Two Cantonment Residents Caught Burglarizing Barn
Two Cantonment residents were arrested after being caught stealing metal and equipment from a barn in the Cottage Hill area.
John Henry Shiffner III, age 19, was charged with felony burglary and felony grand theft. He remains in the Escambia County Jail without bond due to probation violation charge. A 16-year old juvenile was also charged [...]
‘Great Day For Our Community’ — Immediate Financial Picture Improving For Atmore YMCA
About two weeks after announcing that they were on track to close the doors permanently next month, the Atmore YMCA director says things are beginning to look up for the organization’s immediate financial future.
“It has been a great day for our community and the YMCA,” Paul Chason, CEO of the Atmore Area YMCA said Thursday [...]
Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Molino Robber That Wore Underwear On His Head
The Florida First District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Molino man that robbed a local pharmacy in 2010 while wearing underwear on his head.
Joseph Daniel Flowers, now 60, was sentenced in November 2012 by Judge Gary Bergosh to a mandatory minimum 25 years in state prison. Flowers was convicted [...]
Local Agricultural Innovators Receive National Attention
Several North Escambia area agricultural locations were featured to extension educators from across the country Wednesday.
Over 2,000 agriculture and natural resource extension educators and guests attending the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.
Wednesday, attendees fanned out across South Alabama and Northwest Florida for educational bus tours.
A “Where’s the [...]
Plane Crash Victims Identified
The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims in a Wednesday plane crash as 67-year old Dean Legidakes and 15-year old McManus. Their small plane took off Wednesday morning from an Escambia County airport and was found mid-afternoon in a swampy area near Lillian, AL.
The small plane departed the Ferguson Airport off Highway 98 [...]
Farm Services Agency Moving To Jay To Better Serve Escambia, Santa Rosa Producers
The USDA Farm Services Agency in Milton will soon make the move to Jay to better serve agricultural producers in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
The new Jay FSA Office will be located in the former Bank of America Building at 3927 Highway 4. There’s no target date yet for the move, but renovations to [...]
Emergency Program Flood Repairs Begin At UWF
The University of West Florida did not escape the April 30th flood unscathed, and workers will began to make repairs Thursday in hopes of completion before school starts next month.
Just 15 feet west of the heavily-traveled four-lane Campus Drive that loops through the college campus and across from the intramural fields, the [...]
Man Pleads Not Guilty To Shooting Fleeing Son On Riding Lawn Mower
A Walnut Hill man has pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing for allegedly shooting his son on a riding lawn mower.
Marshall H. Harmon, 71, was charged with aggravated battery using a deadly weapon for the June 27 incident on Breastworks Road about a mile west of North Pine Barren Road.
Harmon and [...]
Five Busted In Undercover Escambia County Child Predator Sting
Five people have been arrested after an undercover child predator sting in Escambia County. Operation Blue Guardian focused on adults soliciting and traveling to meet minors to engage in sexual activity.
The five day operation concluded on July 20. Investigators will continue to follow up on leads and additional arrests may be forthcoming.
According to the Escambia [...]
Two Arrested For Torching Stolen Car In Century Ballpark
Two Century residents have been arrested for stealing a car from the Food Giant in Century and then torching it in a ballpark.
Michael Alexander Dubose, 20, and Aubrey Odom, 17, have been charged with arson in the second degree, criminal mischief and vehicle theft for the July 1 incident.
The fire was reported about 7:15 [...]
Deputies: Thompson Confessed To Three Murders
The person of interest in a weekend double murder in Santa Rosa County is now behind bars. Derrick Ray Thompson was arrested Tuesday morning without incident in Troy, AL, on a Bay County warrant for homicide in the death of Allen Johnson, a former deputy and businessman.
Johnson’s body was found Monday afternoon at his [...]