Century Business Center’s First Lesson: Social Media Is A Must
The use of social media is a necessity for almost any business — that was the lesson learned Tuesday in the first class of the “Amplify Your Business Through Fundamentals” training series being presented in Century by the Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida.
“You can use social media to establish yourself [...]
Elderly Driver Killed In Nine Mile Road Crash
An elderly Pensacola resident was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Nine Mile Road at Chemstrand Road Tuesday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol said 85-year old Sidney H. Dees, Jr. was in the northbound left turn lane of Chemstrand Road in a 1994 Dodge Spirit, while 24-year old Courtney S. Brown of Cantonment was in her [...]
PSC Approves Gulf Power’s Oklahoma Wind Power Project
Tuesday, Gulf Power received unanimous approval from the Florida Public Service Commission of an agreement that will make the utility a leading purchaser of wind generation among Florida utilities. The agreement is the first of its kind in the state.
The project, called Kingfisher Wind, will be built in central Oklahoma, where [...]
Century Hires Former Memphis, TN, Gas Services Supervisor
The Town of Century voted Monday night to hire a new gas superintendent, a man that held a similar position in an area nearly 550 times larger than Century. Walter B. Kellett is expected to be on the job in Century within a month, coming from Memphis, TN, where he retired from the municipal utility [...]
Letter Carriers Plan Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
On Saturday, letter carriers will join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. In its 23rd year, the annual food drive has grown to be the largest national single-day effort that benefits millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table.
Residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag of non-perishable foods, [...]
Cantonment Motorcyclist Charged With Fleeing From Deputies
A Cantonment man has been charged with running from deputies on his motorcycle.
An Escambia County deputy reported that he observed a Honda motorcycle at the intersection of Nine Mile and Pine Forest roads. He said the driver, later identified as 21-year old Brian Paul Watkins, turned around and looked directly at him. The deputy later [...]
Court Forces Florida Prisons To Go Kosher
After more than a decade of legal wrangling, a federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections to provide kosher meals to inmates, rejecting the state’s argument that the religious diet is prohibitively expensive.
Corrections officials are already serving the kosher meals but have refused to acknowledge that they are [...]
Molino Thrift Store Ministry Suffering After Theft
The Molino community is reaching out to help a local non-profit that suffered a theft sometime Saturday afternoon.
The Molino Outreach Thrift Store, located in a former grocery store on Highway 29, is operated by Pastor Jason Lee, along with his family and numerous volunteers. It’s a different sort of thrift store, one where the bottom [...]
Dedication Ceremony Held At New Langley Bell 4-H Center
A dedication ceremony and open house were held Saturday at the new Langley Bell 4-H Center in Cantonment.
Back in 1943 Minnie and Langley Bell donated 400 acres on Nine Mile Road for the county’s original 4-H Center. The property was given to Escambia County 4-H in a trust, with the Escambia County Commission [...]
Not About The Catch: Pen Wheels Fishing Rodeo Held In Walnut Hill (With Gallery)
The 41st annual Pen Wheels Fishing Rodeo was held Saturday in Walnut Hill.
Over the history of the fishing rodeo, it has been held at locations ranging from Ft. Pickens to the Three Mile Bridge in Pensacola. Since 2001, it has been held at Jantz’s Catfish Pond on South [...]
Photos: Century Sawmill Day
Hundreds of people attended the annual Sawmill Day in Saturday at Century’s historical park. The event featured entertainment, plenty of great food, arts and crafts and free museum tours.
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Pictured top: A spinning and yarn making demonstration. Pictured inset: Replacing cane on a circa 1939 dining [...]