Woman Injured In Highway 97 Construction Zone Wreck

August 20, 2018

A female driver was injured in single vehicle crash Monday afternoon in a Highway 97 construction zone.

The woman hit a crash cushion on Highway 97 over Sandy Hollow Creek, just south of Highway 4 about 2:25 p.m. The cushion performed as designed, absorbing much of the crash energy and stopping the vehicle before it his a concrete barrier.

The woman was transported to an area hospital by Escambia County EMS.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Walnut Hill Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

Highway 97 is detoured onto a temporary bridge as crews work to replace a 78-year-old bridge.

Editor’s note: The vehicle came to rest across both lanes of Highway 97 after the accident and was moved prior to these photographs.

NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Two Trucks Collide On Highway 29 Early Monday

August 20, 2018

Two 18-wheelers collided early Monday morning on Highway 29 in McDavid.

There were no serious injuries in the accident about 3:55  a.m.on southbound Highway 29 just north of the McDavid fire station.

The vehicles came to rest about 200 yards apart, blocking the outside lane.

One truck was hauling carpet, the other one soft drinks.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.

Roy Hyatt Center Recognized As Stewardship Forest

August 20, 2018

The Roy Hyatt Environmental Center in Cantonment has been recognized as a Stewardship Forest by the Florida Forest Service.

RHEC became a demonstration forest under the Forest Stewardship program. This program recognizes the effort being put into managing the property with a good stewardship ethic, including prescribed burning and planting longleaf pine trees.

Pictured: Molly O’Connor and Adam Bretschnieder of the Escambia County School District’s Roy Hyatt Environmental Center. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Escambia Elementary Student Is National Track Champion

August 20, 2018

An Escambia County elementary school student is national track champion.

Camron Chandler, 8, only started running track back in April.

At the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, early this month, the Longleaf Elementary student  finished first in the finals with a time of 13:55. That just nine-hundreths of second shy of a national record.

Pictured: Track champion Camron Chandler at Carver Park in Cantonment, where the Gold Elite Running Club took part in a Back to School Bash recently. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Church, High School Student Donate Supplies To Beulah Elementary School

August 20, 2018

Pine Forest United Methodist Church recently donated school supplies to Beulah Elementary School.

And high school student Nuria Gonzalez for the second year conducted a school supply drive in her neighborhood to benefit Beulah Elementary.

Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Escambia County Weekly Meeting Schedule

August 20, 2018

Here is a schedule of Escambia County public meetings this week:

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission Board of Directors – 10 a.m., 418 W. Garden St.

Environmental Enforcement Special Magistrate – 1:30 p.m., Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Room 104 (Agenda)

Escambia County Extension Council – 5:30 p.m., 3740 Stefani Road

Wednesday, Aug. 22

Development Review Committee – 1 p.m., Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place

Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee – 5 p.m., 1 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach

Thursday, Aug. 23

Escambia County Health Facilities Authority Audit Committee – 9 a.m., 1019 N. 12th Ave.

Here is a schedule of Escambia County public meetings this week: