Election Day Info, Tips
Here are voter tips and information from Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford:
•Polls are open 7:00 a.m. until 7:oo p.m.
• Confirm the location of your polling place. It is listed on your sample ballot, voter information card, online at EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900.
• If you are unsure of your registration status, check EscambiaVotes.com, [...]
Who’s On My Ballot? Find Out Here
Who is on your ballot today in Escambia County? Find out in this helpful graphic, click to enlarge.
One Killed During Major Explosion At Cantonment Airgas Plant
One person was killed as a major explosion ripped through the Airgas facility next to the Ascend Performance Materials plant on Old Chemstrand Road in Cantonment just after noon Sunday. There were no other injuries or fatalities.
About 12:15 p.m., multiple agencies from across Escambia County responded to the Airgas facility. First [...]
Nine Mile Widening Begins Soon From Beulah To Hwy 29; Public Info Meeting Set
The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting for work beginning on Nine Mile Road between Beulah Road and Highway 29 in Escambia County. The meeting will be held Thursday, September 8 at Plainview Baptist Church, 1101 West Nine Mile Road, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
“We’ve been working for [...]
Three Injured In Two Motorcycle Wreck
Three people were injured in a motorcycle crash in Molino.
The accident happened just before 4:00 Saturday afternoon near the intersection of Molino Road and Chestnut Road when two motorcycle collided. Two people were seriously injured, while a third reportedly suffered from road rash after being thrown from a motorcycle.
Further details have not yet been released [...]
Early Voting Ends With Over 8,800 Ballots Cast
Eight days of early voting ended Saturday in Escambia County with record turnout.
There 8,826 early votes cast — up 32 percent over 2012 and up 103 percent over 2014. The overall early voting, vote by mail turnout was 13 percent.
Click the table above to enlarge and see early voting details.
In the North Escambia area, 748 [...]
Southwest Plane Diverted To Pensacola After ‘Uncontained Engine Failure’
A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando diverted to Pensacola Saturday morning due to a mechanical issue with one of the plane’s engines.
“Today, the Captain of Flight #3472 from New Orleans to Orlando made the decision to divert to Pensacola due to a mechanical issue with the number one engine. The flight [...]
Girl Airlifted To Hospital After Equestrian Center Accident
A young girl was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital after an accident Saturday morning at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.
A horse reportedly fell on top of the 7-year old girl. An update on her condition was not available.
The Beulah and Bellview stations of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS responded to the call.
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Century Unable To Discuss Attorney For Four Charged With Sunshine Law Violation
Four members of a Century volunteer task force charged with noncriminal violations of the Florida Government in the Sunshine Law will have to wait until next week to find out of the town will provide them with an attorney.
The Century Town Council was to hold a special called meeting Friday afternoon to discuss retaining an [...]
Escambia Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash
A motorcyclist was killed in a traffic crash Friday afternoon on Pine Forest Road.
Austin Rickmers, 23, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident on Pine Forest Road near Loblolly Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Rickmers was southbound on Pine Forest Road when 72-year old Judy Courtney of Robertsdale entered the roadway [...]
Crestview Beats Northview (With Photo Gallery)
Playing up multiple classes proved to be difficult for the the 1A Northview Chiefs Friday night as they lost 70-0 on the road to the 6A Crestview Bulldogs.
Crestview jumped out to a 7-0 lead with 9:54 to go in the first quarter. And they scored again in the first with 7:22 to go, again in [...]