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Pensacola mayor condemns white supremacists

August 15, 2017

The mayor’s office sent out this statement from Mayor Ashton Hayward: “I am saddened by the ongoing events in Charlottesville, and I know that I speak for our community when I say that our thoughts and…

Escambia County

Over 400 people show support for ECAT

August 15, 2017

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 had a huge turnout for its town hall at Pensacola State College. The head count was 430 bus riders, drivers and those who believe that mass transit is critical to the…

Escambia County

Lawsuit concerning jail death filed

August 14, 2017

The family of the late Rodney J. Berry have filed a lawsuit against Escambia County, former Corrections Director Michael Tidwell, and two jail infirmary employees. Berry’s death was one of six deaths that happened in the…

Escambia County

Opioid issue in Escambia County isn’t new

August 14, 2017

The PNJ reported today that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners has agreed to follow Commissioner Grover Robinson’s suggestion to solicit a law firm to file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to get reimbursed for the…

Politics

A preview in 2018 GOP governor’s race

August 14, 2017

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida’s next governor won’t be elected for more than a year, but Republican leaders from across the state got a taste of what’s in store — literally —…

Escambia County

Podcast: ACLU discusses jail recommendations

August 10, 2017

Benjamin Stevenson, attorney for ACLU of Florida, discussed his recommendations on how to reduce overcrowding in the Escambia County Jail on “Pensacola Speaks.” “We were looking at bail reform throughout the state. Obviously this is a…

Pensacola

City Clerk disputes staffing cut

August 10, 2017

In March, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward hired retained Evergreen Solutions LLC of Tallahassee to conduct an operational study of the City Clerk’s office. The report was completed on June 26 but not given to the Pensacola…

Escambia County

See how technical advisory scored jail designs

August 10, 2017

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner will score the two jail designs presented to them on Monday. A technical advisory has already done it. The technical review team consisted of the following 12 individuals: Architecture…