Northview Class Of 2016 Holds Baccalaureate Service (With Gallery)

May 23, 2016

The Northview High School Class of 2016 held their Baccalaureate service Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Bratt.

“Make an intentional effort to include God in all your plans,” guest speaker Rev. Glenn Weber said during the student-led program. “I believe God has planted a dream or a vision or a plan in each of your hearts.”

You have to learn to go through the growing process o get where you want to be in life,” Weber said.

The program also included scripture, prayer and music provide by the Northview Senior Class Ensemble.

Graduation for the Northview High School Class of 2016 will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the school.

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Pictured: The Northview High School Class of 2016 Baccalaureate service Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Bratt. photos, click to enlarge.

Highway 97 Traffic Delays Tuesday In Walnut Hill

May 23, 2016

Drivers can expect intermittent daytime lane closures on Highway 97 near Wiggins Lake Road in Walnut Hill on Tuesday as crews lay a final layer of asphalt in a bridge replacement project, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. photo, click to enlarge.

Danceworks Holds Recital (With Photo Gallery)

May 23, 2016

Hundreds attended Heather Leonard’s Danceworks  annual recital  Saturday night at Northview High School.

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Sunday Morning Garage Fire Damages Cantonment Home

May 22, 2016

A Sunday morning fire caused smoke damage to a Cantonment home.

The fire was reported just before 9 a.m. in the 100 block of Millet Circle of West Roberts Road. Firefighters arrived to find a couch on fire in the home’s attached garage. They were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, which was contained to the couch.

There were no injuries reported.

Responding units included the Cantonment, Ensley, Bellview and Beulah stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, and Escambia County EMS. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

Three People Homeless After Sunday Morning House Fire

May 22, 2016

Three people, including two children, were left without a home after a fire Sunday morning near Walnut Hill.

The back corner of the small wood frame house in the 2500 block of Green Village Road, just north of Highway 164, was reported to be fully involved just before 8 a.m.  The fire extended into the attic of the home.

There were no injuries reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The family was assisted by the American Red Cross.

The Walnut Hill, McDavid, Century and Molino stations of Escambia Fire Rescue, the Atmore Fire Department and Atmore Ambulance responded to the blaze. photos, click to enlarge.

Reimagine Century Breathes New Life Into A Community In Need

May 22, 2016

Reimagine Century’s goal was to breathe new life into Century, where the faithful reached out to touch the hearts and lives of area residents in need.

The event included a  wide variety of activities, including a 15,000 pound food giveaway, health screenings, youth and teen activities, free haircuts, baby diaper giveaway, live music, free lunch, manicures, hearing tests, motorcycle rides  and much more. There were also children’s activities including inflatables, face painting, popcorn and games.  All items, activities and events were free.

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Reimagine Century was sponsored in part by numerous organizations, including

Pictured: Saturday morning at Reimagine Century., click to enlarge.

Mobile Home Heavily Damaged By Fire

May 22, 2016

Fire heavily damaged a mobile home early Sunday morning in Ensley. The fire was reported just after 1 a.m. in the Lost Oaks Mobile Home Park in the 8900 block of Chemstrand Road, south of Nine Mile Road. The first 911 callers reported flames coming from the mobile home. Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control. There were no injuries reported. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.