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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...

 

­­­Williamson on his way home at Neal

W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton will welcome back a familiar face this year when Todd Williamson, who was assistant principal at the school several years ago, returns as principal. A few years...

 

Williamson, Jackson named principals

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday for recommended personnel changes and announce two new principals, Randall Jackson at Pollard McCall Junior High School...

 

Work begins on new urgent care facility

On Tuesday, June 29, officials from the Atmore Community Hospital and Escambia County Health Care Authority (ECHCA) gathered to break ground on a new urgent care clinic on Highway 21 across from Wind...

 

McBride coming home to FES

Students at Flomaton Elementary School will see a new principal this fall following the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education's approval of Courtney McBride Monday. McBride will step in to take...

 

McCrory hired at Bratt Elementary

Students at Bratt Elementary School will see a new face behind the principal's desk when they return to school this fall. On June 15, Amy Scruggs McCrory was approved by the Escambia County (Florida)...

 

Sullivan steps down after 59 years in ed.

Dee Sullivan, principal of Byrneville Elementary School, is retiring at age 80 with 59 years in education. Sullivan grew up in Michigan and got her elementary education degree from Western Michigan...

 

GECA kicks off with 'Hillbillies'

With the loosening of CDC guidelines held tight during the pandemic, the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts (GECA) is poised to present David Rogers' 'Beverly Hillbillies' in-person at its location...

 

Couple gets out of their burning car

Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 28, Flomaton Fire Department responded to a 911 call reporting a vehicle fire on Highway 31. When firetrucks arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully involved and the...

 

Tears shed over Logan's smile

The community of Flomaton and surrounding area is in mourning for 12-year-old Logan Mitchell, who lost his life in a four-wheeler accident this past Sunday, May 23. Mitchell had just completed the...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 6, 2021

Board kicks off search for a new superintendent

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board had a workshop this past Monday to begin the process of finding a new school superintendent now that Superintendent John Knott announced his upcoming retirement...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 6, 2021

Council says no to mayor's new hires

The Century Town Council did not approve Mayor Benjamin Boutwell's recommendation of two hires for the town Monday night following discussion that the process was not carried out correctly. Mayor...

 

Superintendent is retiring

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott announced his retirement as of July 31, 2021, at last Thursday's board meeting. Knott, who began his career as a special education teacher at W....

 

Godwin resigns at Jay

Jay Town Councilman Wayne Godwin announced that Monday night's meeting would be his last, leaving the council with one vacant seat and an even number of council members. Serving on the Jay Town...

 

Wilcox comes to Neal

On Tuesday, new head coach and Athletic Director Brandon Wilcox started at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton, following approval by the Escambia County Board of Education Monday. A 2002 graduate...

 

Jay rodeo returning April 23

Although COVID shut down the Jay Pro Rodeo last year, the event will be back in full swing at 8 p.m., Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, at Ted May Arena, located at 4200 Highway 4 in Jay....

 

Henderson named 'Teacher of Year'

On Friday, April 9, several members of Flomaton Elementary School personnel, along with Principal George Brown, Escambia County Board of Education member Cindy Jackson, Assistant School...

 

Jay High School to present 'Grease' beginning on April 8

Join the Pink Ladies and the T Birds as Jay High School Drama Club presents its production of the hit Broadway musical, 'Grease: The School Version' this and next week. Showtimes are at 7 p.m.,...

 

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available

In an effort to get the COVID vaccines distributed to rural areas in Escambia County (Ala.), the Poarch Creek Band of Indians held a free drive-through clinic Wednesday and will continue today from 8...

 

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