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 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Century says no to selling old building

In a 2 to 3 split vote Monday night, the Century Town Council did not approve a lease-to-purchase offer made by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in Century's...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Jay eyes Fidelis to save

At the Florida Preservation Conference in Pensacola this year, the Fidelis school located on Highway 87 in the town of Jay joined 10 others in a Florida Trust list of 11 historic structures to save....

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Board OKs program, new system

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott told the Board of Education last Thursday that he felt '99.9 percent' sure the W. S. Neal High School graduation could be held in the newly...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 23, 2019 

Jay felon arrested

A convicted felon from Jay is facing more drug charges and a felony possession weapon charge after law enforcement executed a search warrant on May 14 and located drugs and a loaded weapon inside the...

 

Century begins charter review

Following the recent investigation into the town of Century's financial status, the Council attended a workshop Monday night to look at the town's charter, which has remained unchanged since 1979, on...

 

Town of Jay seeks other funding

The town of Jay's application for a $300,000 legislative appropriation for the East Highway 4 water project did not pass the budget at the Florida Senate, according to Dewberry Engineering's Crystal...

 

Radio works when world goes silent

“We've got it covered now,” said T.H. Merritt, vice president of the Rural Radio Preparedness Association (RRPA) and county radio officer for Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)....

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

Century addresses grand jury report

At a special meeting to address the grand jury and Florida League of Cities reports that resulted from a recent investigation into the town of Century was held Tuesday night to address the town's...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

High School students return guilty verdicts

Last Thursday and Friday, seniors from seven local high schools got to witness real court cases at the courthouse in Brewton and afterwards render a verdict as part of Escambia County (Ala.) Law Day,...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

West Florida Gin eyes building to store cotton

The Century Council was approached Monday night by West Florida Gin to purchase the old helicopter technology building in the Century Industrial Park to be used to store cotton, although no decision...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

Teenager shot in Century

A teenager who entered Jay Hospital with apparent gunshot wounds Tuesday night claiming he was shot by unknown masked men in Century is not cooperating with police about the incident. According to...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

Pedestrian hit, faces charge

A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle Monday evening around 7 p.m. on Highway 29 in Century is in stable condition. Karissa Carroll, 26, of Pensacola, was standing on the eastern sidewalk of Highway...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

Students author own books

As part of the Enrichment Program at Flomaton Middle School, seventh graders in Danielle Wallace, Jennifre Williams and Jerilyn Currys’ seventh grade language arts classes were given the...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

Jay OKs grant upgrades

It looks like some buildings on Commerce Street and other places around the town of Jay will see upgrades after the council Monday night approved the town to move forward in spending a grant for...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 9, 2019

County Commissioner wants Jay imput

Santa Rosa County District 1 Commissioner Sam Parker paid a visit to Jay last Friday at the Royal Cafe to talk to residents and spoke about his hopes for the future and how important it is to him to...

 

Three Royals to compete in Jacksonville track meet

Three students from Jay High School's track team will compete in the state competition at University of North Florida at Jacksonville scheduled for this weekend. Ninth grader Jillian Thornton will com...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 2, 2019

Mt. Carmel UMC celebrating 150 years

This Sunday, May 5, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Jay will celebrate both its 150th homecoming anniversary and three years in the new, 8,000-square-foot facility, the fourth church built...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 2, 2019

Jay man jailed for drugs

A Jay man stopped for running a stop sign April 19 has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after a vehicle search when a drug canine made a positive alert on his vehicle. Michael...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 2, 2019

Saw Mill Day set for Saturday

It's time once again for the Alger Sullivan Lumber Saw Mill Day in Century from 8 a.m. until around 4 p.m., Saturday, May 4, on Jefferson Avenue in the historical district of Century. This year's...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 2, 2019

Law Day gives seniors experience

This Thursday and Friday, May 2 and May 3, seniors from seven area high schools will witness first hand the U. S. justice system in action as Escambia County (Ala.) hosts Law Day to be held in the...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 2, 2019

Wreck claims three, still unidentified

A two-vehicle head-on crash in Santa Rosa County last Saturday claimed the lives of both drivers and one passenger, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A 2003 Ford F150 was traveling north...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 2, 2019

Shoes for FES students

Monday morning around 9 a.m., students at Flomaton Elementary School began receiving a free pair of brand new shoes thanks to a partnership between Abundant Life Church in Century and Convoy of Hope R...

 

Area stunned by death of child

The town of Century is mourning the tragic accidental death of 4-year-old Ka'Merius J. Dortch, who died Thursday from injuries sustained when he was hit by a vehicle in the parking lot at Century...

 

Woman faces fraud charge

An Atmore woman is facing felony theft and fraud charges after an investigation of employee activity reports at her place of employment in Century revealed she systematically defrauded and...

 

Two traffic stops for speeding land Brewton, Jay men in jail

Two traffic stops for speeding last week resulted in a Brewton man and a Jay man facing charges of possession of a controlled substance. William Brantley, 28, of 4001 Appleton Raod in Brewton, is...

 

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