Vandals Strike Century’s Anthony Pleasant Park
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of vandalism at Century’s Anthony Pleasant Park.
Someone spray painted references to “Weed” along with vulgarities and obscene images around the football field, including on the press box, press box window and a light pole. They also destroyed a custom made “Century, Home of the Blackcats” sign [...]
Program Honors Vietnam Veterans
The Atmore VFW Auxiliary hosted its fourth annual Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony (formerly known as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day) Saturday at the Atmore YMCA.
Vietnam veterans from South Alabama and Northwest Florida in attendance were honored for their service and sacrifice.
“You answered the call of your country and you did it well,” [...]
Local Unemployment Rate Declines
The latest job numbers released Friday show the employment rate decreasing in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Escambia County’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 5.5 percent in January to 4.8 percent in February. There were 6,812 people reported [...]
Making Progress: Century Burns About One-Half Of 2016 Tornado Debris
In just over a week, the Town of Century has burned about one-half of the vegetative debris that was left behind when an EF-3 tornado that ripped through town on February 15, 2016.
The downed trees were transported to an empty lot in the town’s industrial park. Piles were created for burning out of about 800 [...]
Century Man Charged With Assaulting Disabled Son’s Caretaker
A Century man has been charged with assaulting a caretaker working with his disabled son.
The victim, who was employed by an agency that cares for disabled persons, told deputies she was working as a caretaker inside a home on York Road when Marvin Anthony Haynie, father of the disabled person, entered the kitchen and held [...]
Tate Grad To Depart On Unique College ‘Dorm Tour’ Concert Series
From day one Tate High School graduate Paul Vinson has had big dreams and on Monday his biggest dream yet becomes a reality.
At 18-years old Vinson has planned, organized, and booked an entire concert tour over the course of 18 days, 13 shows, and 3,500 miles of driving. Vinson will go as far north as [...]
Tate Aggies Win Sarasota Baseball Classic Title
A week after claiming the title in their Aggie Classic, the Tate Aggies won the Sarasota Baseball Classic championship Thursday night 3-2 over Trinity Christian.
Tate’s Kyler Hultgren was named the tournament’s best hitter, while Aggie Gabe Castro was named tournament MVP.
Castro earned the win Thursday night for the Tate Aggies. He pitched seven innings, allowing [...]
Century Earns $723K For Role In Financing $1.5 Billion In Projects
Over the past 18 years, the Town of Century has served an integral role in the tax-exempt financing of $1.5 billion worth of projects, including affordable housing projects, airport facilities, hotel and convention developments promoting tourism, health care projects, and K-12 educational buildings.
It’s a role that has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars [...]
County Commissioner, Public Works Boss Tour North Escambia Projects
Escambia County District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry and Public Works Director Wes Moreno toured several North Escambia locations Wednesday afternoon. They checked on the progress of paving several dirt roads and the progress of other current and potential future infrastructure projects. Pictured above: Barry (right) and Moreno discuss the upcoming paving of Bradberry Road off [...]
Blessed Are The Peacemakers: Special Visitors At Century Sheriff’s Precinct
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Century Precinct had some special visitors Wednesday from Byrneville United Methodist Church. They presented the deputies with “Blessed Are The Peacemakers” coffee mugs. Courtesy photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
Traffic To Switch At County Road 97A Boggy Creek Bridge
Construction of the detour (acrow) bridge on County Road 97A over Boggy Creek near Enon in Escambia County is complete. Traffic was to be transitioned to the temporary structure Thursday, March 23. Drivers were reminded to use caution as workers make necessary adjustments to move traffic.
Crews will now begin replacing the existing structure with [...]
Cantonment Man Get 25 Years For Attempted Murder After Robbery, Beating
A Cantonment man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for beating a victim during an armed home invasion.
Zanterrial DeJohn Carter was convicted of an Escambia County jury of attempted first degree murder, burglary of a dwelling while armed with a dangerous weapon and grand theft.
In the early morning hours on November 14, 2015, [...]
Escambia County Alabama Looks To Increase Sales Tax
The county commission in Escambia County, AL, is asking the Alabama legislature to increase the county sales tax by 1 cent.
A 1-cent increase is expected to boost the county’s annual revenue by over $2.7 million. Without the increase, commissioners have said the county will be facing service cutbacks and possible layoffs due to lower general [...]
Pediatric Dental Clinic Opens In Cantonment; Medical Services Soon
A new pediatric dental clinic is now open in Cantonment, and pediatric medical services begin soon.
Escambia Community Clinics Cantonment Pediatric Dental Clinic is open and ready to care for children ages 0 to 20.
The brand new clinic is located at 470 South Highway 29 in Cantonment in the former Winn Dixie. For appointments and more [...]
Century Leaders Tour Emergency Center, Plan To Manage Disasters
The Town of Century plans to become more proactive in future emergency responses and recovery operations, according to Century Mayor Henry Hawkins.
Thursday morning, Hawkins, council members Luis Gomez and Sandra McMurray Jackson and Town Clerk Leslie Howington toured the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on W Street in Pensacola.
Brad Hattaway, planning coordinator for Escambia [...]