Missing, Endangered Century Teen Found Safe (With Exclusive Photos)
A missing and endangered Century teen was found safe and sound early Thursday morning, some seven hours after she was last seen.
Alia Wardell, 15, was reported to be missing and in great need of her medication Wednesday night. She was last seen about 6 p.m. walking into the First Baptist Church on Church Street — [...]
Cantonment Residents Call For End To Violence, Surrender Of Murder Suspect
Dozens gathered in Cantonment Wednesday evening to remember a man they say was a loving father, son and friend.
Alphonso Leon Griffin, 29, was honored during a candlelight vigil in the Sheppard Street yard where he was found suffering from a gunshot wound Saturday night. He later passed away at Sacred Heart Hospital.
“We don’t want [...]
Century Holds Meeting In Apparent Violation Of State Sunshine Law
The Town of Century conducted a meeting Tuesday afternoon in an apparent violation of Florida’s Sunshine Law. The state law requires that the public’s business be conducted in open, public noticed meetings.
A public notice published on NorthEscambia.com and in the weekly Tri-City Ledger newspaper in Flomaton stated that the Town of Century’s Community Development Block [...]
Highway 99, Barrineau Park Road Projects Running Ahead Of Schedule
A contractor is on track for an early completion of projects to widen and resurface several miles of County Road 99 and Barrineau Park Road.
Work is 80 percent complete on a project to widen and resurface seven miles of Highway 99 from Barrineau Park Road north to Highway 97A in Bay [...]
Ascend Awards Scholarships To Three North Escambia Students
Three North Escambia students have been awarded $2,000 scholarships from the Ascend Cares Foundation.
The non-profit organization managed and funded by Ascend Performance Materials, awarded 23 scholarships to children of their employees in Alabama, Florida and Texas this summer. Applicants were required to have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average [...]
Murder Suspect Captured, Released Days Prior To Cantonment Shooting
An Escambia County man was captured after a manhunt in Cantonment just days before he allegedly murdered a man Saturday night also in Cantonment, NorthEscambia.com has learned.
Marquis Derrell Bryant, 19, is wanted for homicide in connection with the shooting death of 29-year old Alphonso Leon Griffin. Griffin suffered a gunshot wound and was found in [...]
FHP: Jay Man Driving The Only Vehicle To Strike, Kill Pedestrian
A Jay man was the driver of the only vehicle that struck a pedestrian in a fatal crash early Sunday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.
Tyler Watson Shook, 18, was westbound on Willard Norris Road near Emerald Forest Road when he struck a pedestrian identified as 36-year old Rodney Ross Cropper II of Jay. [...]
Operation Lifesaver 40 City Anniversary Tour Visits Atmore
“If we can save just one life, it’s worth all the effort.”
Those were the words of Nancy Hudson, Operation Lifesaver Alabama Executive Director. Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks.
This year [...]