Man Charged With Attacking Troopers At Son’s Fatal Wreck Is Arrested Again
After being arrested again for allegedly resisting law enforcement, bond has been revoked for a Molino father that was arrested last November on felony charges for attacking first responders and troopers at the scene of a traffic accident that claimed the life of his son.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 34-year old Joiel Wilson Edmonson [...]
Television Show Highlights Northview High FFA Program (With Video)
A new Escambia County Television (ECTV) show features the Northview High School FFA.
In the latest edition of Community Crossroads, Commissioner Steven Barry turns his focus to the Northview FFA as the program teaches a variety of lessons from preparing the next generation of farmers to teaching students how to be effective leaders in a variety [...]
Competing Medical Marijuana Proposals In House, Senate
Lawmakers in both chambers are advancing proposals that would open the door for a non-euphoric strain of marijuana that backers believe can dramatically reduce seizures in children with a rare form of epilepsy.
But the two proposals take very different approaches toward making the strain of cannabis known as “Charlotte’s Web” available to about 125,000 children [...]
District 5 Residents Express Concerns About Roads, Transportation At Town Hall
Roads and transportation were hot topics Monday evening as Escambia County District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry held a town hall meeting in Barrineau Park.
Several residents told the commissioner about dirt roads that need paving, or existing paved roads that need widening or improvement.
Barry said an existing project was underway to widen Jacks Branch Road with [...]
Atmore Motorcyclist Killed In Cantonment Crash
A 19-year old Atmore motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon in Cantonment.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Jacob Dale Lisenby was northbound about 1:08 p.m. on Highway 29 on a 1999 Honda motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he noticed 69-year old Mary O. Simpkins of Cantonment pulling out of the Grocery Advantage parking lot [...]
Local Students Represent India At Model United Nations Conference
Four Northview High School students recently took part in the 35th annual Florida High Schools Model United Nations conference in Orlando.
The high school conference was modeled after real debate and United Nations actions and programs.
Northview students Jessica Amerson, Moriah McGahan, Bethany Reynolds and Madison Weber, under the leadership of teacher Anna Barry, represented the assigned [...]
Going Up: Construction Continues On New Ernest Ward Middle
Construction is making visible progress for a new $17 million Ernest Ward Middle School in Walnut Hill. The new building, expected to open to students as early as January 2015, following Christmas Break 2014, will be an ultra modern, energy efficient building.
Escambia County voters played a big part in making the $17 million [...]
Fannie Road Closes This Week For Bridge Replacemet
Crews will begin construction activities on Fannie Road just outside Century next week.
The $1.8 million project will replace the bridge on Fannie Road over Dead Lake with a new concrete structure consisting of two 12-foot wide travel lanes and eight foot shoulders. Fannie Road will be closed during construction [...]
Escambia County To Try Again This Week To Name Adminstrator
Escambia County will try again this week to hold interviews and name a county administrator.
The Escambia County Commission was set to hold one-on-one job interviews with each of the five finalists for the county administrator position the last week of January, but a freak winter storm literally iced those plans.
Chloe Channell Headlines FFA Blue Jacket Jamboree (With Photo Galleries)
The annual Blue Jacket Jamboree was held Saturday at Northview High School to benefit the school’s FFA program.
The day’s entertainment included 12-year old Chloe Channell of America’s Got Talent fame, The Dusty Sanderson Band and more.
For a Chloe Channel photo gallery, click here.
Have your photo taken with Chloe Channell? Click here for a fan photo [...]
Escambia Murder Suspect Arrested In Mississippi
An Escambia County man is behind bars in Mississippi, charged in the Friday murder of his wife in the Mayfair community.
Antoine Tyshawn Banks, 34, is being held without bond in the Harrison County (MS) Jail. He was booked into the jail at 7:24 Saturday morning by the Biloxi (MS) Police Department. Banks [...]