Public Meeting Tonight To Discuss Bristol Park Flood Plan
A public meeting will be held tonight for residents in the Bristol Park area to discuss drainage ponds that will help eliminate flooding issues.
In April 2014, the area flooded…even those it’s not in a high risk flood zone….with waters overtaking many homes. There are four retention ponds in the neighborhood, but they are mostly overgrown [...]
Court Reverses Course, Rules Against Slot Machines At Poarch Creek Track
In an unusual legal move that sent ripples throughout the state’s pari-mutuel industry, an appellate court reversed itself and decided that a Northwest Florida racetrack operated by the Poarch Creek Indians of Atmore` cannot have slot machines without the authorization of the Legislature.
The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 1st [...]
Jay Peanut Festival Draws Thousands (With Two Photo Galleries)
The annual Jay Peanut Festival attracted thousands to the Gabbert Farm Saturday and Sunday.
For more than 20 years, The Jay Peanut Festival at the Gabbert Farm has been a fall tradition on the Gulf Coast, showcasing the history, agriculture, food and fun of Santa Rosa County. What started as [...]
Nearly 100 RESTORE Project Ideas Submitted; Five Specifically Benefit North Escambia
Nearly 100 projects were submitted by the deadline to possibly receive a share of millions of dollars in RESTORE Act funding for Escambia County. The act provides for the allocation and use of funds gained through civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill.
While projects across Escambia County will receive [...]
Local Airman Among Those Killed When C-130 Crashes In Afghanistan
A local airman was among six Americans who died Thursday when a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan.
Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, and Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, GA, were identified Saturday by the Department of Defense.
Both Airmen were deployed to the [...]
Thousands Attend Jay Peanut Festival (With Photo Gallery)
The annual Jay Peanut Festival attracted thousands to the Gabbert Farm Saturday.
For more than 20 years, The Jay Peanut Festival at the Gabbert Farm has been a fall tradition on the Gulf Coast, showcasing the history, agriculture, food and fun of Santa Rosa County. What started as a [...]
Breast Cancer Walk Held In Cantonment
The Second Annual Community Breast Cancer Walk was held Saturday morning at the Carver Park on Webb Street in Cantonment. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
Iconic Fran’s Country Grill Closes, Sold To New Owner
The iconic Fran’s Country Grill in Molino closed for good Friday night after a farewell and retirement party. The restaurant has been sold to nearby competitor Jimmy’s Grill and will reopen in a few weeks under that name.
“There is only one Ms. Fran,” said Roy Wiggins, who has been eating at Fran’s for about 30 [...]
Cantonment Man Charged With Burglary, Vehicle Theft
A Cantonment man is behind bars, charged with a burglary and a vehicle theft.
Sundown West Brown, 21, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and criminal mischief. He was also cited for operating a motor vehicle without a license. Brown was also arrested on outstanding Pensacola [...]
Century Health And Hope Clinic Shuts Down Due To Lack Of Funding
The Health and Hope Clinic in Century closed Wednesday due to a lack of funding, leaving the medically needy in the Century area with little, or perhaps no, access to health care.
“It’s a sad, sad day for the area,” Bob Greene, Health and Hope board of directors member, said. “We hope and pray that this [...]