Robbery Of Highway 97 Gas Station Under Investigation
The search for a suspect is continuing after the BP gas station on Highway 97 in Davisville was robbed Friday night.
The male suspect entered the store about 7:45 p.m. and demanded cash. The clerk was extremely startled by the incident, but otherwise uninjured, according to Deputy Courtney Clanton, spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Escambia Academy Cougars Win State Championship
The Escambia Academy Cougars from Canoe, AL, won the AISA Class AAA state championship Friday night with a 35-28 defeat of Bessemer Academy at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, AL. It was the first football state championship ever for the school just outside Atmore — in fact, it was the first final game appearance ever [...]
Perdido Man Killed In Single Vehicle Crash
A Baldwin County man died in a single vehicle wreck early Thursday morning in Perdido, AL.
William Jonathan Ammons of Perdido was pronounced deceased following the 5 a.m. crash on Baldwin County Road 47, near Perdido Elementary School. According to Alabama State Troopers, Ammons lost control of his 2007 Honda Civic, left the roadway, struck a [...]
Deputies: Beulah Shooting Was Domestic Violence
A shooting death Friday afternoon in Beulah was an act of domestic violence, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to the 7500 block of Mobile Highway, near Beulah Elementary School, to find one person deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. A “person of interest” was taken into custody at the scene.
Authorities have not [...]
Molino Park Receives $25,000 Tech Grant; Students Reach For The Stars (With Gallery)
Molino Park Elementary School celebrated the receipt of a $25,000 technology grant Thursday night that is allowing students to reach for the stars.
The grant from the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program was used to purchase iPads to advance technology in implementing core standards in reading, science and math for third and [...]
Trial Postponed For Molino Murder Suspect
Trial has been delayed for on Molino murder suspect, while another suspect awaits sentencing next month.
Zachary Greer, 24, was due in court this week, but his next court appearance was continued at the prosecution’s request to late December. He is charged with first degree murder in the 2013 death of Harvey Ray Smith.
His co-defendant, 24-year [...]
Florida State Gunman Was Alum ‘In A State Of Crisis’
An attorney who graduated from Florida State University in 2005 was identified as the gunman who opened fire at the campus library early Thursday, injuring three people, including one critically, before he was killed by police.
But Tallahassee and university officials expressed relief that the shooting, which came as at least 450 [...]
10 Potential Sites For New Escambia Jail, Including Molino And Cantonment
Ten sites in Escambia County are being considered for possible locations for a new jail, including sites in Molino and Cantonment.
The Central Booking and Detention was damaged beyond repair during a natural gas explosion following flooding on April 30, forcing the county to find temporary housing for about 600 inmates. Now, the county is vetting [...]
Escambia Man Passes Away Two Months After Highway 29 Rollover Crash
As Escambia County man has passed away as result of injuries he received in single vehicle rollover accident two months ago in Cantonment.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 29-year old Brian L. Whitehead passed away Wednesday from injuries sustained in a September 20 crash on Highway 29 near Pinoak Lane.
Troopers said Whitehead lost control and [...]
Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Telephone Scam
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents that a telephone con artist is posing as a deputy.
The con artist calls citizens and states that they are with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and tells they will arrested on an outstanding warrant if they do not make a payment over the telephone. [...]
Country Traffic Problems: Trucker Loses Three Tons Of Cotton
It was the kind of traffic problem you only see in the country Wednesday afternoon in Oak Grove — a 6,000 pound bale of cotton blocking part of an intersection. A truck driver for a local cotton gin apparently did not immediately notice that the cotton bale had fallen out of his truck on Highway [...]
NHS Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Holds Community Worship Service
The Northview High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) sponsored a student led worship event Wednesday night in the school gymnasium.
Northview students joined with area churches to present the service which included music, student testimonies and a message from guest speaker Pastor Nathan Brown of Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church.
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Operation Christmas Child Collections In Full Swing At FBC Bratt
Wednesday night, youth at the First Baptist Church of Bratt packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
It’s National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child at the church. or the 21st year, the simple, gift-filled shoe boxes will bring Christmas joy and evangelistic materials to children in over 130 [...]