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 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 9, 2020 

Spencer appointed to the council

The town of Century will see a new council member following a unanimous vote Monday night to approve Brenda Spencer to fill seat 3, left vacant when Benjamin Boutwell resigned to run for mayor....

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 9, 2020 

Schools working on reopening plan

With a return to classrooms looming in less than a month in the face of rising positive COVID-19 cases in the county, Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott told the school board...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 9, 2020 

School board approves adjustments

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education Monday approved a 3 percent salary adjustment increase for school administrators (principals, assistant principals and attendance administrators) to...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 9, 2020 

Century OKs advertising

The Century council Monday night approved Interim City Manager Vernon Prather's recommendation to transfer $13,677.20 to pay water system debt service and infrastructure. The balance of the Local...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 9, 2020 

Jay passes gas inspection

According to Jay Operations Manager Eric Seib’s report Monday night, the town of Jay has been approached by a development company about extending natural gas service to River Woods Ranch...

 

Schools are set to open Aug. 7

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott said Tuesday in a special meeting that public schools will start Friday, Aug. 7, following State Superintendent Eric Mackey's announcement that...

 

Jay kicks off fireworks July 3

The town of Jay will kickoff this weekend's Fourth of July festivities with fireworks at Bray-Hendricks Park at dark Friday, July 3, followed by its annual 'Celebrate Freedom' 5K run Saturday morning...

 

Century eyes franchise fee increase

Although no action was taken, the Century Council Monday night by telecom agreed to consider a power franchise fee increase, not updated since 1994, for both Gulf Power and Rural Electrification...

 

Walnut Hill man faces charges

A Walnut Hill man was arrested June 29 and faces felony charges of sexual battery on a minor between Feb. 1 and April 25, following an investigation. Joshua Edward Vihnanek, 24, 7840 Rockaway Creed...

 

Jay man facing meth charge

A Jay man is facing a felony drug charge after a search Friday of the vehicle he was a passenger in. Christopher Glen Davidson, 42, 6342 Highway 4, was the passenger along with a second passenger,...

 

New principals hired by Esc. Co. (Ala.) board

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved new contracts for four new principals and one new assistant principal at its Thursday, June 18 meeting at W.S. Neal High School cafeteria. The...

 

Charge for Century man

A Century man who yelled threats from inside his yard at neighbors June 16 and subsequently struck one with a machete now faces a felony assault charge. William Randall Coker, 51, 403 Front Street,...

 

Century balks on filling vacant seat

The Century Town Council voted Monday night to compile a list of nominations and appoint someone at the next council meeting to fill the council seat left vacant when Ben Boutwell submitted his...

 

Century man faces charge

A Century man who had an active warrant in Alabama is facing more felony gun and drug charges following a traffic stop last Tuesday. Joseph Leslie Simmons, 34, 1301 McBride Road, was the passenger in...

 

Jay robbery suspect arrested

Two suspects, one from Brewton, have been arrested and charged with felony robbery without a weapon in connection with a robbery of the Exprezit in Jay last October. Brandon Demarcus Brazile, 19, 218...

 

Jay ahead $171K, audit says

The Jay Town Council heard the preliminary results of it's annual audit and discussed town projects Monday night. “This was, overall, a much better audit,” said Joshua Durst, CPA with Durst and...

 

Coon Hill qualifies as historic

The Coon Hill Cemetery, located outside of the town of Jay, Fla., is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, according to Matthew Dobson, president of the Jay Historical...

 

Jay student's art work among the best

Jay High School graduate Jamie Harrison won second runner-up in the U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz's First Congressional District Virtual 2020 Congressional Art Competition and will have her artwork displayed...

 

Boutwell resigns; running for mayor

Century area voters will see places to vote for three council seats and mayor on the ballot after Escambia County (Fla.) Supervisor of Elections David Stafford announced Monday that Councilman Ben...

 

Jay man arrested for assault

A Jay man was arrested June 5 in Navarre, Fla., after cell phone footage revealed he pointed a weapon at a resident who was recording him speeding. Michael James Starr, 30, 5312 Scott Street, was...

 

Stanton sign now preserved by Alger Sullivan

The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society's (ASHS) gazebo in Century now houses a sign that reads, 'Kayo Stanton Stadium', thanks to a donation from Pensacola State College (PSC). The sign used to hang...

 

Century man arrested for assault with weapon

A Century man who allegedly fired shots at a man he suspected was trying to burglarize his residence Monday is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault. Samuel Oscar Macks, 56, 454 Elsie Davis...

 

Century gives OK to money transfers

Century approved four requests from Century CPA Robert Hudson Monday night to transfer money to meet the cash needs and projections for the remainder of the fiscal year ending September 2020. Hudson r...

 

Century OKs meeting

The Century Town Council approved a request from town consultant and former interim city manager Buzz Eddy Monday night for the Century Charter Review Committee to meet electronically otilizing a...

 

Jay man charged for assault

A Jay man who used a loaded shotgun to try to get past personnel to see his wife in the hospital on May 29 faces one count felony assault with a deadly weapon. Eric Wayne Reitz, 57, 4414 Wildhorn...

 

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