Jay Man Charged With Sex Crimes After Being Caught With Student On Campus
A Jay man has been charged with multiple felony sex offenses after using allegedly using a phone app to contact a local student and sneaking onto the Jay High School campus to meet the juvenile.
Curtis Joshua Cannon, age 27 of Curt Lane, was charged with two counts lewd and lascivious battery on a victim age [...]
Shots Fired Disturbance: Gunfire Hits Century Home
Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shots fired disturbance in the 6000 block of Jefferson Avenue Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival, they discovered that an unknown suspect had fired one round into the side of a home.
During the investigation, 29-year old Cassious Lett was detained for questioning. He was arrested for marijuana possession and on [...]
Anything But Perfidious: Escambia’s Best Spellers Take On The Bee
The 2015 Sandy Sansing Spelling Bee wrapped up Thursday night with the crowning of the very best student spellers in Escambia County.
At the high school level, winners were:
1st Place — James Henderson, 9th grade, Pensacola High/IB Program
2nd Place — Dawn Van Iderstine, 11th grade, West Florida Home School
3rd Place — Malik Blankenship, 10th grade, Booker [...]
Instagram Pot Photos Land Cantonment Woman In Jail
A Cantonment woman’s latest “selfie” was a mugshot at the county jail after a DCF investigator found Instagram photos and video of her smoking pot and rolling up marijuana cigarettes, and after she and a juvenile tested positive for drugs.
Stacy Jo Ferguson-Sharp, 31, was charged with felony child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of [...]
Scott’s Budget Includes $84 Million For Highway 29 And Nine Mile Road Widening Projects
Gov. Rick Scott’s “Keep Florida Working” budget announced Wednesday includes $118 million in major road projects in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
The budget includes $38 million to add lanes and reconstruct Highway 29 from north of I-10 to Nine Mile Road in Escambia County, including reconstruction of the Highway 29/Nine Mile Road intersection to increase [...]
Tate Varsity Cheerleaders Take First At FHSAA Regionals
The Tate High School Varsity Cheerleaders won first place recently in the medium division of the FHSAA Regionals in Marianna.
With the win, the Lady Aggies advanced directly to the FHSAA finals in Kissimmee. The team also won first place and overall champions at the Battle at the Beach Competition and the Chipola College Cheerleading Extravaganza.
Pine Forest High Student Killed In Hwy 29 Traffic Crash; Three Other Students Injured
A Pine Forest High School student with a love for basketball was killed and three other students were injured in a two vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 29.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 19-year old Gregory D. Murphy, 19, was traveling north on Highway 29 about 12:15 p.m. and attempted a left turn onto [...]
Century Man Jailed After Search Warrant Turns Up Drugs, Weapons
A Century man is facing multiple felony charges after a search warrant at his Henry Street turn turned up a variety of drugs and firearms.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division executed the search warrant on Henry Street, resulting in charges against Kinte Hassan Franklin, 37, of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, [...]
Century Offers Cash Prize For New Slogan
The Town of Century is looking for a new slogan, and they are a holding a contest with a small cash prize to find one.
The town is accepting new slogan ideas through February 13, with the town council to consider a winner at their regular meeting on February 16. Century Mayor Freddie McCall is personally [...]
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 [...]