Century Holds Surplus Auction To Prep Building For Hopeful Future Tenant
The Town of Century earned a little cash today while cleaning up an available industrial building in the name of economic development.
Most of the items sold were items left behind by the prior tenant of the former Helicopter Technology building in the town’s industrial park. The town was anxious to get rid of the [...]
Photo Gallery: Hundreds Attend Williams Station Day; Dancers Dazzle Crowd
Hundreds attended the annual Williams Station Day in Atmore Saturday, including a large crowd for the day’s opening entertainment — dozens of dancers from a Byrneville group.
Williams Station Day takes its name from Atmore’s early history when in 1866 the community was a supply stop along the Mobile and Great [...]
Walnut Hill Road Being Paved Under ‘DIY’ County Cost Saving Program
One Walnut Hill road is being resurfaced under a cost-saving “do-it-yourself” Escambia County program.
About 3.1 miles of Rockaway Creek Road will be resurfaced from Pine Forest Road to Nokomis Road as part of Escambia County’s “Open Graded Cold Mix” maintenance program.
About 10-13 years ago, Escambia County used the “Open Grade Cold Mix” to pave then [...]
1A Northview Chiefs Battle To 35-28 Win Over 4A Walton
The 1A Northview Chiefs battled to a 35-28 win over the 4A Walton Braves of Defuniak Springs Friday night in Bratt – a battle between two teams headed into the playoffs in their respective classes.
“That was a great football game. That was two very good football teams competing at a high level with big plays [...]
It’s a Tradition: Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere
Looking for a pumpkin? The Allen Memorial United Methodist Church Men’s Pumpkin Patch is open once again this year under the tent at the corner of Highway 29 and Neal Road. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available, with some priced as low as $1. [...]
Tate Blows Away Fort Walton Beach 56-20 (With Photo Gallery)
The Tate High Aggies blew past the Fort Walton Beach Vikings Friday night, 56-20.
Tate quarterback Sawyer Smith recorded 273 yards, including three touchdown passes. Reggie Payne caught nine passes for 100 yards plus a 46-yard touchdown pass. Smith also found Darren Lee and Bradley Trombly for second half TDS’s.
Smith put the Aggies on the board [...]
Possible Live Military Explosive Found At Business Near Ensley Walmart
A possible live military ordnance was discovered at a business on Hood Drive Friday afternoon. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office responded and a military explosive ordinance disposal team was called to dispose of the item. The item was removed and taken to the Sheriff’s Office [...]
Alabama Kicks Off Statewide ‘Food Day’ In Atmore; Florida Celebrating Today Too (With Video)
Today is “Food Day”and officials in Florida and Alabama are encouraging residents and visitors to make positive changes toward healthy eating and active living. Food Day events are being held statewide in both states, championed by local county health departments and community partners, to support residents in attaining and maintaining a healthy [...]
Cantonment Veterinarian Gets State Prison For Multiple Drug Convictions
A Cantonment veterinarian is headed to prison after being convicted on drug charges that resulted from an investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA.
Michael Bishop Windley, age 67 of Highway 196 Molino, was sentenced Thursday to 20 months in state prison to be followed by 10 years probation after being convicted on [...]
Local Schools Receive State Five Star School Awards
Several local schools have received “Five Star School Award” from the Florida Department of Education.
Escambia County schools honored were Jim Allen, Molino Park, Beulah, Lipscomb, McArthur, Pine Meadow, Bellview, Blue Angels, Hellen Caro, N.B. Cook, Cordova Park, , Longleaf, Pleasant Grove, Scenic Heights and A.K. Suter elementary schools; and Brown Barge Middle School.
The Five Star [...]