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 By Gretchen McPherson    News    March 4, 2021 

Century forced to reschedule public hearing on CDBG

The Century Town Council opted to reschedule a public hearing to apply for a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) until Tuesday, March 9 due to a technicality of having the wrong address...

 

Bratt man jailed for sex battery

A Bratt man was arrested Feb. 17 and faces sexual battery charges following an investigation into allegations he inappropriately touched a child and officers said the incident was captured on a cell p...

 

Century inks deal with DOC utilities

The Century Town Council agreed to enter into a 5-year contract with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) following negotiations to higher water, sewer and gas rates for Century Correctional...

 

Boutwell representing Century at PEDC board

After tabling the issue at the last council meeting, the Century City Council approved Century Mayor Ben Boutwell to attend monthly meetings of the Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission (PEDC) Boa...

 

Century approves cell tower location

After several council meetings with no decisions made about where to build a 300-foot cell tower that will bring the town $1,500 a month in revenue, the Century Town Council Monday night approved an...

 

Jay town council doubles up to help Lady Royals softball

Several Jay High School Lady Royals softball players will be volunteering at the Jay Historical Society's Jay Museum and Pittman's Supply to raise money for the 2021 season after Jay Mayor Shon Owens...

 

COVID cases rise in schools after holidays

Escambia County (Ala.) School Board members heard updates on the increase of COVID-19 positive and close contact cases as well as ongoing projects at its meeting last Thursday during School Board...

 

Jay couple jailed for sex offenses

A Jay couple was arrested last week and charged with committing sex crimes against a child, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. John David McKenzie, 35, 5268 Cherry St., was arrested...

 

COVID-19 shots now available

Representatives from Community Health Northwest Florida informed Century Town Council members Tuesday night that residents age 65 and older who live in Escambia counties in Alabama and Florida have...

 

Coburn recalls her abuse at Jay facility

Cara Campbell Coburn, a native of Century, is a mother of one with husband Bryan and lives in Milton, Fla. She is also a graduate of Lighthouse Christian Academy, a now-closed academy that was...

 

Oaths taken, town moves on projects

The Century Town Council approved the town's submittal of three appropriations project and funding requests to the Florida House of Representatives and Senate following the swearing in of council memb...

 

Riley cared enough to help others

Century and the surrounding communities are mourning the death of resident Gary Riley, who died Saturday, Dec. 19 at the age of 75. Riley served on the Century Town Council for two decades and was...

 

Arrest made in Century shooting

A shooting in Century Sunday night left one person dead, two others shot, and one Century resident arrested while the hunt continues for the third suspect involved. Jaran Britt Myles, 26, 303...

 

County schools can't participate in area parades

With cases of COVID-19 recently surging, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education decided last Thursday at its monthly meeting to support the policy of suspending non-school sponsored events...

 

Century and Flomaton cancel parades

Although the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education recently made the decision to not allow public school students to participate in local holiday parades due to COVID-19 restrictions, the season w...

 

Company pulls out of Century deal over the town's 'negative rhetoric'

Monday night, the Century Council discussed a letter from Beck Partners the town received that Project Fusion is canceling the contract for the building and the land in Century Industrial park...

 

Jay continues its cleaning up efforts

Jay residents who have garbage, scrap metal, vehicles and other items of debris on their property will receive certified nuisance letters in an effort to clean up the town, as discussed at the Nov. 2...

 

Local elections on Century's ballot Tuesday

In the General Election scheduled for this Tuesday, Nov. 3, registered Florida voters in the towns of Century in Escambia County and Jay in Santa Rosa County will vote on numerous national, state and...

 

Yard sale to benefit students

This Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, there will be a community-wide yard sale event at Legacy Acres in Brewton from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will benefit the Kelsey Padgett Scholarship Spirit of...

 

Area mourns student's death

The communities of Atmore and Flomaton are mourning this week as news of a car crash Saturday killed a Flomaton Elementary School student and critically injured other family members. Jaden James, a...

 

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...

 

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