Milton Panthers Top The Tate Aggies By One

September 22, 2018

The Milton Panthers topped the Tate Aggies 35-34 Friday night.

Milton took an early 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game on a 40-yard run before going to a 14-0 lead on a 27-yard  quarterback keeper.

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The Aggies were the board with a 36-yard touchdown run from senior Patrick Palmer, and the Aggies trailed 14-7. Then take two for Palmer as he scored again, 14-all.

Milton managed to go ahead 28-14 before take three for Palmer, this time from 66-yards out, and the Aggies were down by just one TD.

In the fourth quarterback Hunter Riggan scored on a keeper to even up the matchup at Milton, 28-28.

Then Panthers scored again, 35-28.

But wait the Aggies were not not done. Tate inched within one point as Riggan found Spencer Ruiz for a 63-yard score with 1:19 in the ballgame.

The Aggies decided go for two and the win, but Milton charged for a QB sack and their first win over Tate since 2012.

The Aggies (1-4) will be at Washington (0-5) next Friday night.

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Photos by Jennifer Repine for, click to enlarge.

Northview Battles Back To A 26-20 Win Over Holmes County

September 22, 2018

The Northview Chiefs battled to a 26-20 win over the Blue Devils of Holmes County Friday night in Bratt.

“It was battle against a good football team,” Northview head football coach Derek Marshman said. “We faced a lot of adversity throughout the game.”

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Holmes County capped their opening drive with a trip to the end zone and a 6-0 lead. The Chief recovered a Blue Devil fumble, with a quarterback keeper from Seth Killam setting up fourth and goal. Sophomore Jayden Jackson was in, tying it 6-6 in the second quarter.

The Chiefs were behind 13-6 at the half before dominating the third quarter of play.

Tied at 20-20 in the third,  Jackson put the Chiefs on top in the fourth on an 80-yard touchdown run. Late in the fourth, the Blue D’s drove deep into Chief territory, but an interception by Lance McLaughlin sealed the win for the Chiefs.

“Our kids kept battling,” Marshman said. “They never quit; they never gave up. We had out backs against the wall multiple times, but this team is learning. Not just learning how to play the game, but learning how to be champions. They are learning how to fight, and they are learning how to do the little things that turn into big things.”

Friday night’s win put the Chiefs in positive territory on the season at 3-2.

“Each week we continue to get better. We are going continue to get better and be a really good football team,” Marshman said.

Northview will sit out next week before a homecoming matchup October 5 in Bratt against Jay. The Royals (3-2) lost Friday night to Escambia Academy 30-20.

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Look for cheerleader, band and more photos by Monday. photos, click to enlarge.

Escambia Man Gets 20 Years In Prison For Cigarette Theft

September 22, 2018

An Escambia County man convicted of stealing cigarettes has been sentenced to two decades in prison as a habitual felony offender.

A jury convicted Robert Spellman, 48, of burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft. He was sentenced by Judge Jan Shackleford to 20 years in state prison.

On December 28, 2017, Spellman entered a locked manager’s office at a  convenience store and took 10 cartons on NewPort cigarettes valued at $691.90.

When caught, he was wearing the same clothing and had the cigarettes in his possession.

Spellman’s prior criminal record includes 14 felony convictions and 31 misdemeanor convictions, including robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, burglary of a dwelling, gun offenses, obstructing a criminal investigation and battery of a law enforcement officer.

Friday Night Football Finals

September 22, 2018

Here are Friday night’s North Escambia area high school football scores:


  • Milton 35, Tate 34 [Read more...]
  • Northview 26, Holmes County 20 [Read more...]
  • Escambia Academy 30, Jay 20
  • West Florida 42, Crestview 40
  • Pine Forest at Navarre, 7 p.m.
  • Gulf Breeze 47, Washington 14
  • Pace 45, Choctaw 28
  • Pensacola Catholic 28, Pensacola High 12
  • Escambia County (Atmore) 46, W.S. Neal 14
  • Escambia Academy at Jay, 7 p.m.
  • Flomaton 45, St. Michael Catholic 6
  • T.R. Miller 31,  Bayside Academy 14 photo, click to enlarge.

One Injured In Rollover Crash Outside Century

September 21, 2018

One person was injured in a single vehicle rollover accident about noon Friday.

The driver lost control on Highway 4A near Broomes Road west of Century and ran off the roadway. Their Jeep Grand Cherokee overturned and struck a culvert.

The driver was transported to Jay Hospital with non-life threatening injuries by Escambia County EMS.

The crash is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office also responded. photos, click to enlarge.


Driver Charged With DUI After Fatal Pedestrian Accident

September 21, 2018

An Escambia County man was charged with DUI after a fatal pedestrian accident Thursday night.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 25-year old Tyler Allen Simpson was traveling north on Blue Angel Parkway just before 10 p.m. when a pedestrian ran into the road in front of him. Simpson struck the pedestrian with his Honda CRV. The pedestrian was then hit by a second vehicle driven by 40-year old Tony Darnell Johnson.

Simpson and Johnson were not injured.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

Simpson was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released from jail on a $2,500 bond.

Two Injured In Highway 29 Molino Crash

September 21, 2018

A crash just before 5:00 Thursday shut down northbound Highway 29 in Molino, creating a significant traffic backup.

Two people were injured in the accident when a pickup left the roadway and struck a disabled vehicle, boat and trailer on the shoulder. Their injuries were no considered life threatening.

The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Click here for additional photos. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

Authorities Seek Missing Molino Teen

September 21, 2018

UPDATE…This individual has been located and is safe.

Authorities are searching for a missing Molino teen.

Zacheriah Chavers, 15, was last seen Wednesday about 8 p.m. in the Barrineau Park area, according to Klaaskids.

He was wearing gray gym shorts and Nike black and blue skate shoes. Chavers is 5-feet, 8-inches, about 140 pounds with blue eyes and close-cut hair.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Klaaskids at (855) 733-5567 or the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-96300

Escambia Approves Building Purchase For New Library In District 1

September 21, 2018

The Escambia County Commission Thursday night approved the purchase of a former bank for the future home of a new West Florida Library branch.

The former Wells Fargo Bank location at 6425 Mobile Highway, just south of the fairgrounds, will be the first library branch located in District 1.

The property “is an ideal location for a new library branch. The site is already developed and has ample parking, it is located across the street from Bellview Elementary and Middle schools, which serve as transfer points for high schoolers being transported to specialty career path schools, and this property is high and dry with a low risk of flooding,” according to the county.

The county received appraisals of $750,000 and $645,000 for the 4.46 acre property and 2,185 square foot band branch building that includes an additional 2,173 square foot covered drive-thru teller area.

Ernest Ward Beats Summerdale 44-0

September 21, 2018

The Ernest Ward Middle School Eagles improved to 2-0 Thursday night with a 44-0 home win over Summerdale.

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Up next, Ernest Ward Middle will be at Saraland at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Eagles will host W.S. Neal in Walnut Hill on October 4 at 6 p.m. photos, click to enlarge.

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