Highway 29 Wreck Claims One Life Near Cantonment
A traffic accident near Cantonment claimed the life of an elderly Alabama woman Wednesday night when she headed the wrong way on Highway 29.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 88-year old Dorothy M. Fleming of Robertsdale left Faith Chapel Funeral Home on Highway 29 and traveled south in the northbound lane about 10:15 p.m.
Her 1988 [...]
Sheriff’s Office Conducts ‘Operation Clean Sweep’ In Molino
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office conducted an “Operation Clean Sweep” event today in Molino.
During the sweep, 26 traffic citations were issued, three criminal infractions were cited and three warnings were issued. Six sex offender addresses were verified and five tons of debris were collected.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the focus of “Operation Clean Sweep” is [...]
Homicide Investigation Underway After Body Found
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent homicide in southwest Escambia County.
Shortly after noon Thursday, a deceased male was discovered in the area of Weller Avenue and Bradfield Drive, off Gulf Beach Highway. Deputies have identified the victim as 25-year old Tyler A. Evans of Pensacola.
Investigators are working the case as a homicide. [...]
Man Gets Jail Time For Stealing Makeup, Drug Possession
A Century man has been sentenced to jail for stealing a large quantity of makeup from a Walmart and for drug possession.
Eric James Grimes, age 23 of Highway 168, was convicted of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, methamphetamine possession with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, [...]
School Board Honors Molino Park’s Woodward As Principal Of The Year
Molino Park Elementary School Principal Alice Woodward was officially recognized Tuesday night by the Escambia County School Board as the Escambia County Principal of the Year.
Following a standing ovation, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas lauded Woodward’s many accomplishment at Molino Park.
“She always finds a way to put students first,” Thomas concluded.
“I am definitely humbled that [...]
Plans Continue To ‘Reimagine Century’ This September
Volunteers met Tuesday night to continue making plans for Reimagine Century — a September 13, 2014, event that will be held at Showalter Park in Century.
Organizer Linda English said the group is on a mission to serve those less fortunate — both their physical and spiritual needs.
Churches and ministry groups will come together “as [...]
Escambia County Mosquito Borne Illneses Advisory Upgraded To Alert
An mosquito-borne illness advisory for Escambia County has been upgraded to an alert.
The change came after the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County received notification of a confirmed case of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in a resident of Escambia County, FL, according to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon. A probable human case [...]
Century To Update Ordinances In Online, Searchable Format
The Town of Century is taking steps to make sure that all of the town’s ordinances are up to date and searchable online.
Back in 2011, the town hired the Municipal Code Corporation to publish ordinances online in a searchable format for the public. Since that time, about nine new ordinances have been passed by the [...]
State Completes Plans For Hwy 29, Hwy 97 Traffic Light; Construction Soon
Plans have been completed, and Escambia County is set to make a deposit of just over a quarter of a million dollars to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 29 and Highway 97 in Molino.
Last October, the Escambia County Commission affirmed its support for improvements at the [...]
Students Head Back To Class (With Two Photo Galleries)
Monday was the first day of school across the area, with tens of thousands of students heading back to class.
We asked NorthEscambia.com readers to submit their back to school photos.
For a photo gallery, click here.
For a second photo gallery, click here.
We apologize, but due to a tremendous response, we were unable to publish all photos, [...]
Atmore Native Donates Gospel CD To Florida Prison Inmates
An Alabama pastor, gospel singer and teacher donated boxes of her new CD to the Florida Department of Corrections Monday morning in Century.
Annette Haston’s “Love Through Time” was donated so that those doing time would remember God’s love for them. Enough copies of the contemporary gospel CD were donated at Century Correctional Institution Monday for [...]
Operation Summer Heat: 69 Arrested On Outstanding Warrants
Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan announced Monday afternoon that 69 people were arrested during “Operation Summer Heat”.
The operation included a warrant sweep that concluded Friday, August 8. The sweep was conducted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force, which includes deputies from Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties.
A total of 95 [...]
Thomas: It’s Going To Be A Great School Year
As about 40,000 students head back to school today in Escambia County, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas says the district is ready for a successful school year.
“I think we are going to have a good year,” Thomas said. “We ended strong last year, and we are going to build strong on those successes.”
In the North [...]