Year In Review North Escambia’s Biggest Stories Of 2008: March

December 29, 2008

NorthEscambia.com is looking back at 2008 with our “Year in Review” series. Each day, we will review the biggest stories of 2008. Today, we take a look at the biggest stories of March 2008.

The story of Highland Baptist Church’s brush with the February 17 Molino tornado was a featured story in the Florida Baptist Witness. The Witness is a publication of the Florida Baptist State Convention, with 42,000 copies distributed. The publication used NorthEscambia.com photos for their article. Read more…

NorthEscambia.com ran an investigative series into complaints about the service provided by Allied Waste in North Escambia. Read that series here, here, here, here and here.

Easter Sunday saw a police chase through many North Escambia communities (pictured above). NorthEscambia.com had exclusive coverage with photos and video from the chase. Read more…

Betty M. Lavender, 80, of Atmore died in a Sunday afternooon two vehicle accident on Highway 97. Read more…

A Century home was destroyed by fire. Read that story here The residents of the home called their three-year old a “hero” after she discovered the fire in time for the family to escape. Read more…

The new Cantonment post office was named in honor of the late Charles H. Hendrix of Molino.  Guest speaker was U.S. Congressman Jeff Miller. Read more…

Carley Hetrick sang an original song “I Want to Be Free” to capture first place in the Northview’s Got Talent competition. Read more…

Baseball, softball and t-ball season got a little bit closer with a pitching clinic at Walnut Hill’s Bradberry Park. Read more…

A Century Town Council member walked out of a town council meeting after discussion about the Carver Community Center. Read more…

The steeple was installed at the new CrossFaith Church on Highway 29 in Molino, and NorthEscambia.com was there with complete photo coverage. Read more…

Students in third through tenth grade took the second part of the FCAT with the reading and math portions. Read more…

We had a little fun with the FCAT as NorthEscambia.com posted questions from a sample fifth grade FCAT. A lot of people found out that they were not smarter than a fifth grader. Take the test here…

Gas prices hit $3.25 in North Escambia. Read more…

The Town of Century made changes to a $265 million finance agreement and voted to sell several surplus vehicles. Read more…

The Escambia County Commission moved forward on plan to consolidate the county’s volunteer fire departments. Read more…

fEaster Sunday saw many attending church service in North Escambia, including several sunrise services. NorthEscambia.com had coverage from a combined Molino-area sunrise service. Read more…

The First Baptist Church of Bratt held a huge Easter Egg hunt at Oak Grove Park. Read more and see the photos here…

The Century Branch Library celebrated is first year. Read more…

Students at Ernest Ward Middle School and Carver/Century K-8 School enjoyed a visit by the Pensacola Opera. Click here…

The Florida Special Olympic’s Torch began a 1,500 mile journey in Century. Read more…

Over 1,200 students attended the annual Food for America program at Northview High School. Read more…

Northview’s television students took top honors at state competition. Read more..

Century celebrated 108 years of history with a day of activities, and NorthEscambia.com posted one of our “coolest” photos of the year of the firing of a canon. Read more….

Portions of North Escambia were treated to a rare double rainbow (pictured below) the last Saturday afternoon of March. Click here for the story and photos.

For January’s biggest stories, click here.  For February’s biggest stories, click here.

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