Escambia County

Gaetz, Robinson: Fee simple is simple

September 20, 2017

The fee simple title on Pensacola Beach isn’t as diabolical and evil as some want the public and Sen. Bill Nelson to believe, according to Congressman Matt Gaetz and County Commissioner Grover Robinson. “There continues to…

Pensacola

The battle over Burgress Road heats up

September 20, 2017

On “Pensacola Speaks,” Councilwoman Sherri Myers gave more background on last week’s council budget amendment that would allocate $1.6 million for sidewalks and drainage on Burgess Road if it can survive the second budget workshop and…

Pensacola

Next up: ECUA emergency storage tank in North Hill area

September 19, 2017

Last Thursday, the Pensacola City Council voted to hold a special meeting regarding the Emerald Coast Utility Authority’s proposed storage tanks on North Palafox Street. The five members in attendance requested that City Attorney Lysia Bowling…

Pensacola

The Pensacola Confederate monument two-step

September 18, 2017

The Pensacola City Council did not vote to schedule a special meeting on the possible relocation of the Confederate memorial that is on city property. Instead, they only discussed whether to hold a special meeting if…

Escambia County Politics

Grover working on a budget plan

September 18, 2017

County Commissioner Grover Robinson last week said on “Pensacola Speaks” that he believes the county can give Sheriff David Morgan more money for raises but not all the money the sheriff has requested. “We don’t have…

State & National News

State’s tab for Irma already mounting

September 15, 2017

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida has preliminarily outlined more than $273 million in Hurricane Irma costs for federal reimbursement, with the money primarily used for storm preparation and debris removal. The projection…