Tax Watch: North Escambia’s New $1.1 Million Bridge To (Almost) Nowhere
Traffic on Pineville Road in North Escambia will be transitioned to a temporary roadway and bridge today so crews can begin demolishing and replacing the existing bridge over Brushy Creek.
Don’t know where that is? You are not alone. The $1.1 million bridge project funded by the Florida Department of Transportation is on one of the [...]
How Much Money Are Your Lawmakers Worth?
For most state lawmakers, 2013 was another good year financially, regardless of party.
Still, those with an “R” affixed to their names are doing better, in general, when it comes to the bottom line thanks mostly to stronger housing and stock markets.
Updated financial-disclosure reports for 2013 were due July 1. And from the reports posted online, [...]
No Injuries In Cantonment Intersection Crash
There were no injuries in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in the intersection of Highway 29 and Muscogree Road. Everyone involved in the 9:45 a.m. crash refused medical treatment. The Cantonment Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash. NorthEscambia.com photo by Ramona Preston, click to enlarge.
Cantonment Pharmacy Closes After 41 Years, Millions Of Prescriptions And A Few Marriages
The employees at Cantonment Pharmacy gathered one last time. They shared a few laughs and a lot of tears as they covered the windows with paper and posted a closure notice. The employees, the family, of Cantonment Pharmacy posed for a few photos before saying goodbye. Then, with the turn of the front door lock, [...]
Photos: Storm Clouds Roll
Afternoons storms rolled across the North Escambia area Monday afternoon. Pictured top: Storm clouds move across Highway 97A in Walnut Hill. Pictured: The storm as seen from nearby Corley Road. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
Manna Food Pantries Offering Limited Service Once Again
Manna Food Pantries’ main facility is partially restocked and the grassroots organization is once again providing emergency food on a limited basis. The food pantry had lost all of its food back in the recent flooding.
Manna staff will be helping people with appointments in temporary trailers set up in Manna’s [...]
Fire Heavily Damages Nokomis Road Home
Lightning may have been responsible for a fire that heavily damaged a home near Davisville Monday afternoon.
Heavy smoke was visible from around the roof of the single story brick home on the corner of Nokomis Road and Rockaway Creek Road when the first firefighters arrived on scene. The fire was spotted and reported by passers-by [...]
Poll: Overwhelming Support For Medical Marijuana In Florida
Young and old Floridians overwhelmingly support letting sick patients get high for medical reasons, according to the latest poll on the issue, but getting voters to put medical marijuana into the state constitution is still not a guarantee.
A poll released Monday found that almost 90 percent of Florida voters want doctors [...]
Parents Charged With Toddler’s Death
Two Escambia County parents have been charged with homicide – negligent manslaughter in the death of their son, who went untreated for burns for about two weeks.
Pensacola Police said Christopher Redd and Jennifer Perry failed to seek medical treatment for their two-year old son after he was severely burned by boiling water. He suffered second [...]
Parts Of Highway 99, Barrineau Park Road To Be Widened, Paved
Escambia County has entered into agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation to construct paved shoulders and resurface portions of Barrineau Park Road and Highway 99.
Due to the traffic crash rate on the two stretches of highway, both qualify for state funding through the FDOT Highway Safety Program. The FDOT has already completed the project [...]
Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion
Dollar Tree, the nation’s leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, is purchasing Family Dollar.
The board of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the sale, which was announced early Monday morning. The deal is valued at $74.50 per share, with Family Dollar shareholders to receive $59.60 in cash and [...]