Ransom Middle School Names Students Of The Month

May 23, 2022

Ransom Middle School recently named their Students of the Month for April. They are Dorian Burt and Jazlyn Beddell. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Tate High Cheerleader Kyndell Ammons Signs With Troy

May 23, 2022

Tate High School senior Kyndell Ammons has signed with Troy University. Ammons was a member of both of Tate’s state championship cheer teams. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Jay Lady Royals Get Big Sendoff To 1A Softball Final Four

May 23, 2022

The Jay Lady Royals got a big sendoff Sunday afternoon as they headed to Clermont for the FHSAA 1A softball final four at Legends Way Ball Fields.

The Lady Royals  (20-5)will take on Liberty County (17-13) Tuesday at noon EDT in the state semifinal. The winner moves on to face either Dixie County or Fort White on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Where: Legends Way Ball Fields (Clermont)
Host: PFX Athletics
Admission: $9 per day if purchased in advance via GoFan, and $12 if purchased day of
Parking: $10.00 for cars/$25.00 for busses (proceeds retained by host organization)
Facility: field layout and parking map
Schedule: click here
Webcast: NFHS Network
Championship lodging: click here

Here Are This Week’s Road Construction Slow Down Areas

May 23, 2022

Drivers will encounter traffic disruptions on the following state roads in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties as crews perform construction and maintenance activities.

Escambia County:

  • U.S. 98 Pensacola Bay Bridge Replacement Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, May 26 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Tuesday, May 24, U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) will have lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. due to Bands on the Beach. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
  • West Cervantes Street (U.S. 90) Pedestrian Safety Improvement – Motorists traveling on West Cervantes Street will encounter the following traffic impacts:

o   Daytime single lane closures and lane shifts, between A Street and Dominguez Street,              as crews perform median improvements, signalization installation, construct sidewalks, and make utility adjustments.

o   The new traffic signals on Cervantes Street at the J Street, L Street, and R Street intersections are now activated.

  • North Ninth Avenue (State Road (S.R.) 289) Carpenters Creek Bridge Replacement – All travel lanes are temporarily shifted to the southbound side of the bridge as crews construct the northbound portion. Additionally, drivers may encounter intermittent temporary lane closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27, as crews mobilize materials and equipment.
  • Sorrento Road (S.R. 292) Intersection Improvements at Innerarity Point (County Road 292A) – Motorists can expect intermittent daytime shoulder closures Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27 for drainage operations.
  • Pace Boulevard from Barrancas Avenue to Massachusetts Avenue – The sidewalks on the eastern side of Pace Boulevard, between Barrancas Avenue and Navy Boulevard, are closed as crews perform sidewalk and curb improvements. Pedestrians will be detoured to the signalized intersections to access the sidewalks on the western side of Pace Boulevard during this time.
  • Barrancas Avenue (S.R. 292) from Manchester Street to the Bayou Chico Bridge –The sidewalks on the northern side of Barrancas Avenue, between Manchester Avenue and Pace Boulevard, will be closed for improvements. Detours will be in place for pedestrians in these areas.
  • Pensacola Boulevard (U.S. 29) from Brent Lane to North of Interstate 10 (I-10) – Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, May 26 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for sidewalk and curb improvements.
  • I-10 Routine Bridge Maintenance over Perdido River – Motorists will encounter intermittent lane closures near the Alabama/Florida line, Monday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. for concrete operations. 

Santa Rosa County:

  • Pensacola Bay Bridge (U.S. 98) Replacement Drivers will encounter alternating lane closures and lane shifts on the Pensacola Bay Bridge Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, May 26 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Tuesday, May 24, U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) will have lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. due to Bands on the Beach. Crews will be using lanes on the current bridge as a platform to pour concrete decks for the westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) structure.
  • U.S. 98 Widening from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive – Motorists will encounter the following traffic impacts:
    • Temporary median and turn-lane closures from Bayshore Road to Tiger Point Drive.
    • Intermittent lane closures and additional median closures between S.R. 281 and Bayshore Road, Sunday May 22 through Friday, May 27 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for paving operations.
    • Westbound travelers will encounter a new traffic configuration from east of Portside Drive to Redfish Point Road as lanes will be shifted slightly south to allow for widening activities on the outside lane.
    • Settlers Colony Boulevard will be closed to complete necessary drainage improvements for the U.S. 98 widening project. This closure will remain in effect for approximately 30 days. Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians will access Settlers Colony Boulevard via Venetian Way and Coronado Drive. Detour signs will be in place. Residents may experience noise, vibrations, and dust during daytime hours as part of this drainage improvement effort.
  • I-10 Resurfacing East of S.R. 281 (Avalon Boulevard) to East of S.R. 87 – Motorists can expect intermittent daytime shoulder closures and lane closures the week of Sunday, May 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. for construction activities.

All activities are weather-dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

Florida Gas Prices Move Just Below Last Week’s Record High

May 23, 2022

Florida gas prices have moved just a little bit lower. On Sunday, the average price for gasoline in Florida was $4.48 per gallon. The state average has declined three cents after setting a new record high price of $4.51 per gallon last week.

With an average price of $4.35 per gallon, the Pensacola metro market was lowest in the state.

A North Escambia  low of $4.29 could be found at four stations on Highway 29 in Cantonment Sunday. In Pensacola, one Nine Mile Road station was at $4.20, but most were $4.29 or more.

“Even though pump prices have moved slightly lower, gas prices on Memorial Day are still forecast to be the holiday’s most expensive yet,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “A combination of tightening global supplies and strengthening demand are the main culprits behind this unprecedented pain at the pump. Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a quick end in sight. Gas prices are likely to continue fluctuating throughout the summer and remain well above year-ago levels.”