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Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Recently in talking with a citizen I mentioned the County spends over $300-million annually on its budget with little to no comments from the public. However, four pieces of cloth or historic flags send nearly everyone into comment. This is a [...]

Escambia crime stats show nearly 10 percent drop index crimes

Escambia crime stats show nearly 10 percent drop index crimes

The annual Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for 2014 show a 9.6% reduction in index crimes and indicate the number of violent crimes in Escambia County decreased by 1.2% from 1786 in 2013 to 1761 in 2014. To place that in perspective, in 2008, the year before Sheriff David Morgan took [...]

Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee elects officers

Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee elects officers

Last night, Mike Lowery, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, was unanimously elected as the new chairman of the Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee, replacing Cassandra McAway. Clorissti Johnson Mitchell, who works for Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLC, was [...]

County gets an even larger grant for stormwater projects. Federal dollars are rolling into area

County gets an even larger grant for stormwater projects. Federal dollars are rolling into area

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will be receiving a $5.4 million FEMA grant for flood control improvements. The plan, which was approved last night by the BCC, has the county contributing an additional $1.25 million. The work will cover Bristol Creek, Bristol Park, Ashbury Hills, Pin Oak [...]

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

After hearing from his fellow commissioners this morning at the board's agenda review session, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said he will withdraw the proposed Open Container ordinance that was up for a vote this afternoon. The law would have banned people from drinking and [...]

Flag vote delayed until March

Flag vote delayed until March

The PNJ is reporting that Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will ask the Board of County Commissioners to delay until early March any vote on what flags to display at the Pensacola Bay Center. I've called Robinson for confirmation but the call went to his voicemail. The issue of [...]

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

Update: Commissioner Robinson wants to bring back confederate flag to Bay Center

Commissioner Grover Robinson has asked the county staff to draft a resolution that would allow five flags, including a Confederate flag, to be flown at the Pensacola Bay Center and any other county building designated by the Board of County Commissioners. Here is the proposed resolution for [...]

Stormwater workshop set for Jan. 22

Stormwater workshop set for Jan. 22

The City of Pensacola and Escambia County will hold a joint public workshop to discuss stormwater management within the Pensacola Bay Basin, and information regarding flood mitigation options and their associated costs and benefits. The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are jointly applying for [...]

IRS rules volunteer firefighters are really county employees

IRS rules volunteer firefighters are really county employees

The Internal Revenue Service has been auditing Escambia County's volunteer fire departments. The agency ruled the stipends paid to volunteer firefighters are taxable wages subject to all employment taxes. Escambia County will have to pay the IRS over $78,000. Volunteer firefighters receive [...]

Proposed new contract of Escambia County Administrator

Proposed new contract of Escambia County Administrator

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will vote tonight on a new contract of County Administrator Jack Brown. The new contact ■ Would supersede the existing contract and thus would commence January 9, 2015 and run through January 8, 2018; ■ In addition to an initial three (3) year [...]

State Attorney finds Underhill committed no violation

State Attorney finds Underhill committed no violation

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that his office has completed its review of a complaint alleging that Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill violated the Florida Sunshine Law. Based on thereview, it has been determined that no violation has occurred. His office will take no further [...]

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Sheriff David Morgan sent the Florida Ethics Commission his formal response to ex-County Commissioner Gene Valentino's complaint against him. Of the four complaints made by Valentino, the one that has received the most attention in the media concerns is a voice message the sheriff left the [...]

Petition drive to remove Confederate battle flag

Petition drive to remove Confederate battle flag

Jackie Olive, director/producer of the documentary "Always in Season," is asking that people support a petition to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Pensacola Bay Center. The Board of County Commissioners discuss the issue on Thursday. Sign the petition.

Institute for Women in Politics issues its report on 2014 local elections

Institute for Women in Politics issues its report on 2014 local elections

Women make few gains in 2014 elections in Escambia and Santa Rosa There are five new women in the halls of government and the judiciary in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties but a gain of just one seat for women as a result of this year’s election cycle. Jennie Kinsey is the newest circuit [...]

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 [...]

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