Students Learn About Ag During Fresh From Florida Event
Over 1,000 students from across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, and Alabama, took part in the annual Northview High School FFA “Fresh From Florida” program Friday morning at Northview High School in Bratt.
Formerly known as the “Food For America program”, the event gave students the chance to learn about agriculture first hand up [...]
Hundreds Of EREC Customers Without Power Overnight
Hundreds of Escambia River Electric Cooperative customers were without power for a while overnight in a planned outage.
Power was cut about midnight for customers served by the company’s Bratt substation — from Bratt, to Byrneville and parts of McDavid to Highway 29 just outside Century. The outage was necessary for the company to upgrade high [...]
Commissioners Defer Vote On Hiring Administrator
The Escambia County Commission has once again delayed the process of choosing a county administrator…voting Friday to put their final decision off for two weeks.
Commissioners interviewed five candidates for about three hours on Thursday before commissioner Wilson Robertson motioned to hire Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom. That failed 2-3 with Commissioner Gene Valentino and Robertson [...]
Woman Sentenced On ‘Operation Blister Pack 2′ Charges
Another former North Escambia resident has been convicted in connection with last year’s Operation Blister Pack 2.
Jennifer Dianne Kelly, age 34, was convicted Thursday of conspiracy to traffic in amphetamine or methamphetamine, possession of a listed chemical.
Under a plea agreement, Kelly was sentenced to 18 months in state prison to be followed by 18 months [...]
Flags At Half Staff To Honor Askew
Gov. Rick Scott ordered that flags be flown at half-staff to honor former Gov. Reubin Askew, who died early Thursday at age 85 in a Tallahassee hospital.
“Governor Askew exemplified the ideals of public service,” Scott said in a memorandum directing the honor. “As a mark of respect for the memory of [...]
Vehicle Registration Fee Rollback Nears Scott Request
Lawmakers are closer to giving Gov. Rick Scott one of his priorities for the 2014 session, an election-year rollback of vehicle-registration fees that were raised under the watch of his potential Democratic challenger.
But while lawmakers should get to Scott’s $500 million goal for cutting taxes and fees, they likely will take [...]
Cantonment Man Killed In Collision With Concrete Truck
A Cantonment man was killed this morning in a collision involving a pickup truck and a concrete truck in Cantonment.
The accident happened just before 8 a.m. on Jacks Branch Road at Green Tree Circle, just north of Muscogee Road.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 47-year old Johnson Watson Whitehurst of Cantonment was southbound in a sharp [...]
Century Man Convicted Of Felony Horse Abuse
A Century man has been convicted of felony animal cruelty for abusing and starving two horses in 2012.
Kendrick Jamar Washington, now age 25, was found guilty by Judge Linda Nobles and sentenced to 180 days in jail with no eligibility for work release. He was also ordered to pay $668 in costs and fees, and [...]
Elementary Students Honored As Shining Stars
The Escambia County School District’s Elementary Principals Association, in partnership with WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, hosted the 18th Awards on March 6, honoring 33 elementary school students in Escambia County for their leadership and service to the community.
In an awards ceremony at WSRE’s Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, each winner was presented [...]
Crestview Murder Suspects Arrested in Escambia County, AL
Two Crestview murder suspects have been arrested in Escambia County, AL.
Jeffrey Brandenburg, 26, and his wife, Amy Brandenburg, also 26, are being held in the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Okaloosa County. They are suspected of stabbing 35-year old Samuel Raheem Cornish to death early Saturday morning. He was found along [...]
Man Charged With Attacking Troopers At Son’s Fatal Wreck Is Arrested Again
After being arrested again for allegedly resisting law enforcement, bond has been revoked for a Molino father that was arrested last November on felony charges for attacking first responders and troopers at the scene of a traffic accident that claimed the life of his son.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 34-year old Joiel Wilson Edmonson [...]