State DEP Increases Century’s Wastewater Discharge Permit
A chance meeting at a conference between Century Mayor Freddie McCall and Florida Department of Environmental Secretary Herschel Vinyard turned out to be good news, and a big financial savings, for the Town of Century.
For the past several years, Century has applied to increase their permitted treated wastewater discharge into the Escambia River. Since at [...]
Escambia Flu Cases On The Rise; Officials Recommend Vaccination
The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County is reminding residents to protect themselves and their families from the flu.
The flu season usually begins in early October and lasts until May, peaking in January and February in Escambia County. There has been a notable increase in the incidence of flu in Escambia County during the [...]
Witness: Driver Pulls Into Path Of 18-Wheeler
Two people were injured when a driver reportedly pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler Wednesday afternoon in Century.
The elderly male driver of a Ford Fusion was stopped at stop sign on Old Flomaton Road at East Highway 4 in Century when he pulled forward into the path of an 18-wheeler, according to the Florida [...]
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 [...]
Touart, Reynolds On County Administrator Candidate List
Escambia County Commissioners are expected to move ahead during a Thursday meeting to cut list of 16 candidates for county administrator down to a short list of five.
There are two very familiar names on the list of 16 recommended by the Waters Consulting Group, a search firm that was hired to find a permanent replacement. [...]
Flomaton Police Identify Two Theft Suspects
The Flomaton Police Department has identified two suspects in a vehicle burglary at a local gas station.
After surveillance photos were posted by NorthEscambia.com, two suspects were identified — 25-year old Clarence Kemp and 25-year old Montrelle William Fisher, both of Atmore. Officers were able to interview both suspects and obtain felony warrants for their arrests. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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