Nickles spent her life helping people of Century

Long-time grant writer for Century dies

Residents of Century and the surrounding areas are mourning the loss of former town planner Debbie Nickles, who died Monday, Oct. 30, following some long-term medical issues.

Nickles began working for the town of Century in the early 90's under the mayorship of Benny Barnes.

She later continued working independently for the town as the administrator for the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP) that is designed to serve very low, low and moderate income families and provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership...