Cantonment Pharmacy Closes After 41 Years, Millions Of Prescriptions And A Few Marriages
The employees at Cantonment Pharmacy gathered one last time. They shared a few laughs and a lot of tears as they covered the windows with paper and posted a closure notice. The employees, the family, of Cantonment Pharmacy posed for a few photos before saying goodbye. Then, with the turn of the front door lock, [...]
Photos: Storm Clouds Roll
Afternoons storms rolled across the North Escambia area Monday afternoon. Pictured top: Storm clouds move across Highway 97A in Walnut Hill. Pictured: The storm as seen from nearby Corley Road. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
Fire Heavily Damages Nokomis Road Home
Lightning may have been responsible for a fire that heavily damaged a home near Davisville Monday afternoon.
Heavy smoke was visible from around the roof of the single story brick home on the corner of Nokomis Road and Rockaway Creek Road when the first firefighters arrived on scene. The fire was spotted and reported by passers-by [...]
Parents Charged With Toddler’s Death
Two Escambia County parents have been charged with homicide – negligent manslaughter in the death of their son, who went untreated for burns for about two weeks.
Pensacola Police said Christopher Redd and Jennifer Perry failed to seek medical treatment for their two-year old son after he was severely burned by boiling water. He suffered second [...]
Parts Of Highway 99, Barrineau Park Road To Be Widened, Paved
Escambia County has entered into agreements with the Florida Department of Transportation to construct paved shoulders and resurface portions of Barrineau Park Road and Highway 99.
Due to the traffic crash rate on the two stretches of highway, both qualify for state funding through the FDOT Highway Safety Program. The FDOT has already completed the project [...]
Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion
Dollar Tree, the nation’s leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, is purchasing Family Dollar.
The board of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the sale, which was announced early Monday morning. The deal is valued at $74.50 per share, with Family Dollar shareholders to receive $59.60 in cash and [...]
Two Injured In Flomaton Crash
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Flomaton. The accident happened near the intersecton of Highway 31 and Holt Street. Both of the injured persons were transported to D.W. McMillan Hospital in Brewton in stable condition. The Flomaton Fire Department, Escambia County (Fla.) EMS and the Flomaton Police Department were among [...]
Century Ready To Make A Deal On Move-In Ready Industrial Building
It’s been about five years since the Town of Century re-acquired the former Helicopter Technology building in the town’s industrial park, and the town still stands ready to make a deal with a future tenant for jobs.
The town purchased the industrial building at public auction for less than $1 out of pocket [...]
Florida’s Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Is Next Weekend
Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday is coming up next weekend.
The tax holiday will run Friday through Sunday, August 1 to August 3, and will allow Floridians to buy clothes, school supplies and personal computers without paying sales taxes. The back to school holiday expands a discount introduced last year on computers and raises [...]
Repairs Begins Monday On ‘Major Public Safety Issue’ Gas Leak Under Hwy 29
Preliminary work begins Monday to repair a leaking section of natural gas pipe under Highway 29 in Century, three and a half years since the leak was publicly revealed as a “major public safety issue”.
R.A.W. Construction, LLC of Tallahassee will go to work Monday to install the new natural gas lines along the right-of-way [...]
Federal Appeals Court Upholds ‘Docs Vs. Glocks’ Bill
A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s controversial “docs vs. glocks” bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced.
In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the state Legislature had the right to pass the law, which includes [...]
Escambia, AL, Animal Shelter Closing
The Humane Society of Escambia County (Ala.) has announced that it will no longer be operating an animal shelter or providing field services.
The organization’s directors said they can’t “humanely operate” on the $120,000 per year budget proposed by the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission. Doing so, according to Director Renee Jones, would force the shelter to [...]