Animals Saved As Boarding Kennel Burns
A pet kennel in Ensley was heavily damage by fire Tuesday night, but all of the dogs at the facility were saved.
The fire was reported about 8:15 p.m. at the Magic Touch Boarding Kennel on Chadson Street, just east of Chemstrand Road. All of the dog were evacuated from the building. Flames were showing from [...]
Century Man Tased By Deputies Convicted Of Resisting Arrest, Battery
A Century man tased by Escambia County deputies late last year has been convicted on charges of battery and resisting arrest without violence.
Emanuel Rabun Bethea, 28, was sentenced by Judge Terry Terrell to one year probation. He was also ordered to complete counseling and stay away from controlled substances without a prescription, including “spice” or [...]
Goodyear Blimp Spotted Over North Escambia
The Goodyear Blimp was spotted over the North Escambia area Tuesday. Numerous people reported seeing the blimp in the area of I-10 north to Muscogee Road. The blimp was on the way to Mobile for an overnight stop. Pictured top: The Goodyear Blimp over International Paper in Cantonment (by Josh Black). Pictured inset: The Goodyear [...]
Century Approves Contractor To Repair Gas Leak Under Highway 29
Over three years since the problem was first publicly revealed as a potential “major public safety issue”, natural gas continues to leak under Highway 29 in Century.
Monday night, the Century Town Council voted to award a repair contract to R.A.W. Construction, LLC of Tallahassee for $393,500 to repair the problem.
About 6,515 [...]
Northview Senior Wright Accepts Air Force Academy Appointment
Northview High School senior Victoria Anne Wright has accepted an appointment to The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
The United States Air Force Academy offers a four-year program of instruction and experience designed to provide cadets the knowledge and character essential for leadership, and the motivation to serve as Air [...]
Fire Scorches Cable TV Van
Fire heavily damaged a Bright House Networks van Monday evening in Cantonment. The fire, in the company’s parking lot in the 200 block of south Highway 97, was reported about 6:40 p.m. There were no structures damaged and no reports of any injuries. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Smith, click to enlarge.
Atmore Man Finishes 148th In Boston Marathon (With Other Local Results)
An Atmore man who has ran marathons for less than an year finished 148th of about 36,000 runners in Monday’s Boston Marathon.
Alan Ash, 22, finished the 26.2 mile course in just over two and a half hours — 2:33:54. The Escambia Academy graduate was the 127th overall fastest malee. During college, he ran cross country [...]
FWC Makes Major Changes To Deer Hunting In Northwest Florida
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has passed changes that divide the state’s Hunting Zone D (from Pensacola to Tallahassee) into two deer management units (DMUs), each with a unique set of antler-point requirements and antlerless deer harvest days.
These changes take effect during the [...]
Career Academies Recognized; EWMS Culinary Academy Takes Top Honor
The 2014 Career Academy Award winners from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties were recently presented, including the Middle School Career Academy of the Year award to Ernest Ward Middle School’s Culinary Arts Academy and the High School Career Academy of the Year award to West Florida High School’s Agriscience Technology Academy.
Middle School Career Academy of [...]
Faithful Celebrate Resurrection At Easter Services
Easter morning sunrise services and special church services were held at many locations across the area Sunday morning.
One of the largest sunrise services in North Escambia was held in Molino as several churches came together for a community Easter morning sunrise service at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, [...]
Three Injured In Two Wrecks; One Cuts Cable, TV, Phone For Some Molino Residents
At least three people were injured in two Saturday night traffic crashes, including one that took out phone, internet and cable for numerous Molino residents.
The first accident occurred about 8:40 in the 6200 block of North Highway 95A, near Molino Road. A driver lost control and struck equipment belonging to Bright House Networks, knocking [...]
Unemployment Numbers About Steady In The Local Area
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level steady or inching downward in most of the North Escambia area — as Florida’s unemployment rate went up since the first time since the middle of 20110.
Escambia County’s unemployment remained steady between February and March at 6.7 percent. There were [...]