Northview Manufacturing Tech Program Becomes Regional Model
The Automation and Production Technology Academy at Northview High School is being used as a model for similar academies at middle and high schools across the region.
Tuesday, the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council’s Academy Task Force met at Northview to tour the manufacturing technology program to learn more about how it works. Upon completing the program, [...]
UWF’s Haas Center To Assume Economic Development Role For Century Chamber
The University of West Florida’s Haas Center will assume the role of economic development coordination for the Century Area Chamber of Commerce following resignation of a chamber staffer.
A year ago, the chamber hired Cindy Anderson for the position, which was funded by a $40,000 contribution by the Escambia County Commission. Anderson had spent a decade [...]
No Major Damage In Walnut Hill Kitchen Fire
A kitchen fire was out when firefighters arrived at a Walnut Hill home Tuesday evening.
The fire was reported about 5:50 p.m. at a home in the 5200 block of Wiggins Lake Road. The first firefighters on scene reported light smoke in the brick home but no fire. There was no major damage and no injuries [...]
Local Teachers Share $64K In Education Grants
Over $64,000 in grants were presented to local teachers Monday night by the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation as part of it annual Grants for Excellence Awards.
“This program is especially important for Escambia County Public Schools because there are needs in the classroom that cannot be covered through existing school or district budgets,” said David [...]
Florida Chamber Award Presented To Town Of Century
The Florida Chamber Foundation honored the Town of Century Monday night for their commitment to regional economic development.
The town received the “Six Pillars Award” for the completion of the Century strategic plan to help the community create jobs and opportunities for business and families.The award was presented by Gulf Power Vice President Bentina [...]
Century: New Showalter Park Playground On The Way, Plans For Splash Pad
Century -Heart and Soul: This is the first is a two-week series on NorthEscambia.com featuring Century.
The Town of Century is set to order a new playground for Showalter Park using a $50,000 state grant, and the town will apply for another grant to add a splash pad.
Century received the $50,000 from the Florida Recreation Development [...]
Missing Three-Year Old Autistic Boy Found Safe Near Perdido River
A three-year old autistic boy missing not far from the Perdido River was found safe Sunday afternoon.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Escambia County Fire Rescue, Escambia County EMS and Escambia Search and Rescue were called to a wooded area near Muscogee Road and River Annex Road about 4:40 p.m. to look for the missing child.
Impact 100 Awards Over $1 Million In Grants To Non-Profits
IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, awarded 10 grants Sunday worth $102,500 each to community groups.
With this year’s grants, the group has given $6,176,000 to non-profit organization projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Grant winners announced Sunday were:
ARTS & CULTURE
First City Arts Alliance dba First City Art Center — [...]
Work Continues On $1.8 Million Fannie Road Bridge Replacement
Work is continuing on the Fannie Road Bridge just outside Century.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the bridge construction is near complete, and crews are currently working to prepare and pave the approaches on each side of the bridge. The project is expected to be complete sometime in November, according to FDOT spokesperson Tanya [...]
Century: One Of The Poorest Places In America (A Series Begins)
Monday, NorthEscambia.com will begin a multi-part series about Century that will continue (almost) daily for about two weeks.
Numbers don’t lie. Century is, by those numbers, one of the poorest incorporated towns or cities in the entire nation. According to the American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, Century is the 41st poorest place in [...]
Molino Fire Responds To CSX Locomotive Fuel Leak
The Molino Station of Escambia Fire Rescue responded to a fuel leak from a train late Saturday morning.
CSX reported a diesel leak, originally estimated at over 50 gallons, from one of their locomotives in the area of Fairground Road, near Brickyard Road. Officials said the spill did not threaten and waterways.
A CSX response team was [...]