Northview’s FFA Named One Of Florida’s Finest; Places Second In Advocacy Program
The Northview High School FFA was named as one of Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters, and the chapter’s “Fresh From Florida Advocacy Program” was named the second best program in the state during the FFA state convention this week in Orlando.
The selection of Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters is based upon the completion [...]
Four Cantonment Residents Injured In Five-Vehicle Interstate Crash
Two Cantonment residents received minor injures in a five-vehicle pileup on I-10 Thursday.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 47-year old Guy Richard Patrick Malonzo of Pensacola was eastbound on I-10 near the Highway 29 exit when he failed to stop his 2005 semi-truck before hitting a 2010 Ford F150 that was slowed for traffic. After Malonzo [...]
Florida Gets $3 Billion In BP Settlement; Escambia To See $58 Million In RESTORE Funds
Florida will land about $3.25 billion as part of a multi-state federal settlement with BP over widespread damages caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Florida stands to receive $2 billion for economic damages, the most of any Gulf Coast state, and $680 million for restoration projects. The deadly explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon [...]
About 125 Attend Sheriff’s Church Safety And Security Workshop
About 125 people attended a “Security in the Place of Worship” workshop presented Thursday night by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
“Our places of worship should be regarded as safe havens where the community can worship and experience fellowship free from worries about violence, theft or unethical behavior,” said Sheriff [...]
Century Sex Offender, Former Correctional Officer Back Behind Bars
A sex offender from Century is back behind bars for allegedly failing to comply with Florida’s registration laws.
Paul Edward Black, 48, was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail where he was being held without bond for failure to report a residence change.
Black was sentenced to federal prison in August 2010 after being found guilty [...]
Escambia County RESTORE Project Portal Now Open
The Escambia County RESTORE Project Application Portal is now open and can be accessed by visiting restore.myescambia.com.
The portal will be open for 90 days and will close on Wednesday, September 30, with individuals, businesses and organizations invited to submit projects for RESTORE funding via the portal during that time period.
No project proposals will [...]
Bond Reduction Denied For Century Homicide Suspect
An Escambia County Circuit Clerk judge has refused to reduce bond for a Century man accused in a January 31 shooting death in Century.
Judge Jennie Kinsey ordered that 20-year Jaran Britt Myles remain in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $215,000. He is charged negligent manslaughter and aggravated assault for the shooting [...]
Ransom Middle Teacher Selected For National C-SPAN Educators Conference
Lauren Samoszenko, a social studies teacher at Ransom Middle School, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2015 Educators’ Conference to be held in Washington July 9-10.
The conference helps educators discover how to integrate C-SPAN’s programs and C-SPAN Classroom’s free web-based primary source [...]
Escambia Deputies, PPD Conduct Prostitution Sweep
For the last three weeks the ECSO Narcotics Unit has conducted a prostitution sweep in conjunction with the Pensacola Police Department. Photos and info of those arrested are attached, along with the location at which they were arrested.
Information as displayed provided by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.
ECAT Introduces New Tech Features
ECAT is offering two new tech features to improve customer service.
There’s now free wi-fi service on all ECAT buses, and there is a new website feature that offers a “where’s my bus” feature.
Users can use the map to see the real-time location of buses and find out how many minutes until the bus is due [...]
Economic Development Group Launches FloridaWest
The area’s newest economic development agency was announced Tuesday night.
The new organization, dubbed FloridaWest, announced its new name and provided a broad outline of its strategy for “building, growing, and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of Northwest Florida.”
Former Gulf Power executive John Hutchinson, president of the FloridaWest board, said that Florida West [...]
Cantonment Man Gets 10 Years In Prison On Multiple Animal Cruelty Charges
A Cantonment man convicted on multiple animal cruelty charges was sentenced Monday to 10 years in state prison.
Randolph Hewell Rigby, 45, was found guilty June 3 of two counts of felony cruelty to animals and two counts of unlawful confinement of animals. The charges involved four different horses. H
The investigation by Escambia [...]
Domestic Dispute Ends In Shooting, Suicide Near Flomaton
A family dispute turned violent Monday night just outside Flomaton, ending with a shooting and an apparent suicide, the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office said.
Deputies received a 911 call Monday evening that someone had been shot on Old Atmore Road near Tom Shivers Road, just north of the Alabama-Florida line. Deputies arrived to find an [...]