Gulf Power Looks To Add More Wind Energy
Gulf Power is seeking to further diversify its energy mix by adding more wind. Monday, the company filed a petition asking the Florida Public Service Commission to approve adding 94 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingfisher Wind farm in Oklahoma.
Gulf Power is already a leading purchaser of wind generation among [...]
Bricks For Century High Monument Now On Sale
Bricks from the former Century High School are now for sale.
Engraved bricks will be sold at $50 each to be placed around a 1936 monument and flagpole salvaged from the former school, which was demolished due to tornado damage. In total, about 2,100 bricks were saved from the school building for the [...]
Resurfacing, Widening Projects Continue On Hwy 99, Barrineau Park Road
Projects are now 70 to 80 percent complete to widen and resurface several miles of County Road 99 and Barrineau Park Road.
Work is 70 percent complete on a project to widen and resurface seven miles of Highway 99 from Barrineau Park Road north to Highway 97A in Bay Springs, according to Escambia County. [...]
Two Molino Residents Injured In Cantonment Crash
Two people were injured, one seriously, in a single vehicle accident in Cantonment Saturday afternoon.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 70-year old John Wall of Molino was southbound on River Annex Road approaching Muscogee Road when he lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, left the roadway and struck a tree.
Wall received minor injuries, while his [...]
Vehicle Fire Threatens Mobile Home
Firefighters were able to keep a vehicle fire from spreading to a nearby mobile home Saturday near Molino.
The fire was reported to be fully involved and threatening a nearby structure on Casey Lane of Highway 95A. The blaze was quickly brought under control by responding firefighters.
NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.
Uber Driver Plows Into Escambia County Restaurant
There were no serious injuries when an Uber driver attempted to make her own drive-thru at an Escambia County restaurant Saturday night.
The Uber driver, Antionette Williams-Jones, 44, attempted to turn into a parking space in front of the Denny’s on Mobile Highway when she failed to stop, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.. She drove [...]
Several Unopposed Candidates Win Re-election; Local Field Set For Primary
Dozens of candidates had qualified to appear on the ballot in Escambia County when qualifying ended Friday at noon.
Several candidates will go into office without any opposition:
Supervisor of Elections: David Stafford
Property Appraiser: Chris Jones
Clerk of Courts: Pam Childers
District 4: Patty Hightower
District 5: William Slayton
Pensacola City Council:
District 3: Andy Terhaar
District 5: Gerald Wingate
Escambia Soil & [...]
Four Seek To Be Century’s Mayor; Two Council Members Unopposed
Four people are running for the office of mayor in Century, and two people have been re-elected to the town council by default.
Incumbent Mayor Freddie McCall is seeking a third term. He was elected to the Century Town Council in 2004, and was elected mayor in 2007 and to his current term in 2011.
McCall is [...]
Tornado Damaged Historic Century Methodist Church Coming Down
The tornado damaged 114-year old Century United Methodist Church is coming down, board by board, piece by piece..
“It’s being dismantled, not demolished,” Rev. Janet Lee said Thursday. “The hope is that there is enough wood there that is good enough to use in some way when we rebuild.”
The simple, but beautiful wooden church stood strong [...]
Construction Begins On New Paved Walking Trail In Walnut Hill
Construction is now underway on a new paved public walking trail in Walnut Hill.
As we reported in late 2015, the Escambia County Commission and the Escambia County School Board reached a 25-year agreement to allow the construction of the path near the Walnut Hill Community Center (also known as the [...]
Lowes Community Heroes Spruce Up Century Healthy Start
Volunteers from the Lowes on Airport Boulevard in Pensacola worked Thursday to spruce up the landscaping around the Century Healthy Start.
Lowes selected Healthy Start as their Community Hero Project. Lowe’s Heroes is a company-wide volunteer initiative that offers employees the opportunity to work on a project in their own neighborhood, helping to [...]
FDOT Engineer Plots Action Plan To Remedy Hwy 29 Truck Rollovers
Twice in just over a week, semi-trucks have rolled over on North Century Boulevard at Jackson Street in a curve town officials believed was ill-designed. And Wednesday, the Florida Department of Transportation agreed something needs to be done.
Century Mayor Freddie McCall met with Michael Lewis, FDOT traffic safety program engineer at the site of the [...]
Century Deputies Write 1,286 Traffic Tickets In Three Months
As attention has turned to a Century curve that is prone to truck rollover accidents, attention has also turned to speeders and traffic enforcement on North Century Boulevard.
Wednesday afternoon, Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies were seen making several traffic stops on North Century Boulevard. From a woman not wearing her seat belt, to a vehicle clocked [...]