Thanksgiving Gas Prices Lowest In Seven Years

November 27, 2015

That Thanksgiving weekend trip to grandma’s or at that shopping trip is a little easier on the wallet this year for gas.

About 42 million Americans are expected to take a road trip this long weekend, and drivers should pay the lowest pump prices for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2008. Retail averages have fallen for 17 consecutive days for a total savings of 15 cents per gallon, and the national average remains poised to fall below the $2 per gallon benchmark by the Christmas holiday. Already, more than half of U.S. stations are selling gas for less than $2 per gallon.

The national average is at $2.05, down 75 cents when compared to last year.

The current average price per gallon, as of Thursday, was $1.96 in the Escambia County area, down from $2.67 on year ago.

In Century, gas was $1.99 per gallon at Highway 29 and Highway 4, while in Molino and Cantonment several stations were at $1.90 on Thursday. Several station in the Pensacola area were at $1.87 per gallon.

Pictured: Gas headed into the Thanksgiving weekend was $1.99 per gallon in Century. photo, click to enlarge.

Northview Cheerleaders March In Macy’s New York City Parade

November 27, 2015

Two Northview High School varsity cheerleaders marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday. Pictured above and below are Dariane Guy (left) and Jadlyn Agerton  in New York prior to the parade. Pictured  bottom is Agerton with the Statue of Liberty. Photos for, click to enlarge.

All Americans: Local Cheerleaders Take Part In Walt Disney Thanksgiving Parade

November 27, 2015

Eight North Escambia cheerleaders took part in the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Parade.

Anna Adams , Ashlan Harigel, Lexi Broadhead,  Jayda Crabtree and Cloe Smith from Ernest Ward Middle School and Bailey Span, Gabrielle Kline and Shelby Bashore from Northview High School marched through the Magic Kingdom in Orlando Thursday during the annual event.

Pictured top: With Mickey Mouse are (L-R) Anna Adams , Ashlan Harigel, Lexi Broadhead, Shelby Bashore,  Jayda Crabtree, Cloe Smith, Gabrielle Kline. Not pictured is Bailey Span. Pictured below: The Walt Disney World Thanksgiving Parade Thursday in Orlando. Photos for, click to enlarge.

Santa Rosa Woman Charged With Sexual Battery On Juvenile

November 27, 2015

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for sexual misconduct with a minor.

Kimberly Ann Seevers was arrested for sexual battery on a victim 16 or 17 years old and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was released from the Santa Rosa County Jail on a $15,000 bond shortly after her arrest.

The abuse allegedly occurred during period of January 8 to February 26, 2015. The arrest came after the school resource officer at Jay High School received information in regards to a possible sexual relationship between Seevers and juvenile males.

Further details have not been released by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Miracle League Holds Annual Turkey Fry

November 26, 2015

The Miracle League of Pensacola held their annual turkey fry fundraiser Wednesday.  Volunteers with the Miracle League spent their day frying turkeys for a minimum $20 donation, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Miracle League. photos by Jennifer Repine, click to enlarge.

Multiple Injuries In Firetruck, SUV Crash In McDavid

November 25, 2015

Three people were injured in a collision between a fire engine and a SUV early Tuesday evening in McDavid.

The engine, with lights and sirens activated, departed the McDavid Station of Escambia Fire Rescue at 5:14 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 62-year old Gordon Janksy of Pensacola failed to stop his 2012 Chevrolet Traverse for the firetruck, driven by 32-year old Mark Carter of Century. Both vehicles came to rest in the parking lot of a convenience store across the road from the fire station.

Carter was transported by ambulance with a non-life threatening injury to West Florida Hospital where he was expected to be released. A second member of the fire department, 19-year old Jared Carnley of McDavid, was a passenger on the fire truck and was not injured.

A total of six individuals were in the SUV. Driver Gordon Janksy was not injured in the crash. His passenger, 61-year old Linda Jansky of Pensacola, was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola in serious condition after being extricated from the vehicle. An adult male, whose name was not released, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital by ambulance. An addtional adult  female and two children in the SUV were not injured.

Gordon Jansky was cited for violation of right of way to an emergency vehicle, according to the FHP.

The fire engine was responding emergency to a reported structure fire in Molino. The fire turned out to be from a microwave oven that caused smoke in the Shifko Road home; that fire was handled by other Escambia Fire Rescue units on scene.

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