Nine Mile Traffic Slowed By A Boat

April 17, 2019

Nine Mile Road traffic was slowed Wednesday afternoon by boat.

The boat apparently slid off a trailer and came to rest in middle of Nine Mile near Stefani Road.

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Homicide Arrest Made For Monday Shooting Death In Ensley

April 17, 2019

An Escambia County man is now behind bars charged in connection with a deadly shooting early Monday morning in Ensley.

Bobby Johndal Hawkins is charged with homicide for the death of 28-year old Kyle Isaiah Baldwin. He was shot on East Ensley Street near Vickie Street around 2 a.m. Monday.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said this in ongoing investigation and more arrests could be made in this case.

A deputy was leaving the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office precinct on Hood Drive, next to Walmart, early Monday morning when they heard multiple gunshots. The deputy soon noticed a vehicle being driven erratically, and the driver pulled the vehicle over a short distance away near Hannah Street and Highway 29. A passenger in the vehicle was dead from gunshot wounds.

The driver was questioned and released.

High School Softball, Baseball Roundup

April 17, 2019


Northview 14, Chipley 0

The Northview Lady Chiefs shut out Chipley 14-0 in five innings Tuesday night in Chipley.

Tori Herrington pitched the win with nine strikeouts.

At the plate for Northview: Herrington 1-2; Ashley Ragsdale 3-4, 2RBI; Aubree Love 2-4, 2 RBI; Mikayla Jeneske 2-3, RBI; Heather Knowles 1-3, 2RBI; Lydia Smith 1-3, 2RBI; Valen Shelley 1-1.

Niceville 5, Tate 3 (10 innings)

The Tate Lady Aggies fell to Niceville Tuesday night 5-3 in 10 innings.

At the end of seven, the game was tied at 3-all when Niceville scored two runs in the top of the 10th.

Shelby McLean led the Lady Aggies with two hits in four at bats.

Avery Beauchanie allowed five run on 12 hits while walking three and striking out three in a full 10 innings on the mound for Tate.

Williams, John Pinette, Tekoah Roby, and Christian Munoz all had multiple hits for Pine Forest


Choctawhatchee 14, Tate 9

The Tate Aggies fell to a Choctawhatchee Tuesday night 14-9.

Trevor Norton, Mason Land and Jordan Jarman had two hits each to lead the Aggies.

Tate 6 Choctawhatchee 4 (JV)

The junior varsity Tate Aggies beat Choctaw 6-4 Tuesday.

Pine Forest 5, Pensacola Catholic 4

Pine Forest defeated Pensacola Catholic 5-4 Tuesday.

Timmy Williams earned the win for Pine Forest, allowing four hits and one run on three hits while walking one and striking out one.

North Escambia Farmer Directs $2,500 Donation To Escambia 4-H Foundation

April 17, 2019

Northview Escambia farmer Gary Purvis has directed $2,500 to the Escambia County 4-H Foundation through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

Celebrating its 10th year, America’s Farmers Grow Communities partners with farmers to support nonprofit organizations strengthening rural communities. The program offers farmers the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. It has awarded more than $33 million to over 8,000 nonprofits across rural America.

72-Year Old Cantonment Man, Woman Facing Prostitution Charges

April 16, 2019

A Cantonment man and a Pensacola woman have been charged with prostitution by the Pensacola Police Department.

Vaughn Franklin Lowe, 72, was charged with purchasing the services of a prostitute, carrying a concealed weapon and driving with a suspended license. Melanie Anne Goodwin, 37, was charged with felony prostitution.

A Pensacola police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Lowe after it was spotted on a wooded service road near power substation in the area of “S” Street and Chase Street.

Lowe told the officer he was “just giving her a ride,” according to an arrest report, but recanted that statement when informed Goodwin has an “extensive” history of prostitution. Goodwin told police he paid Goodwin $20 for oral sex, the report states.

Lowe and Vaughn admitted to “several” previous encounters for cash, police said.

