Tax Collector Seeks Concealed Weapons Permit Applicants In Molino At Reduced Rate

December 11, 2017

The Escambia County Tax Collector’s Office is looking for a few customers interested in obtaining or renewing their concealed weapons permit to help them in Molino..

“As part of our training for our Molino office, on December 12 and 13 we will offer appointments to citizens to be our training customers. We are looking for customers who can be flexible and patient,” Kelly Cooke, spokesperson for Tax Collector Scott Lunsford, said.  “The tax collector fee up to $22 will be waived, and this opportunity is available on a first come/first served basis to the first 20 individuals who schedule their appointment.”

“If you are interested and would like to schedule during this time, please email your request to and include your name and phone number. We will contact you to determine their eligibility and schedule the appointment,” she said.

The Molino tax collection office will officially begin offering original applications and renewals of concealed weapon licenses on December 14.

While renewal licenses will be printed in the office, new applications still will be submitted to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for final approval. The statutory turnaround time for this process is within 90 days.

The Escambia County Tax Collector Molino Office is located at 6440 Highway 95-A North, Suite A, in the Molino Community Complex.

Third Red Bulb Placed On Fire Safety Wreath

December 11, 2017

A structure fire in the 3600 block of West Cervantes represents the third red bulb on the “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety wreath.

Escambia County Emergency Communications received a phone call reporting the residential fire at 2:50 p.m. Saturday. Crews arrived on scene at 2:55 p.m. to find a working fire with flames showing from the entire front of the single family home.

Escambia Fire Rescue called the fire under control at 3:50 p.m., with the home damaged approximately 75 percent from smoke and fire. The fire displaced five adults and two children who are being assisted by the American Red Cross. No injuries were reported in part by the home having multiple working smoking detectors. The Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

The “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety campaign is a collaborative initiative with the city of Pensacola to promote fire safety during the month of December. During the month-long campaign, five-foot wreaths are on display at 18 county fire stations and five city fire stations, with wreaths also placed outside Escambia County’s Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building downtown, the Escambia County Public Safety Building, Pensacola City Hall and Cordova Mall near the food court entrance. Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage, a green light bulb will be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential home.

Pictured: The “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety wreath at the Molino Fire Station, covered in snow on Saturday. Photo by Jared Sigler for, click to enlarge.

Nice Sunny Monday, Not As Cold

December 11, 2017

Here is your official area forecast:

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 60. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 31. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Pictured: A cold sunset Sunday evening at Lake Stone in Century. photo, click to enlarge.