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County Human Resources comes under scrutiny

County Human Resources comes under scrutiny

The daily newspaper reports today that Escambia County allowed a man arrested for using his county cell phone to solicit sex from a minor to come back to work while he awaits trial.  Only after PNJ reporter Kevin Robinson brought the matter to the attention to County Administrator Jack Brown was [...]

Local on Anderson Cooper tonight

FYI - Dr. Jeff Moore, head of the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Repatriated Prisoner of War Studies aboard NAS Pensacola, was interviewed this morning by Julie Hirschfeld Davis of the NY Times about Bowe Bergdahl. He will be interviewed by Anderson Cooper tonight via Skype.

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

Supreme Court turns down BP request to suspend paying claims

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to halt BP's payments of claims stemming from 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In a one-sentence order issued today, the justices said they wouldn’t put a hold on lower court rulings that require the oil company to begin making the payments, part of a $9.2 [...]

Miller chosen to give weekly GOP address

Miller chosen to give weekly GOP address

Fixing the problems at the VA will be the focus when Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) delivers the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, June 7. As chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Miller has been a leader of the House’s efforts to get to the bottom of and address the [...]

Bare drops out of mayoral race

Press release from Councilman Bare: Today, Pensacola City Council Member Charles Bare withdrew from the Mayor’s race so that he could better focus on his role as an At-Large Councilman and Chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency. Bare defeated incumbent Sam Hall on August 14, 2012 by [...]

County resolves website issue

The county's website registration form myescambia.com expired on May 24. We had several readers using a variety of web browsers, computers and mobile devices complain about it. The issue was resolved yesterday. I received this email that doesn't quite admit there was a problem, but this has been [...]

BP says it will appeal to Supreme Court

BP says it will appeal to Supreme Court

Reuters is reporting that BP said today that it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a court ruling concerning the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which forces the company to pay some businesses for economic damages without the businesses having to prove the spill caused their losses. On [...]

BP loses appeal, must start paying business claims

BP loses appeal, must start paying business claims

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans refused to reconsider its decision that businesses do not have to prove they were directly harmed by the oil spill to get settlement payouts. This means the claims process, which has been suspended since a ruling in December [...]

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Mayor Ashton Hayward raised another $11,200 in April to put his campaign funding for his re-election at $103,325. His two challengers are trailing far behind in fundraising, Councilman Charles Bare $2,275 (April $25) and Donna Clark $17,532 (April $1750). Councilman Brian Spencer is taking his [...]

United Way: Wednesday, May 7 p.m. update

United Way:  Wednesday, May 7  p.m. update

WEBSITE Live to Accept Donations to help NWFL Recover As you may know we have established a disaster fund that will be utilized to help citizens across Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The fund will be divided using the level of impact determined by FEMA’s assessment of [...]

Inmates tell WKRG about smell of gas days before blast

Inmates tell WKRG about smell of gas days before blast

WKRG interviewed Malissa Purifoy, who was released from the jail the day before the explosion. Purifoy said, "For a couple of days we had smelled a gas smell and we complained to the officers about it.” (Read Inmates: Guards Ignored Gas Concerns) In our May 8 issue, you will find my story on [...]

Photos of flooding in the city of Gulf Breeze

Photos of flooding in the city of Gulf Breeze

Here are some of the photos we received from inside the Gulf Breeze city limits:

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