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Veteran's Day set for Mon.

As we observe Veteran's Day next Monday, Nov. 11, Century, Jay, Atmore, Brewton and Flomaton have scheduled events on various days to celebrate and honor past and present veterans. At 1 p.m....

 

Board of Ed discusses tax renewal, trip

At its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education discussed the recently released state report card grade, the upcoming vote to renew a city of Atmore tax that helps...

 

Century will get $93K

The town of Century will receive as much as $93,000 when the council approved three resolutions for bond issuance through the Capital Trust Agency (CTA) Monday night. Denis McKinnon with CTA...

 

Turtle Point celebrates 20 years

It's been 20 years since Turtle Point Science Center in Flomaton opened, and to celebrate, a fun day filled with live animals and shows with hands-on science learning will start at 8 a.m., Saturday,...

 

Century seeks RFPs for sludge job

The Century Council approved a resolution Monday night that will allow the town to issue an RFP (request for proposals) for the removal of sludge from the reject pond that could cost as much as...

 

Century approves management plan

In an effort to maintain its water and wastewater treatment systems in the future once it is in compliance, which could cost as much as $8 million, the Century Town Council approved a resolution to...

 

Century woman killed in crash

A Century woman lost her life around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday when the 1996 Caprice she was driving ran off an Interstate 10 ramp, struck a road sign and overturned. Katherine Susanne Lee, 35, was...

 

Inmate dies at Holman

Law enforcement agents of the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division are investigating the death of an inmate that occurred on October 18 at William C. Holman...

 

'Spirit'ed employee helps others

Century’s Fusion Fine Wine and Spirits employee Carla Haynes from Brewton saw a need in the community and decided she would do what she could to help. Haynes has worked at the store for about a...

 

WSD planned for 2020

With this year's Williams Station Day in Atmore being cancelled due to inclement weather, the Atmore Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to next year's event and is working to reschedule the...

 

Jay Royals lose to Baker

Playing in the region finals tournament for the first time in the school's history, the Jay High School varsity volleyball team lost 3-1 to Baker Tuesday, following a 15-game winning streak and a win...

 

Flomaton kicks off area's fall festivals

Area family-friendly fall festivities will kick off Thursday, Oct. 24, in downtown Flomaton and continue Saturday, Oct. 26 at Turtle Point and then wrap up on Halloween in Century and Jay. Flomaton...

 

Crash kills Walnut Hill man

A Walnut Hill man lost his life last Monday when the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree around 7 p.m. Clayton Joseph Cagle, 31, was traveling east on State Road 297 (Pine...

 

Woman faces drug charge

A Century woman who told an officer “some unknown per- son had run by the vehicle and thrown the pipe and metham- phetamine onto her lap” is fac- ing drug charges after the offi- cer observed the...

 

Council eyes auto tent sale ban

Although they took no action, the Jay Town Council Monday night listened to Allen Turner of Allen Turner Hyundai who presented his support for the ordinance ban- ning automobile tent sales from...

 

Veterans Run set for Nov. 16

The Flomaton Lions Club will host a Veteran's Day 5K Run and Walk starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Flomaton Community Center, located at 600 McCurdy Street. Registration for the run/walk...

 

Jay man arrested for pointing laser

A Jay man who shined a laser toward a Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office cruiser traveling down Highway 4 around 3:30 a.m. is now facing a felony charge when the green beam caused the deputy to be unable to...

 

Artinger takes reigns at PSC

The Century campus of Pensacola State College has a new face, with Coordinator John Artinger stepping up to fill the position left vacant by former director Paula Byrd, who retired August 30. Retired...

 

New sidewalk, playground equipment for Jay

The town of Jay will finally get sidewalks from School Street northward to the existing sidewalk network, according to Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter at Jay's Monday, Oct. 7 council...

 

Century man faces drug charges

A Century man is facing drug charges and was arrested Oct. 9, following a traffic stop in Milton on August 25 where officers searching the vehicle discovered meth. John Steven Crawley, 47, 414 Front...

 

Santa Rosa, Jay say no to tax

Residents in the Jay area joined the rest of the voters across Santa Rosa County in voting no Tuesday on a proposed 1-cent sales tax that was proposed to generate money to address capital...

 

Century accepts help from county

The Century Council approved a recommendation from Interim City manager Buz Eddy to allow Escambia County (Fla.) to replace 10 commercial gas meters through a mutual aid response at a cost of $17,171...

 

Local festivities set to kick off Oct. 24

Area family-friendly fall festivities will kick off Thursday, Oct. 24, in downtown Flomaton and continue Saturday, Oct. 26 at Turtle Point and then wrap up on Halloween in Century and Jay. Flomaton...

 

EB man arrested for meth

An East Brewton man who was stopped after an officer ran his license plate number with negative results was arrested Oct. 4 after a search of the suspect revealed methamphetamine. Derick William...

 

Peanuts plentiful this weekend in Jay

The time of year has come for the 30th Annual Jay Peanut Festival from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., this Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Gabbert Farm in Jay. The farm is located at 3604 Pine Level...

 

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