One Injured In Highway 29, North Tate School Road Crash

April 17, 2024

One person was reported injured in a two-vehicle crash about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon on Highway 29 near North Tata School Road.

The injured person was transported to an area hospital by Escambia County EMS with injuries that were not considered critical.

We’re told properly restrained toddler in one of the vehicles was not injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

New Playground Equipment Added At Harvester Homes Park I In Cantonment

April 17, 2024

Escambia County Parks and Recreation has installed a new playground at the Harvester Homes I Park in Cantonment, one of four new county playgrounds this year.

The new playgrounds offer a variety of play features for children of all ages to enjoy, including slides, climbing structures, interactive games, musical instruments, and more.

The other new playgrounds were installed at the Garcon Bayou Nature Park, Lakewood Park and Westernmark Park,

The Harvester Home Park is located off Well Line Road at 430 Belmont Avenue, about a block away from Harvester Homes II Park.

Pictured: The playground at the Harvester Homes Park in Cantonment. Photos for, click to enlarge.

Godwin and Hernandez Named EREC Scholarship Winners

April 17, 2024

Maggie Rose Godwin and Anna Marie Hernandez have been named as the winners of Escambia River Electric Cooperative’s 2024 Herman D. Johnson Scholarship Awards.

Godwin (pictured left) is a senior at Northview High School.

Hernandez is a senior at Central School.

Godwin and Hernandez will receive $1,000 each for four years providing they continue to meet the scholarship criteria. The scholarships will be formally presented at the EREC annual meeting on April 27 at Ernest Ward Middle School.

In the past, capital credits issued by EREC that were unclaimed had to be turned over to the state. But state legislation now allows such funds to be deposited into a qualified, educational charity fund. The EREC membership voted to use these funds in the form of scholarships.

Courtesy photos.

Reminder: Driver’s License, Tax Collector Services Available Thursday In Century

April 17, 2024

Driver’s license and other tax collector services will be available in Century on Thursday, April 18  from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Billy G. Ward Courthouse.

Mobile Licensing and Identification Office (MILO) is a fully functional tax collector office on wheels, offering a range of services. The mobile unit provides a convenient method to renew a driver license, obtain a replacement driver license, conversion/reciprocation of out-of-state license, change a name or address on a current driver license or identification card, and get a first-time identification card. In addition to licensing services, the mobile unit also provides an opportunity to renew or replace a vehicle registration, receive a parking placard, transfer a title, pay property taxes, and apply for a business tax receipt. Written and driving tests are not available from the MILO unit.

Pictured: A citizens receives services at MILO at the Billy G. Ward Courthouse in Century on on March 21. photo, click to enlarge.