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Articles from the August 20, 2020 edition

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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...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 20, 2020

Escambia Co. Bank to merge

Escambia County Bank in Flomaton will become a branch of AmeriFirst following an announcement by USAL Bancorp, Inc., parent company of AmeriFirst Bank of Montgomery and Escambia County Bank that they...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 20, 2020

Positive COVID tests at FHS addressed

Three employees at Flomaton High School tested positive for COVID-19 last week, resulting in the old middle school wing of the high school to be closed and seventh and eighth grade students sent...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 20, 2020

Flomaton worker is tested positive

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., said on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, they became aware that a town of Flomaton employee had become ill and was suspected to have the coronavirus, also known as...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 20, 2020

Barnes spent his life helping other people

Former Century Mayor Benny Barnes died early Tuesday morning and is being remembered as a person who loved the city and especially loved the children who grew up in the community. Barnes, 86, served o...

 

Century council tables cotton storage for now

The Century Town Council voted Monday night to table a lease proposal received Aug. 6 from West Florida Gin to store cotton in the 40,000 square-foot building in the industrial park for $6,000 a...

 

Cell tower coming to Century

The Century Town Council voted Monday night to approve Diamond Communications' request for a variance from the 200-foot setback requirement from the lot line of any residence or school in order to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    August 20, 2020

FPD taps chaplains for service

Flomaton Police Chief Chance Thompson has tapped Jonathan Hill, pastor of Little Escambia Baptist Church, Alvin Bethea, pastor of Flomaton Pentecostal Church, and Henry Hawkins, pastor of Damascus...

 

Board OKs personnel

The Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education approved the following personnel recommendations at its Tuesday, Aug. 18 meeting. The changes are as follows: Leave of absence Sabrina Dailey, 6-hour...

 

$1K sign-on bonus offered at FDC

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announces $1,000 hiring bonuses for new hires at institutions statewide including Century Correctional Institution in Century and Santa Rosa Correctional... Full story

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Barnes had huge love for Century

Benny Barnes. Love him or hate him, but the one thing you can say about him is that he loved the city of Century and did what ever he could to move the town forward. Barnes died early Tuesday morning...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Officials act quickly when virus strikes

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott said he and the school board knew it was going to happen. They knew when school started, COVID-19 would appear within the walls of the schools...

 

Democrats' Postal Service Hoax

Apparently, I and the rest of the House of Representatives are being called back to Washington for a series of votes this Saturday. Has Speaker Pelosi finally reached an agreement with President Trump and Senator McConnell on the next phase of...

 

We have six living past governors...

Some of you may wonder how many past governors we have in Alabama who are still living and how they are doing. We have six living past governors. Governor John Patterson is our oldest living chief executive. Patterson is 99 years old and living on...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Aiming for a stalemate and a steal!

Does anyone seriously believe the polls? Supposedly Joe Biden is beating President Trump in polls across the country and often by double digits, so perhaps that’s why he is comfortable hiding in his basement and avoiding actually campaigning. Accor...

 

One hundred years ago at Canoe School

The local schools around Canoe have always played a major role in the community. Centers of social interaction, cultural events, music and education could all describe the island of benefits of a...

 

Part 1: A brief history of Century High School

This is a brief history of the Century High School. This history would not be appropriate without a short History of the Century grammar Schools as taken from the minutes of the Escambia County School Board Meetings. In 1901 an almost square...

 

Cemeteries, the safest places on earth to stalk

A cemetery is the safest place on earth for stalking. Everybody there is harmless. But I need to share some good advice to others that may decide to join me and the CEO in, the art of cemetery stalking. How it's done from my experience: You have a...

 

Fight your battles with God in mind

Good morning Tri-City readers, so thankful for each of you and so blessed that you take the time to read the articles every week. I try to not have to repeat but life sure keeps us going and some weeks I have to revisit some articles. It has been...

 

Hold fast to a Godly walk

Welcome back to another edition of the Handfuls of Purpose series. Today let us look at an encouraging passage that the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers of the Philippian church. Paul was encouraging the believers at the city of Philippi in the...

 

The Impact of A Life

Forty four years ago this month, I entered Asbury Theological Seminary as a student. I had no definite plans, but was following God’s leadership to go to seminary. I studied there for three years, graduating to pursue ministry. Dr. Frank Stanger...

 

Reflections: On Musing

Years ago churches recorded their pastors’ sermons on reel-to-reel tape, then later on cassettes. These often gathered dust, but many of us feared one day they’d be replayed, and we’d be embarrassed by yesteryear’s foolishness! One of the...

 

Wildlife finds mates in backyard summer sounds

The humming white noise of the constant croaks, crickets and coos of the summer nights is something that feels like home to most Alabamians. These sounds of summer are so familiar, yet often unidentifiable. Identifying the individual sounds of the ni...

 

The Sunshine Report

It took me years to discover that one of the best ways to maintain emotional control is to key in on an “It’s okay” attitude. This attitude is built on the premise that if there is nothing that I can do about a situation, then why should I get...

 

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