Century Gets Look At Future Economic Development Plan
The Century Town Council got a sneak peek at their Economic Development Strategic Plan during a special meeting Thursday afternoon with the Haas Center, the research and consulting arm of the University of West Florida, updating the council on their work over the past several months.
Once finalized, the plan will lay out a [...]
Tate Lady Aggies Win District 1-7A Championship
The Tate High School Lady Aggies won the District 1-7A championship Thursday night with a 8-1 win over the Navarre Raiders. The Aggies will now host Tallahassee Chiles in the quarterfinals next Thursday. Photos by Timothy Dunsford for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
West Florida Lady Jags Win District 1-4A Championship
The West Florida Lady Jaguars won the District 1-4A championship Thursday night with a 10-0 blowout of the Marianna Bulldogs. The Lady Jags will host Godby on Wednesday at 7p.m. in the Region 1-4A finals. Pictured: (bottom, L-R) Jibrasha Moore, Danyelle Black, Ealon Pyle, Korina Rosario, Jordaine Watkins, Nachelle Watson, Kristin Gunter, Kayla Miller, (back [...]
Jay Lady Royals Claim District 3-1A Championship
The Jay Lady Royals won the District 3-1A championship Thursday night with a 5-2 win over Chipley. It was the third consecutive district championship for Jay.
Chassity McCraney pitched the win in seven for the Lady Royals, allowing five hits, striking out seven.
Jay hitters were Destiny Herring 2-4, R, RBI; Sydney Lowery 3-4, 2RBI; Samantha Steadham [...]
Arrest Made After Teen Stabbed In Barth
A teenager was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital after being stabbed in the Barth community north of Molino Wednesday night, and another teen is charged with the crime.
The 16-year old male was reportedly stabbed twice — including once in the chest area — about 7:15 p.m. during and altercation in the area of Barth Lane [...]
Trial Postponed For Molino Woman Claiming Self Defense In Husband’s Fatal Shooting
Trial been postponed for a Molino woman accused of murdering her husband last year.
Rebecca A. Rogers, 43, appeared before Judge Linda Nobles Wednesday in Escambia County Circuit Court. Nobles, at the request of both her defense attorney and prosecutors, reset Roger’s jury trial. Jury selection is now set to begin in late June.
Rogers allegedly shot [...]
Century Man Gets Five Years For Indecent Exposure To Nursing Home Residents
A Century man was sentenced to five years in state prison Tuesday for exposing himself in front of nursing home residents in Century.
Daryl Lamar Brown, 46, was found guilty by an Escambia County jury of two counts of lewd and lascivious exposure in the presence of an elderly or disabled person and two additional [...]
Walmart To Hire 100 For Atmore Summer Opening
Walmart is looking to hire about 100 people for their new store slated to open this summer in Atmore.
A temporary hiring center is now open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 101 North Main Street. Interested applicants may also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com.
Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company [...]
Long Abandoned Jay Livestock Market Could See New Life
The long abandoned Jay Livestock Market could have a future purpose, but exactly what that purpose might be remains to be seen. The livestock market, located on Commerce Street and Coleman Avenue, open in Jay in 1940 and closed around the end of the century.
The West Florida Regional Planning Council held a community meeting Tuesday [...]
Century Couple Sentenced In Connection With Financial Exploitation Of Elderly Woman
A Century husband and wife have been sentenced on charges related the financial exploitation of an elderly woman.
Lashonda Marsha Johnson, 42, pleaded no contest to felony exploitation of an elderly person. Judge E.P. Nickinson withheld adjudication and sentenced Johnson to 18 months probation, ordered her to stay away from alcohol and controlled substances and ordered [...]
Lightning Sparks Molino House Fire, One Injured
One person was injured and a home was destroyed by fire Monday night near Molino after a lightning struck an outdoor propane tank.
The fire was reported just before 8 p.m. in the 6900 block of Highway 99 near Blackberry Lane. A resident of the home reported lighting struck a their propane tank and their house [...]
Organ Donor Month: Father Describes His Darkest Hour
By Ensign Joshua Faulkner
Registered Nurse, Naval Hospital Pensacola
April is Donor Awareness Month and the following is my account of how a donor forever changed my family.
The minutes seemed like hours as my mind and body were finally succumbing to all that was happening. The reality that my son was closer to death [...]
Contractor Paves Remainder Of Bratt Road, Repairs Crumbling Pavement
A contractor has paved the remainder of Bratt Road and has made good on a warranty promise to repave sections of the road that were surfaced back in December and later began to crumble.
The first part of the project in December included dirt road paving and drainage improvements on Bratt Road from [...]