Baker Downs Northview

November 17, 2018

The Northview Chiefs lostin the regional semifinals to the Baker Gators 38-14 Friday night in Baker.

The Chiefs headed into the semifinal matchup looking for a win, and looking to honoring teammate Dariontae Richardson. The junior had  a heart attack last Saturday just hours after a 40-14 Chiefs win over Graceville. He continues to recover in a Mobile hospital.

Northview carried Richardson’s jersey to the coin toss and as they ran onto the field.

The first quarter remained scoreless until the final minute. Baker took a 6-0 lead with 36 seconds in the quarter, but as the quarter expired, Northview’s Seth Killam scored on a 54 yard quarterback keeper. With a good kick from the Chiefs to give Northview a 7-6 lead, the Baker Gators were behind for the first  time this entire season.

Baker regained the lead with a touchdown with just under six minutes to go in the half and failed at a two point conversion. Baket hit the endzone again and their two-point plans were spoiled by a host of Chiefs. Headed into halftime, Baker held a 18-7 lead.

After another Baker TD, the Chiefs scored their second touchdown of the night with a 1-yard run from Trent Peebles with 7:55 for a score of 25-14.

Northview ended with a winning 8-5 season.

Baker advances to their fifth straight regional final next Friday night against Vernon. Vernon defeated Jay 40-0 Friday night.

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Tax Collector Returns $1 Million To Escambia County

November 17, 2018

Tax Collector Scott Lunsford has returned over a million dollars to Escambia County during his first two years in office.

This fiscal year, he returned  $493,425.17 in unspent revenue to the county commission for fiscal year 2017-2018, bringing his two year total to $1,048,360.37.

“I am proud to reach this million-dollar milestone in just my second year in office,” Lunsford said. “We work hard to be fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ money. We are proud to be able to provide the Board of County Commissioners these funds that can be invested in local services that make Escambia County a great place to live.”

The Escambia County Tax Collector office is fee-based, meaning its operations are funded through the fees it collects. At the end of each fiscal year and after its budget is funded, the tax collector distributes all unused fees to local taxing authorities.

Sunny Skies, Nice Temps For The Weekend

November 17, 2018

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Calm wind.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Calm wind.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Calm wind.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Thanksgiving Day: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.