Cantonment Drive-By Shooting Under Investigation
A drive-by shooting late Sunday night in Cantonment is under investigation.
About 11:20 p.m., Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 200 block of Sheppard Street, between Booker and Washington streets, for a reported drive-by shooting.
A resident was outside locking up his vehicle when he said an older model Jeep drove by his residence.
An unidentified [...]
Early Morning Fire Destroys Century Home
A fire that destroyed a home on Jefferson Avenue in Century this morning is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The small wood-frame home was a total loss following the fire, which was reported about 5:35 a.m.
The home’s resident had previously passed away, and most furniture had reportedly been removed from the structure. [...]
Northview, West Florida High Schools Ranked Among Best In Country
Northview and West Florida high schools were ranked among the best in the nation in a report released by U.S. News and World Report. Both received a national bronze medal from the publication.
The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools [...]
Health Department Urges Protection Against West Nile Virus
The Florida Department of Health is urging Floridians and visitors to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. The Department of Health today confirmed the first case of West Nile virus illness in Florida for 2015 in an adult female resident of Walton County. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne virus that [...]
Motorcyclist Killed In Highway 4 Crash
An Alabama woman was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident Saturday night on Highway 4 at Canoe Creek, west of Century.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 54-year old Wilmer Rankin Barnes of Stockton, AL, was westbound on a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Highway 4 just after 7 p.m. The Harley left the roadway in [...]
RESTORE Project Workshop Monday In Cantonment
Escambia County is seeking RESTORE projects to be funded with millions from civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Individuals, businesses and organizations are being invited to submit projects for RESTORE funding.
A public workshop on Monday will provide more information on how to use the project portal, answer questions regarding application preparation and [...]
Council On Aging Needs Fans, Air Conditioners For Seniors
The Council on Aging of West Florida is in need of donations to help senior clients stay cool during the hot summer months.
Many clients are in need of fans and air conditioners. Donations, which must be new in the box with a standard 120 volt plug, can be dropped off at the Council [...]
Century Completes $176K Paving Project
The ride around some parts of Century is a lot smoother after the town completed a $176,000 paving project.
The following streets were resurfaced or patched as noted:
Jefferson Avenue – Resurface from curve at Mincey Lane to railroad tracks – $11,467.50
Jefferson Avenue – Patch near Carver Community Center – $696
Robert Road — Patch – $319
Tedder Road [...]
103-Year Old Della Godwin Passes Away
Della Godwin of Century, one of the oldest residents of the North Escambia area, has passed away. She was 103.
Godwin was born in Jay back in 1912, one of 12 children born to her parents Annie and William Griffis. She has two younger surviving siblings - Jean Clark [...]
Sheriff David Morgan Involved In Minor Traffic Accident
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan was involved in minor traffic accident about noon Friday, colliding with a bicyclist that was riding on the sidewalk.
According to a release from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office:
“The sheriff was attempting to pull out of a parking lot onto Fairfield Drive. While Sheriff Morgan was watching oncoming traffic, a bicyclist [...]
Billings Murder Accessory Pamela Long Wiggins Dies In Prison
Pamela Long Wiggins, who was convicted of accessory to murder after the fact in connection with the Billings murders, died Thursday in state prison.
Wiggins was serving a 28 years sentence for her role in the robbery and murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings at their Beulah home in July 2009.
She was accused of helping to [...]
Escambia Ups County Fire Tax $15 Per Year To Staff South-End Stations
Escambia County homeowners outside the city of Pensacola will pay an extra $15 per year for fire services, with the money going toward paid firefighters bolstering the ranks at fire stations in the south-end of the county.
The Escambia County Commission voted 3-1, with Steven Barry against and Lumon May absent, to add the [...]