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Jay couple jailed for sex offenses

A Jay couple was arrested last week and charged with committing sex crimes against a child, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. John David McKenzie, 35, 5268 Cherry St., was arrested...

 

COVID-19 shots now available

Representatives from Community Health Northwest Florida informed Century Town Council members Tuesday night that residents age 65 and older who live in Escambia counties in Alabama and Florida have...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 21, 2021 

Flomaton library is among states' best

The Flomaton Public Library has been rated one of the top libraries in the state, joining two others across the state to receive a Five-Star rating from the 2020 Library Journal Index of the Public...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 21, 2021 

FHS named six to all-state

­­­­Flomaton High School senior defensive lineman Jackson Dullard led a group of six members of the 2020 football team to be named to various All-State teams. Dullard was recognized by the Alabama...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 21, 2021 

$1.7 billion in line for two drawings

Long lines were expected to begin Wednesday and carry through Friday at Florida Lottery outlets as two games now have total jackpots of about $1.7 billion with those numbers expected to rise before...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 14, 2021

COVID-19 shuts down jury trials

A spike in COVID-19 cases in Escambia County (Ala.) prompted Presiding Circuit Judge Jeff White to cancel the January jury term that was scheduled to begin Monday, but he said he's optimistic that...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 14, 2021

Rape filed on Flomaton man

A 24-year old Flomaton man was arrested on rape II charges for allegedly having sex with a 14-year old girl, who reports said met the man outside her house and traveled to another location to engage...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 14, 2021

Lee will stay on as Flomaton's fireman

Flomaton's lone paid fireman, Jeremy Lee, who submitted his letter of resignation three weeks ago to accept a new job, will remain as the town's paid fireman following an agreement with the town. Lee...

 

Coburn recalls her abuse at Jay facility

Cara Campbell Coburn, a native of Century, is a mother of one with husband Bryan and lives in Milton, Fla. She is also a graduate of Lighthouse Christian Academy, a now-closed academy that was...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 7, 2021

Doctors encouraging vaccine

“You need to take it, no question about it”; ''150 percent, you need to take it”; “Most certainly”; were the responses Brewton physicians Jimmy Adkinson, Daniel Raulerson and Elizabeth Low s...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 7, 2021

Council approves new loan

During a special meeting Monday afternoon, the Flomaton Town Council voted to amend its previous agreement with United Bank to borrow an additional $119,750 that Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., said...

 

Oaths taken, town moves on projects

The Century Town Council approved the town's submittal of three appropriations project and funding requests to the Florida House of Representatives and Senate following the swearing in of council memb...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 7, 2021

Harrell dedicated life to helping others

A person with a big heart and a passion to help others is the way people described Flomaton resident Ida Ruth Harrell, who died Friday, Dec. 31. Harrell, 81, was a native of Owassa, Ala., and a...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    January 7, 2021

Circuit court cancelled for next week

Escambia County (Ala.) residents who received a jury summons to be at the courthouse in Brewton Monday, Jan. 11, morning can disregard that summons since the January jury term has been canceled due...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 31, 2020

Pugh heads to Escambia grand jury

A Brewton man who is accused of making terrorist threats against an Escambia County (Ala.) circuit judge, other attorneys and threatening to burn down a Brewton law office will see his case headed to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 31, 2020

Lee stepping down as paid fireman

The town of Flomaton will soon be advertising to hire a full time fireman after Jeremy Lee announced Wednesday that he was resigning his position to take another job, but Lee said he will continue to...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 31, 2020

Escambia's property tax is due today

People who own real property in Escambia County (Ala.) have until 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 31) to avoid late fees and penalties. Tax Collector Tim Pettis said the tax collector's office at the...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 31, 2020

Crews takes break from her columns

Local resident Earline Smith Crews, author of two books entitled 'Life With the Top Down' and 'Fading Memories', detailing life in rural south Alabama, has decided to take the next several months off...

 
 By Joe Thomas    News    December 24, 2020

Atmore man shot five times

One Atmore man is being held on $1 million bond and another is recovering from five gunshot wounds following an incident Dec. 18 at the Bragg Street Apartments in Atmore. Travis Jermal Black, 24, 115...

 

Riley cared enough to help others

Century and the surrounding communities are mourning the death of resident Gary Riley, who died Saturday, Dec. 19 at the age of 75. Riley served on the Century Town Council for two decades and was...

 

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