Cantonment Man Charged With Capital Felony Sexual Battery On A Child
A Cantonment man has been charged with capital felony sexual battery on a 7-year old child.
George Gilbert Heady, age 56 of Griggs Street, is being held without bond in the Escambia County Jail.
He stands accused of abusing the young victim multiple times in a variety of ways involving inappropriate physical contact, according to an arrest [...]
Burge Sentenced To 15 Years For Molino Murder
Debra Burge was sentenced Monday to 15 years for her role in the 2013 murder of Harvey Ray Smith in Molino.
The body of Smith, age 43 of Pace, was found stuffed into a trunk behind a Motel 6 on Davis Highway on the morning of May 4, 2013. after [...]
Public Safety Boss: Additional Training Won’t Be Required Of Volunteer Firefighters
Concerns that Escambia County volunteer firefighters will be required to have a higher level of training to remain in service, and that the requirement could leave some fire stations with no volunteers, simply are not true, Escambia County Public Safety Director Mike Weaver said Monday afternoon.
Escambia County volunteer firefighters are currently required to have “Firefighter [...]
Three Injured In Early Morning Molino Crash After Driver Falls Asleep
Three people were injured in an early Monday morning single vehicle crash in Molino.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 37-year old Cody Powell of Pensacola was northbound on Highway 29 north of Mathison Road about 12:50 a.m. when he fell asleep behind the wheel of his 1999 Lincoln Navigator. The SUV left the roadway, traveling [...]
Wreck Outside Atmore Claims Lives Of Teenage Couple
A single vehicle accident Saturday night about seven miles outside Atmore has claimed the life of a teenage couple.
The accident occurred on Highway 31 in Baldwin County, AL, about 10 a.m. when a 2013 Nissan Maxima with four passengers left the roadway and struck a utility sign and a utlity pole. According to Alabama State [...]
Students To Move Into New Ernest Ward Middle School Next Monday (With Photo Gallery)
Students are expected to move into the new Ernest Ward Middle School in Walnut Hill one week from today.
Many of the school’s teachers spend a portion of their weekend setting up their new classroom, which contain all new furniture and new technology that includes triple smart boards with “smart pens” that can be used by [...]
Portion Of Stefani Road To Close For Bridge Replacement
Work is schedule to begin this week to replace an existing bridge over an unnamed branch on fani Road in Cantonment.
The $919,509 project includes replacing the existing bridge, repaving the approaches, new guardrail, minor drainage improvements, sodding, and placement of new pavement markings.
Stefani Road will be closed to traffic during construction. Motorists may [...]
One Killed In Saturday Night Single Vehicle Crash
One person was killed in a single vehicle crash Saturday night on County Road 97 near Cantonment.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 22-year old Jonathon J. Hall was southbound in a 2006 Pontiac SUV about 6:15 p.m. when he traveled off the roadway for an unknown reason. The SUV overturned, coming to rest on its side. [...]
Man Gets Life For Molino Murder
Zachary Greer has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2013 first degree murder of Harvey Ray Smith.
His co-defendant, 24-year old Debra Burge, has pleaded no contest in September to a lesser charge of second degree murder charge in the death of Harvey Ray Smith. She will be sentenced this week.
Unemployment Rate Falls Across Area
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level decreasing or holding steady in the North Escambia area.
Escambia County’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.8 percent in November to 5.4 percent in December. There were 7,428 people reported unemployed during the [...]
IRS Warns Of Increasing Number Of Local Phone Scammers
Area residents are receiving an increasing number of aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents.
The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con [...]