Entertainment Environment

Seville Quarter goes smoke-free August 1

June 24, 2015

Press Release: Seville Quarter will be going Smoke Free inside its premises effective August 1, 2015. Wilmer Mitchell, Rosie O’ Grady’s, Inc. President, and family patriarch says: “We have been considering this change for some time…


Hurricanes, Climate Change, and Stronger Storms

June 19, 2015

Dr. Roger Jones shares his expertise on the science behind more frequent and intense storms. The heart of hurricane season is approaching, and scientists predict that Earth’s changing climate will create more of the most powerful…


DEP issues final order closing Rolling Hills

May 29, 2015

Shawn Hamilton, the director for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest District office, issued this statement: After a thorough review of the Recommended Order issued on March 2, 2015, by Administrative Law Judge D.R. Alexander…

Environment News

Rolling Hills landfill on fire

May 29, 2015

This morning, Inweekly received a phone call that the Rolling Hills landfill had caught fire. When we arrived Rolling Hills workers were spraying the smoldering embers with water. Wedgwood residents were standing at the gate. Escambia…

Environment News

County shuts down Rolling Hills

May 15, 2015

Press Release: Update on the Status of Rolling Hills Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Friday, May 15, 2015 – 3:15pm Escambia County regrets to announce that it will be enforcing the Final Order issued by a…

Business Environment

Lionfish on the menu

May 13, 2015

by Jeremy Morrison Lionfish are as dangerous as they are beautiful. The invasive species — filling local waters at an alarming rate in recent years— threatens to take a serious bite out of the native environment.…


PS Today: Everglades Foundation CEO

May 5, 2015

Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, will be on Pensacola Speaks today. We will talk about the implementation of Amendment 1 and his efforts to get lawmakers to buy land from U.S. Sugar to help…

Environment Politics

Hayward revisits Piedmont Road

April 30, 2015

As better weather sparkled across the freshly laid blacktop, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward thought back to last year. “I can remember Chief Simmons picking me up and driving through the city,” Hayward said. “When I showed…


Mayor Hayward takes flood retrospective tour

April 28, 2015

It was on the evening of April 29, 2014 that the area experienced nearly continuous rain that dumped over 20 inches of rainfall. To mark the first anniversary of the April 2014 flooding, Mayor Ashton Hayward…


Rolling Hills Landfill Cited

April 14, 2015

Press Release: Today the Escambia County Division of Code Enforcement cited the owners of the Rolling Hills Landfill, located at 6990 Rolling Hills Road, for failing to comply with a ruling issued by a Special Magistrate.…


Project Greenshores a finalist in national contest

April 13, 2015

Project Greenshores, the coastal restoration project along the Downtown Pensacola waterfront that was completed in 2007, is a top 10 finalist in Solution Search’s national contest, “Reducing our Risk: Innovation for Disaster Preparation.” The contest identifies…