Century Couple Sentenced In Connection With Financial Exploitation Of Elderly Woman
A Century husband and wife have been sentenced on charges related the financial exploitation of an elderly woman.
Lashonda Marsha Johnson, 42, pleaded no contest to felony exploitation of an elderly person. Judge E.P. Nickinson withheld adjudication and sentenced Johnson to 18 months probation, ordered her to stay away from alcohol and controlled substances and ordered [...]
Lightning Sparks Molino House Fire, One Injured
One person was injured and a home was destroyed by fire Monday night near Molino after a lightning struck an outdoor propane tank.
The fire was reported just before 8 p.m. in the 6900 block of Highway 99 near Blackberry Lane. A resident of the home reported lighting struck a their propane tank and their house [...]
Contractor Paves Remainder Of Bratt Road, Repairs Crumbling Pavement
A contractor has paved the remainder of Bratt Road and has made good on a warranty promise to repave sections of the road that were surfaced back in December and later began to crumble.
The first part of the project in December included dirt road paving and drainage improvements on Bratt Road from [...]
Developer Plans New Dollar General For Cantonment
Plans for a new Dollar General store in are in the works for Cantonment.
Teramore Development, LLC, of Thomasville, GA, is planning the 9,026 square foot store for a 1.03 acre lot on Woodland Street at Highway 29 — adjacent to the Cantonment Fire Station.
According plans filed with Escambia County, the new store would not have [...]
Escambia Meetings Planned On Updated Zoning Ordinances; Molino Tuesday
To reflect changes at the state level, Escambia County is in the process of rewriting its Land Development Code (LDC) to create an efficient and rational document to guide expansion within the county.
As part of this rewrite, the county will attempt to condense its current 36 zoning classifications into 14 new classifications, [...]
Woman Escapes Injury In Train Vs. Car Crash Near Molino
A Pensacola woman narrowly escaped injury early this morning when her car was struck by a train near Molino.
The accident happened about 5:20 a.m. at a railroad crossing on Brickyard Road, south of Barth Road. The roadway makes a 90-degree turn before crossing the tracks, and Mercedes Byrd of Pensacola said in the dark and [...]
Jay, UWF Hold Relay For Life Events (With Photo Gallery)
Hundreds of people took part in Relay for Life events this weekend in Jay and and at the University of West Florida.
At the Jay Relay for Life, there were 14 teams registered to take part in the eight hour event. At last count, the event had raised $21,197.87 for cancer research, but a final total [...]
Molino’s Southern Mill And Supply To Close
The owners of Southern Mill and Supply in Molino announced Saturday that the business will close at the end of this month.
Formerly known as Dixie Feed Mill, the business had served the Molino area for numerous years. The decision to close the store came after the death of manager Lester Lambright in late January.
“I would [...]
Humane Society Works To Save Hit And Run Puppy
The Pensacola Humane Society is asking for help covering the medical bills for Olaf, a puppy that was hit by a car and seriously injured last Saturday.
After Olaf was hit, the driver kept going but two young women dropped Olaf off at the humane society. He was rushed to the Veterinary Emergency Referral Center for [...]
Alabama Woman Charged With Trying To Stab Boyfriend To Death
An Evergreen, AL, woman is behind bars, accused of trying to stab her boyfriend to death Thursday night in Flomaton.
About 10:16 p.m., a male called 911 from a residence on Wilkerson Street in Flomaton and told the Flomaton Police Department that he had been stabbed. When police arrived on scene moments later, they found 45-year [...]
Man Dies After Officer Involved Shooting
A man has died following an overnight shooting involving an Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy.
About 3:15 a.m. Friday, deputies responded to the 3000 block of Bent Oak Road in reference to suicidal threats. Thomas Eugene Fillingim, had been reported earlier as missing, armed and suicidal late Thursday night had returned to the home. A Sheriff’s Office [...]