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Escambia County launches Ethics Hotline, Toll Free: (844) 640-0008

Escambia County launches Ethics Hotline, Toll Free: (844) 640-0008

Escambia County is the first local government to launched a Fraud, Waste and Abuse hotline. Citizens and county employees can now anonymously report activity that may be considered unethical or of concern. Inweekly reported last month that the city of Tallahassee has a similar hotline. The [...]

Police arrest report on man found dead in jail gives more details

Police arrest report on man found dead in jail gives more details

James Beacher Brumley, age 48, was found dead on the night of Sunday, Nov. 2 in the Escambia County Jail. It appeared to be a suicide, but the county is awaiting the Medical Examiner's determination. Brumley was arrested five days earlier by the Pensacola Police. Inweekly obtained a copy of his [...]

Committee whittles list down to six for County Corrections Director job

Committee whittles list down to six for County Corrections Director job

The selection review committee met yesterday to determine the top candidates to replace Gordon Pike, Escambia County's head of corrections. Pike retires next week and has been under scrutiny since the county's Central Booking and Detention facility exploded on April 30. He was in DROP - Deferred [...]

Director of Corrections Selection Review Committee Meeting Monday

Director of Corrections Selection Review Committee Meeting Monday

A Corrections Selections Review Committee meeting will be held Monday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the fourth floor training room of 221 Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola. Read our update on the jail - "Buzz: Baby Steps on New Jail."

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today offered Escambia County voters some tips to prepare for Election Day: * Confirm the location of your polling place prior to Election Day: check your sample ballot, voter information card, EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900. * If you are unsure of [...]

Weekend Buzz: Grand jury update, Century spotlight, #fangate hype

The State Grand Jury on the Escambia County Jail has stalled due to lack of quorum. Several witnesses have yet to be called because of the lack of healthy jurors. Maybe this week will go better for the State Attorney's Office. The Federal Grand Jury has met again. No news on its investigation [...]

County Local Option Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Next Week

County Local Option Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Next Week

Escambia County’s public meetings concerning the Local Option Sales Tax will continue next week at the following locations: Monday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. – District 5 Ransom Middle School, 100 West Kingsfield Road, Cantonment Tuesday, October 7, 5:30 p.m. – District 1 Charity [...]

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Two projects will create four lanes from Beulah Road to US 29 The latest release of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 5-year Work Plan revealed funding for the long-awaited widening of almost 10 miles of Nine Mile Road between Beulah Road and US 29 that will include the [...]

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

From the Escambia County Public Information Office: Escambia County is in receipt of a press release from the State Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. The release announced the local State Attorney’s intention of calling a Grand Jury to further look into the [...]

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Office of the State Attorney has completed its review of the facts and circumstances leading up to and immediately following the explosion at the Escambia County Jail. This review follows an extensive and comprehensive investigation by the [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Weekend Buzz:  Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Uncertain Future The topics of discussion for some this weekend were the federal grand jury investigation of the Hayward administration and what will happen at the county now that Commissioner Gene Valentino is a lame duck. Hayward discussions are divided into two camps. Supporters argue that [...]

Seven Lessons from Underhill victory

Seven Lessons from Underhill victory

1. Doug Underhill may have said it best at his campaign celebration last night. "This victory is a message that the people of Escambia County will not tolerate dirty politics." For weeks, the voters in District 2 were hit with illegal campaign mailers that did not identify the person(s) paying for [...]

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