A city council workshop was held Monday to discuss the issue of homeless people in Pensacola and how they should be handled. As of right now, there are ordinances that prohibit people from “camping” in public areas, like parks and under the I-10 interstate, as well as “panhandling”, which [...]
Yesterday, we reported that Escambia County is one of the worst counties in the nation for children of poor families as they try to move out of poverty. The county ranked 47th...from the bottom. Leaders in other Florida counties have reacted to the study and have called for action. A study [...]
Press Release: The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart will benefit from funds raised during KidsFest, a celebration of children, on Saturday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sam’s Fun City in Pensacola. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $30 on the day of the event, with $5 from each ticket [...]
Press Release: Famed artist and marine conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey, will be in Pensacola May 15-17 to kick off his art exhibit at the Pensacola Museum of Art. Harvey will also spend time at the first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (LRAD) on Saturday. The free lionfish festival will [...]
The New York Times reports that if you’re poor and live in the Pensacola area, it’s better to be in Okaloosa County. In fact, the younger you are when you move to Okaloosa, the better you will do on average. Children who move at earlier ages are less likely to become single parents, more likely [...]
This Kentucky Derby-inspired fundraiser benefits B'Nai Israel Synagogue and TIP (Trauma Intervention Program). It's Sunday 2- 5 p.m. at B'nai Israel Synagogue. Admission $20 for adults, $10 children 6-13 years. Admission includes food and two drinks in souvenir cup. Read more.
Locals have been working to save and restore the Ella Jordan House, which was built around 1890. It is located at the corner of LaRua and C streets. Mrs. Ella L. Jordan founded the City of Pensacola’s Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. The house was once a neighborhood gathering spot [...]
Escambia County employee Kelley Bradford went to work April 30, 2014. Her workplace - Central Booking and Detention Center - was flooded, and several of her co-workers complained of the smell of gas. While others chose to go home or not report for work, Kelley went to work in the property [...]
On Pensacola Speaks, Inweekly reporter T.S. Strickland talks about his exclusive interview with hero Kelley Bradford, who Escambia County will honor next week and then fire. Kelley's daughter called after the Strickland interview Then I gave a rant on this subject - not as articulate [...]
I'm not sure the people of Escambia County agree with the decision to fire a jail employee who has been widely recognized for her valor and courage during last year's explosion at the Central Booking and Detention Center. Our feature news story this week - "A Legacy of Trauma" - has an exclusive [...]
Yesterday, PNJ executive editor Lisa Nellesson-Lara spoke on Pensacola Today about her paper's four-part series on child abuse, "Victims Next Door." The statistics are staggering--one of 14 children in Escambia County are victims of abuse. The PNJ forum on the issue that is scheduled for today [...]
On Pensacola Speaks today, PNJ Executive Editor Lisa Nellessen-Lara will discuss her paper's powerful four-part series on child abuse, "Victims Next Door." The issue is an important one and the daily is doing a great job tackling it.
Yesterday State Sen. Rob Bradley offered an amendment to SB 7066 that revived the fight to establish a law for the distribution for low THC cannabis, the most well-known strain as Charlotte's Web. The amendment gives the bill new life. It will considered today on the Senate floor at 10 a.m. our [...]
Domestic Violence is a huge issue for Escambia County. Sue Hand and FavorHouse provide a tremendous service to the community.
Ryan Wiggins of Full Contact Strategies sent out this afternoon a statement from the Mosley family regarding the current status of Charlotte’s Web in Florida. The last challenge against the rules for its distribution are expected to be dismissed, but the victory may be a hollow one. [...]
The 12th annual Chocolate Fest is coming to Cordova Mall this Saturday from 12-3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Gulf Coast Kid’s House. Gulf Coast Kid’s House is a not-for-profit child advocacy group that provides abused children—and their families—with a safe place in which to receive [...]
This week, I'm co-hosting with Carly "Slim" Borden "The Daily Brew" on BLAB TV. As the picture shows I have a face for radio, not television, but my "Mr. Potato Head" good looks could come in handy on day. This weekend the Pensacola Young Professionals held its ninth annual banquet. Outgoing [...]