Florida Special Olympics Torch Run Begins In Century
The 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Florida Special Olympics began in Century Monday morning.
The torch run started at the Florida/Alabama state line in the Food Giant parking lot about 7:30 a.m. Monday. Employees from Century Correctional Institution and the Escambia County Sheriff’s [...]
Prom Night Heroes Save Woman From Burning Home
Three young Escambia County, AL, residents are being called heroes after saving a woman from a burning home on their way back from a high school prom Saturday night.
They were on their way back from the W.S. Neal High School Prom when they noticed the fire. It was prom night for senior Ryley Fore, 18. [...]
Molino Head Start Commits To Two More Years
The Escambia County Commission has agreed to extend the low cost lease for the Head Start program in Molino.
The Community Action Program Committee, Inc. first leased the property next to the Molino Library on Highway 95A in April 2014 for Head Start. A grand opening for the program was held in October 2014 after renovations [...]
Escambia Schools Honor Volunteers, Partners
The 2017 Escambia County School District Appreciation Luncheon was held recently to thank volunteers, mentors, business and community partners and teachers.
Those honored from the North Escambia area included:
Jim Allen Elementary
Teacher of the Year – Lacey Brown
Adult Volunteeer - LessLee Earnest
Senior Volunteer – Jill Hale
Bratt Elementary School
Adult Volunteer – Bonnie Reaves
Senior Volunteer – Carolyn Loggins
Partner – Walnut [...]
Blue Jacket Jamboree Is Saturday, Vendors Still Accepted
The Northview High School FFA Blue Jacket Jamboree is this Saturday at the Escambia County 4-H Facility in Molino.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with plenty of arts and crafts, a car show, a tractor show and more. An Egg Drop will be held at noon, with over 2,000 Easter [...]
Vandals Strike Century’s Anthony Pleasant Park
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of vandalism at Century’s Anthony Pleasant Park.
Someone spray painted references to “Weed” along with vulgarities and obscene images around the football field, including on the press box, press box window and a light pole. They also destroyed a custom made “Century, Home of the Blackcats” sign [...]
Program Honors Vietnam Veterans
The Atmore VFW Auxiliary hosted its fourth annual Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony (formerly known as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day) Saturday at the Atmore YMCA.
Vietnam veterans from South Alabama and Northwest Florida in attendance were honored for their service and sacrifice.
“You answered the call of your country and you did it well,” [...]
Local Unemployment Rate Declines
The latest job numbers released Friday show the employment rate decreasing in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Escambia County’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 5.5 percent in January to 4.8 percent in February. There were 6,812 people reported [...]
Making Progress: Century Burns About One-Half Of 2016 Tornado Debris
In just over a week, the Town of Century has burned about one-half of the vegetative debris that was left behind when an EF-3 tornado that ripped through town on February 15, 2016.
The downed trees were transported to an empty lot in the town’s industrial park. Piles were created for burning out of about 800 [...]
Century Man Charged With Assaulting Disabled Son’s Caretaker
A Century man has been charged with assaulting a caretaker working with his disabled son.
The victim, who was employed by an agency that cares for disabled persons, told deputies she was working as a caretaker inside a home on York Road when Marvin Anthony Haynie, father of the disabled person, entered the kitchen and held [...]
Tate Grad To Depart On Unique College ‘Dorm Tour’ Concert Series
From day one Tate High School graduate Paul Vinson has had big dreams and on Monday his biggest dream yet becomes a reality.
At 18-years old Vinson has planned, organized, and booked an entire concert tour over the course of 18 days, 13 shows, and 3,500 miles of driving. Vinson will go as far north as [...]