Commission OKs chamber money

In a vote 5-0, the Escambia County (Fla.) Board of Commissioners approved a proposal to spend the Fiscal Year 2018 $55,000 economic development funds in County Commissioner Stephen Barry's discretionary funds in Century with the online news website at its Thursday, July 18 meeting.

The $55,000 had to be used before Sept. 1, 2019, the end of Fiscal Year 2019, for economic development in the Century area, which includes Walnut Hill, McDavid and Molino. Barry designated the money to be used to gain jobs and business growth in the Century area.

Of the funds, $50,000 will go to No...

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