Sign Guy Had Just One Job: But This Molino Detour Goes In Circles

January 18, 2017

The sign pictured above on Chestnut at Crabtree Church Road incorrectly advises drivers to take a right hand turn to detour around a closed bridge on Molino Road. The “sign guy”, as one reader observed, even had written instructions marked on the pavement with a left hand arrow. Drivers that follow the detour, as incorrectly marked, will circle back to their starting point.

The Florida Department of Transportation is replacing the Molino Road (CR 182) bridge over Penasula Creek at a cost of $1,128,303. The project is expected to be completed in the fall.

Reader submitted photo for, click to enlarge.

Stead Pre-Files For Century Council Seat

January 18, 2017

The first candidate has pre-filed for an upcoming special election in Century to fill two council seats.

Kevin L Stead pre-filed Tuesday for Century Town Council, Seat 2, a non partisan office.

Stead currently hold the seat on a temporary basis, appointed as the temporary replacement for Annie Savage, who passed away in late October. The election will fill the seat until the end of Savage’s term in January 2021.

The Century election is set for February 14 and/or February 28, depending on the number of candidates that qualify. The official qualifying period is January 23 and January 24.

Driver Injured In Highway 95A Two Vehicle Crash

January 18, 2017

One person was transported to an area  hospital with minor injuries after a two vehicle accident on Highway 95A near Tate School Road just before 8:00 Wednesday morning.  The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Cantonment Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS also responded to the crash. photo by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.