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 By Gretchen McPherson    News    June 23, 2022 

Flomaton man is arrested for theft

A Flomaton man who has been part of an ongoing investigation into stolen property was arrested June 14 and charged with suspected in a series of thefts that took place during the last two years....

 

Son jailed after father is killed

Saturday, May 28, around 12:20 p.m., deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's officer responded to a shooting at 3487 Highway 4 in Jay to discover a 43-year-old Jay man had been shot and killed...

 

Reorganization eyed for the school system

The Escambia County Board of Education approved of a reorganization chart at its meeting last Thursday that, according to School Supertintendent Michele McClung, will help manage and give the school...

 

Jay gives raises to 3 employees

All three Jay maintenance employees got a raise following approval at last Monday night's council meeting of a certification point progression spreadsheet. Employee Tony Howard got a $2 raise, Trent...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 5, 2022

Jay looks at concession stand options

Although they took no action, the Jay Council Monday night was presented by STOA Architects three different schematics for the new concession stand in the upcoming renovation of the Bray-Hendricks...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    May 5, 2022

Sawmill, Mayfest days set Saturday

Century This Saturday, Century's Sawmill Day and Car Show and Atmore's Mayfest will offer the family fun activities, food and more. The Alger Sullivan Historical Society will kick of its annual...

 

Rodeo coming to Jay Friday and Saturday

It's that time of year again and this weekend will be the 21st Jay Pro Rodeo at 8 p.m., this Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, at the Ted May Arena located on Highway 4 in Jay. Last year's rodeo...

 

Jay declines offer from American Legion

In a vote of 2 to 1, the Jay Town Council approved turning down the American Legion's latest proposal that would allow the large baseball field to be included in the town's park renovation, scheduled...

 

No clues in drive-by shooting

A woman sleeping in a house on Ashford Alley in Century said she was awakened about 4 or 5 a.m. Sunday morning by the sound of gunshots and pellets from a shotgun coming through the house. "I was in...

 

Century receives a $3.225 million gift for its centers

On Friday, April 8, Century Mayor Ben Boutwell met with State Rep. Michelle Salzman and Gov. Ron Desantis in Indian Pass, Fla., and was presented a check to the town of Century for $3.255 million to...

 

Jay still not ready to commit to lease on park property

It's back to the negotiation table for the town of Jay after the council voted Monday night to not accept the current proposal from the American Legion to lease the large field it owns as part of the...

 

Century eyes ways to use grant funds

Although they made no decisions, the Century Town Council Tuesday night discussed several ways to utilize the money the town has received for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), funds to be used to...

 

McDavid man arrested for killing 64-year old

A McDavid man was arrested and charged with second degree homicide Tuesday when a female at his residence was found deceased with a single gunshot would to her chest. Frankie Milton Wilson, 72, of...

 

Century OKs plan for transportation

The Century council Tuesday night unanimously approved consulting with Town Attorney Matt Dannheisser to formulate a fair contract following a request from Century residents Gregory and Trina Tanner...

 

Jay to cancel events

In a vote of 3 to 1, the Jay Town Council approved canceling its annual July 4th fireworks show, citing shipping issues, the upcoming Bray-Hendricks park demolition and renovation. Councilwoman Nina...

 

Century agrees on new pump

Tuesday night, the Century Council approved to put out for bids, as required by the town's charter for any purchase of more than $500, on a new pump motor the town's waste water treatment plant used...

 

Driver critical in crash

A Pensacola man is in critical condition after his vehicle left the road Tuesday morning in McDavid, Fla. and hit a tree. The single vehicle crash involved a white sedan traveling northbound on...

 

Turtle Point's Stiles honored for her work

Turtle Point Science Center Director Sierra Stiles was named the Best Environmental Educator for the Environmental Association of Alabama for 2022 at a professional development conference last week. S...

 

Ellis is honored for service to W.S. Neal

Last Friday, family members, friends, former co-workers and members of the Escambia County (Ala.) School Board gathered at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton to dedicate the Phillip Ellis...

 

School board OKs new financial system

In a vote of 5 to 2, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education last Friday approved to purchase NextGen Financial Solution from Harris School Solutions for $167,230. Escambia County was one of...

 

Lion Key loved to help all

Residents of Flomaton and the surrounding areas are mourning the loss of Wayne Key, who died at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola Tuesday following a long battle to recover from a stroke. A tenacious memb...

 

One dead, four injured in crash

A Flomaton man was killed and four others were transported to the hospital in a head-on collision last Wednesday afternoon on Highway 31 about five miles west of Flomaton, near the 51 mile marker....

 

Century looks to open cold weather shelter

The Century Town Council elected its officers and rescheduled its council meeting dates, workshops and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meetings for the rest of this year before discussing opening...

 

Century eyes ways to spend development funds

Although they took no action due to lack of quorum, the Century Town Council Tuesday night discussed how a $35,000 grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity will benefit the town by...

 

Jay working on park and facility use master plan

With the $3 million park master plan preliminary start date of June 1 or sooner quickly approaching, the Jay Town Council Monday night scheduled a public meeting at town hall Jan. 18 with local...

 

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