Deadline Is Tomorrow For $25K Century Business Challenge
Tuesday is the deadline to apply to win $25,000 to start a business in Century. At last report, there were five applications already submitted.
Prizes for the winner of the Century Business Challenge include space at the Century Business Center at a lease rate of $1 per [...]
Alabama Attempted Murder Suspect Jailed In Escambia, FL
An Alabama attempted murder suspect is now behind bars in Escambia County, FL.
Walter Lee Hodges, 43, was allegedly driving southbound on Highway 31 near Brewton, AL, on March 22 when he met a vehicle occupied by his ex-wife and her relative. He allegedly ran the vehicle off the road after giving chase, and then rammed [...]
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Cottage Hill
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Sunday afternoon in the Cottage Hill community.
The victim, reportedly a male, was pronounced deceased on the scene of the crash just south of the McKenzie Road crossing at Highway 95. The victim was struck by a southbound train.
A spokesperson for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said [...]
Vietnam Veterans Get Emotional ‘Welcome Home’ (With Photo Gallery)
It was a tearful welcome home Saturday for a small group of Vietnam veterans….a welcome home decades overdue.
National Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Day is observed on March 29, the 42nd anniversary of the last U.S. troops leaving Vietnam — except for the prisoners of war. Saturday, a few dozen people gathered [...]
Northview Grad Serving With Navy Strike Fighter Squadron
A 2014 Northview High School graduate is currently serving with the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 122, also known as the “Flying Eagles”, stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Airman Willie Owens is an aviation ordnanceman with the squadron, which the Navy designates as VFA-122, and works with the Navy’s most lethal [...]
Roof Fire Damages Century Auto Parts
Fire damaged the roof of Century Auto Parts Saturday.
The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. and was contained to a roofing membrane over the rear auto repair shop area of the building on North Century Boulevard. Firefighters believe a smoldering fire was sparked in the roofing material from a heater pipe that exiting the side [...]
Navy Helicopter Mishap Off Nine Mile Road
A Navy helicopter suffered a “mishap” at a practice field on Nine Mile Road just before 7 p.m. Friday. There were no serious injuries reported.
A Training Air Wing FIVE helicopter had a training mishap at around 6:45 p.m. Friday, according to a press release, at Naval Air Station Whiting Field’s Navy Outlying Landing Field Site [...]
Tate Hosts District Special Olympics (With Photo Gallery)
The 19th Annual Escambia County School District’s Special Olympics Spring Games were held Friday at Tate High School with over 500 student athletes. Over 600 Tate student volunteers assisted as “buddies” and event workers.
The event began with Special Olympic athletes running with the Special Olympics Torch around the track. There will was also an Olympic [...]
Area Unemployment Rate Falls
The latest job numbers released Friday show the unemployment level decreasing in the North Escambia area.
Escambia County’s unemployment rate decreased from 6.1 percent in January to 5.9 percent in December. There were 8,125 people reported unemployed during the period. [...]
Deputies Name Suspect In Century Double Shooting
Two people are recovering after being shot Thursday night in Century, and the Escambia Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a suspect
Deputies are searching for 28-year old Brian Keith Sanders (pictured, but deputies said his head is now shaved). He is wanted on charges of aggravated battery, deadly missiles, possession of a [...]