Bond Reduction Denied For Century Homicide Suspect
An Escambia County Circuit Clerk judge has refused to reduce bond for a Century man accused in a January 31 shooting death in Century.
Judge Jennie Kinsey ordered that 20-year Jaran Britt Myles remain in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $215,000. He is charged negligent manslaughter and aggravated assault for the shooting [...]
Ransom Middle Teacher Selected For National C-SPAN Educators Conference
Lauren Samoszenko, a social studies teacher at Ransom Middle School, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2015 Educators’ Conference to be held in Washington July 9-10.
The conference helps educators discover how to integrate C-SPAN’s programs and C-SPAN Classroom’s free web-based primary source [...]
Economic Development Group Launches FloridaWest
The area’s newest economic development agency was announced Tuesday night.
The new organization, dubbed FloridaWest, announced its new name and provided a broad outline of its strategy for “building, growing, and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of Northwest Florida.”
Former Gulf Power executive John Hutchinson, president of the FloridaWest board, said that Florida West [...]
Cantonment Man Gets 10 Years In Prison On Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges
A Cantonment man convicted on multiple animal cruelty charges was sentenced Monday to 10 years in state prison.
Randolph Hewell Rigby, 45, was found guilty June 3 of two counts of felony cruelty to animals and two counts of unlawful confinement of animals. The charges involved four different horses. H
The investigation by Escambia [...]
Domestic Dispute Ends In Shooting, Suicide Near Flomaton
A family dispute turned violent Monday night just outside Flomaton, ending with a shooting and an apparent suicide, the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies received a 911 call Monday evening that someone had been shot on Old Atmore Road near Tom Shivers Road, just north of the Alabama-Florida line. Deputies arrived to find an [...]
Update: Molino Man Stabs Brother With Tire Patch Tool
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has released more information in the case of a young adult male that was stabbed by his brother with a tire patch tool at a mobile home in Molino Sunday morning.
Anthony Julious Johnson, 24, was taken into custody at the scene and charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon. [...]
Ransom Middle Principal Talks Education With Congressman During Washington Trip
Brent Brummet, principal of Ransom Middle School, and John Spolksi, principal of Fort Walton Beach High School, stopped the office of Rep. Jeff Miller in Washington recently to discuss education policy.
“We are blessed in Northwest Florida with many first-class schools, and the success of these schools depends on a commitment to excellence that [...]
Little Free Library Available At Carver Park In Cantonment
A Little Free Library is available in Carver Park in Cantonment.
The concept is simple….pick up a book or two, and return another book or two to share. The Cantonment Little Free Library is located next to Carver Park Resource Center at 208 Webb Street. The Little Library is stocked with children’s books and more.
Several improvements [...]
Hams Demonstrate Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
It’s Amateur Radio Week, and the Five Flags Amateur Radio Association held a 24-hour public demonstration of emergency communications this weekend.
The public had a chance to meet and talk with Escambia County ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about as hams across the country held field days this [...]
Scott Cut $1 Million For Highway 29, Muscogee Road Work; Intersection Improvements Coming
When Gov. Rick Scott signed Florida’s budget Tuesday, he slashed $461 million in projects, including $1 million that would have gone toward upgrading the Muscogee Freight Corridor in Cantonment.
The $1 million would have been for widening and resurfacing along the Muscogee Freight Corridor — Muscogee Road from Highway 29 to the Alabama state line. Without [...]