Scott: Pensacola Area Adds 3,000 Jobs During Past Year
Governor Rick Scott announced that the Pensacola area added 3,300 new private-sector jobs over the last year as of September. The area’s unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, declining by 0.1 percentage point in the last year. Florida businesses created 17,900 private-sector jobs across the state during September 2016.
Governor Scott [...]
Firefighters Battle Three Acre Century Brush Fire
Firefighters from the Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Flomaton Fire Departmnet battled a wildland fire in a three acre wooded area of Field Road in Century Friday afternoon. The Florida Division of Forestry also responded, using a bulldozer to plow a containment line around the fire.
There were no injuries reported, and not [...]
Volunteers Returning To Rebuild Tornado Damaged Homes In Century Area
World Renew-Disaster Response Services is returning to the Century area to assist in restoring homes for tornado survivors.
World Renew will be partnering with the Escambia County Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG), made up of organizations that have been assisting low income survivors in their recovery since an EF-3 destroyed and damaged [...]
Century Deals With 500 Gallon Sewage Spill On West Highway 4
About 500 gallons of sewage spilled into a ditch on West Highway 4 in Century on Thursday.
About 8:30 a.m., a town street crew discovered the approximate 500 gallon wastewater spill in the ditch at about 30 West Highway 4, just west of the Century Woods Apartments. The sewer department applied lime to the ditch and [...]
Photo Gallery: Molino Park Students Celebrate 50th Day Of School
Molino Park Elementary School celebrated the 50th day of the school year Thursday with a 50’s Day.
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Another Corrections Officer Assaulted At Holman Prison
The Alabama Department of Corrections is investigating an assault on a corrections lieutenant that was reported Thursday at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore.
The assault occurred inside the prison at about 1 p.m. when the lieutenant was attempting to control the inmate who was making threatening remarks to other corrections [...]
Schools Locked Down Due To Law Enforcement Chase; Suspect In Custody
Multiple North Escambia schools were placed on lockdown for a brief period late Thursday morning as the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office chased a wanted Century man’s vehicle north through the county.
The suspect, Roosevelt Lamont Dixon, is in custody in Baldwin County. Outstanding charges against Dixon include grand theft, kidnapping, carjacking and grand theft auto. [...]
Century Man Charged With Dealing In Stolen Property
A Century man is facing a felony charge for dealing in stolen property.
James David Boles, allegedly sold and possessed items that were taken during burglaries in Flomaton and Santa Rosa County.
Boles sold a stolen Stihl chain saw for $200, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report. The saw was later recovered and return to [...]
Century Mayor To Receive Annual ‘God In Government’ Award
Century Mayor Freddie McCall will receive the 2017 God in Government Award early next year at the 41st Annual Governmental Prayer Breakfast. McCall was notified of the upcoming honor this week.
Recent honorees include Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, Federal Judge Roger Vinson, Judge Terry Terrell, Sheriff David Morgan and Supervisor of Elections David Stafford.
“I owe [...]
One Injured In Jacks Branch Road Crash
One person was injured in a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Jacks Branch Road near Pepin Lane. An adult female was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries following the 8 a.m. wreck. The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to [...]
Century’s Splash Pad Opening Delayed Again
Century’s new splash pad is still not operational, weeks after it was installed.
In early September, the splash pad was operational at times, but it was turned off awaiting the installation of a new part. The replacement part was installed, but did not function properly. Now, another replacement part is on order and is on its [...]