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Articles from the October 17, 2019 edition

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Contest will offer scholarship

The Billy Glenn Rushing Post 90 of Atmore announces an opportunity for local high school students to participate in a National American Legion Program that could result in a scholarship of up to $18,000 for first place winner at the National level...

 

Local students recognized by their universities

Locals attending colleges and universities in around the state and nation were honored recently at their schools. Huntingdon College Graduates of Huntingdon’s 2019 evening studies include the following locals, some who graduated with honors. From A...

 

ECRC offers new program

The Escambia Career Readiness Center’s Public Safety Program had the privilege of being the first Career Technical Center to host the Alabama Fire College’s Mobile Drill Tower. The Mobile Drill Tower offers recruits and firefighters the opportuni...

 

Schools recognized for effort

Bratt and Byrneville Elementary Schools, along with other Escambia County (Fla.) schools recognized by The American Heart Association (AHA) for their effort put forth in conducting the Kids Heart Challenge and the American Heart Challenge. Meghan...

 

Life and death along the creek banks

Mrs. Annie C. Waters describes Sardine as "The northeastern area of Township 2N, Range 7E and has at different times been known as Sardine, Magnolia, and Stanley Cross Roads." Yet beyond the legal...

 

Black Cat football lives on in our hearts

One of the things I remember from years ago being from Century was Blackcat football. For years after we got out of high school, Friday night during the fall always meant following those Century Blackcats to places near and far for some great...

 

Congress must investigate Biden Scandal

While Democrats recklessly intensify their partisan scheme to impeach President Trump, the Biden scandal has escalated to a level Congress can no longer responsibly ignore. As more details come out regarding Hunter Biden’s business dealings...

 

Edwards, Alabama legend passes away

One of the most outstanding congressmen and leaders in Alabama history is Congressman Jack Edwards. He passed away three weeks ago at age 91. He was born with the full name of William Jackson Edwards, III. However, he was always known as Jack....

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    October 17, 2019

Putting America's military first

Another week and another excuse to decry President Trump for imagined or manufactured malfeasance. Democrats and media have suddenly found a war they like; they are howling over Trump’s supposed betrayal of our Kurdish allies in Syria when he...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

Raises in Flomaton's budget

The Flomaton Town Council approved its fiscal year 2019-20 budget that provides raises for employees, eliminated a proposed $5-per-month trash fee and set rates for residents using the dumpster behind...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

Mayor gets split vote on move to take $80,000 from the line of credit to pay off bills due

After the Flomaton Town Council voted 4-1 to transfer funds to pay bills, Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., then asked the council to approve borrowing $80,000 from the town's line of credit to pay other...

 

Jay man arrested for pointing laser

A Jay man who shined a laser toward a Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office cruiser traveling down Highway 4 around 3:30 a.m. is now facing a felony charge when the green beam caused the deputy to be unable to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

Sen. Jones visits Brewton

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones was in Brewton last Thursday afternoon as part of his town hall meetings scheduled across the state of Alabama. Above, Brewton Mayor Yank Lovelace, right, greets Sen. Jones at...

 

Artinger takes reigns at PSC

The Century campus of Pensacola State College has a new face, with Coordinator John Artinger stepping up to fill the position left vacant by former director Paula Byrd, who retired August 30. Retired...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 17, 2019

Odom reigns as Jay's homecoming queen

Jay High School senior Allie Odom to center stage during pregame festivities Friday night as the 2019 homecoming queen. Pictured from left are Jonathan Ratliff, Miss Odom and JHS Principal Stephen...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

What happened to Charles B. Hiller?

About 92 years ago, Charles B. Hiller disappeared in Flomaton where he worked in the restaurant and was the newsstand manager at the L&N train depot. He also worked for the Crescent News and Hotel...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

New hours for library

The Flomaton Town Council approved a recommendation by the Flomaton Library Board to change the hours of operation at the Flomaton Public Library and eliminate being open on Saturday mornings. In a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

Ga. company eyeing land

The Flomaton Town Council is considering giving away land adjacent to the old concrete pipe plant on Highway 31 that includes a baseball practice field in hopes of luring a new business to that locati...

 

New sidewalk, playground equipment for Jay

The town of Jay will finally get sidewalks from School Street northward to the existing sidewalk network, according to Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter at Jay's Monday, Oct. 7 council...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

Council OKs garbage contract

The town of Flomaton's residential garbage collection will switch from Republic Services to Waste Pro following a recent bid opening that leaves the garbage rates the same with no increases for two...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    October 17, 2019

Speed limits, striping approved

Held over from the last meeting, the Escambia County Commission approved a bid from Ozark Striping for road striping on county roads for the 2019-20 fiscal year. At the last meeting, County Engineer...

 

Book inspires new fundraiser

Shel Silverstein's book, “The Giving Tree” has inspired a new fundraiser sponsored by the Flomaton Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. The fundraiser, appropriately called 'The Giving Tree'...

 

Century man faces drug charges

A Century man is facing drug charges and was arrested Oct. 9, following a traffic stop in Milton on August 25 where officers searching the vehicle discovered meth. John Steven Crawley, 47, 414 Front...

 

Huntingdon honors Brewton minister

Alumni Loyalty Award winner Dr. Ed Glaize ’85, a member of the Huntingdon board of trustees, began his professional career working in public affairs for the United States Air Force, then felt and answered a call to ministry by earning his Master...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 17, 2019

St. Lukes fall festival set Saturday, Oct. 26

St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church located at 600 St. Lukes Road in Century will have their 2nd Annual Fall Festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. There will food, games fun and everyone is invited....

 

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