy of birth certificate, social security card, high school diploma, GED or college transcripts and any name [...]
One Of Alabama’s Most Wanted Criminals Arrested In Escambia County
One of Alabama’s most wanted criminals was arrested and booked into the Escambia County (FL) Jail Wednesday night by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.
Kevin Carnell Golden, 32, is wanted in a string of holdups, including one last week during which someone was shot. He is being held on three counts of bank robbery first [...]
Driver Escapes Serious Injury In Highway 97 Crash
A driver escaped serious injury in a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Walnut Hill just before midnight Tuesday.
The adult female driver was northbound on Highway 97 near Howell Road when she left the roadway, with her Chevrolet Cruze striking a concrete culvert before coming to rest in a ditch. The woman refused transport [...]
Eight Rounded Up On Narcotics Charges
The Flomaton Police Department has announced the arrest of eight people on drug charges:
Caleb Turk-unlawful possession of controlled substance methamphetamine, chemical endangerment of child
Michael Depew-attempt to commit controlled substance crime, unlawful possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) (two counts) , possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts)
Kellie Moore-unlawful possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) , chemical endangerment of [...]
Century Presents Historic Tree Marker To ‘Heritage Tree’ Owners
The Town of Century recently presented a historic tree marker to the owners of the town’s first heritage tree.
The town’s Land Development Code defines a “historic tree” as one that has been designated by the Town of Century has one of notable historic interest and value to the town because of its location [...]