Tornado Damaged Historic Century Methodist Church Coming Down
The tornado damaged 114-year old Century United Methodist Church is coming down, board by board, piece by piece..
“It’s being dismantled, not demolished,” Rev. Janet Lee said Thursday. “The hope is that there is enough wood there that is good enough to use in some way when we rebuild.”
The simple, but beautiful wooden church stood strong [...]
Construction Begins On New Paved Walking Trail In Walnut Hill
Construction is now underway on a new paved public walking trail in Walnut Hill.
As we reported in late 2015, the Escambia County Commission and the Escambia County School Board reached a 25-year agreement to allow the construction of the path near the Walnut Hill Community Center (also known as the [...]
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 [...]
Century Pleads With FDOT To Fix Problem Curve After Another Truck Overturns
Century Mayor Freddie McCall stood in the closed northbound lanes of North Century Boulevard late Tuesday morning, snapping photos of an overturned 18-wheeler.
“It got another one,” McCall said, referring to a curve in North Century Boulevard at Jackson Street. Less than 24 hours before Tuesday’s accident, the town council sat down with Virgie Bowen of [...]
Three Children Injured In North Century Boulevard Wreck
Three children received minor injuries in an accident about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on North Century Boulevard at West State Line Road, near the Food Giant. The children were transported to Jay Hospital by Escambia County EMS. Two adults involved in the crash were not injured and refused medical treatment.
The accident is under investigation by [...]
Driver ‘Rear-Ends’ Tree In Highway 97 Wreck
An adult female driver “rear-ended” a tree in a Tuesday morning wreck on Highway 97 near Walnut Hill.
The woman was southbound on Highway 97 south of Howell Road when she apparently lost control of her Hyundai Elantra in a curve. She over-corrected and ran off off the roadway. The vehicle skidded in the ditch and [...]
Century Council President Boutwell Resigns, Qualifies To Run For Mayor
Century Town Council President Benjamin Boutwell has submitted his resignation so that he may run for the office of mayor.
His resignation, required by Florida law to seek another elected office, is not effective until the end of the day on January 1, 2017.
“It’s been a privilege to serve our residents of Century and I look [...]
Century Revisits Establishing A Community Redevelopment Area
Back in February, the Century Town Council approved the formation of a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), but that effort stalled as the town recovered from an EF-3 tornado.
At Monday night’s meeting of the Century Town Council, council member Ann Brooks questioned the progress of a CRA.
“We need to get our hands wrapped back around it, [...]
Escambia Man Arrested On Animal Cruelty Charges
An Escambia County man has been arrested on animal cruelty charges, one year after Escambia County animal control seized 16 animals from a property near Cantonment after it was discovered they were being kept without adequate food or water.
Paul Allen Craft, 49, was charged with four counts of unlawful confinement and abandonment of [...]