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O.C. Phillips Road Bridge Reopens

O.C. Phillips Road Bridge Reopens

A bridge over Brushy Creek Bridge on O.C. Phillips Road has reopened.  The bridge was closed by the Florida Department of Transportation... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »

Jay Honors Former Town Clerk By Renaming Community Center

Jay Honors Former Town Clerk By Renaming Community Center

Tuesday evening, the Jay Community Center was renamed the Linda Carden Community Center in honor of longtime town clerk Linda Carden. Carden... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »

George Stone Has A New Name – George Stone Technical College

George Stone Has A New Name – George Stone Technical College

George Stone Area Vocational–Technical Center has been renamed George Stone Technical College. Officials hope the new name will... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »

Escambia Voters May Decide Between Elected Or Appointed School Superintendent

Escambia Voters May Decide Between Elected Or Appointed School Superintendent

Should the Escambia County school superintendent be elected or appointed? That’s a question that voters may see on this year’s... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »


Hot And Humid

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast: Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »


Citizens Insurance May Delay Rate Hike

Citizens Property Insurance is poised to delay a 7.9 percent rate increase for policyholders, after some board members suggested Tuesday... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »

New Candidate In Race For Ingram’s House Seat; Jay Woman Files For Williamson’s Seat

New Candidate In Race For Ingram’s House Seat; Jay Woman Files For Williamson’s Seat

The race for an open seat in nearby House District 1 drew a late candidate Monday, when Republican Lisa Doss of Milton opened a campaign... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »

United Way Announces $850K In Community Grants

United Way Announces $850K In Community Grants

United Way of Escambia County announced $850,000 in grants Tuesday for 42 local nonprofit programs through their community investment... 

June 20, 2018 | Read the story »

Bydlak Endorsed By Florida Chamber In Florida House Race

The Florida Chamber of Commerce Monday announced their endorsement of Rebekah Bydlak for Florida House District 1. “Rebekah Bydlak... 

June 19, 2018 | Read the story »

Florida Smokable Medical Marijuana Issue May Be On Hold

In a widely expected move, an appellate court Monday refused to lift a stay on a Tallahassee judge’s ruling that would allow patients... 

June 19, 2018 | Read the story »

Incumbent Boutwell Qualifies To Run For Century Council

Incumbent Ben Boutwell qualified Monday to run again for his Century Town Council seat. Boutwell was first elected to the town council... 

June 19, 2018 | Read the story »

Forester: Good Management Prevents Pine Bark Beetles

by Escambia County Forester Cathy Hardin Pine bark beetles rarely affect healthy trees. Impacted trees generally have been stressed... 

June 19, 2018 | Read the story »

ECAT Offering Free Rides For Dump The Pump Day

Escambia County Area Transit will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th annual National... 

June 19, 2018 | Read the story »

Atmore Splash Pad Back Open

The new splash pad in Atmore is open again, according to Mayor Jim Staff. The splash pad was closed for a week for additional improvements.... 

June 18, 2018 | Read the story »

Area Unemployment Rate Slips Slightly

The Escambia County area unemployment rate was 3.3 percent, down very slightly from 3.4 percent last month, according to the latest... 

June 18, 2018 | Read the story »

FDOT: Weekly Traffic Alerts – Where To Expect Delays

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction... 

June 18, 2018 | Read the story »

Gas Prices Fall A Few Cents

Motorists are getting some welcome relief from high prices at the pump. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded... 

June 18, 2018 | Read the story »

Escambia BOCC Weekly Meeting Schedule

Here is a schedule of Escambia County public meetings for the week of October 9-13: Monday, June 18 District 4 Town Hall Meeting... 

June 18, 2018 | Read the story »

Wahoos Drop First Half Finale To The Mobile BayBears

The BayBears rallied from behind to win the first-half finale 6-4 over Pensacola on a warm Sunday afternoon at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Vladimir... 

June 18, 2018 | Read the story »

Portion Of Beulah Road To Have Nightly Detours And Closures

Beulah Road between Mobile Highway and Beulah Church Road will experience nightly detours and closures beginning Tuesday, June 19... 

June 18, 2018 | Read the story »

Fiery Quintette Road Wreck Claims Two Lives

A horrific two vehicle crash on Quintette Road late Saturday night claimed two lives. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 2011 Dodge... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

Out Of Reach: The High Cost Of Rental Housing In Escambia County

A new report shows affordable housing is simply out of reach for many Escambia County residents. According to the National Low Income... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

Recipe: Florida Beef Tenderloin With Grilled Vegetables And Herb-Citrus Butter

Ingredients: Florida beef tenderloin, 4 each (4-6 ounces) 2 Florida zucchinis, sliced 2 Florida yellow squash, sliced 12 Florida grape... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

Work Continues On Barrineau Park Road Bridge Replacement

Work is continuing on a new bridge on Barrineau Park Road (Hwy. 196) over Jacks Branch in Molino.  The old bridge has been removed... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

Florida Gov’t Weekly Roundup: Debates From Nasty To Nice

Two debates, two days apart — between the same candidates — may have left many viewers wondering what happened. On Saturday... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

Woman Faces 50 Years For Stealing From Woman, Defrauding A Veteran

A woman is facing up to 50 years in prison after stealing a checkbook and credit cards from a woman and defrauding a veteran in Escambia... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

BayBears Sink Wahoos 4-1

Pensacola fell short of completing their first four-game winning streak of the season as the BayBears won Saturday night’s sellout... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

Reaching To God: I Thought You Would Call Me ‘Father’

Today, NorthEscambia.com is introducing a new weekly column entitled “Reaching to God,” by R.A. Mathews. The Rev. Mathews... 

June 17, 2018 | Read the story »

Contract Worker Killed In Accident At Ascend Plant In Cantonment

A worker was killed in an industrial accident at Ascend Performance Materials in Cantonment. “We are aware of an incident at... 

June 16, 2018 | Read the story »

NTSB Releases Report On Plane Crash Outside Atmore

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued their preliminary report on a plane crash May 11 outside Atmore. The pilot, identified ... 

June 16, 2018 | Read the story »

Search Continues For Baldwin County Man Missing For A Month

The search is continuing a month after a Baldwin County man was reported missing. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued a Missing... 

June 16, 2018 | Read the story »

This Hydrangea Loves A Sunny Landscape

Love hydrangeas but have a sunny landscape? There is a beautiful hydrangea that will work in sunnier locations, according to Escambia... 

June 16, 2018 | Read the story »

Teen Pleads No Contest To Threatening To Shoot Teachers, Bringing Gun To School

An Escambia County teen has pleaded no contest to charges that he brought a a gun to school after he threatened shoot school staff. Terrance... 

June 16, 2018 | Read the story »