Cantonment Veterinarian Gets State Prison For Multiple Drug Convictions
A Cantonment veterinarian is headed to prison after being convicted on drug charges that resulted from an investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA.
Michael Bishop Windley, age 67 of Highway 196 Molino, was sentenced Thursday to 20 months in state prison to be followed by 10 years probation after being convicted on [...]
Local Schools Receive State Five Star School Awards
Several local schools have received “Five Star School Award” from the Florida Department of Education.
Escambia County schools honored were Jim Allen, Molino Park, Beulah, Lipscomb, McArthur, Pine Meadow, Bellview, Blue Angels, Hellen Caro, N.B. Cook, Cordova Park, , Longleaf, Pleasant Grove, Scenic Heights and A.K. Suter elementary schools; and Brown Barge Middle School.
The Five Star [...]
Cantonment Gas Station Carjacking, Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested
[UPDATED 9:30 a.m.] A Cantonment man has been arrested in connection with the carjacking of a woman at a Cantonment gas station last month and an attempted sexual assault a short time later.
Eddie Lee Atkins, age 27 of 622 Muscogee Road, has been charged with attempted sexual assault with force and carjacking without a firearm [...]
Gulf Power Customers Face January Increase
Gulf Power customers will see an increase on their bill next year. The Florida Public Service Commission allows expenses such as power plant fuel to be passed along to consumers, but they are not allowed to earn a profit on fuel charges.
A Gulf Power residential customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt hours a month will [...]
Son Charged After Dad Reports $37K In Musical And Fishing Equipment Stolen
A Cantonment man was arrested on long list of charges after allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of musical and fishing equipment.
Andrew Mark Hintz, 32, was charged with at least 10 counts of felony fraud for providing false information to a pawn broker, 10 felony counts of dealing in stolen property and three [...]
Cleaning Up: Century To Hold Surplus Auction This Saturday
The Town of Century is cleaning house and putting surplus property on the auction block this Saturday.
Most of the items are from the former Helicopter Technology building in the town’s industrial park, and the town is anxious to make a deal to get rid of items left behind by the former tenant.
The items are grouped [...]
Northview Manufacturing Tech Program Becomes Regional Model
The Automation and Production Technology Academy at Northview High School is being used as a model for similar academies at middle and high schools across the region.
Tuesday, the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council’s Academy Task Force met at Northview to tour the manufacturing technology program to learn more about how it works. Upon completing the program, [...]
UWF’s Haas Center To Assume Economic Development Role For Century Chamber
The University of West Florida’s Haas Center will assume the role of economic development coordination for the Century Area Chamber of Commerce following resignation of a chamber staffer.
A year ago, the chamber hired Cindy Anderson for the position, which was funded by a $40,000 contribution by the Escambia County Commission. Anderson had spent a decade [...]
Navy Donates T-39 Training Aircraft To George Stone Technical Center
Like many retired Navy veterans that have served decades on active duty only to return to serving their country in another role, one of the last T-39 Sabreliner jets to fly at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola will help instruct students at George Stone Technical Center.
Instead of being flown to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base “boneyard” [...]
No Major Damage In Walnut Hill Kitchen Fire
A kitchen fire was out when firefighters arrived at a Walnut Hill home Tuesday evening.
The fire was reported about 5:50 p.m. at a home in the 5200 block of Wiggins Lake Road. The first firefighters on scene reported light smoke in the brick home but no fire. There was no major damage and no injuries [...]