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 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Schools adjusting to shutdown

With the current COVID-19 pandemic looming and social distancing guidelines in place, the Escambia County (Ala.) School System will continue to provide free meals at three locations three days a week...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Online field trips teach

How do peanuts grow? When do Alabama farmers grow different fruits and vegetables? What’s the difference between a cow, a bull and a calf? Alabama farmers will answer all those questions and much...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Boat overturns, claims one

On Monday, March 30, shortly after 6 p.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was notified of a boating accident with one person missing. Tyler Foley, 21, of Pensacola, died when a...

 
 By Gretchen McPherson    News    April 2, 2020 

Century council to meet over phone

The town of Century, in response to the COVID-19 guidelines, will air its bill list review at 6:45 p.m. and council meeting at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 6, in a conference-style phone meeting. Anyone...

 

Community reaches out during Coronavirus

As communities and citizens observe the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for diminishing the spread of the Coronavirus through social distancing and various closings, school systems and...

 

Cabaniss takes over at ECHS

Rachel Patterson and Huxford Elementary Schools will see new principals next year while Escambia County High School will see new one next month following the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education...

 

Jay couple faces charges

A Jay couple living in a recreational vehicle (RV) with three children has been charged with three counts felony child neglect and the male with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon when law...

 

Coronavirus shuts doors on all schools

With the recent developments involving the Coronavirus and advisement to limit contact to suppress it's spread, the Alabama and Florida Escambia County School districts and the Santa Rosa School...

 

Local elections follow state trend

This past Tuesday, March 17, registered voters in the Century and Jay areas as well as the rest of Florida turned out to vote on who they want to run for president, following a trend in Florida of...

 

Jay stop nets meth charge

A Jay motorcycle rider who was stopped for speeding March 12 now faces a felony drug charge when a search of his motorcycle revealed crystal meth. Kevin Scott Rentz, 55, was pulled over last Thursday...

 

Jay eyes traffic and market projects

Although no action was taken, the Jay Council discussed potential problems for traffic at the downtown intersection and other town projects at its Monday, March 2 council meeting. Livestock Market...

 

Board approves Knott for new term

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education voted approval to keep School Superintendent John Knott for four more years and to expel two students for one year at their Monday, March 9 special...

 

Huxford receives $1K grant

Escambia County (Ala.) Huxford Elementary School will receive one of 98 Alabama Power Foundation Classroom grants awarded to elementary, middle and high schools across the state of Alabama to support...

 

Century eyes purchase of gas meters

Although no action was taken, the Century Council listened as City Manager Vernon Prather recommended the purchase of natural gas meters for about $64,000 and gave an update on the town's upcoming...

 

Wiggins makes All-State

“I saw a girl with medals at District Honor Band when my brother was in it,” said flautist Kylie Wiggins, of Flomaton. “I wanted to have those medals.” Wiggins recently has gotten her chance....

 

Board opposes calendar

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education last Thursday approved a resolution opposing school start legislation to mandate a school calendar and discussed the importance of an upcoming HPV...

 

Century man gets arrested

A Century man is facing a felony burglary charge after neighbors on Front Street in Century reported a man present in and outside an unoccupied dwelling and the owner found recurring damage of a...

 

Man faces new assault charge

A Pensacola man who was facing a felony assault charge after battering his father Feb. 7 has had more felony charges filed against him involving attempted burglary and assault in Century on Feb. 15....

 

Century mayor recovering

A little more than a month ago, Century Mayor Henry Hawkins went into the Community Health Northwest clinic in Century because he said he was feeling sluggish and hadn't felt like himself. “Once I...

 

Jay business burglarized

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm around 2:30 a.m. at Pittman Building Supply in Jay last Friday involving the theft of firearms and other items, according to a Santa Rosa...

 

Jay man arrested for meth, pills

A Jay man was arrested Feb. 21 and faces a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance charge after law enforcement assisting with a search warrant in reference to a separate incident...

 

LifeFlight pays Brewton's CACC campus a visit

Nursing students in biology class at Coastal Alabama Community College were privileged last Thursday to get a visit from LifeFlight to see first hand the medical equipment and capabilities offered whe...

 

Woman faces felony charge

An Atmore woman who was made a ‘habitual traffic offender’ in 2015 was arrested Feb. 11 for driving while her license is suspended. Jody Amanda Regina Simmons, 33, 76 South Canoe Road, was...

 

Century readies to accept audit

The Century Council heard a budget update from CPA Robert Hudson Monday night following an earlier audit review meeting he had held with Krista McAllister of Warren Averett in Pensacola. Hudson said...

 

Brewton, Flomaton Lions Clubs to hold pancake suppers

Both the Brewton and Flomaton Lions Clubs are gearing up for their spring pancake fundraisers in February and March and invite the community to come out and be a part of fun events, both serving a...

 

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