Walnut Hill Road Being Paved Under ‘DIY’ County Cost Saving Program
One Walnut Hill road is being resurfaced under a cost-saving “do-it-yourself” Escambia County program.
About 3.1 miles of Rockaway Creek Road will be resurfaced from Pine Forest Road to Nokomis Road as part of Escambia County’s “Open Graded Cold Mix” maintenance program.
About 10-13 years ago, Escambia County used the “Open Grade Cold Mix” to pave then [...]
1A Northview Chiefs Battle To 35-28 Win Over 4A Walton
The 1A Northview Chiefs battled to a 35-28 win over the 4A Walton Braves of Defuniak Springs Friday night in Bratt – a battle between two teams headed into the playoffs in their respective classes.
“That was a great football game. That was two very good football teams competing at a high level with big plays [...]
Possible Live Military Explosive Found At Business Near Ensley Walmart
A possible live military ordnance was discovered at a business on Hood Drive Friday afternoon. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office responded and a military explosive ordinance disposal team was called to dispose of the item. The item was removed and taken to the Sheriff’s Office [...]
Alabama Kicks Off Statewide ‘Food Day’ In Atmore; Florida Celebrating Today Too (With Video)
Today is “Food Day”and officials in Florida and Alabama are encouraging residents and visitors to make positive changes toward healthy eating and active living. Food Day events are being held statewide in both states, championed by local county health departments and community partners, to support residents in attaining and maintaining a healthy [...]
Great For The Kids: Free Open House At Turtle Point
There will be an open house today at the Turtle Point Science Center in Flomaton.
Admission is free and open to the public from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Food will be available from the Flomaton High School Band Boosters. There will be live music from “Two Stories Collide”, a live cake auction at 4:30, and [...]
Cantonment Veterinarian Gets State Prison For Multiple Drug Convictions
A Cantonment veterinarian is headed to prison after being convicted on drug charges that resulted from an investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA.
Michael Bishop Windley, age 67 of Highway 196 Molino, was sentenced Thursday to 20 months in state prison to be followed by 10 years probation after being convicted on [...]
Local Schools Receive State Five Star School Awards
Several local schools have received “Five Star School Award” from the Florida Department of Education.
Escambia County schools honored were Jim Allen, Molino Park, Beulah, Lipscomb, McArthur, Pine Meadow, Bellview, Blue Angels, Hellen Caro, N.B. Cook, Cordova Park, , Longleaf, Pleasant Grove, Scenic Heights and A.K. Suter elementary schools; and Brown Barge Middle School.
The Five Star [...]
Wards Named Outstanding Farm Family
The Ward family, including husband and wife Jimmy and Angela, have been named the Outstanding Farm Family of the Year in Santa Rosa County.
The Wards have a rich agricultural heritage and have been a part of the Allentown community for almost 100 years. In 1917, James B. Ward settled his family and began farming [...]
Cantonment Gas Station Carjacking, Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested
[UPDATED 9:30 a.m.] A Cantonment man has been arrested in connection with the carjacking of a woman at a Cantonment gas station last month and an attempted sexual assault a short time later.
Eddie Lee Atkins, age 27 of 622 Muscogee Road, has been charged with attempted sexual assault with force and carjacking without a firearm [...]
Gulf Power Customers Face January Increase
Gulf Power customers will see an increase on their bill next year. The Florida Public Service Commission allows expenses such as power plant fuel to be passed along to consumers, but they are not allowed to earn a profit on fuel charges.
A Gulf Power residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours a month will [...]
Son Charged After Dad Reports $37K In Musical And Fishing Equipment Stolen
A Cantonment man was arrested on long list of charges after allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of musical and fishing equipment.
Andrew Mark Hintz, 32, was charged with at least 10 counts of felony fraud for providing false information to a pawn broker, 10 felony counts of dealing in stolen property and three [...]