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Manna puts Hayne Street property up for sale

April 7, 2015

Inweekly spoke this morning with Jay Bradshaw, past board chairman for Manna Food Pantries. Bradshaw said that Manna has decided not to build on the site of the old J. Lee Pickens School and will seek…

Business Politics

CBRE listing agreement kicked forward to May

April 7, 2015

At its agenda review meeting yesterday, the Pensacola City Council tried to understand what Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn called “entanglements” concerning CBRE’s listing agreement and RFP for the Community Maritime Park. Because the list of questions were…

Entertainment

PS Today: Gangs and Metal Detectors

April 6, 2015

Sheriff David Morgan will be on the show @ 5:05 to talk about the rise of the hybrid gang, fueled by younger and more violent members. We will also have attorney John Asmar who willtalk about…

Politics

State must pay $810K in Sansom Case

April 6, 2015

A Leon County circuit judge has ordered the state to pay more than $800,000 in legal fees and interest charges in the defense of former House Speaker Ray Sansom, who was cleared in a criminal case…

Politics

Poll shows heavy support for medical marijuana…again

April 6, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Five months after narrowly rejecting a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, Florida voters overwhelmingly support allowing doctor-prescribed pot in the state, according to a poll released Monday. The Quinnipiac University…

Business

Fire at GSI scrapyard

April 5, 2015

On Saturday morning, firefighters were called out to put out a fire at GSI Recycling Center, near Oakcrest Elementary School. The cause is unknown. I talked with Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, who was on the…

News

Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

April 5, 2015

Since 2007, Inweekly has reported on the rise of gangs in Escambia County. In 2008, Florida changed its gang statute-Florida Statute 874.03-to include the characteristics of hybrid gangs so that they could be prosecuted on a…

News

Inweekly 2007: Burning Down the House

April 4, 2015

Escambia County has struggled with how to provide fire protection for years. The battles between the volunteers and firefighters union have been epic and are going on still today. Burning Down The House By Duwayne Escobedo,…

Politics

Scarborough eyes U.S. Senate race in 2018

April 4, 2015

Former Congressman, once Publisher emeritus for Independent Florida Sun, and current co-host of “Morning Joe” Joe Scarborough may consider a run for Bill Nelson’s U.S. Senate in 2018. On the Hugh Hewitt Show, Scarborough said that…