Three Injured In North Century Boulevard Crash
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Century.
The accident happened just before 7 p.m. at the intersection of North Century Boulevard and West Highway 4 and involved two passenger vehicles. The driver and two juvenile occupants of one vehicle were injured, one being airlifted by LifeGuard helicopter to Sacred Heart Hospital [...]
Tate Showband Performs Today At Pearl Harbor
The Tate High School Showband of the South is in Hawaii to take part in the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band today. They will join bands from around the United States and Japan in a concert commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The mass band, including the Tate [...]
Century Updating 25 Year Old Land Development Code
The Town of Century is updated its aging Land Development Code thanks to a state grant.
The town received a $25,000 Division of Community Development’s Community Planning Technical Assistance Grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to update their LDC, which was adopted on April 29, 1991. The work is being done [...]
Molino Man Charged With Firing Rifle At Two People
A Molino man is facing felony charges after allegedly firing a rifle at two people.
Justin Michael Odom, 22, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Odom and another man, whose name has not been released, were reportedly involved in an altercation at a home in the 400 block of Lakeview Avenue [...]
State Taking Escambia Popeye’s Death Penalty Case To U.S. Supreme Court
The state plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit a landmark Escambia County case in which justices struck down as unconstitutional Florida’s death-penalty sentencing procedure because it gave too much power to judges, instead of juries.
Attorney General Pam Bondi’s lawyers will appeal a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court [...]
Flomaton Man Charged With Weekend Shooting Death
A Flomaton man has been charged with the shooting death of a mother of four Friday night in Pollard, AL.
Shannon Heath Bell, age 31 of Upper Creek Road, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of 36-year old Donna L. Martin. He was being held in the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton [...]
Jay Pediatrician Moving Medical Practice To Century
Jay pediatrician Dr. Marian Stewart is moving her practice to Century next month.
Stewart has practiced pediatric medicine as part of the Jay Medical Clinic for the past 18 years. She will close her Jay practice on January 12, 2017, and will join Escambia Community Clinics January 16 at their new ECC Century Pediatrics location at [...]
Historic Marker Dedicated At Escambia County Training School Site
An official historic marker was dedicated Friday in Atmore marking the location of the former Escambia County Training School on Martin Luther King Avenue.
The site’s history dates back to 1920 when a wooden building was constructed as the Atmore Colored School, which operated until 1925. In 1926, a new wood and brick building was erected [...]
Lightning Strike Damages Homes; Sparks Pole Fire; Thousands Lose Power
A lightning strike caused damage at two homes on Chippewa Way Sunday morning and sparked a utility pole fire in Molino as thousands lost power in North Escambia.
Lightning apparently struck a home in the 11000 block of Chippewa Way just before 9:30 a.m. causing minor damage. The next door neighbor’s home also suffered damage to [...]
Firefighters Battle Two Wildland Fires Near Cantonment
Firefighters from multiple department battled two wildland fires in the Cantonment area Saturday night.
The Florida Department of Forestry estimated the first fire off Quintette Road to be 15 acres. The forest service had a tractor/plow on the ground by 7:30 p.m. and reported to have control of the fire by 7:53. The fire was contained [...]
Molino Holds Annual Christmas Parade (With Photo Gallery)
The annual Molino Christmas Parade was held Saturday morning on Crabtree Church Road. After the parade, Santa Claus met with lots of good boys and girls at the Molino Ballpark.
Sponsored by the Molino Recreation Association, proceeds from the [...]
Molino’s Parker Wins Snowball Derby Pro Truck Race
Jarrett Parker of Molino took the win in the Snowball Derby Beef O’ Brady’s Pro Truck 50 Saturday night at 5 Flags Speedway. Saturday night was Parker’s 10th start of the year and fourth and largest win.
Parker’s #46 Grocery Advantage truck sports a “NE/NorthEscambia.com” logo by each door.
Pictured: Jarrett Parker (left) wins the Snowball Derby [...]
Despite Recent Rain, Drought Conditions Get Worse
The showers and thunderstorms across the area earlier this week made little difference in our local drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
Escambia County in Florida and the western third of Escambia County in Alabama are in a severe drought, while most of Santa Rosa County and the remainder of Escambia County in Alabama [...]
Local Resident Escapes Gatlinburg Fires
A beautiful mountain-view Gatlinburg vacation turned into a horrifying drive for local residentJennifer Ness.
An operator at Gulf Power’s Distribution Operations Center, Ness had to evacuate from the wildfires around Gatlinburg which burned more than 700 buildings and killed at least 11 people earlier this week.
Ness evacuated safely to a nearby hotel and returned home on [...]