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Century's wastewater improvements progressing

At Century's council meeting Aug. 17, Municipal Engineering's Dale Long gave a summary of the town's planned wastewater system improvements which will cost more than $6 million. Long said Phase I...

 

Jay eyes CD to wind up two projects

The Jay Council approved cashing in one of two CDs for $130,000 to help pay for emergency repair to wells no. 1 and the remaining balance due for the under-budgeted overage of the waterline project,...

 

Pancake supper will look different

With changes in place due to COVID-19, the Flomaton Lions will hold their semi-annual pancake supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., this Monday, Aug. 31, at the Boy Scout hut on McCurdy Street in Flomaton...

 

Coastal is set to join JumpStartAL

On Wednesday, July 15, representatives announced JumpStartAL, a private-public partnership to help carry out Alabama’s strategy for the future of workforce development. Using leading edge virtual...

 

Brooks, Lewis head to runoff

Following Tuesday night's election results, it looks like the town of Jay will continue to keep out alcohol sales on Sunday and Century's Councilwoman Ann Brooks will face off against candidate...

 

Century council tables cotton storage for now

The Century Town Council voted Monday night to table a lease proposal received Aug. 6 from West Florida Gin to store cotton in the 40,000 square-foot building in the industrial park for $6,000 a...

 

Cell tower coming to Century

The Century Town Council voted Monday night to approve Diamond Communications' request for a variance from the 200-foot setback requirement from the lot line of any residence or school in order to...

 

Board OKs personnel

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting. The changes are as follows: Leave of absence Sabrina Dailey, 6-hour...

 

$1K sign-on bonus offered at FDC

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announces $1,000 hiring bonuses for new hires at institutions statewide including Century Correctional Institution in Century and Santa Rosa Correctional...

 

Century council OKs LOST transfer

On Monday, Aug. 3, the Century Town Council approved Interim City Manager Vernon Prather's request to transfer $3,444.34 of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds to pay invoices for services to improve...

 

Century closes down town hall

Century Town Hall closed its lobby doors last Friday, July 24, for the health and safety our its staff and public following two employees who tested positive for COVID-19. “I'm bringing one person i...

 

Schools to open Aug. 7

At the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education meeting last Thursday, School Superintendent John Knott updated board members on this year's opening of schools, what federal funds are available to...

 

Alabama is still eyeing Aug. 7 to open schools

Escambia County (Ala.) public school students are still scheduled to report to their schools in person and online starting Thursday, Aug. 7, with the option of temporary remote learning and online...

 

Century Council OKs $56K gas meter install

Monday night, the Century Council approved to award a bid from Precision Meter Repair to replace 283 of the town's gas meters at the cost of about $56,000. “The system has 615 gas meters, 548 are...

 

Road rage ends in arrest

An Atmore man was arrested Friday a faces felony charges of aggravated assault and drug possession following a road rage incident that left two occupants in another vehicle in fear for their lives....

 

Jay wraps up, continues projects

The Jay Council heard an update on the status of the town's projects, discussed the issues to be considered in a new garbage service and approved salary adjustments for two town employees Monday...

 

Flomaton man jailed for cocaine

A Flomaton man was arrested Friday for possession of cocaine when law enforcement officers searched him following a complaint of retail theft at a local liquor store. Aaron Keith Baxter, 33, 383...

 

Atmore man gets 10 years

An Atmore man who was identified as the robber of Walnut Hill Piggly Wiggly and arrested Dec. 17, 2019 was sentenced Wednesday, July 8, to 10 years in prison, followed by 36 months of probation, in a...

 

Brewton tests maximum 40

Former Tri City Ledger managing editor Janet Cooper decided to get tested for COVID-19 in Brewton Wednesday morning, and before the Main Street Urgent Care in Brewton had opened it's doors, the first...

 

Spencer appointed to the council

The town of Century will see a new council member following a unanimous vote Monday night to approve Brenda Spencer to fill seat 3, left vacant when Benjamin Boutwell resigned to run for mayor....

 

Schools working on reopening plan

With a return to classrooms looming in less than a month in the face of rising positive COVID-19 cases in the county, Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott told the school board...

 

School board approves adjustments

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education Monday approved a 3 percent salary adjustment increase for school administrators (principals, assistant principals and attendance administrators) to...

 

Century OKs advertising

The Century council Monday night approved Interim City Manager Vernon Prather's recommendation to transfer $13,677.20 to pay water system debt service and infrastructure. The balance of the Local...

 

Jay passes gas inspection

According to Jay Operations Manager Eric Seib’s report Monday night, the town of Jay has been approached by a development company about extending natural gas service to River Woods Ranch...

 

Schools are set to open Aug. 7

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott said Tuesday in a special meeting that public schools will start Friday, Aug. 7, following State Superintendent Eric Mackey's announcement that...

 

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