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Articles from the July 30, 2020 edition

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 By Joe Thomas    News    July 30, 2020

Death in jail unrelated to COVID

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Heath Jackson said the death of an inmate in the detention center on July 23 was not related to COVID-19 but did confirm 10 to 13 inmates in the Brewton facility had...

 

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 30, 2020

James carries Jesus

Chance James, 18, was a member of Flomaton High School's 2018 championship football team, but the 2019 FHS graduate had other mountain's to climb, which included his love and devotion to Jesus... Full story

 

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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    July 30, 2020

True story of redemption

Walnut Hill resident Ed Hudson spent 34 years in law enforcement and was an investigator trailing Century resident Freddie Crow and his marijuana-smuggling operation from Belize in Central America to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

Two area students appointed

Sam LoDuca from T.R. Miller High School, and Robbins Manning from Excel High School from Excel High School, along with several other students around the state,were appointed by Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne when he released the following...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

Century library giving free masks, sanitizer

Beginning Wednesday, July 29, Century Branch Library, located at 7991 N. Century Boulevard, is now offering a bottle of hand sanitizer in addition to face masks as part of Escambia County’s public health campaign, "Mask Up, Escambia!" The library...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

New faces at DW McMillan

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital announced that Aleigh Taylor, CRNP and Natalie Young, CRNP, have both joined the staff of the D.W. McMillan Medical Center. They will begin seeing patients beginning...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 30, 2020

Two staff test positive

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two staff members from Fountain and Holman Coorectional Facility out of seven additional staff members across the state have tested positive for COVID-19, as of 12...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    July 30, 2020

What does 'Black Lives Matter' mean?

To be honest, I don't think I'd ever heard about 'Black Lives Matter' until George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis and a white police officer named Derek Chauvin was arrested after numerous videos...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Responsibility is key to slow down COVID

Although we weren't sold on face masks in the beginning we've learned to accept them. To not only protect ourselves but to protect others. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a mandatory face mask order for people in public. We see some with masks, we see...

 
 By Bradley Byrne    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Education in the time of the pandemic

Last week I had a virtual conference with the leaders of the local school systems in our district. Starting a new school year is a difficult task in the best of times. Doing so in the middle of a pandemic with the disease spreading as it is now...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 30, 2020

It will be Trump vs Biden in November

The presidential race is onward. It will be incumbent Republican Donald Trump vs. former Vice President and 36-year veteran Democrat, Delaware U.S. Senator Joe Biden in the November 3rd General Election. Both men have clinched their parties...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 30, 2020

It's Democrats who refuse election results

In 2016 when Fox’s Chris Wallace asked Candidate Trump if he would accept the election results and he simply said he would have to consider the circumstances at that time, Hillary Clinton howled that’s “horrifying.” Then she, Obama, and...

 

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