PSC Approves Gulf Power Rate Hike
State utility regulators accepted a settlement agreement Tuesday that increases base electric rates for customers of Gulf Power Company for the utility’s largest-ever construction program.
The residential bill in January 2014 for 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity is currently slated to be $127.94. That same bill will increase $4.06, an increase of about 3.2 percent. In addition, [...]
Mom Charged After Cocaine Found In Elementary Student’s Backpack
A Cantonment woman is facing a child abuse charge after her daughter showed up at her elementary school with plastic bag of cocaine in her backpack.
Shana Christina Beck, 29, was charged with felony child neglect without great bodily harm. She was released Tuesday night from the Escambia County Jail on a $2,500 bond.
Students tipped off [...]
Navy Training Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing In Walnut Hill
A Navy training helicopter from Whiting Field made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon in Walnut Hill.
A warning light in the aircraft prompted the pilot to make a controlled landing about 3 p.m. in a field at the corner of Highway 97 and Arthur Brown Road, directly across the intersection from Ernest Ward Middle School. There [...]
Back To The Barnyard: Century Starts Over With New Animal Ordinance
After weeks of back and forth discussion on a barnyard animal ban, the Century Town Council started over with a new ordinance Monday night.
The ordinance will make it illegal to keep a horse, mule, donkey, goat, sheep, or cow within the town limits except in areas that are zoned [...]
McDavid Man Charged With Attacking His Mother
A McDavid man is facing several felony charges after allegedly threatening to kill his mother over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Haden Brock Howard, 19, was booked into the Escambia County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery by strangulation, aggravated battery using a deadly weapon and battery. He was released from the [...]
Stolen Four-Wheeler Dropped Off At Police Department
The Flomaton Police Department has recovered a stolen four-wheeler and returned it to its owners.
On Friday, NorthEscambia.com ran a photo and short story about the stolen Yamaha, resulting in several tips to police that it was in the Century area. On Monday, the Flomaton Police Department and the Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office conducted interviews [...]
Six Injured In Highway 29, Tate School Road Wreck
Six people were injured in a two vehicle crash Sunday night on Highway 29 at Tate School Road that closed northbound Highway 29 at the intersection for several hours.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 56-year old Curtis Ward drove his 2004 Jeep Liberty the wrong way on Highway 29, causing the the head-on collision with [...]
Wildfire Burns Portion Of Walnut Hill Cotton Field
A wildfire burned through a portion of an unpicked Walnut Hill cotton field Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported near the intersection of Highway 164 and North Highway 99 about 12:40 p.m.
Firefighters from the Walnut Hill, McDavid and Century stations Escambia Fire Rescue battled the blaze, along with the Florida Forest Service.
NorthEscambia.com photos, click [...]
Man Dies In Hunting Accident
An area man is dead following a deer hunting accident Saturday evening.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 30-year old Christopher Garrett of Milton was hunting with friend Johnny Farmer on family property near Munson Highway in Santa Rosa County. They both left their tree stands about dusk. Farmer saw movement and fired, [...]
Bridge Work Beginning On Hanks And Pine Barren Roads
Walnut Hill and Bratt area drivers can expect delays on two bridges this week. Road crews will be working on bridges on Hanks Road and also Highway 168.
Hanks Road Bridge
Work on the Hanks Road Bridge, just off North Pine Barren Road, was scheduled to begin on Tuesday. During the first phase of the project, crews [...]