Century Suffers Water Meter Woes After Company Goes Bankrupt
The Town of Century has been forced back to manually reading water meters, abandoning the automated reading capability of nearly 1,000 meters.
In 2010, Century purchased 941 water meters and associated software and equipment from Datamatic, Ltd. for $137,386. Company officials said the town was provided with $140,000 in discounts because a previously installed system sold [...]
Teen Charged With Burning Home In Attempt To Kill Her Family
A 17-year old Escambia County, AL, teen is charged with an adult after authorities say she set fire to the family’s mobile home with four relatives inside.
Love Freedom Rutledge of Brewton is charged with four counts of attempted murder and one court of first degree arson. She remained in the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center [...]
One Injured As Kitchen Fire Damages Century Mobile Home
A kitchen fire damaged a Century mobile home Wednesdays morning and sent one man to the hospital.
The kitchen fire, caused by cooking, was reported about 7:10 a.m. in the 9400 block of Ivey Street. The first firefighters on scene reported some smoke inside the trailer when they arrived.
One resident of the mobile home was transported [...]
Man Charged With Recording Women In Hospital Bathroom
An Alabama man has been charged with using his phone to record women in a bathroom at Atmore Community Hospital.
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks told NorthEscambia.com Tuesday night that 49-year old Curtis Overstreet of Jackson, AL, was a part-time employee at the hospital. He was charged with three counts of criminal surveillance and later released [...]
The New Ernest Ward: Where To Park, And Where Is The Front Door?
As the new Ernest Ward Middle School nears completion, and the new school year nears the first day, here’s a look at where to park and how to find the not-so-obvious front door.
Since students moved into the school back in February, parents and visitors have used a side parking lot and door to enter the [...]
Second Motorcylist Dies Following Saturday Crash Near Century
An Alabama man died Tuesday afternoon from injuries he received in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening that claimed the life of his wife.
Wilmer Rankin Barnes, age 54 of Stockton, was pronounced deceased at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Wilmer Barnes was westbound on a 2015 Harley [...]
Injured Teen Airlifted After Cantonment ATV, Vehicle Crash
At teen was airlifted to the hospital following an ATV crash with a vehicle Tuesday afternoon in Cantonment.
The accident happened about 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of Nowak Road and Country Road 97 when the ATV and a SUV collided. According to the FHP, the 2000 Yamaha ATV driven by 16-year Timothy Trouch of Cantonment [...]
Millions Available For RESTORE Projects For Individuals, Businesses, Organizations
Individuals, businesses and organizations in Escambia County have the opportunity to submit projects for millions of dollars in RESTORE projects to be funded with civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Monday evening, a Distirct 5 pubic workshop was held at the Langley Bell 4-H Center to give residents an opportunity to learn more about [...]
Cantonment Drive-By Shooting Under Investigation
A drive-by shooting late Sunday night in Cantonment is under investigation.
About 11:20 p.m., Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of Sheppard Street, between Booker and Washington streets, for a reported drive-by shooting.
A resident was outside locking up his vehicle when he said an older model Jeep drove by his residence.
An unidentified [...]
Molino Man Charged With DUI After Crash With Deputy
A Molino man was jailed for DUI after causing a traffic accident with an Escambia County Sheriff’s sergeant Monday morning in Cantonment.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 24-year old Douglas Joseph Hadley was traveling east on Muscogee Road in a 1996 Ford Windstar van when he made a wide right turn onto Highway 29 and [...]
Early Morning Fire Destroys Century Home
A fire that destroyed a home on Jefferson Avenue in Century this morning is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The small wood-frame home was a total loss following the fire, which was reported about 5:35 a.m.
The home’s resident had previously passed away, and most furniture had reportedly been removed from the structure. [...]