Century Expects $603K Grant For Drainage Improvements
The Town of Century expects to be awarded a $603,250 grant for drainage system improvements.
Community Development Block Grant Emergency Set-Aside assistance funds were made available following the April 2014 flooding event in Escambia County. As the only small municipality in Escambia County, Century is the only eligible grant applicant, according to Robin Phillips, town consultant, [...]
Three Men Charged With Raping Autistic Teen
Three people have been charged with the alleged rape of an autistic juvenile.
Roderick Dewayne Billings, 42, Jorge Gonzalez-Zuazua, 36 and Allen Joel Weeden, were each charged with unlawful sexual activity against a juvenile. “The victim suffers from autism which affects her mentally and renders her unable to make clear and concise decisions for herself,” according [...]
Kittens Recovering After Being Tossed From SUV; Woman Charged
A Santa Rosa County woman was arrested after allegedly throwing kittens out of her SUV, and authorities said late Monday that all of the kittens are doing just fine.
Santa Rosa deputies responded to the area of Highway 87 and Grady Tolbert Road after witnesses reported a woman in a black Infinity SUV throwing several small [...]
County To Enforce Truck Ban On Northern End Of Highway 95A
Now that a fully functional traffic signal is in place at Highway 29 and Highway 97 in Molino, the Escambia County Commission is set to ban big trucks from a portion of Highway 95A in Molino.
Trucks in excess of 10,500 pounds gross weight, except for trucks servicing or having business in the area, will be [...]
Escambia Health Department: Summer Whooping Cough Cases On The Rise
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) says the number of pertussis cases in the county are on the rise.
Pertussis, commonly known as “whooping cough,” is a vaccine-preventable illness, but can be highly contagious to non-vaccinated and under-vaccinated individuals. Pertussis can be especially dangerous to newborn infants who are [...]
New Dollar General Open In Cantonment
The area’s newest Dollar General store is now open in Cantonment. The new 9,288 square foot store is on a 2.28 acre lot at the northeast corner of the Highway 29 and Neal Road intersection. The lot had been home to various thrift stores for several years. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.
July 4th Tragedy: Toddler Drowns In Bratt Pool
Emergency officials responded to the reported drowning of an 18-month old toddler in a swimming pool Saturday afternoon in Bratt. The child was pronounced deceased a short time later at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
The 911 call came in about 4 p.m. from a home in the 4400 block of West Highway 4, near Northview [...]
Alabama Man Seriously Injured In Walnut Hill Crash
An Alabaster, AL, man was seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover accident Saturday afternoon in Walnut Hill.
Christopher Scott Bryant, 41, was southbound on Kansas Road near Smith Lane about 2:10 p.m. when his vehicle traveled off the east side of the roadway and struck a concrete culvert. His pickup then re-entered the roadway and [...]
Photos: Atmore Fireworks
Crowds from across the area celebrated the Fourth of July Saturday night with a fireworks show and a performance by the Escambia County Community Band at the Wind Creek Hotel in Atmore.
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NorthEscambia.com photos by Ditto Gorme, click to enlarge.
Cantonment Woman Dies Week After Pine Forest Road Crash
A Cantonment woman passed away Friday morning as the result of injuries she received in wreck last Saturday evening.
Melanie Ann Clark, 42, was traveling northbound on Pine Forest Road near Highway 297A at a high rate of speed when she lost control of her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer and traveled into the path of a southbound [...]
Century, Flomaton Celebrate With A Bang (With Photo Gallery)
Fireworks lit up the night Friday with an early celebration at Flomaton’s Hurricane Park.
The fireworks show was a joint effort of both the Town of Flomaton and the Town of Century. The towns alternate hosting the festivities each year.
For a photo gallery, click here.
NorthEscambia.com photo by Ditto Gorme, click to enlarge.