Inside the driver’s door pocket of Lowe’s F150, police reported finding a billy club, which lead to the concealed weapon charged. He was also cited for driving with a disqualified license, having an expired registration and failure to stop when exiting a private drive.

Lowe was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $3,000 bond. Goodwin remained jailed Monday with bond set at $5,000

First Asphalt Down On Nine Mile Road Widening West Of Beulah Road

April 16, 2019

A milestone of sorts was reached a few days ago as the first asphalt was placed for the widening of  Nine Mile Road west of Beulah Road. The newly paved roadway will eventually become the eastbound travel lanes. Photo for, click to enlarge.

Lady Chiefs Beat T.R. Miller; Tate Freshmen Top Navarre

April 16, 2019


Northview 14, T.R. Miller 1

Northview 8, T.R. Miller 6 (JV)

The Northview Chiefs defeated T.R. Miller 14-1 Monday night in Brewton.

Tori Herrington earned the win with 11 strikeouts while going 2-4 with one RBI at the plate

Also for Northview: Kaitlin Gafford 3-6, 2 RBI; Ashley Ragsdale 2-4, 1 RBI; Aubree Love 5-5, 4 RBI; Mikayla Jeneske 2-5, 2 RBI; Nevaeh Brown 1-1, 1 RBI; Heather Knowles 2-5, 2 RBI; Rylee Huskey 1-1, 1 RBI.


Tate 7, Navarre 3

The Tate Freshmen Aggies beat Navarre Monday 7-3. The freshmen are now 10-0-1 on the year and will have a home game against West Florida on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Escambia County Senior Community And Media Specialist Lagarde Named City PIO

April 16, 2019

Escambia County Senior Community and Media Relations Specialist Kaycee Lagarde has been named the public information office for the City of Pensacola.

Lagarde has submitted her letter of resignation from the county effective May 17. Her first day with the city will be May 20.

Blue Wahoos Top The Biloxi Shuckers

April 16, 2019

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos once again rode dominant starting pitching and timely offense to another one-run victory as they defeated the Biloxi Shuckers 4-3 at MGM Park.

Pensacola’s offense supplied the talented right-hander with three runs in the top of the first inning, capped off by Brian Schales’s two-run home run off Marcos Diplan (L, 0-1) to put the visitors up 3-0. At one point the Wahoos led 4-0 after Mark Contreras’s RBI sac fly that scored Jimmy Kerrigan.

Alcala’s only hiccup came in the sixth inning when he surrendered a two-run double to Biloxi’s Patrick Leonard. Manager Ramon Borrego went to the bullpen immediately after and brought in Jovani Moran, who recorded the final out of the inning.

Biloxi added a third when C.J. Hinojosa belted a solo home run to open up the eighth inning. Moran tried to finish out the frame, but after issuing a four-pitch walk to Leonard, Borrego again went to his bullpen and asked Dusten Knight to record the final four outs of the game.

After a sensational catch on a line drive from Luis Aviles Jr to end the eighth, Knight retired the Shuckers in order, including striking out the final two batters. After striking out Trent Grisham, Knight performed his signature backflip before celebrating with his teammates.

The Wahoos improved their Southern League-best record to 8-3 while Biloxi fell to 5-6. Game two of the series continues Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. Top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol will start for the Wahoos and will be opposed by Trey Supak.

Large Grocery Store, Smaller Shops Proposed For Beulah

April 15, 2019

A large grocery store and several smaller shops could be on the way to the southeast corner of Nine Mile and Beulah roads in Escambia County.

The Escambia County Development Review Committee will hold a pre-application meeting on Wednesday for the project at 8684 Beulah Road.

Drawings for the development show a 48,387 square foot anchor grocery store, several small shops totaling 13,800 square feet and three available commercial out-parcels of just over an acre each.

The name of the grocery store has not been revealed by developer Blackwater Real Estate of Birmingham.

There are several additional steps required in the permitting process before the project could become a reality.

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