One Serious After Highway 29 Rollover Crash In Cantonment
Three people, including a toddler, were injured in a single vehicle rollover Tuesday evening on Highway 29 near Neal Road in Cantonment.
The driver was trapped in the vehicle and extricated by first responders. The toddler was reported to be properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries. One person was transported by Escambia County EMS in [...]
Ron Paul Endorses North Escambia Native Rebekah Bydlak For Congress
North Escambia native Rebekah Johansen Bydlak has been endorsed by former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
“I am pleased to endorse Rebekah Bydlak for Congress,” Paul said, “Rebekah’s commitment to, and experience in advancing, the principles of liberty show that she is the type of leader the GOP, Florida, [...]
Three Escape Serious Injury In Backwoods Road Crash
There were no serious injuries when two vehicles wrecked Tuesday evening on Backwoods Road near Century. A pickup truck and a passenger car collided about 7:10 p.m. in a curve on the dirt road. The driver of the pickup, the driver of the car and a passenger in the car all refused medical treatment.
The accident [...]
Police Issue Warning After Smashing Window To Save Puppy From Hot Car
The Pensacola Police Department has issued a warning about leaving pets in a hot vehicle, after smashing a window to save a puppy.
“Don’t. Just don’t. If you leave your dog in a hot car and that dog is suffering, we will do whatever we have to do to free him. Or her. [...]
Gulf Power Looks To Add More Wind Energy
Gulf Power is seeking to further diversify its energy mix by adding more wind. Monday, the company filed a petition asking the Florida Public Service Commission to approve adding 94 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingfisher Wind farm in Oklahoma.
Gulf Power is already a leading purchaser of wind generation among [...]
Bricks For Century High Monument Now On Sale
Bricks from the former Century High School are now for sale.
Engraved bricks will be sold at $50 each to be placed around a 1936 monument and flagpole salvaged from the former school, which was demolished due to tornado damage. In total, about 2,100 bricks were saved from the school building for the [...]
Volunteer Firefighters Undergo Hands On LifeFlight Training
Volunteer firefighters participated in a LifeFlight training class Monday evening at the Molino Fire Station. A LifeFlight crew gave the participants from Molino and other area fire stations a tour of the aircraft, plus instruction on how to handle emergencies involving the helicopter, how setup a landing zone and how patients are [...]
Resurfacing, Widening Projects Continue On Hwy 99, Barrineau Park Road
Projects are now 70 to 80 percent complete to widen and resurface several miles of County Road 99 and Barrineau Park Road.
Work is 70 percent complete on a project to widen and resurface seven miles of Highway 99 from Barrineau Park Road north to Highway 97A in Bay Springs, according to Escambia County. [...]
Two Molino Residents Injured In Cantonment Crash
Two people were injured, one seriously, in a single vehicle accident in Cantonment Saturday afternoon.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 70-year old John Wall of Molino was southbound on River Annex Road approaching Muscogee Road when he lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, left the roadway and struck a tree.
Wall received minor injuries, while his [...]
Vehicle Fire Threatens Mobile Home
Firefighters were able to keep a vehicle fire from spreading to a nearby mobile home Saturday near Molino.
The fire was reported to be fully involved and threatening a nearby structure on Casey Lane of Highway 95A. The blaze was quickly brought under control by responding firefighters.
NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.
Uber Driver Plows Into Escambia County Restaurant
There were no serious injuries when an Uber driver attempted to make her own drive-thru at an Escambia County restaurant Saturday night.
The Uber driver, Antionette Williams-Jones, 44, attempted to turn into a parking space in front of the Denny’s on Mobile Highway when she failed to stop, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.. She drove [...]
Several Unopposed Candidates Win Re-election; Local Field Set For Primary
Dozens of candidates had qualified to appear on the ballot in Escambia County when qualifying ended Friday at noon.
Several candidates will go into office without any opposition:
Supervisor of Elections: David Stafford
Property Appraiser: Chris Jones
Clerk of Courts: Pam Childers
District 4: Patty Hightower
District 5: William Slayton
Pensacola City Council:
District 3: Andy Terhaar
District 5: Gerald Wingate
Escambia Soil & [...]
Four Seek To Be Century’s Mayor; Two Council Members Unopposed
Four people are running for the office of mayor in Century, and two people have been re-elected to the town council by default.
Incumbent Mayor Freddie McCall is seeking a third term. He was elected to the Century Town Council in 2004, and was elected mayor in 2007 and to his current term in 2011.
McCall is [...]
Tornado Damaged Historic Century Methodist Church Coming Down
The tornado damaged 114-year old Century United Methodist Church is coming down, board by board, piece by piece..
“It’s being dismantled, not demolished,” Rev. Janet Lee said Thursday. “The hope is that there is enough wood there that is good enough to use in some way when we rebuild.”
The simple, but beautiful wooden church stood strong [...]
Construction Begins On New Paved Walking Trail In Walnut Hill
Construction is now underway on a new paved public walking trail in Walnut Hill.
As we reported in late 2015, the Escambia County Commission and the Escambia County School Board reached a 25-year agreement to allow the construction of the path near the Walnut Hill Community Center (also known as the [...]
Lowes Community Heroes Spruce Up Century Healthy Start
Volunteers from the Lowes on Airport Boulevard in Pensacola worked Thursday to spruce up the landscaping around the Century Healthy Start.
Lowes selected Healthy Start as their Community Hero Project. Lowe’s Heroes is a company-wide volunteer initiative that offers employees the opportunity to work on a project in their own neighborhood, helping to [...]