Remembering The Fallen At Wall South (With Gallery)
Hundreds of people attended the Veterans Memorial Park Foundations annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Wall South in Pensacola Sunday.
The Vietnam & Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club led a procession of bikers to the ceremony, where the keynote address was given by Duane Thiessen, president and CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and president of [...]
Barrineau Park 4-H, Other Groups Honor Those In Barrancas National Cemetary
Members of the Barrineau Park 4-H Club joined other volunteers from local Boy Scout groups and other organizations in placing flags in Barrancas National Cemetery. A flag was placed on each the graves – about 33,00 of them – in the cemetery on board Pensacola Naval Air Station for Memorial Day. [...]
Two Injured In Highway 29, Barrineau Park Road Crash
Two people were injured in two vehicle crash Saturday night at the intersection of Highway 29 and Barrineau Park Road, south of Molino. They were transported by ambulance to Pensacola area hospitals with injuries that were not considered life threatening.
The accident, which occurred about 9 p.m., remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Further [...]
Memorial Day Travel Much Cheaper Than Last Year
Memorial Day weekend travel is much easier on the wallet this year as compared to 2014, with a gas almost $1 per gallon lower. Most drivers will likely pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in at least five years.
According to the AAA Fuel Gage Report, the average cost of a gallon of [...]
Pollard McCall Principal Hugh White Passes Away
Hugh White, the principal of Pollard-McCall Junior High School, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday from natural causes. He was 40 years old.
He had served as a principal for the Escambia County (AL) Board of Education at Pollard-McCall since since February 2006. He previously spent over eight years as a middle school math and science [...]
Northview Takes On Jay In Spring Game (With Photo Gallery)
In the end, the scoreboard said the Northview Chiefs topped the Jay Royals 52-31 Friday night at Tommy Weaver Memorial Stadium in Bratt. The spring game started with a Northview 22-6 lead in the first half, which consisted mostly of the two team’s junior varsity or reserve players. The second half, which pitted varsity against [...]
Scott: Area Adds Almost 5,000 Jobs
Governor Rick Scott has announced that the Pensacola metro area again experienced positive annual job growth over the year in April 2015 with 4,900 new jobs. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.7 percentage point over the year, from 5.7 percent in April 2014 to 5.0 percent in April 2015. Florida [...]
Scott Signs Evers’ Bill, Unbuckles Seat Belts For Rural Letter Carriers
Rural letter carriers in Florida no longer have to wear seat belts while working their routes, under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.
The bill, sponsored by Greg Evers, R-Baker, took effect immediately. The bill adds an exemption to the state’s mandatory seat-belt law for rural letter carriers “performing duties in the [...]
Suspicious Infant Death Under Investigation
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an infant death.
At about 12:45 Friday afternoon, deputies responded to the 300 block of a Teakwood Circle in reference to the death of an infant under suspicious circumstances. The ECSO said the investigation is ongoing and further information will be released upon completion of the medical examiner’s report [...]
Former Cantonment Resident Killed In Baldwin County Crash
A former Cantonment resident was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Baldwin County Thursday morning.
According to Alabama State Troopers, 27-year old Heather Propst of Robertsdale, AL, was killed when her 2012 Nissan Altima collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on Alabama Highway 112, about eight miles northeast of Cantonment. (Highway 112 becomes Muscogee Road when it [...]
Area Population: Local Florida Cities Growing; Alabama Cities Decline
New estimated population numbers released Thursday show the population on the upswing in Florida cities in the North Escambia area, while Alabama city populations in the area are on the decline.
The data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that between 2013 and 2014:
Century’s population increased by 0.9 percent to 1,752, up from 1,736.
Pensacola’s population increased [...]
IP Awards $50K In Grants To Local Community Groups
International Paper has awarded $50,000 in Foundation Grants to local community organizations. Grants are awarded by the IP Foundation in Memphis, Tenn., which focuses on environmental education, literacy, employee involvement and critical community needs.
“We are privileged to be able to assist our local community organizations in their efforts to [...]