Escambia Prostitution Stings Nets 15 Arrests
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit has arrested 15 people for prostitution related crimes following an undercover operation.
The anti-prostitution operations took place over the past week and targeted both those individuals engaged in prostitution and the clients that sought their services. The arrests occurred after the suspects either offered to perform sexual acts [...]
Atmore Hospital To Be Managed By Infirmary Health; Baptist Out
The Escambia County Healthcare Authority (ECHA) voted during a called meeting Thursday afternoon to move forward with a management agreement with Infirmary Health of Mobile rather than renewing a 20-year old agreement with Baptist Health Care of Pensacola.
Baptist entered into an agreement in 1995 to manage the 49-bed facility; that agreement expires in June 2015.
Felony Fraud Charges Filed Against Former Escambia Schools Food Services Director
The State Attorney’s Office has filed felony fraud charges against Gail M. Szoboszlay, former Escambia County School District Director of Food Services, according to State Attorney Bill Eddins.
Szoboszlay was hired by the Escambia County School District in July 2012 at a salary of $82,875. She subsequently resigned in February 2013 after issues were raised regarding [...]
Thompson Indicted For Santa Rosa Double Murder
A Santa Rosa County grand jury Thursday indicted Derrick Ray Thompson for a double murder last month.
Thompson was indicted for two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of 60-year old Steven Tyrone Zackowski and 59-year old Debra Lynn Zackowski, both found shot to death in their Goliath Road home July 20.
Thompson was previously [...]
Two Sentenced For Theft Of Molino Teen’s Kart Racing Gear
Two people have been sentenced in connection with the May 2013 theft of kart racing gear from a Molino teen.
Amos Dewayne Sellers, age 34 of Pensacola and Lake Daniel Brooks, age 23 of Cantonment, were both charged with burglary and grand theft following the incident.
Both men entered pleas of no contest to the [...]
Workshop To Explore 6-Laning Highway 29 South Of 9½ Mile
The Florida Department of Transportation will host a public workshop concerning proposed improvements to Highway 29 from I-10 to Nine and One Half Mile Road. The meeting will be held Tuesday, September 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Northside Apostolic Church, 213 West Nine and One Half Mile Road, Pensacola.
Escambia, AL, Animal Shelter Now Empty, 200 Animals Gone Days Before Closure
The animal shelter in Flomaton is quiet today…almost 200 animals either adopted out or pulled by another rescue group. The Humane Society of Escambia County (Ala.) announced in July that it will no longer operate the shelter as of the end of the August.
“When we saw ourselves a month ago with no future [...]
New Fiber Optic Internet Connection Being Installed For Schools
A new fiber optic cable is being installed in the Byrneville, Bratt and Walnut Hill areas. The fiber connection is being installed by a contractor for Southern Light Fiber based in Mobile.
According to Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, the fiber connection will be used to provide improved high speed internet services for Northview High [...]
Century Man Threatens To Kill Deputies, Every Cop That He Sees
A Century man is behind bars on a weapons charge after allegedly threatening to kill multiple Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies and every cop that he saw.
Aaron Tyrone Madison, Jr., 31, was charged with possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon and criminal mischief with property damage.
An Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy observed a four [...]
Valentino Off Escambia Commission; School Board Seat Still Undecided; Rep. Miller Wins
One Escambia County commissioner was unseated and a school board race is head back to the ballot following Tuesday’s primary voting in Escambia County. And Congressman Jeff Miller easily cruised past his Republican challenger on his way to the November ballot.
Only 17 percent of registered voters in Escambia County voted in Tuesday’s primary.
Escambia Commission District [...]
10 Years After Arriving In America, New Citizen Votes For The First Time
Ten years to the day since Cesar Gonzalez came to America from Colombia, South America, he voted in his first election Tuesday in Century.
Gonzalez became a naturalized citizen on November 9, 2012, and registered to vote in the lobby of the courthouse immediately following the ceremony. Tuesday he showed his identification, just like [...]
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Complete Escambia Election Results
Here are complete, but unofficial, election results from Tuesday’s primary election in Escambia County: Read More →