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County hires new Corrections Director

Escambia County has hired Michael Tidwell as Corrections Director.  As Director, Tidwell will oversee Community Corrections, Probations, Jail, Pretrial, Code Enforcement, Animal Control and the Road Prison. He replaces former director Gordon Pike, who retired last month. Tidwell will begin [...]

Fire marshall preliminary report tells of gas odor and how bodies were found

Fire marshall preliminary report tells of gas odor and how  bodies were found

In this week’s issue, “When Everything Went Black” reveals that several correctional officers smelled natural gas at the Central Booking and Detention Center the day of the explosion. The account of what actually happened on April 30 is taken from the ATF report and supporting document. [...]

Angel of Hope Candlelight Service, Dec. 6

Angel of Hope Candlelight Service, Dec. 6

The Gulf Breeze Chapter of the Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Group, a local support group for parents who are dealing with the loss of a baby, will host a candlelight memorial service on December 6 at 7 p.m. at Bay View Memorial Gardens on Scenic Highway in Pensacola, at the “Angel of Hope” [...]

Ingram chosen to chair House Transportation Subcommittee

Ingram chosen to chair  House Transportation Subcommittee

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) today announced his choice of Representative Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola) to serve as Chairman of the House Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee for the 2014-2016 Legislative Term. “Representative Ingram has [...]

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

Over 99 percent of BP claims are accurate

An independent audit has revealed that more than 99 percent of the claims processed under BP’s settlement from its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are correct. The findings undermine BP's efforts to get rid of Patrick Juneau, who was appointed by a federal court to oversee millions of dollars of [...]

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

First Amendment Foundation celebrates open government victories

The First Amendment Foundation reports that open government advocates experienced some significant victories in Florida in the past 10 days, including two favorable court rulings and a settlement ordering open government training by FAF for a Florida police department. Friday, the United States [...]

FSU shooting victim paralyzed, but determined to graduate

FSU shooting victim paralyzed, but determined to graduate

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The student who was critically injured in Thursday's shooting at Florida State University is paralyzed from the waist down, but still determined to realize his dream of becoming a biomedical engineer, his sister told reporters Monday. Farhana [...]

Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Program to Hold Public Meeting in Pensacola, Nov. 24

Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Program to Hold Public Meeting in Pensacola, Nov. 24

The Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) will host a public information session on Monday, Nov. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, in order to gather public feedback on a newly funded RESTORE Act program intended to help the Gulf recover from the 2010 [...]

Crescent Lake road construction to be completed by Feb. 2015

The Board of County Commissioners sent out this update:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:45am Since the flood event in April, the remaining portions of asphalt and curb have further deteriorated. This has prompted Escambia County to revise the contract and plans to include complete [...]

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), a state licensed and federally certified provider of in-person Navigation assistance for Floridians wanting to shop and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, will be holding open office hours throughout the state this week. November 15 marked the [...]

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines #nosurprise

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines   #nosurprise

BP asked Federal Judge Carl Barbier on Friday to cap its potential oil-spill pollution fines at a maximum of $12.3 billion. Prosecutors have said BP could owe up to $18 billion per EPA rules that trigger fines up to $4,300 per barrel for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Coast Guard has set [...]

Every County District has ALICE households

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The bare-minimum budget – that doesn’t include savings and leaves a [...]

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