Unexplained Fireball, Boom Rattle Residents
There’s no official word so far as to what caused a large boom and a bright light across a portion of the North Escambia area Saturday night.
About 9:15 p.m., the first of hundreds of reports began to arrive in the NorthEscambia.com newsroom describing the boom — shaking houses and rattling windows — in a swath [...]
Beulah Benefit Nets $10K For Murder Victim’s Children
Hundreds of people help raise over $10 thousand Saturday for the children of murder victim Kayla Crocker of Beulah.
Organizers said the fundraiser collected $10,800 with about 800 people in attendance Saturday at the Beulah Park on Mobile Highway.
Food plates were sold and prizes were raffled during the event. First responders in uniform were able to [...]
Cantonment Friends Flip Beulah Home On DIY’s ‘First Time Flippers’
A couple of Cantonment best friends appeared on the DIY Network’s “First Time Flippers” Saturday night.
In the show, Ginger Solliday and Kim Hedgepeth purchased a house in Beulah (the show refers to it as Pensacola), made needed repairs and improvements and flippod — resold — it, for a financial windfall. Things don’t immediately go so [...]
Embattled Doctor Wins Auction For Former Century Hospital Building
The Century doctor that battled the state to operate out of the town’s former hospital has now purchased the building at auction.
Dr. Christian Bachman’s Mayo Street Medical, Inc. was the sole bidder on the facility Thursday, according to Jason Mahon, public information specialist for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, owners of the former hospital. [...]
Benefit Raises Over $15K For Local Family With Double Cancer Loss
A benefit for the Barrow family Friday night in Bratt raised over $15,790 for the family, according to organizers. The Breakfast for the Barrows fundraiser included pancake supper at the First Baptist Church of Bratt and sales of t-shirts and bracelets.
The Barrows recently experienced the loss two family members to cancer — mother Joanna Barrow [...]
A Very Special Mardi Gras Parade (With Photo Gallery)
A very special Mardi Gras parade was held Friday morning for the special needs students of Escambia Westgate School.
With plenty of beads, Moon Pies, stuffed animals and smiles, the parade rolled through the school parking lot for students that might not otherwise be able to attend a regular Mardi [...]
Vehicle Struck By Train In Atmore
Two people reportedly ran for their lives just before a train struck their vehicle early Friday morning in Atmore.
The crash happened about 1:45 a.m. at the Trammell Street crossing just off Nashville Avenue. Reports indicated the driver had turned off the roadway and attempted to drive down the railroad tracks where his vehicle became stuck [...]
Molino Drive-By Shooting Suspects Arrested
Two people have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting January 29 near Molino.
Daquan Damian Jones and Javoris Knight, both 18, were taken into custody Thursday.
Jones was booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond on outstanding felony failure to appear warrants, fire a weapon into a dwelling and criminal mischief with property damage. [...]
National Read Aloud Day: Century’s Mayor Reads To Head Start Kids
Thursday was “National Read Aloud Day” – a day set aside to read aloud to children. In Century, Mayor Henry Hawkins stopped by the Century Head Start Center to read aloud to the children, and they presented him with a certificate of appreciation. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
Tate High Senior Cheerleaders Honored
The Tate High School senior cheerleaders were honored Thursday night. They are (L-R) Mallory Stephens, Jasmine Crabtree, Alexis Wilson and Hayden Lindsay. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
Holman Prison Canteen Manager Busted On Drug Charges
An employee at the Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore has been arrested for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison.
During a patrol of the facility’s parking lot, a dog assigned to the ADOC K-9 Drug Unit alerted on a vehicle owned by Curtis Andrews, 64, of Mobile.
After investigators with the Alabama [...]
New Three Story, 50 Unit Apartment Complex Under Construction In Century
Land clearing is underway for a new 50-unit apartment complex is planned for Century.
“Century Park Apartments” is being constructed on Second Street, which is the entrance to the parking lot of of the Billy G. Ward Courthouse.
Plans call for two, three-story buildings and 125 parking spaces. Sixteen of the apartments will be 984 [...]
Century Talks Emergency Management With Escambia County
The Century Town Council held a workshop meeting Thursday night with Escambia County Emergency Management to learn more about emergency response and recovery operations.
Brad Hattaway, planning coordinator for Escambia EMA, explained to the council how the agency works and the council’s role. He said the Town of Century is part of the planning process and [...]
House Makes Plan For Deepwater Horizon Money For Escambia, Other Counties
Northwest Florida projects eyed to receive settlement money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill would require gubernatorial and legislative approval, under a measure proposed by a House committee.
The House Select Committee on Triumph Gulf Coast started to review a proposal Thursday that also would create an administrative framework for [...]
Man Surrenders As SWAT Team Responds To His Century Home
As the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team finished their deployment Tuesday afternoon in the search for fugitives William Boyette and Mary Rice, they were almost immediately deployed toward a domestic violence situation in Century.
Samuel Oscar Macks, 53, was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and improper exhibition of a firearm. [...]
Boyette Dead, Rice In Custody In Georgia
William “Billy” Boyette and Mary Rice were surrounded Tuesday afternoon in a motel room in West Point, GA. Boyette took his own life; Rice is in custody.
The pair reportedly checked into the small motel Monday night. An observant Georgia citizen that had seen a local news report spotted their car in the parking lot about [...]