Hundreds Attend Walnut Hill Ruritan Auction
Hundreds of people attended the 41st Annual Walnut Hill Ruritan Club Farm Equipment Auction Saturday in Walnut Hill.
Items sold included farm equipment, lawn and garden equipment, household items and more during the event, which is held each year on the last Saturday of February. All proceeds from the auction [...]
Manna, Rotary Clubs Team Up To Create Nearly 80,000 Meals For The Hungry
The Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola (CROP) were joined with Manna Food Bank Saturday. The Fourth Annual Rotary Against Hunger Project resulted in 79,413 meals being packed for the hungry in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Over 300 volunteers took part in Saturday’s event, with each of the area’s 12 Rotary Clubs represented.
fThe Rotary Against Hunger [...]
Report: Crime Is Down In Escambia County
Crime in Escambia County was down 9.6 percent in 2014, while the number of violent crimes was down 1.2 percent, according to the latest numbers released Friday by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. There were 1,761 violent crimes in Escambia County in 2014, down from 2,271 in 2008, the year before Sheriff David Morgan took [...]
Gastrointestinal Infections On The Rise In Escambia County
An increased number of gastrointestinal infections have been reported in Escambia County, and the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County would like to remind the community of proper hygiene practices to prevent gastrointestinal illness.
Gastrointestinal infections can be highly contagious and are usually spread through person to person contact with an infected person, contact with [...]
Northview’s Anna Barry Named Escambia Teacher Of The Year
Anna Barry of Northview High School has been named the Escambia County Teacher of the Year.
“As a teacher, it’s great to see what you did really did impact students later in life,” Barry said. “Sometimes you have to get them to step outside their comfort zones, and in the end it can all [...]
Local Elementary School Custodian Arrested For Child Porn
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Pensacola Regional Operations Center Special Agents have arrested Samuel Dwain Yates, 43, of 4289 W. Avenida De Golf, Milton, Fla. on four counts of possession of child pornography. Yates is a custodian at the Jim Allen Elementary School in Cantonment.
Agents began investigating Yates after receiving [...]
Know Before You Burn: Burn Authorizations Often Needed
Many times, area residents need permits for outdoor burns, according to the Florida Forest Service.
One of the primary roles of the Florida Forest Service is management of the state’s burn programs. Whether burning acres of forestlands or piles for land clearing operations, residents who plan to burn often need an authorization from their local FFS [...]
Two County Bridges Set For Replacement By FDOT
The Florida Department of Transportation is set to replace two North Escambia bridges. The bridges have reached deterioration to warrant replacement by the state as part of FDOT’s Five-Year Work Plan.
The bridges are the Dortch Road bridge over Beaver Dam Creek, and the County Road 97A bridge over Boggy Creek.
The Dortch Road Bridge, near Bratt, [...]
As Poarch Creeks Push For North Escambia Gaming, Florida Focus Is On Seminoles
As the Poarch Band of Creek Indians push Gov. Rick Scott for a gaming compact and a possible casino in North Escambia [read more], most of the attention on gaming in Florida is focused on a gaming compact with the Seminoles. Dara Kam reports….
A high-stakes deal with the Seminole Tribe set to expire this summer [...]
The ‘Odd’ Neighbor: Cantonment Man Charged With Stalking
A Cantonment man described as an “odd” neighbor has been arrested for stalking a woman.
The victim told the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office that she, her husband and her young child moved into a Cantonment home just off Neal Road back in mid-December. She said that a neighbor came over the day she moved in. The [...]
Scott Suspends 11th Grade English Test
Days before testing was scheduled to begin, Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Tuesday suspending the administration of an 11th-grade language arts test that Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has asked the Legislature to eliminate.
The move was expected; Stewart had recommended last week that Scott suspend the exam so that lawmakers [...]
No Serious Injuries In Hwy 29, Neal Road Accident
There were no serious injuries in a two vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon at Neal Road and Highway 29 in Cantonment. The accident is under investigation by the Florida highway Patrol. NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Price, click to enlarge.
Northview Celebrates National FFA Week With Breakfast
FFA members at Northview High School are celebrating National FFA Week with a variety of events.
Tuesday morning, the FFA officers and members prepared a homestyle breakfast for teachers, staff and invited guests that support the FFA program. Northview’s FFA program has been recognized as one of [...]
State Attorney To Appeal Sentence That Allows Sex Offender Doc To Remain Free
[Updated] An Escambia County doctor, Brian Mitchell Lee, was designated as a sex offender and sentenced Monday afternoon by Judge Terry Terrell to two years of community control and 13 years probation. The 43-year old was convicted of traveling to meet a minor to engage in sexual contact, unlawful use of a two-way communication [...]