Brownfields Program Turns Polluted Sites Into Economic Potential
The Florida Brownfields Program facilitates redevelopment and job creation by empowering communities, local governments and other stakeholders to work together to assess, clean up and reuse sites that may have been previously impacted by pollutants. Brownfields are properties where expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated [...]
Ransom Responds, Tate’s Shackle Shivers With Ice Bucket Challenge
Ransom Middle School staff members recently responded to the ice bucket challenger for ALS, as did Tate High Principal Richard Shackle.
Shackle recently completed the ALS ice bucket challenge from Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. Shackle challenged the Escambia County School District’s assistant principals and Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. Shackle also donate $100 to ALS. (Video below)
Developer Plans New Dollar General For Cantonment
Plans are currently in the works for a new Dollar General store in Cantonment.
Teramore Development, LLC, of Thomasville, GA, is planning the 9,288 square foot store on a 2.28 acre lot on the northeast corner of the Highway 29 and Neal Road intersection. The lot has been home to various thrift stores for several years.
Labor Day Gas Prices Down Slightly This Year
Gas prices on Labor Day weekend were at their lowest in a couple of years, and AAA says that will translate to more people on the highways.
Escambia County’s average gas price on Saturday was $3.37 for a gallon of regular unleaded —less than the year-ago price of $3.43 per gallon.
AAA Travel [...]
Escambia 4-H Horse Club Donates To Manna Food Pantries
Members of the Escambia County 4-H Horse Club was concerned by the spring floods that devastated the Manna Food Pantries. In order to help, the group collected 121 pounds of food for Manna Food Pantries. The club plans to help Manna again in the future. Submitted photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
Body Found After Suspicious Fire
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating suspicious death following structure fire about 9 p.m. Friday.
An unidentified body was found in the vicinity after a suspicious structure fire in the first block of East Herman Avenue near a homeless camp, and homicide investigators were called to the scene.
At this time, the cause of death is [...]
ECUA Approves Rate Increases
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority customers will see rates increases on their bills after October 1.
The ECUA board has approved a 3 percent increase in water and wastewater rates. The board also approved a 3.5 percent, or 66 cent, increase in the sanitation rate, a direct pass-along of increased tipping fees at the [...]
Flomaton Storms Past Jay 42-20 (With Photo Gallery)
A storm was brewing Friday night in Jay as the Flomaton Hurricanes beat the Jay Royals 42-20.
In a game that saw a 15-minute lightning delay at a packed Merle North Stadium, Flomaton’s Jamel Grace and Jamal Brown combined for three touchdowns with about 140 yards each. The Hurricane’s Tripp Vickery completed three passes to Andrew [...]
Tate Aggies Beat West Florida Tech (With Photo Gallery)
The Tate High School Aggies had a little revenge on their minds Friday night as they beat West Florida in Cantonment 19-7, a far cry from last year’s 45-3 loss to the Jaguars.
Tate controlled the first half on the scoreboard, with a 10-0 lead at the half that they expanded to 17-0 with about eight [...]