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Viewpoint: Grover on improving environment

January 4, 2016

A viewpoint by Escambia County Commission Chairman Grover Robinson: It’s 8:15 a.m. on the Saturday before Christmas at the Bayou Texar boat launch at the foot of the Cervantes Bridge. My feet are actually warmed by…

Business

Lowe’s now hiring for 150+ seasonal spots

January 4, 2016

CareerSource Escarosa has partnered with Pensacola State College to host a recruitment event for Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pensacola State College Jean & Paul…

Business

Bubba’s Sweet Spot to open soon

January 4, 2016

On News Talk 1370’s “Pensacola Speaks,” Quint Studer said that pro golfer Bubba Watson’s candy store, Bubba’s Sweet Spot,” will open in early 2016 in a temporary location. “We are moving up the candy store quicker…

Environment

Arsenic found in Wedgewood and Perdido ballparks

January 4, 2016

The Wedgewood/Rolling Hills/Olive Heights Homeowners Association has written the Environmental Protection Agency for help. A recent soil report indicates the Lewis Powell ballparks near the opening gate of Rolling Hills landfill are covered in arsenic. The…

News

City Hall 2015 highlights, lowlights

December 31, 2015

TOP FIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY-JUNE 2015: 1. Removal of the Confederate flag. 2. Opening of OHM Food Concessions at the Pensacola International Airport (food concession revenue exceeded budget by $154,815). 3. $940,000 Emergency…

News

ECUA and County work out recycling at Perdido Landfill

December 30, 2015

When Inweekly interviewed him last year, the last item County Administrator Jack Brown brought up was a proposed partnership with the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority on a recycling facility. During the last George Touart era, the…

Pensacola

City Hall 2015 Review: Airport, Disparity and Lobbyists

December 30, 2015

When Inweekly interviewed Assistant City Administrator Eric Olson and COO Tamara Fountain in December 2014, we asked about the airport operations, disparity study and lobbyist registry. Airport Airport Director Greg Donovan resigned in July 2014 to…

Escambia County

County 2015 Review: Stormwater repairs

December 29, 2015

When Inweekly sat down with Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown in December 2014, he discussed the challenges of making stormwater repairs and improvements after April 2014 floods. The county’s approach was different than the City of…

Pensacola

City Hall 2015 Review: Improving infrastructure

December 29, 2015

Another part of the Hayward administration’s 2015 work plan was improving the city’s infrastructure. In December 2014, Assistant City Administrator Eric Olson told Inweekly that he was working on a big project –National Disaster Resilience Competition–that…

Pensacola

City Hall had trouble locking in 2014 gains

December 28, 2015

Last December, Inweekly sat down with City of Pensacola Assistant City Administrator Eric Olson and Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain to discuss their work plan for 2015. Our goal was to establish metrics for the city’s…