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Century looks to open cold weather shelter

The Century Town Council elected its officers and rescheduled its council meeting dates, workshops and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meetings for the rest of this year before discussing opening...

 

Century eyes ways to spend development funds

Although they took no action due to lack of quorum, the Century Town Council Tuesday night discussed how a $35,000 grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity will benefit the town by...

 

Jay working on park and facility use master plan

With the $3 million park master plan preliminary start date of June 1 or sooner quickly approaching, the Jay Town Council Monday night scheduled a public meeting at town hall Jan. 18 with local...

 

Slow driving leads to multiple charges

A Jay woman who was stopped Dec. 27 for driving 20 mph in a 55 mph zone and crossing the traffic line was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and other charges after her car was...

 

Robberies lead to three arrests

An Atmore juvenile who allegedly told an acquaintance he had robbed a Walnut Hill store at gunpoint Dec. 7 was arrested Dec. 17 and now faces more robbery charges along with the acquaintance and a...

 

Students to return

At its meeting Thursday, Dec. 16, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved an e-learning day for students county-wide on Jan. 4, which means students will return to their classrooms on...

 

Jay approves hike in garbage rates

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Jay residents will see an increase of $1.27 in their garbage rate due to a 4 percent Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase following Monday night's council meeting. The increase...

 

Howington back as Century's town clerk

A familiar face has returned to work for the town of Century as former Town Clerk Leslie Howington was one of four people recently hired by the council to work for the town during a special meeting...

 

Century inks deal on prison's rates

The Century Town Council approved a new water, sewer and natural gas with contract with the Florida Department of Corrections' (FDOT) Century Correctional Institute (CCI) and the town of Century at a...

 

Jay gets $1,500 grant to upgrade Marketplace

The Jay Town Council received a $1,500 grant from the Florida League of Mayors Monday night for renovations on the Marketplace and heard an update of its on-going projects. The town applied for the...

 

Watkins is remembered for his kindness, love

Residents of Atmore and the surrounding areas are in mourning for a 10-year-old who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 24, on Highway 31 about 3 miles west of...

 

Deadlock on board president

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board will hold a special meeting next Monday at 9 a.m. to elect a new board chairman after a tie vote of 3 for Mike Edwards and 3 for Coleman Wallace at it's...

 

'Tis the season for Christmas events

With the holiday season just around the corner, towns in the area are planning tree lightings, parades and everything in between to kick off the season. Here are a few events in the area starting...

 

Century seeks grants for community centers

The Century Town Council on Oct. 18 approved unanimously to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that, if awarded, will allow both the Carver and Century Community centers to be fully...

 

Four adults charged with child neglect

Two men and two women from Century were arrested Oct. 20 and charged with child neglect when deputies and an agent from the Department of Children and Family (DCF) observed what they described as...

 

Halloween events kicking off today

With Halloween coming this Sunday, local events will kick off Thursday in Brewton, Flomaton and Jay and wrap up Sunday evening. Brewton Alabama Coastal Community College is sponsoring a Trunk or...

 

Century rejects CTA offer on rate return

At a meeting last Thursday, the Century Town Council voted unanimously against a proposal to change the interlocal agreement with Capital Trust Agency (CTA) after a recommendation from Town Attorney...

 

4-year old drowns in pond

An autistic child who was being cared for by foster parents in Jay went missing Oct. 16 and was later found in a pond about 150 yards from the home the victim of an apparent drowning. According to a...

 

Century gives tentative OK to tax, budget

The Century Town Council held a special meeting Tuesday night to correct an error in the calculation of percentage of increase of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 tentative millage rate of 0.9204, as...

 

The search continues for body

An area of Century on Highway 4 near Pine Barren Road and surrounding areas have been the focus of the search since Sept. 13 for the body of a missing woman, after police found a photo of the missing...

 

School board extends mask mandate; welcomes Digmon

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved to extend the mask requirement inside school buildings across the county for students and staff and welcomed a familiar face when former board me...

 

Commission OKs $1 million for Jay's park

­­The town of Jay will receive $1 million for Bray Hendricks Park improvements following a unanimous approval at the Tuesday, Aug. 10 Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners meeting. The...

 

Century eyeing costs for rental properties

In a workshop last Thursday, the Century Town Council came up with possible higher fees and security presence on a case-by-case basis as part of changes and updates for rentals in the town, which...

 

Interviews set for six candidates

Community members, parents, school system employees and the general public is invited to the Flomaton High School auditorium Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, July 26, 27, and 29 to observe the Escambia...

 

Century to move forward on wastewater

The Century Town Council Monday night approved a proposed interlocal agreement between the county and the town for the town to be reimbursed $450,000 for a grant for expenses related to wastewater...

 

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