International Paper Announces $90 Million Reinvestment In Cantonment Mill
International Paper has announced plans to reinvest more than $90 million over the next five years in their mill in Cantonment in order to increase energy efficiencies, support and enhance the work environment and strengthen its competitive position.
The Pensacola Containerboard Mill, located in Cantonment, employs more than 400 people. The mill has been a foundation [...]
Navy Federal To Create 5,000 New Local Jobs With Expansion
This morning, Navy Federal Credit Union announced it will continue expanding its operations in Pensacola, bringing 5,000 new jobs and $350 million in capital investment to the region by 2026.
“This is our largest expansion in Pensacola thus far. It underscores what we’ve long been saying about this great community—it’s a great [...]
Toddler Dies Following Alleged Abuse By Daycare Owner
A toddler died Wednesday after allegedly being abused by a daycare owner.
According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office the 15-month old was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with traumatic injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Investigators said the injuries to the child occurred under the care of 55-year old Thelma Denise Lowery, [...]
Train Hits Vehicle In Bogia
A train hit an unoccupied vehicle on the railroad tracks at East Bogia Road, just east of Highway 29, Tuesday night.
The northbound CSX train with about 60 cars hit the vehicle shortly before 11:00. It was not immediately clear if the 56-year old driver was stuck or simply stopped on the tracks. He told authorities [...]
Three Local Residents Sentenced, Two Indicted For Federal Tax Fraud
Three local residents, including a Cantonment man, have been sentenced to federal prison and two more have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in related tax refund fraud and identity theft schemes.
Tuesday, 29-year old Rex E. Robinson, Jr.of Cantonment was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson to 75 months [...]
Boater Found Safe After Escambia River Search
A search and rescue effort on the Escambia River near Molino had a happy outcome Tuesday night.
Someone called 911 and reported an overturned boat and a missing boater a few bends of the Escambia River south of the Fairground Road Boat Ramp. First responders from the Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue found that the [...]
Afternoon Fire Damages Nine Mile Road Business
Fire damaged a Nine Mile Road business this afternoon. The fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. at “A Quality Tree Service” in the 2000 block of West Nine Mile Road, near New Market Street. Firefighters believe the fire may have been sparked by a water heater. There were no injuries reported. Reader submitted photos by [...]
Overturned Camper Closes Quintette Road
An overturned camper closed Quintette Road for a while this morning. The driver of a pickup apparently lost control and slammed into a tree, with their camper overturning across the highway. A short time after the 10:45 a.m. accident, traffic was allowed to pass the wreckage on the shoulder. There were no injuries reported. The [...]
In Depth: Six Months After Escambia County’s Flood
It’s been six months since the devastating April floods in Escambia County, and the effects are “staggering”, according to the county.
One resident lost her life when she drowned along Highway 29 near Burger King in Cantonment. Hundreds were displaced from their homes and entire neighborhoods were torn apart by the rising waters. As of [...]
Authorites Seek Son-In-Law In Shooting Of Alabama Pastor
Authorities are searching for a man in connection with a murder of a pastor this morning in Escambia County, AL.
The shooting occurred a the Book of Acts Holiness Church on Jimmy Sellers Road, just north of the Florida line about 15 miles northwest of Munson, FL. Responding deputies found 69-year old Paul Phillips suffering from [...]