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Expect slowed traffic through Century

Highway 29 in Century has some lane changes recently since the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began its project to mill and resurface the road and make safety improvements following two t...

 

Jay eyes LOC to continue with park work

The Jay Town Council discussed priorities for phasing of the Bray-Hendricks Park renovation construction with Dewberry Engineering’s Crystal Weatherington Tuesday night, focusing on stormwater...

 

Century eyes solutions to its back flow

The town of Century held a workshop Tuesday night to discuss the town’s water backflow prevention and cross-connection control plan (CCCP) with plans to have another workshop to proceed with...

 

Fire gets out and spreads

At 12:20 p.m., last Thursday, the Flomaton Fire Department received a call about a brush fire between Sardine and Knowles Road in Flomaton suspected to be caused by a trash fire. The wind caused the...

 

Century eyes tenant for vacant building

In a vote of 4 to 1, the Century Town Council Tuesday night approved Mayor Ben Boutwell to negotiate lease terms with a company interested in setting up warehouse distribution and eventually manufactu...

 

Johnson, Abraham get council seats

The Century Town Council Monday night swore in re-elected council member Sandra McMurray Jackson, making a forum, then nominated and voted in two interim council members, Alicia Johnson and Shelisa...

 

Century will select 2 to fill vacancies

The Century Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at town hall to fill two vacancies on the council after Leonard White resigned his District 3 seat and James Smith did not qualify for...

 

Jay garbage rates to increase Jan. 1

The Jay Council Monday night approved to renew its garbage contract with Adam’s Sanitation that contains an adjustment to garbage rates pursuant to the franchise agreement, capped for Jay area...

 

Jay regrouping after prices spike on city's park

The Jay Town Council Monday night approved Dewberry Engineering to determine a plan to downsize its Bray-Hendricks Park renovation due to recent cost increases in construction, following a town...

 

Charlotte's Web opens tonight

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts (GECA), located at 100 N. Trammell St. in Atmore, presents the performance of E.B. White's 'Charlotte's Web', starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 (tonight),...

 

Jay bids come in higher than expected

Monday night, the Jay Council tabled the Bray-Hendricks Park renovation plans after recent bids from several different construction companies came in much higher than anticipated. About two years...

 

Neal, ECHS on fail list of schools

W.S. Neal High School and Escambia County High School have landed on the list of ‘failing schools’, receiving an ‘F’ based on the scores of 11th grade ACT tests taken last spring. The grade...

 

DeSantis wins big; Century votes Crist

While the rest of the state of Florida supported Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday with 59.38 percent of the votes vs. Democrat Charlie Crist’s 39.96 percent, Precinct 22 in the town of Century...

 

Merrill honors Baker

State Rep. Alan Baker was awarded the National Association Of Secretaries of State (NASS) Gold Medallion Award Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 by Alabama State Secretary John Merrill at the courthouse in...

 

Fillmore wants fair share at Flomaton

Flomaton High School parent and Quarterback Club President Matthew Fillmore shared concerns he had regarding shortcomings in the Flomaton High School’s football program with the Escambia County...

 

Helton killed in auto crash

An Atmore woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred last Thursday, Oct. 27, around 2:40 p.m. Patricia Allen Helton, 57, was fatally injured when the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado she was...

 

Witches, zombies, candy, more on tap

Local festivities for Halloween and area fall festivals will begin this Friday, Oct. 28, and continue through Monday, Oct. 31. Atmore The Atmore Chamber of Commerce's Trick or Treat on the Street will...

 

Mathis says Century is being left out

At the Century Council meeting Tuesday, Pensacola resident and Democratic candidate for District 1 seat in the Florida House of Representatives. Franscine Mathis spoke to citizens about their...

 

Century will vote on budget Oct. 18

The Century Town Council had to call a continuance after approving its millage rate Saturday, Oct. 8 at a public hearing to approve both the proposed millage rate and budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023...

 

White resigns council seat; budget on go

After Town Clerk Leslie Howington read a letter announcing the resignation of seat 3’s Councilman Leonard White, the Century Town Council approved its tentative budget and millage rate Tuesday...

 

Century eyes 151.68 percent tax increase

Due to an oversight in documenting taxes paid on the town’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) since 2018, the residents in the town of Century will likely see a 151.68 percent increase in their p...

 

Jay still looking at park

The Jay Council got a look at the plans so far for the Bray-Hendricks Park master plan last Wednesday and made a few modifications that will save some money and utilize the space better. Councilman...

 

Florida votes Tuesday

When Century residents go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 23 for the primary elections, elections for the Century Town Council will not be on the ballot. Council seats 3, 4 and 5 were up for election....

 

Century cut out of CTA's partnership

Capital Trust Agency (CTA), a partnership established in 1999 between the town of Century and the city of Gulf Breeze that issued bonds for projects all over Florida to build, purchase and renovate fa...

 

Jay mayor "frustrated" over lack of info

Jay Mayor Shon Owens showed frustration for the town’s lack of information about the utilities in and around Bray-Hendricks Park at Monday night’s meeting and said there should have been...

 

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