Century Awarded $25K Department of Economic Opportunity Grant
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has awarded a Community Planning Technical Assistance grant to the Town of Century.
The $25,000 grant will be used to update Century’s Land Development Code, which has not been updated since 1992.
Across the state, the DEO awarded grants totaling $1.3 million to 43 local governments and regional planning councils.
Flomaton Man Arrested In Century On Meth Charge
A Flomaton man was jailed after deputies say he was caught trying to hide meth down his pants.
Escambia County deputies were patrolling at the dead end of Brooms Road outside Century when they observed two males turn and run when they noticed law enforcement. Both men were detained and placed in back of different patrol [...]
One Serious After Highway 29 Rollover Crash In Cantonment
Three people, including a toddler, were injured in a single vehicle rollover Tuesday evening on Highway 29 near Neal Road in Cantonment.
The driver was trapped in the vehicle and extricated by first responders. The toddler was reported to be properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries. One person was transported by Escambia County EMS in [...]
Ron Paul Endorses North Escambia Native Rebekah Bydlak For Congress
North Escambia native Rebekah Johansen Bydlak has been endorsed by former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
“I am pleased to endorse Rebekah Bydlak for Congress,” Paul said, “Rebekah’s commitment to, and experience in advancing, the principles of liberty show that she is the type of leader the GOP, Florida, [...]
Flomaton Opens New Municipal Complex (With Gallery)
A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday for the new Flomaton Municipal Complex, replacing a city hall building that was overrun with mold.
About two years ago, the then-town hall was closed due to mold, and offices such as the town clerk, police department, and utilities scattered to other locations around town.
“We are extremely proud of this [...]
Three Escape Serious Injury In Backwoods Road Crash
There were no serious injuries when two vehicles wrecked Tuesday evening on Backwoods Road near Century. A pickup truck and a passenger car collided about 7:10 p.m. in a curve on the dirt road. The driver of the pickup, the driver of the car and a passenger in the car all refused medical treatment.
The accident [...]
MESS Hall Presents Science In The Summer Programs At The Library
The Pensacola MESS Hall presented four weeks of Science in the Summer programs at each branch of the West Florida Library. Student learned about electricity and magnetism through hands-on activities and experiments like building an electrical circuit and observing the affects of magnets on different materials.
The Pensacola MESS Hall is a hands on [...]
Police Issue Warning After Smashing Window To Save Puppy From Hot Car
The Pensacola Police Department has issued a warning about leaving pets in a hot vehicle, after smashing a window to save a puppy.
“Don’t. Just don’t. If you leave your dog in a hot car and that dog is suffering, we will do whatever we have to do to free him. Or her. [...]
Gulf Power Looks To Add More Wind Energy
Gulf Power is seeking to further diversify its energy mix by adding more wind. Monday, the company filed a petition asking the Florida Public Service Commission to approve adding 94 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingfisher Wind farm in Oklahoma.
Gulf Power is already a leading purchaser of wind generation among [...]
Volunteer Firefighters Undergo Hands On LifeFlight Training
Volunteer firefighters participated in a LifeFlight training class Monday evening at the Molino Fire Station. A LifeFlight crew gave the participants from Molino and other area fire stations a tour of the aircraft, plus instruction on how to handle emergencies involving the helicopter, how setup a landing zone and how patients are [...]
Lowes Community Heroes Spruce Up Century Healthy Start
Volunteers from the Lowes on Airport Boulevard in Pensacola worked Thursday to spruce up the landscaping around the Century Healthy Start.
Lowes selected Healthy Start as their Community Hero Project. Lowe’s Heroes is a company-wide volunteer initiative that offers employees the opportunity to work on a project in their own neighborhood, helping to [...]
FDOT Engineer Plots Action Plan To Remedy Hwy 29 Truck Rollovers
Twice in just over a week, semi-trucks have rolled over on North Century Boulevard at Jackson Street in a curve town officials believed was ill-designed. And Wednesday, the Florida Department of Transportation agreed something needs to be done.
Century Mayor Freddie McCall met with Michael Lewis, FDOT traffic safety program engineer at the site of the [...]
Century Deputies Write 1,286 Traffic Tickets In Three Months
As attention has turned to a Century curve that is prone to truck rollover accidents, attention has also turned to speeders and traffic enforcement on North Century Boulevard.
Wednesday afternoon, Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies were seen making several traffic stops on North Century Boulevard. From a woman not wearing her seat belt, to a vehicle clocked [...]