Camp Fire Century Accepting Pre-K Registrations Now

March 31, 2013

The Camp Fire Century Youth Learning Center is now enrolling children for the 2013-14 school year Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program.

To be registered for the VPK program, a child must be 4-year old before  September 1, 2013. The program is free for children with parents that are Florida residents. Children of Alabama residents are accepted, but the program is not free to Alabama families.

For more information, contact Pamila Townson, director of the Camp Fire Century Youth Learning Center, at (850) 256-0953.

Jimmie Lackey

March 31, 2013

Jimmie Lackey, 91, of Molino, left his earthly home on Friday, March 29. He is now with Jesus and reunited with the love of his life, Mary Louise, and grandson, Adam. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Julian and his sisters, Edna and Jean.

He is survived by his children, Bill (Connie) Lackey, Walter (Karen) Lackey, Joyce (Wayne) Boor and Jean (Mercer) Sport; grandchildren, Brian, Marcus, David, Eric, Josh, Elizabeth, Haleigh, Hunter, and Heather; great-grandchild, Jack; brother, Buster Lackey and sister, Alice Wallis.

He grew up in Palmetto, FL, and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Jimmie worked as a mail carrier for 40 years. In 1958, they moved their family to Molino and settled down in “Lackeyland”. He enjoyed planting a garden, raising cattle and selling wigglers from his “worm bed”. He loved to sit on the porch and play his harmonica with the birds. Fishing on the Escambia River was his favorite hobby. He was an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Jimmie worked hard and loved his family. He made friends with everyone. He was kind and loved to help anyone he could.

Flowers are appreciated but contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 6915 North Hwy 29, Molino, FL 32577.

Thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice for all of their kind and loving care they provided our Dad.

Visitation will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North on Monday, April 1, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is in charge of arrangements.

Birth: Ayden James Chancery

March 31, 2013

Baby Ayden James Chancery was born Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:10 p.m., just two day’s before his father’s 21st birthday. The son of Aaron and Britany Chancery, Ayden was 7-pounds, 15.5-ounces and 20 inches long,

He is the brother of Riley Chancery and the grandson of Richard and Lisa Chancery and Loretta Floyd.

22nd Annual Century Sawmill Pageant Winners

March 31, 2013

The 22nd Annual Century Sawmill Pageant was held recently in Century.

The event included pageants for numerous age groups for beauty, casual wear, and most photogenic. Over 70 girls participated in the Century Lions Club fund raiser. All proceeds benefit needy children in the Tri-County area.

Winners for each age category are detailed under each photograph below:

Tiny Baby Miss Winners (L-R) Miss Photogenic – Adahline Grayce Burks; 2nd – Katelyn Mathis; Queen – Alydia Renea Sutton;  1st-Aniyah Michelle Campbell;  3rd — Aubrey La-shae Barnhill.  Not shown: Casual Queen Winner – Kaitlyn Kelly.

Toddler Miss Winners: (L-R)  1st – Addyson Alizabeth Wilson; Queen-Carly Pritchett; 3rd – Sarah Alexis Blackbuen; 2nd and Miss Photogenic – Jadyn Alyssa Gresham.  Not shown: Casual Queen Winner – Peyton Shailee Lee.

Little Miss Winners:  (L-R)  3rd – Shylah Leigh Campbell; 2nd – Baleigh Lincoln; Queen & Most Tickets Sold – Emilee Grace Braswell; 1st & Casual Queen – Lanie Kate Stephens;  Most Photogenic – Sophia Adkins.

Young Miss Winners: (L-R) 3rd – Juliana Brooke Gresham; 2nd – Kelsi Wright;  Queen & Casual Queen – Andrea Grace LaSala; 1st & Most Photogenic – Aliyah Lynn Neal.

Junior Miss Winners: (L-R)  2nd – Emma Breanna Barrow; Queen and Most Photogenic – Anna Marie Reaves; 1st – Nala Hunter; 3rd and Casual Queen – Renee Flower.

Pre-Teen Miss: (L-R)  3rd and Miss Photogenic – Carly Leanne Sanders; Queen and Casual Queen – Ansley Brooke LaSala; 2nd – Gabrielle Lynn Patterson; 1st – Skylar Crawford.

