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Breaking news: Jail death reported

Breaking news: Jail death reported

A death occurred at the Escambia County Main Jail last night. The public information office is reporting the death of white male prisoner, age 48, happened at 10:45 p.m. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Name of the victim and cause of death will be released [...]

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Firefighters Union endorses Sherri Myers

Incumbent Sherri Myers has received the endorsement of the Pensacola Firefighters Union for the Pensacola City Council, District 2 seat. Myers issued the following statement: I am honored and deeply touch to have the endorsement of the Pensacola Professional Firefighters Local 707 for my [...]

Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

Campaign Finance Reports: Hayward buys up radio and tv

You can expect to see and hear more from Mayor Ashton Hayward. His latest campaign finance report shows that he has paid for $35,000 for radio and television advertising. Total spent $51,525.25 in week. His opponent, Donna Clark, spent $1038 during the same week. Campaign Treasurer's Report [...]

BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announces big discovery in Gulf

BP announced yesterday an oil discovery at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The discovery well, on Keathley Canyon Block 10, was drilled by operator Chevron on behalf of the Guadalupe co-owners. The well encountered significant oil pay in Paleogene age Wilcox [...]

Pensacola Chamber supports LOST referendum

Pensacola Chamber supports LOST referendum

On behalf of the Greater Pensacola Chamber, I would like to share our support for the half-cent sales tax extension related to the proposed construction of three new public schools in Escambia County, Fla. The growth of our business community is directly linked to the success of our local school [...]

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott vs. Crist Oct. 15: Where is Obama, Utility Bill Battle

Scott Campaign: Where's Barack Obama? Good morning, Vice President Biden campaigned with Charlie Crist this week and said that this is the “most important governor’s race in the United States of America.” This begs the question … why is the Vice President here instead of the [...]

Mayor Hayward earns B-, the same grade given two years ago by Inweekly

Mayor Hayward earns B-, the same grade given two years ago by Inweekly

The average of the mean satisfaction scores of all 11 dimensions of the 2014 Pensacola Community Survey is 3.57, which is a B- on the grading scale used by the Haas Center. Dimension Mean Grade Fire 4.26 B+ Waste [...]

Nearly 85 percent of BP economic loss claims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties remain unpaid

Nearly 85 percent of BP economic loss claims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties remain unpaid

According to the website LegalExaminer.com, 2,415 BP economic loss claims have been filed in Escambia County with the BP Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program. Only 359 have been paid to-date for a total of $70,000,000, resulting in an average claim value of $195,000. Assuming all [...]

Another inmate escapes from work release

Another inmate escapes from work release

NorthEscambia.com reports 54-year old Michael J. Jones escaped from the Pensacola Community Release Center, on North L Street, about 7:50 p.m. Friday. Jones is described a bald black male, 6-feet, 2 inches tall and about 215 pounds. Jones was serving a one year, eight and a half month sentenced [...]

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Here we go again: BP asks judge to reconsider ruling

Yesterday BP was back in federal court asking that it reconsider the September ruling of Judge Carl Barbier that found the company "grossly negligent" for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At stake are about $18 million in fines. The motion filed in Louisiana contends the ruling was [...]

Reynolds still in negotiations with city of Petoskey

Reynolds still in negotiations with city of Petoskey

Former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds is still in contract negotiations with the Petoskey, Michigan City Council, according to the Petoskey News-Review. The council met last night in closed session to review a written legal opinion relating to the hiring process. Petoskey Mayor Bill [...]

Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

Julie Meadows-Keefe has been hired as the ethics officer for the city of Tallahassee. Her job is to enforce stronger ethical standards for employees and elected officials. The Tallahassee City Commission in March approved the position that was recommended by a citizen's Ethics Advisory [...]

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