Escambia County’s Keep The Wreath Green Fire Safety Campaign Begins
Escambia County Fire Rescue, in collaboration with City of Pensacola and Santa Rosa County, will be launching its annual “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety campaign beginning Tuesday, December 1. This initiative was designed to promote fire safety during the month of December, with officials hoping to reduce [...]
Prison Health Firm Corizon Cancels Contract With State
Saying a contract with the state is “too constraining,” a company that provides health care to 75,000 Florida prison inmates gave notice Monday that it will end the agreement as of May 31.
Corizon Health, which in 2013 received a five-year contract to provide health care at prisons in three regions of [...]
Sidewalk, Pedestrian Improvements Underway Along Highway 29
Numerous pedestrian related improvements are underway over a 15-mile stretch of Highway 29 in North Escambia, most of them in Century.
The $893,000 project consists of guardrail upgrades, sidewalk replacement, pedestrian railing, ditch pavement, and signalized pedestrian crossings at various locations from north of Champion Drive in McDavid to the Alabama state line in [...]
North Escambia Man Killed In Wreck Near Atmore
A McDavid man was killed in a single motorcycle crash north of Atmore Sunday morning.
According to Alabama State Troopers, 42-year old Christopher George Robbins lost control of his 2012 Suzuki motorcycle and struck a culvert on Robinsonville Road about 10:45 a.m. Robbins was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Further details have not been released as Alabama [...]
Hurricane Season Ends; Florida Dodges Hurricanes – Again
The Atlantic hurricane season is coming to a close for the 10th consecutive year without Florida taking a direct hit.
Going from June 1 to November 30 without a hurricane making landfall — even though hurricanes can form outside the designated “season” — is once again great news for residents and for the insurance industry.
But emergency-management [...]
Single Vehicle Wreck Claims One Life In Cantonment
A single vehicle crash in Cantonment claimed the life of a Cantonment man Saturday night.
About 9:15 p.m., 25-year old Michael Justin Jarrell was westbound on Well Line Road approaching the intersection of Santa Rosa Road in his 1998 Ford Ranger pickup. He failed to negotiate a curve, entered the shoulder of Santa Rosa Road and [...]
Shots Fired Disturbance Leads To Fiery Crash On Highway 29
[Updated] A shots fired disturbance and a burglary in McDavid ended with a fiery two vehicle crash that injured five people on Highway 29 near Molino early Saturday morning.
Witnesses said two or three males were breaking into vehicles on Highway 164 off of Highway 29 in McDavid. They were spotted by residents of one home [...]
#AGGIENATION: Graffiti Bridge Proclaims ‘Tate To State’
Pensacola’s iconic Graffiti Bridge was painted in support of the Tate High School Aggies early Saturday morning, following Tate’s 21-20 win over Niceville to claim the 6A Regional 1 championship.
We are told that a few Tate Showband of the South Color Guard painted the bridge to show their love and support for the Aggie football [...]
Tate High School Aggies Beat Niceville To Advance To State Semi-Final Game
Every Aggie fan knew in their heart Friday that Tate was going on to state, but the win was not without a few chest pains in the fourth quarter. In the end, the Tate High School Aggies defeated the Niceville Eagles 21-20 for the 6A Regional 1 championship.
The Aggies took an early [...]
Cantonment Soldier Among Four Killed In Texas Black Hawk Crash
A local soldier was among four U.S. service members killed in a helicopter accident earlier this week on Fort Hood in Texas.
Their Black Hawk helicopter crashed Monday about 6 p.m. in the northeast portion of the base about 60 miles north of Austin. The Army said late Saturday that the crash killed Chief Warrant Officer [...]
Photos: The Faces Of Thanksgiving At Waterfront Rescue Mission
About 160 volunteers spent their Thanksgiving working to feed the less fortunate at the Waterfront Rescue Mission. Turkey, dressing, gravy — all the fixings and dessert were served to about 1,000 people in need.
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