Downed Power Line Sparks Fire, Leaves Hundreds Without Electricity
A downed power line in Cantonment sparked a brush fire and set a power pole on fire this afternoon, leaving a few hundred homes and businesses without electricity.
An equipment operator reportedly cut the line while trimming trees a long the utility right of way near Cantonment Building Materials. There were no injuries.
Firefighters continued to battle [...]
Century Partners With UWF To Develop Marketing Plan
Century is taking part in a University of West Florida program to work with UWF marketing professors to develop a marketing plan that will help the Century community develop its business assets and promote them to site selectors and companies looking to expand or relocate.
Century and the Community Economic Development Association for Escambia County are [...]
Mira Awards Honor Escambia County’s Most Creative High School Seniors
About 70 of Escambia County’s most creative high school seniors were honored recently during the 2015 Mira Creative Arts Awards Banquet at New World Landing.
Mira Creative Arts Awards recipients were nominated for the award by their high school teachers and will receive commemorative engraved medallions as well [...]
Walnut Hill Man Charged With Dealing In Stolen Property
A Walnut Hill man has been charged with dealing in stolen property after an east Alabama man just happen to spot his stolen trailer in a yard as traveled along Highway 97.
The victim contacted the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama to reported that he had found his stolen utility trailer valued at $2,000 at [...]
ECUA Opens Cantonment’s First Residential Cooking Oil, Grease Disposal Station
Cantonment area residents can now dispose of their FOG — fats, oils and grease — for free in Cantonment.
Monday, ECUA installed a new residential cooking oil and grease disposal station at the Grocery Advantage, 736 North Highway 29. The station provides easy access and allows residents to dispose of their household cooking oil and grease [...]
29 Arrested On Meth Warrants, 19 More Still Wanted
Monday, deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Patrol Division, Gun Crime Task Force, and Hazmat Teams participated in an arrest warrant round-up targeting several local residents believed to be involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
This event was the culmination of a year-long narcotics investigation that targeted numerous individuals throughout the Brownsville, Beach [...]
Alabama Attempted Murder Suspect Jailed In Escambia, FL
An Alabama attempted murder suspect is now behind bars in Escambia County, FL.
Walter Lee Hodges, 43, was allegedly driving southbound on Highway 31 near Brewton, AL, on March 22 when he met a vehicle occupied by his ex-wife and her relative. He allegedly ran the vehicle off the road after giving chase, and then rammed [...]
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Cottage Hill
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Sunday afternoon in the Cottage Hill community.
The victim, reportedly a male, was pronounced deceased on the scene of the crash just south of the McKenzie Road crossing at Highway 95. The victim was struck by a southbound train.
A spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said [...]
Northview Grad Serving With Navy Strike Fighter Squadron
A 2014 Northview High School graduate is currently serving with the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 122, also known as the “Flying Eagles”, stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Airman Willie Owens is an aviation ordnanceman with the squadron, which the Navy designates as VFA-122, and works with the Navy’s most lethal [...]
Vietnam Veterans Get Emotional ‘Welcome Home’ (With Photo Gallery)
It was a tearful welcome home Saturday for a small group of Vietnam veterans….a welcome home decades overdue.
National Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day is observed on March 29, the 42nd anniversary of the last U.S. troops leaving Vietnam — except for the prisoners of war. Saturday, a few dozen people gathered [...]
Roof Fire Damages Century Auto Parts
Fire damaged the roof of Century Auto Parts Saturday.
The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. and was contained to a roofing membrane over the rear auto repair shop area of the building on North Century Boulevard. Firefighters believe a smoldering fire was sparked in the roofing material from a heater pipe that exiting the side [...]