Ernest Ward’s Deputy Ronnie Gill Receives Sheriff’s Meritorious Service Medal
Senior Deputy Ronnie Gill, school resource officer at Ernest Ward Middle School, has been awarded the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Meritorious Service Medal for the crucial role he plays in breaking down the barriers between law enforcement and youth.
In July, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers [...]
Taking A Bite Out Of Hunger: Peanut Butter Drive Underway
In an effort to boost the supply of the most requested food pantry item, peanut butter, UF IFAS Escambia County Extension is teaming up again with the Florida Peanut Producers Association to help “Take a Bite out of Hunger” by participating in a local peanut butter drive.
Residents are asked to [...]
Pediatric Dental Clinic Opens Next Month In Century
Pediatric dental services will be available in Century beginning next month.
Escambia Community Clinics will open their new ECC Century Pediatric Dental Clinic at 501 Church Street on October 10.
The clinic will provide important oral health care services for children 0 to 20 years of age, and will provide dental exams, dental x-rays, dental cleanings/dental hygiene, [...]
Supreme Court Clears Hunter On Muzzleloader Charge
Christopher Weeks donned camouflage and an orange vest and went hunting in February 2012 with a muzzleloader rifle that had been a Christmas gift from his wife.
Then the problems started: A state wildlife officer saw Weeks’ pickup truck parked along a road in the Blackwater Wildlife Management Area in Santa Rosa [...]
Winning $66K Fantasy Five Ticket Sold In North Escambia
Someone is over $66,000 richer this morning after purchasing a winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket in Davisville.
The ticket sold at the State Line Gift Shop, 11208 Highway 97, was one of three winning tickets sold for Thursday night’s drawing worth $$66,188.82. Other winning tickets matching all five numbers was sold [...]
No Serious Injuries In Four-Vehicle, One Pedestrian Crash Near Walnut Hill
There were no serious injuries in a four-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian early Thursday morning near Walnut Hill.
The accident happened about 5:30 a.m. on Pine Forest Road near Deer Lake Road. Witnesses said hunters in three pickup trucks were parked on the shoulder of the road when the driver of a Ford Expedition left the [...]
Bratt Superhero Boy On A Mission To Thank Law Enforcement
Tyler Carach is a Bratt Elementary School student by day, and an after school superhero that’s on a mission to thank law enforcement officers.
Tyler and his mother Sheena, who is a former police officer, created the “I DONUT need a reason to THANK a cop” program after an encounter with Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies at [...]
Deferred Prosecution For Task Force Members; State Still Contends Century Violated Sunshine Law
The four individuals accused of violating Florida’s Sunshine Law won’t be prosecuted, but the State Attorney’s Office remains steadfast that a violation occurred and has the put the Town of Century on notice.
The former members of a Citizens Advisory Task Force — Alfonzie Cottrell, Helen Mincy, Sylvia Godwin, and Robert Mitchell — previously pleaded not [...]
Cantonment Man Charged With Tom Thumb Robbery
A Cantonment man has been arrested for the September 10 armed robbery of a local convenience store.
Jonathan Mark Vito, 44, was charged with robbery with a firearm, a first degree felony. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $50,000.
Vito allegedly entered the Tom Thumb on Highway 29 and Woodbury Court [...]
Lipscomb Elementary Art Teacher Named Best in State
Sally Miller of R.C. Lipscomb Elementary School has been named the 2016 Florida Art Education Association’s “Elementary Teacher of the Year”.
She has a degree in art for the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s in education from the University of West Florida. She has taught at the elementary level for 19 years, and f0r [...]