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Celebrating the Fourth of July

Last Thursday, July 4, almost 90 runners came to participate in the 20th Celebrate Freedom 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk in Jay at Bray-Hendricks Park. The annual event was cancelled, then fortunately...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 11, 2019 

Meth found in search

A Century woman was arrested July 4 and faces drug charges after law enforcement woke her inside her vehicle and searched her car to find methamphetamine and ecstasy (MDMA). Katherine Susanne Lee,...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 11, 2019 

Chamber to pay website $50,000

The Century Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to spend $50,000 of economic development money from the county commission with William Reynolds' website northescambia.com to have him...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    July 11, 2019 

Century needs to address its utilities

“A municipal corporation that is losing money is in the same position of a business that is losing money,” said Edwin “Buzz” Eddy, retired Gulf Breeze city manager to the Century Council at...

 

Jay girls headng south for state tourney

The Jay Council Monday night voted to donate $1,000 to the Jay Tri-County All-Stars 10u (10 years and under) softball team as it is headed to compete for the state title this Friday, July 5, near...

 

Teacher raises to begin in July

School personnel will receive a state-mandated 4 percent raise after the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education voted to approve starting the pay raise this month at it's meeting on Thursday, June...

 

Century agrees to give pay checks out early

The Century Council Monday night agreed to distribute paychecks on Wednesday, July 3, instead of Friday, this week due to the holiday and banks being closed. Town Clerk Kim Godwin told the council...

 

Theft charge for Century man

A Century man was arrested in Walton County, Fla. on June 25 and charged with one count second degree theft of property by deception after receiving money to complete a construction job he never...

 

Century names water dept head

The Century Council Monday night approved Mayor Henry Hawkin's recommendation to make town employee Heath Burkett the new water and wastewater superintendent of Century. Burkett had been acting as...

 

Tree falls on Flomaton man mowing

At 6:54 p.m., on Thurday, June 27, Flomaton Fire Department responded to a 911 call that a subject was trapped under a tree on Pecan Leaf Lane in Flomaton. When Station 32 arrived on scene, emergency...

 

YARBROUGH'S EDUCATIONAL REPTILES

As part of the Flomaton Public Library 2019 Summer Reading Program's 'A Universe of Stories', the Yarbrough Reptile Show from Oxford, Ala. introduced guests to lizards, snakes, a tortoise and an...

 

Jay man jailed on sex charges

A Jay man was arrested June 19 and is facing felony charges of sexual battery on victims 12 years of age or less between May 30, 2019 and June 1, 2019, following interviews of the alleged victims by...

 

Century looks for citizens to help on charter

The Century Council is seeking Century residents who are interested in being on a charter review board to revise the current 40-year old charter for the town, following a recommendation by the Florida...

 

Four of Jay businesses receive grants

Four Jay businesses out of 11 small businesses throughout Santa Rosa County were awarded grants of up to $5,000 each for facade improvements and signage by the Board of County Commissioners Monday,...

 

Flomaton kicks off Fourth of July fun

This year's Independence Day festivities will begin in Flomaton at dark on Wednesday, July 3, continue through July 4, and finish up with a fireworks show the evening of Friday, July 5, in the town of...

 

Meth charge for Jay man

A Jay man who was a passenger in a traffic stop was arrested June 17 and is facing a felony drug possession charge. Sandy Biggs, 47, 3271 Pine Level Church Road, was a passenger in a white trail...

 

'Intimadation' at town of Century

“I feel sorry for the employees of the town as they must work under conditions of intimidation and the threat of losing their jobs if they air the town’s dirty laundry with outsiders,” stated...

 

Report calls for major changes

In a meeting held at Century Town Hall last Thursday, independent financial consultant Robert Inzer outlined his recommendations to address the problems a February 2019 grand jury report released...

 

Water boil in part of Jay

In a project update by Jay Operations Manager Eric Seib Monday night, the electrical bid for the Jay Livestock Market was below $10,000, and roofing bids are due by today, June 20, and the roofing...

 

Century PSC offers welding and carpentry in fall

Anyone interested in welding or construction as a career can enroll for welding or carpentry classes at Pensacola State College to be offered this fall starting Monday, August 19. The certified...

 

Grant could save Fidelis

Shortly after the public meeting May 21 with the Santa Rosa County commissioners seeking public input regarding future improvements to Fidelis Park, a grant writer for the county contacted Jay...

 

School gets system-wide upgrade

At the meeting of the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education on Thursday, June 13, the board heard a report from on the installation of the video surveillance systems in a system-wide initiative by...

 

Jay man victim of hit and run

“Early Saturday morning in Downtown Pensacola around 1:00 I was hit by a truck, and the guy decided to flee the scene,” stated 22-year-old Max Whitman from Jay, Fla. on social media. “The cops...

 

Century man charged with fraud, grand theft

A Century man was arrested last Thursday and is facing charges of grand theft and fraud following an investigation that revealed he had cashed multiple business checks even though no contractual...

 

Wreck injures two from Century

A wreck on US Highway 29 and Whirlpool Road Tuesday evening involving a motorcycle and a moped resulted in two Century residents being Life Flighted to the hospital with critical injuries. James...

 

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