Man Shot In Cantonment Dies; ECSO Names Homicide Suspect
The victim in a shooting Saturday night in Cantonment has died, and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has named a suspect.
Escambia County EMS responded to a gunshot victim in the yard of a residence in the 200 block of Sheppard Street just after 9 p.m. Alphonso Leon Griffin, 29, was discovered with a gunshot would [...]
Family Offers $10K Reward For Hit And Run Driver That Hit Teen
The family of a 15-year old hit and run victim is offering a reward for information.
Brianna Nicole Marks, 15, was crossing Pine Forest Road at Citation Drive about 4:25 a.m. Friday when she was struck by a northbound vehicle that fled the scene. The vehicle should have extensive front end damage according [...]
Cantonment Man Busted For Video Voyeurism At Target
A Cantonment man has been arrested for voyeurism after allegedly using a miniature camera to film up a woman’s skirt in a Target store.
Christopher Edward Dreyer, age 36 of Wiggins Lane, was charged with the felony sexual offense of video voyeurism and battery. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $6,000 bond.
Cantonment Man Gets 15 Years For Robbery
A Cantonment man was sentenced to prison Friday for a robbery and fleeing from police.
Daniel Ferry Lee, III, 31, entered a plea of guilty to robbery and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement at high speed. He was sentenced to 15 years in station prison as a prison releasee reoffender.
On November 10, 2015, Lee [...]
Gaetz Continues To Mull Bid For UWF Presidency
As the University of West Florida searches for a new president — and the Aug. 15 application deadline approaches — former state Senate President Don Gaetz says he’ll likely wait until then to decide whether to pursue the top job at the Pensacola school.
“I am taking counsel with people I respect,” [...]
No Injuries In Molino Rollover Crash
There were no injuries in a midday single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 29 in Molino.
The driver lost control while northbound on Highway 29 just north of Barrineau Park Road and ran off the roadway into a low area filled with brush. Both people in the vehicle refused medical treatment.
The accident is under investigation by [...]
Too Drunk To Run: Cantonment Man Charged With Attempted Stabbing
A Cantonment man too drunk to run from deputies is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly stealing a pack of cigarettes and trying to stab a man, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Donnie Ivory Padgett, 68, was allegedly at a house on Robinson Street when he was asked by acquaintances to leave because he [...]
Inmate Labor Saves Healthy Start $1,700
The Healthy Start Program in Century saved an estimated $1,700 by using inmate labor.
The county-owned Healthy Start location on Church Street was damaged in the February 15 E-3 tornado that struck Century. The program was moved next door to another county-owned building, and now the original building has been restored.
Over the last few days. five [...]
Century Continues Budget Setting Process
The Town of Century continued a series of budget workshops Thursday afternoon as they work toward preparing their fiscal year 2016-17 budget. The next budget workshop is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 with additional workshops to be scheduled. Pictured: (clockwise, from left) Council President Ben Boutwell; council members Sandra McMurray Jackson, Ann Brooks, Annie Savage; [...]
Northview Head Football, Baseball Coach Wheatley Resigns
Northview High School head football and baseball coach Sid Wheatley has resigned to accept a coaching position in his native Mississippi.
Wheatley said he has accepted a coaching and teaching position at Kosciusko High School in Mississippi, not far from his son in Jackson and his parents in Philadelphia, MS.
“It was the toughest decision of my [...]
Family Fights Parole To Keep Murderers Behind Bars
Several North Escambia residents are hoping to help stop the parole of two Nokomis men behind bars for the 1993 murder of a woman and 12-year old girl.
Shannon Dean Barlow, 38, and Franklin Lee Barlow, Jr., 42, are both serving life sentences with the possibility of parole for the murders of [...]