Miss Winners: (L-R)  1st – Kassidy Lynne Adams; Queen, Casual Queen and Most Photogenic – Alayna Nicole Gordon; 2nd – Brittanie Grace Johnson; 3rd – Heather Alyssa Hilton.

Submitted photos by “Photos By Fisher” for, click to enlarge.

Motorcyclist Injured In Early Morning Wreck Near Century

March 30, 2013

One person was injured in a single motorcycle accident early Saturday morning near Century.

The accident was reported about 12:50 a.m. on Elsie Davis Road near Tedder Road.

Shawn Barrow, 34, was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola following the crash.  Barrow was listed in stable condition.  Further details have not been released; the accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and Escambia County EMS also responded to the accident.

Farm Services Agency Wants Move To Central Location In Jay

March 30, 2013

Back in November, the USDA Farm Service Agency in Molino was closed, meaning a 50 to 55 mile trip for some Escambia County producers to the next nearest FSA office in Milton.

Now, the FSA wants to move the Milton FSA office to Jay to better serve agricultural producers in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

“With the majority of the farming in both Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties located in the northern portion of the counties, moving the FSA Office to Jay will reduce the travel time for the producers in both counties by approximately 25 miles as Jay is centrally located between the Escambia and the Santa Rosa farming community,” Florida FSA State Executive Director Tim Manning said.

Friday, Manning and a group of producers from Escambia and Santa Rosa counties met with Congressman Jeff Miller to express their desire to move the FSA office to Jay.

Manning said the search is already on for space to renovate or a place to build new space for an FSA office in Jay. Anyone interested in bidding on the space should contact Travis Kelley, Santa Rosa County executive director at (850) 623-5441 or (800) 243-9912 and choose option 5.

Pictured top:  Congressman Jeff Miller (right) listens to concerned agricultural producers Friday. Pictured below: A group of producers met to discuss moving the Santa Rosa FSA Office, which also serves Escambia County, to Jay. Submitted photos for, click to enlarge.

Slight Rain Chance Tonight

March 30, 2013

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

  • Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
  • Easter Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
  • Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
  • Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.
  • Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
  • Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 69.
  • Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
  • Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Man Stabbed In Century; Search Underway For Suspect

March 30, 2013

A man in was stabbed Friday afternoon in Century.

EMS responded to a stabbing victim at a trailer park  in the 9500 block of Ivey Street about 1:30 p.m. Bystanders said the victim was stabbed elsewhere and taken to that location. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said 40-year old Alfreco Lett was stabbed in the shoulder  near Salter’s Lake Road and Bonwell Street. Lett, investigators said, was able to summon help from acquaintances who then drove him to a family member’s home on Ivey Street.

The man was transported by ambulance as a “trauma alert” from the scene to the Century EMS post and then by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. The Sheriff’s Office said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Investigators have developed a suspect in the case, the Sheriff’s Office said, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

For more photos, click here.

Pictured top: The victim was airlifted from the Escambia County EMS Post on Industrial Boulevard in Century. Pictured below: EMS and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the stabbing call at this trailer park on Ivey Street. photos, click to enlarge.

Critical Need For Blood Donations

March 30, 2013

There is an urgent need for O-negative blood donations, according to Northwest Florida Blood Services, due to an increase in the blood transfusions in area hospitals.

O-negative blood donors can answer the call for help as universal donors, meaning any patient can receive it regardless of the recipient’s blood type.  Trauma patients, premature babies and those undergoing emergency surgery rely on O-negative type blood which currently at a critical level entering this holiday weekend.

The blood center is appealing for donors of any  blood type to give the give of life now. For donor center and Bloodmobile locations, click here.

Search Continues For Missing, Endangered Man

March 30, 2013

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is once again appealing to the public for help in finding a  man considered  missing and endangered.

Ellis Robinson, 22, was last seen March 22 in the 100 block of South 2nd Street and has been without needed medication since this time. He was last seen wearing a blue and white striped shirt, blue jeans and black and white striped shoes. He has brown eyes, is about 5-feet, 8-inches tall, and weighs about 220 pounds.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620 or (850) 436-9199.

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