New Assisted Living Facility May Bring New Jobs To Century
A new assisted living facility and the jobs it may bring to Century have Mayor Freddie McCall excited.
The owners of The Terrace At Ivy Acres in Jay, also an assisted living facility, have plans in the works to open a similar facility in in the Century Industrial Park. McCall told the Century Town Council Monday [...]
Alabama Recycling Facility Shuts Down, ECUA Searching For Solution
The Montgomery, AL, recycling facility that processes recycled materials for ECUA has temporarily shut down.
A majority of the recyclables collected by ECUA are trucked to the Advanced Mixed Materials Recovery Facility operated by Infinitus Energy. It’s an arrangement that was profitable for ECUA.
But the plant temporarily ceased operations last week because of falling prices for [...]
State Awards Century $50K for New Showalter Park Splash Pad
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has officially announced funding for a new splash pad in Century.
The $50,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant to install a splash pad at Showalter Park was announced Monday. That amount will fund the installation of the watery playland, but not associated costs such was water [...]
Court Reverses Course, Rules Against Slot Machines At Poarch Creek Track
In an unusual legal move that sent ripples throughout the state’s pari-mutuel industry, an appellate court reversed itself and decided that a Northwest Florida racetrack operated by the Poarch Creek Indians of Atmore` cannot have slot machines without the authorization of the Legislature.
The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 1st [...]
Jay Peanut Festival Draws Thousands (With Two Photo Galleries)
The annual Jay Peanut Festival attracted thousands to the Gabbert Farm Saturday and Sunday.
For more than 20 years, The Jay Peanut Festival at the Gabbert Farm has been a fall tradition on the Gulf Coast, showcasing the history, agriculture, food and fun of Santa Rosa County. What started as [...]
Over 100 RESTORE Project Ideas Submitted; Five Specifically Benefit North Escambia
Over 100 projects were submitted by the deadline to possibly receive a share of millions of dollars in RESTORE Act funding for Escambia County. The act provides for the allocation and use of funds gained through civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill.
While projects across Escambia County will receive [...]
Local Airman Among Those Killed When C-130 Crashes In Afghanistan
A local airman was among six Americans who died Thursday when a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft crashed shortly after take-off from Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan.
Senior Airman Nathan C. Sartain, 29, of Pensacola, and Airman 1st Class Kcey E. Ruiz, 21, of McDonough, GA, were identified Saturday by the Department of Defense.
Both Airmen were deployed to the [...]
Thousands Attend Jay Peanut Festival (With Photo Gallery)
The annual Jay Peanut Festival attracted thousands to the Gabbert Farm Saturday.
For more than 20 years, The Jay Peanut Festival at the Gabbert Farm has been a fall tradition on the Gulf Coast, showcasing the history, agriculture, food and fun of Santa Rosa County. What started as a [...]
Breast Cancer Walk Held In Cantonment
The Second Annual Community Breast Cancer Walk was held Saturday morning at the Carver Park on Webb Street in Cantonment. Courtesy photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
Iconic Fran’s Country Grill Closes, Sold To New Owner
The iconic Fran’s Country Grill in Molino closed for good Friday night after a farewell and retirement party. The restaurant has been sold to nearby competitor Jimmy’s Grill and will reopen in a few weeks under that name.
“There is only one Ms. Fran,” said Roy Wiggins, who has been eating at Fran’s for about 30 [...]