Century Man Sentenced For Stealing Copper Wire From Former School
A Century man has been sentenced to jail for stealing heavy duty copper wiring from the former Century High School and a boat motor from a private residence.
Nicholas Depue, 33, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of burglary of an unoccupied structure, grand theft and petit theft. He was sentenced to 270 days in the county [...]
Fire Rips Through Home (With Gallery, Video)
Fire destroyed a home on Rockaway Creek Road in Atmore Monday afternoon.
The fire reportedly began with a lawnmower near the rear of the residence and quickly spread into the home and attic. Flames were shooting several feet into the air when the first firefighters arrived on scene.
The occupants of the home and their pets were [...]
No Injuries In Early Morning Highway 29 Accident
There were no injuries in a single vehicle wreck early Monday morning on Highway 29.
The accident was reported about 4:15 a.m. on Highway 29 just north of Quintette Road. The driver of a SUV lost control and ran off the roadway into a ditch. The driver refused medical treatment at the scene.
The accident is under [...]
Early Voting Begins
Early voting got underway Monday in Escambia County.
According to Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford, a total of seven sites will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. county-wide, the most early voting ever offered in Escambia County:
Escambia Co Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Road
Molino Community Center, 6450 Highway 95A North
Southwest Branch Library, [...]
Florida Minimum Wage Is Going Up
Florida’s minimum wage will rise by a nickel an hour to $8.10 on January 1, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. That’s $2 for a 40 hour work week.
It is the fifth-smallest hourly increase since Florida established a state minimum wage in 2005. There was no increase last year.
Under a [...]
Two Injured In Ten Mile Crash
At least two people were injured in a two vehicle crash Sunday night at Ten Mile Road and Palafox Street. Both were transported to area hospitals by ambulance. The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. Further details have not been released. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.
Silver Alert Issued For Missing Escambia County Woman
A Florida Silver Alert has been activated for 83-year old Shirley Cooey out of Escambia County.
She was last seen in the 8700 block of Rebel Road in the Beulah area. She may be traveling in a 2003, white Hyundai Sonata, Florida tag number K528XD
She has gray hair, blue eyes, is 5-foot 2-inches tall and weights [...]
Pope Appoints Tate Graduate As New Bishop Of Memphis
Bishop Martin Holley, a graduate of Tate High School, was appointed by Pope Francis and recently installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Memphis.
“With faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the love of God in my heart, I do accept the pastoral care of the people of God [...]
Hundreds Attend Williams Station Day; Dancers Dazzle Crowd (With Gallery)
Hundreds attended the annual Williams Station Day in Atmore Saturday, including a large crowd for the day’s entertainment — including Twirl Time and the Northview High School Dance Team.
Williams Station Day takes its name from Atmore’s early history when in 1866 the community was a supply stop along the Mobile [...]
It’s a Tradition: Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere (With Photo Gallery)
Looking for a pumpkin? The Allen Memorial United Methodist Church Men’s Pumpkin Patch is open once again this year at the corner of Highway 29 and Neal Road in Cantonment. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available, with some priced as low [...]
Forest Service Continues To Warn Against Outdoor Burning
The Florida Forest Service is continuing to warn residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties not to conduct any outdoor burning for the next few days.
The entire area is in the midst of of an extended dry spell, plus a passing cold front brought higher winds and lower humidity. There is no rain in the [...]
UWF Discovers Third Shipwreck From Luna Fleet
The University of West Florida archaeology program announced today the discovery of a third shipwreck from the Spanish fleet linked to Tristán de Luna y Arellano’s 16th century expedition to modern-day Pensacola. The discovery comes less than one year after UWF archaeologists identified the terrestrial site of Luna’s colony in a developed neighborhood in Pensacola, [...]