Man Gets Jail Time For Stealing Makeup, Drug Possession
A Century man has been sentenced to jail for stealing a large quantity of makeup from a Walmart and for drug possession.
Eric James Grimes, age 23 of Highway 168, was convicted of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, methamphetamine possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, [...]
School Board Honors Molino Park’s Woodward As Principal Of The Year
Molino Park Elementary School Principal Alice Woodward was officially recognized Tuesday night by the Escambia County School Board as the Escambia County Principal of the Year.
Following a standing ovation, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas lauded Woodward’s many accomplishment at Molino Park.
“She always finds a way to put students first,” Thomas concluded.
“I am definitely humbled that [...]
Teen Injured In Cedar Tree Lane Crash
A teen was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Cantonment. The driver of a Mazda 626 apparently lost control and slammed into a utility pole about 6:45 p.m. on Cedar Tree Lane near Cedar Point Road. The teen was transported to an area hospital by Escambia County EMS. Further details have [...]
State Completes Plans For Hwy 29, Hwy 97 Traffic Light; Construction Soon
Plans have been completed, and Escambia County is set to make a deposit of just over a quarter of a million dollars to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 97 in Molino.
Last October, the Escambia County Commission affirmed its support for improvements at the [...]
Students Head Back To Class (With Two Photo Galleries)
Monday was the first day of school across the area, with tens of thousands of students heading back to class.
We asked NorthEscambia.com readers to submit their back to school photos.
For a photo gallery, click here.
For a second photo gallery, click here.
We apologize, but due to a tremendous response, we were unable to publish all photos, [...]
Atmore Native Donates Gospel CD To Florida Prison Inmates
An Alabama pastor, gospel singer and teacher donated boxes of her new CD to the Florida Department of Corrections Monday morning in Century.
Annette Haston’s “Love Through Time” was donated so that those doing time would remember God’s love for them. Enough copies of the contemporary gospel CD were donated at Century Correctional Institution Monday for [...]
Operation Summer Heat: 69 Arrested On Outstanding Warrants
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan announced Monday afternoon that 69 people were arrested during “Operation Summer Heat”.
The operation included a warrant sweep that concluded Friday, August 8. The sweep was conducted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, which includes deputies from Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.
A total of 95 [...]
Thomas: It’s Going To Be A Great School Year
As about 40,000 students head back to school today in Escambia County, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas says the district is ready for a successful school year.
“I think we are going to have a good year,” Thomas said. “We ended strong last year, and we are going to build strong on those successes.”
In the North [...]
Teen Killed In Highway 4 Crash East Of Jay (Updated With Names)
UPDATE — A teenager was killed and five people were injured in two-vehicle crash about eight miles east of Jay Sunday night.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 1998 Nissan Frontier pickup struck the rear of a 2002 Dodge Neon drive by 40-year old Renee Russell of Baker on Highway 4 about [...]
Farm Share Provides Food For Families In Need
A free food giveaway was held Saturday in Century.
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, the AmeriCorps Coalition of Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties and Farm Share hosted the free food distribution event for residents of the Century and North Escambia areas.
Assisted by volunteers, Farm Share distributed fresh produce and food for about 300 families [...]
Young Marines Honor The Memory Of LCpl Travis M. Nelson
A young Travis Nelson of Bratt grew up in a military family and had two things on his mind — fishing and growing up to join the military.
He lived that dream, spending many days at his favorite fishing spots. At 14, he joined the Young Marines of Pensacola. By age 19, he [...]