Century: New Showalter Park Playground On The Way, Plans For Splash Pad
Century -Heart and Soul: This is the first is a two-week series on NorthEscambia.com featuring Century.
The Town of Century is set to order a new playground for Showalter Park using a $50,000 state grant, and the town will apply for another grant to add a splash pad.
Century received the $50,000 from the Florida Recreation Development [...]
Missing Three-Year Old Autistic Boy Found Safe Near Perdido River
A three-year old autistic boy missing not far from the Perdido River was found safe Sunday afternoon.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Escambia County Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and Escambia Search and Rescue were called to a wooded area near Muscogee Road and River Annex Road about 4:40 p.m. to look for the missing child.
Work Continues On $1.8 Million Fannie Road Bridge Replacement
Work is continuing on the Fannie Road Bridge just outside Century.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the bridge construction is near complete, and crews are currently working to prepare and pave the approaches on each side of the bridge. The project is expected to be complete sometime in November, according to FDOT spokesperson Tanya [...]
Molino Fire Responds To CSX Locomotive Fuel Leak
The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded to a fuel leak from a train late Saturday morning.
CSX reported a diesel leak, originally estimated at over 50 gallons, from one of their locomotives in the area of Fairground Road, near Brickyard Road. Officials said the spill did not threaten and waterways.
A CSX response team was [...]
Century: One Of The Poorest Places In America (A Series Begins)
Monday, NorthEscambia.com will begin a multi-part series about Century that will continue (almost) daily for about two weeks.
Numbers don’t lie. Century is, by those numbers, one of the poorest incorporated towns or cities in the entire nation. According to the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, Century is the 41st poorest place in [...]
Election Preview: Charlie Crist, The People’s Governor?
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of articles from The News Service of Florida, which will include an upcoming story about Rick Scott. This is not an endorsement for any one candidate or party.
It takes at least half an hour to walk down the block with Charlie Crist.
It’s not because [...]
Three County Unemployment Rate Falls
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level decreasing in the North Escambia area.
Escambia County’s unemployment fell from 6.6 percent in August to 6.0 percent in September. There were 8,517 people reported unemployed during the period. One year ago, [...]
Tate Gets District Win Over Crestview (With Photo Gallery)
The Tate Aggies beat the Crestview Bulldogs Friday night, 42-28
With 6:31 to go in the first quarter, the Bulldogs took an early lead that they held until the second. With 10:11 in the half, the Aggies tied it up 7-7 with a 34-yard touchdown on fourth and 11 from junior quarterback Sawyer Smith to Reginald [...]
Northview Pounds Freeport
The Northview Chiefs were ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 1A as they headed into a 43-9 pounding of the Freeport Bulldogs Friday night in Freeport.
Northview jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a touchdown from Lett.
Freeport worked their way to the red zone, but their endzone pass was picked off by Cameron [...]
NWS: Monday Night Storm Damage In Cottage Hill Was Not A Tornado
Damage to several homes and outbuilding in the Cottage Hill area Monday was not caused by a tornado — that’s the word from the National Weather Service in Mobile.
NWS forecasters said Thursday afternoon that there was no need for them assess the damage directly. Escambia County Emergency Management surveyed the damage and determined it was [...]