Century Ready To Make A Deal On Move-In Ready Industrial Building
It’s been about five years since the Town of Century re-acquired the former Helicopter Technology building in the town’s industrial park, and the town still stands ready to make a deal with a future tenant for jobs.
The town purchased the industrial building at public auction for less than $1 out of pocket [...]
Florida’s Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Is Next Weekend
Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday is coming up next weekend.
The tax holiday will run Friday through Sunday, August 1 to August 3, and will allow Floridians to buy clothes, school supplies and personal computers without paying sales taxes. The back to school holiday expands a discount introduced last year on computers and raises [...]
Repairs Begins Monday On ‘Major Public Safety Issue’ Gas Leak Under Hwy 29
Preliminary work begins Monday to repair a leaking section of natural gas pipe under Highway 29 in Century, three and a half years since the leak was publicly revealed as a “major public safety issue”.
R.A.W. Construction, LLC of Tallahassee will go to work Monday to install the new natural gas lines along the right-of-way [...]
Federal Appeals Court Upholds ‘Docs Vs. Glocks’ Bill
A federal appeals court has upheld the state’s controversial “docs vs. glocks” bill, overturning an earlier court ruling that had blocked part of the law from being enforced.
In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the state Legislature had the right to pass the law, which includes [...]
Escambia, AL, Animal Shelter Closing
The Humane Society of Escambia County (Ala.) has announced that it will no longer be operating an animal shelter or providing field services.
The organization’s directors said they can’t “humanely operate” on the $120,000 per year budget proposed by the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission. Doing so, according to Director Renee Jones, would force the shelter to [...]
Back To School: Supply Lists
School starts Monday, August 18 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Here are printable school supply lists from each elementary school and middle school in Escambia County, plus the North Escambia area schools in Santa Rosa County and Escambia County, AL.
(High schools typically do not have a general supply list. Students are [...]
Two Cantonment Residents Caught Burglarizing Barn
Two Cantonment residents were arrested after being caught stealing metal and equipment from a barn in the Cottage Hill area.
John Henry Shiffner III, age 19, was charged with felony burglary and felony grand theft. He remains in the Escambia County Jail without bond due to probation violation charge. A 16-year old juvenile was also charged [...]
‘Great Day For Our Community’ — Immediate Financial Picture Improving For Atmore YMCA
About two weeks after announcing that they were on track to close the doors permanently next month, the Atmore YMCA director says things are beginning to look up for the organization’s immediate financial future.
“It has been a great day for our community and the YMCA,” Paul Chason, CEO of the Atmore Area YMCA said Thursday [...]
Greater Escambia Relay For Life Needs Volunteers Now
The Relay For Life of Greater Escambia is seeking volunteers – community leaders, cancer survivors, caregivers, and all others – to join the 2015 Event Leadership Committee. Event Leadership Committee members are essential to the planning and implementation of the event.
The committee is made up of local volunteers that want to help the American Cancer [...]
Appeals Court Upholds Conviction Of Molino Robber That Wore Underwear On His Head
The Florida First District Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Molino man that robbed a local pharmacy in 2010 while wearing underwear on his head.
Joseph Daniel Flowers, now 60, was sentenced in November 2012 by Judge Gary Bergosh to a mandatory minimum 25 years in state prison. Flowers was convicted [...]