Northview High Opens New Weight Training Facility
Work is complete on a new weight training facility at Northview High School.
The new 3,500 square foot building includes a weight room, locker room, coaches’ offices, storage and accompanying restrooms. The $625,000 construction budget was funded with local option sales tax monies.
The facility will be used for males, while [...]
Century Getting Tougher On Delinquent Water, Gas Accounts
The Town of Century is getting tough with people that don’t pay their utility bills — and now they’ll be spending at least one night without gas or water.
Mayor Freddie McCall says it’s taking too much time and money to provide same-day restore services to those who have been disconnected for non-payment, and pulling town [...]
Century Opens New Grant Funded Playground
A new playground funded by a state grant is now installed at Showalter Park in Century.
Last November, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced grants in 26 counties for outdoor recreational purposes. The only grant in the Pensacola area was a $50,000 for playground equipment at Showalter Park in Century.
In 2013, the town followed a [...]
Escambia’s Morgan, State Sheriff’s Association Backing Evacuation Gun Bill
A National Rifle Association-supported measure that failed to win legislative approval a year ago appears to have a clear shot of advancing now that it has the backing of the Florida Sheriffs Association.
House and Senate committees Wednesday approved similar bills (SB 290 and HB 493) that would allow legal gun owners [...]
Air Safety Company Moving To Escambia County
Aero Sekur, specialist in helicopter lift-raft and flotation systems, is moving from New Jersey to Pensacola.
The move provides the aviation safety and protection systems designer with a larger facility and closer geographic links to many of the US helicopter operators in the Gulf of Mexico.
“I’m looking forward to Aero Sekur joining our community,” [...]
Potential Applicants Learn About The $25K Century Business Challenge
About 10 potential applicants attended an organizational meeting Tuesday night to learn about the Century Business Challenge.
The business challenge is a business plan competition in which the winning company will receive a prize package valued at more than $25,000. The Pensacola-based Studer Institute and the Haas Center are [...]
Burglar Gets More Prison Time
Craig Warren Jackson, sentenced last month to prison for a string of Cantonment area burglaries, received another decade in prison Tuesday for additional crimes.
Jackson, 36, was sentenced to an additional 10 years by Judge Linda Nobles on additional burglary related charges.
In Escambia County, he has been charged with burglaries during early 2014 on Southern [...]
Grilled Seafood — Fire Heavily Damages Delivery Truck
Fire heavily damaged a seafood delivery truck Tuesday afternoon on Highway 29 north of Champion Drive in McDavid. The fire apparently began with the brakes on the truck before spreading to tires and the delivery box. The truck was partially loaded with frozen seafood headed to Pensacola area restaurants. There were no injuries reported. NorthEscambia.com [...]
Northview Congratulates Escambia Teacher Of The Year Anna Barry
Northview High School welcomed Escambia County Teacher of the Year Anna Barry back to work Tuesday morning. Teachers, staff and faculty held a small reception for Barry prior to the start of school.
Barry was named Escambia County Teacher of the Year last Thursday night, just a few hours before she departed on a school field [...]
Revenue Bonds To Be Issued To Cover Gas Leak Repair Under Highway 29
The Century Town Council Monday night authorized the issuance of up to nearly $700,000 in revenue bonds to secure financing for a now-completed project to repair a gas leak under Highway 29.
The project, financed by USDA Rural Development, will likely come in with a bottom line cost closer to $400,000, Century Mayor Freddie McCall said, [...]
Cantonment Man Claims $57K Lottery Prize
A Cantonment man has claimed a $57,384.10 prize for a winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket sold last week in Cantonment.
Charles T. Harris of Cantonment purchased the ticket for the February 26 drawing at CMP Food Mart. . Other winning tickets matching all five numbers were sold in Aventura, [...]