Mayor Under Fire For Granting Time Off, Pay Raises Without Approval
Century Mayor Henry Hawkins came under fire Monday night after it was revealed that he give town employees paid time off and across the board pay raises, all in apparent violation of the town charter.
Hawkins admitted that since taking office in January, he has given each town employee a 53-cent per hour pay increase and [...]
Wildfire Burns Seven Acres On Barrineau Park Road
A Monday afternoon wildfire burned about seven acres in the Molino area.
Four tractor/plow units from the Florida Forest Service responded to a wildfire in the area of Barrineau Park Road and 95A near Molino.
At 4:20 p.m. the fire was about seven acres with no structures threatened. By nightfall, the fire was 95 percent contained, [...]
State Attorney To Seek First Degree Murder Indictment Against Rice
State Attorney Bill Eddings said Monday that he intends to move forward on the prosecution of Mary Rice for her part in the shooting death of Kayla Crocker during a robbery home invasion February 6 in Beulah.
The case is expected to go before a grand jury within the next 30 days with the state intends [...]
NASA Scientist Confirms Fireball, Boom Was Likely Meteorite
A NASA scientist has confirmed the source of a bright light and booms across the North Escambia area about 9:15 Saturday night was likely a meteorite dropper at least the size of a basketball.
“Took a look at the eyewitness reports – there is a lot of scatter, but I was able to use [...]
No Injuries In Classic Car Crash
The driver of a classic escaped serious injury in a single vehicle rollover accident Sunday night in Cantonment.
The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. on County Road 87 near Sherrilane Drive. The driver refused medical transport to the hospital.
The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.
NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.
Atmore Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash
An Atmore man was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon in a Baldwin County crash.
Orrie Hubert Bradford, 83, died when his 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a guardrail and crashed, according to Alabama State Troopers. Brandford was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The accident occurred at 1:35 p.m. on Highway 59 about a mile southeast of [...]
Beulah Benefit Nets $10K For Murder Victim’s Children
Hundreds of people help raise over $10 thousand Saturday for the children of murder victim Kayla Crocker of Beulah.
Organizers said the fundraiser collected $10,800 with about 800 people in attendance Saturday at the Beulah Park on Mobile Highway.
Food plates were sold and prizes were raffled during the event. First responders in uniform were able to [...]
Benefit Raises Over $15K For Local Family With Double Cancer Loss
A benefit for the Barrow family Friday night in Bratt raised over $15,790 for the family, according to organizers. The Breakfast for the Barrows fundraiser included pancake supper at the First Baptist Church of Bratt and sales of t-shirts and bracelets.
The Barrows recently experienced the loss two family members to cancer — mother Joanna Barrow [...]
Cantonment Friends Flip Beulah Home On DIY’s ‘First Time Flippers’
A couple of Cantonment best friends appeared on the DIY Network’s “First Time Flippers” Saturday night.
In the show, Ginger Solliday and Kim Hedgepeth purchased a house in Beulah (the show refers to it as Pensacola), made needed repairs and improvements and flippod — resold — it, for a financial windfall. Things don’t immediately go so [...]
A Very Special Mardi Gras Parade (With Photo Gallery)
A very special Mardi Gras parade was held Friday morning for the special needs students of Escambia Westgate School.
With plenty of beads, Moon Pies, stuffed animals and smiles, the parade rolled through the school parking lot for students that might not otherwise be able to attend a regular Mardi [...]
Vehicle Struck By Train In Atmore
Two people reportedly ran for their lives just before a train struck their vehicle early Friday morning in Atmore.
The crash happened about 1:45 a.m. at the Trammell Street crossing just off Nashville Avenue. Reports indicated the driver had turned off the roadway and attempted to drive down the railroad tracks where his vehicle became stuck [...]