Repairs Begin On ‘Major Public Safety Issue’ Gas Leak Under Hwy 29
Work began Thursday on a leaking section of natural gas pipe under Highway 29 in Century, three and a half years since the leak was publicly revealed as a “major public safety issue”.
The project is beginning with large pipes being bored under Highway 29 that will connect a new 4-inch pipe on [...]
Off-Duty Escambia EMT Killed In Pensacola Wreck
An off-duty Escambia County EMT passed away Thursday night from injuries he received in a traffic crash on his way to work.
Blake Ressler, 27, was westbound on his motorcycle on Creighton Road at Tippin Avenue about 5:40 p.m. when he struck a 2007 Acura SUV driven by 71-year old Judith Kicker of Pensacola, according to [...]
Sheriff’s Office Conducts ‘Operation Clean Sweep’ In Molino (With Photo Gallery)
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office conducted an “Operation Clean Sweep” event today in Molino.
During the sweep, 26 traffic citations were issued, three criminal infractions were cited and three warnings were issued. Six sex offender addresses were verified and five tons of debris were collected.
For more photos, click here.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the focus of [...]
Century Continues Budget Setting Process
The Town of Century continued their fiscal year 2014-2015 budget setting process with a special town council workshop Thursday afternoon.
An additional budget workshop will be held at 3 p.m. on August 28 with the goal of completing the process. The budget is set for a first reading on September 8 before the new [...]
Highway 29 Wreck Claims One Life Near Cantonment
A traffic accident near Cantonment claimed the life of an elderly Alabama woman Wednesday night when she headed the wrong way on Highway 29.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 88-year old Dorothy M. Fleming of Robertsdale left Faith Chapel Funeral Home on Highway 29 and traveled south in the northbound lane about 10:15 p.m.
Her 1988 [...]
Lane Closures Begin Today On Jacks Branch Road
Drivers can expect delays on a portion of Jacks Branch Road beginning Friday and continuing through next week.
Alternating lane closures will occur on Jacks Branch Road between Barrineau Park Road and Schifko Road in Cantonment today, and Monday-Friday of next week. The lane closures will be in effect between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. as [...]
Power Boat Stops In Cantonment In Advance Of Saturday Grand Prix
The Stihl offshore racing boat US-1 was on display Wednesday at A-1 Small Engines in Cantonment in advance of this weekend’s 1st Annual Pensacola Grand Prix Sunday on Pensacola Bay.
Sunday’s races will start at 1 p.m. and 2 pm. with Plaza de Luna and Maritime Park designated as prime viewing areas. For more info, click [...]
Homicide Investigation Underway After Body Found
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent homicide in southwest Escambia County.
Shortly after noon Thursday, a deceased male was discovered in the area of Weller Avenue and Bradfield Drive, off Gulf Beach Highway. Deputies have identified the victim as 25-year old Tyler A. Evans of Pensacola.
Investigators are working the case as a homicide. [...]
Escambia County Mosquito Borne Illneses Advisory Upgraded To Alert
An mosquito-borne illness advisory for Escambia County has been upgraded to an alert.
The change came after the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County received notification of a confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in a resident of Escambia County, FL, according to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon. A probable human case [...]
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 [...]
Plans Continue To ‘Reimagine Century’ This September
Volunteers met Tuesday night to continue making plans for Reimagine Century — a September 13, 2014, event that will be held at Showalter Park in Century.
Organizer Linda English said the group is on a mission to serve those less fortunate — both their physical and spiritual needs.
Churches and ministry groups will come together “as [...]
Century To Update Ordinances In Online, Searchable Format
The Town of Century is taking steps to make sure that all of the town’s ordinances are up to date and searchable online.
Back in 2011, the town hired the Municipal Code Corporation to publish ordinances online in a searchable format for the public. Since that time, about nine new ordinances have been passed by the [...]