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The Utilities Board will be flushing fire hydrants September 15th through September 18th:
Schools across Escambia County will be celebrating American Character Week from September 9-13. American Character Week is being celebrated to recognize not only those who died in the September 11 tragedy, but also the countless acts of courage, compassion, and other qualities that represent the best of human nature and American character.
This week will be a week of reflection and education involving activities that strengthen appreciation of and dedication to the ethical values that constitute the pillars of character, such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.
Character Week should also be a time devoted to community service. Community service improves neighborhoods, eases suffering, and helps to enhance the lives and strengthen the characters of those who render it.
Items on the itinerary for this week include: