Free Adoptions This Month At The Animal Shelter; Special ‘Adoptapalooza’ On Sunday

October 1, 2022

Adoptions are free this month at the Escambia County animal shelter, and they are hosting an “Adoptapalooza” adoption event on Sunday.

The Adoptapalooza event is open to the public, their pets and anyone who has been considering adopting. Come out and enjoy food, games, and activities for both kids and dogs. Free pet adoptions will also be offered during the event. Staff will be available to help match families with their perfect pet from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to Sunday’s event, the Animal Welfare and Adoption Center is open Monday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Adoptions are free and license fees are waived through October 31.

EREC Crews Join Hurricane Ian Power Restoration Efforts

October 1, 2022

A convoy of power trucks pulled out of Escambia River Electric Cooperative in Jay Friday headed to assist with power restoration following Hurricane Ian.

About 125 line crews from Texas and Louisiana spent Thursday night in bunk trailers at EREC due to the lack of hotel room availability. They joined EREC crews in Thursday’s convoy.

They will first help the Peace River Electric Cooperative to restore power. Peace River expects to utilize some 300 electric cooperative and contract crews from seven states.

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Milton Tops Tate 21-7

October 1, 2022

The Milton Panthers defeated the Tate Aggies 21-7 Friday night in Milton.

Tate took a 7-0 lead with about six minutes to go in the first quarter.

The Aggies held their lead until the second quarter when Milton answered with a touchdown to tie it headed into halftime.

The Tate Aggies will be at the West Florida Jaguars next Friday night.

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High School Football Scoreboard

October 1, 2022

Here are Friday night football scores from across the North Escambia area:


  • Milton 21, Tate 7 [Story, photos...]
  • Pine Forest 54, Fort Walton Beach 0
  • West Florida 50, Walton 29
  • Jay 25, Destin 6
  • Escambia 18, Booker T. Washington 15
  • Pensacola Catholic 35, Pensacola High 8
  • Gulf Breeze 35, Pace 28
  • Baker 48, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy 7
  • Bye: Northview, Navarre


  • Escambia Academy 38,  Hooper Academy 20
  • Thomasville 28, Flomaton 20
  • Jackson 49, Escambia County (Atmore) 21
  • W.S. Neal 9, Cottage Hill 0
  • T.R. Miller 28, Bayside Academy 3

Pictured: Tate traveled to Milton Friday night. photo by Jennifer Repine, click to enlarge.

Cottage Hill Boil Water Notice Rescinded: Contractor Hit Water Main In McDavid

September 30, 2022


A contractor working in McDavid Tuesday hit a water main causing a water outage for Central Water Works customers from South Century Boulevard to Byrneville Road.

The leak was valved off and water service returned to most customers in the area within the hour.

A precautionary boil water notice is in effect until further notice.

The utility is advising, as a precaution, that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be used.

This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

Customers can monitor their phone, texts and emails from Central Water Works, and this story will be updated when the boil water notice is lifted.

25 Local Troopers Deploy To Assist With Hurricane Ian Recovery

September 30, 2022

Twenty-five state troopers from the local district has been deployed to the path of destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian.

The troopers are part of the Florida Highway Patrol Troop A, which serves counties including Escambia and Santa Rosa.

They hope to provide relief and assistance with chainsaw, rescue and recovery teams.

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ECFR Beulah Volunteer Firefighters Helping With Hurricane Ian Response

September 30, 2022

Two Escambia County Fire Rescue volunteers with the Beulah Fire Station deployed Thursday to help with Hurricane Ian rescue and recovery.

In Beulah’s “Tanker 2″, they first traveled to Chipley to join a strike team before heading to south Florida. The volunteers are firefighter Chris Kneziensk (pictured left) and Assistant District Chief Yoshimi Core.

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Fall Tradition: Pumpkins Have Arrived At Cantonment Pumpkin Patch

September 30, 2022

It’s a sure sign of fall in Cantonment.

The pumpkins have arrived at the Allen Memorial United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch.

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are available under the big tent on Highway 29 near Neal Road from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1-6 p.m. on Sundays.

The Allen Memorial United Methodist Men have sponsored the Pumpkin Patch since 1995.

The Northview High School NJROTC took part in a community service project to unload the pumpkins and place them under the tent.

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Gov. Ivey Announces Flomaton To Receive $250,000 For Paving, Drainage Projects

September 30, 2022

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that Flomaton will receive $250,000 in state funding from increased gas taxes for a road project.

The Rebuild Alabama project will pay for resurfacing and drainage improvements on Hillview Drive, Titi Street, College Street and Alley 5 for a total of 8-tenths of a mile.

The Rebuild Alabama projects are funded by $10 million off the top of the state’s share of new gas tax revenue for local projects.

“Three years ago, I promised the people of Alabama that every single penny would go to road and bridge projects, and we are seeing that the proof is in the pudding,” Ivey said.

Blue Wahoos Return Home With The Southern League Championship Trophy

September 30, 2022

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos returned home late Thursday afternoon from Kodak, Tennessee, with a little extra hardware.

As they exited their bus at Wahoos Stadium, the setting sun was glistening off their new Southern League Championship trophy.

The Wahoos beat the Tennessee Smokies 11-4 Wednesday night to claim the title as they wrapped up their 10th anniversary season.

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