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Wedgewood community has rich history, meeting tonight

Wedgewood community has rich history, meeting tonight

Since "A Shame Before God" was published, several residents in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhood have shared stories about growing up there. Wanda Shakir said that the majority of the families who moved into Wedgewood in 1962 - 1969 were veterans from World War I, World [...]

Weekend buzz: Rule by viewpoint, more taxes on horizon, Underhill gets unexpected boost

Weekend buzz: Rule by viewpoint, more taxes on horizon, Underhill gets unexpected boost

Mayor Ashton Hayward chose a viewpoint in the daily newspaper to explain his firing of Council Executive Lila Cox and defend the charter --unamended or, more accurately, only as he wanted it amended. The News Journal added a note after Hayward's viewpoint: "After the City Council voted last week, [...]

Public RESTORE Act Workshop July 8

Public RESTORE Act Workshop July 8

Escambia County’s RESTORE Advisory Committee Chair Bentina Terry and Pensacola City Administrator Colleen Castilee will present at a public workshop, hosted by the City of Pensacola, regarding the RESTORE Act on Tuesday, July 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. The workshop will be held in the large conference [...]

Wedgewood came out in numbers to commission meeting

Wedgewood came out in numbers to commission meeting

The Escambia Board of County Commission chambers were packed yesterday with residents from the Wedgewood community. The public forum normally lasts only 30 minutes. Yesterday it went over 90 minutes. The residents spoke one after another about the living conditions in their neighborhoods and the [...]

Valentino wants county to review dump ordinances

Valentino wants county to review dump ordinances

Commissioner Gene Valentino has added to tonight's agenda a recommendation that there be a wholesale review of the previously enacted pit ordinances and current department duties and come back to the Board with a recommendation as to how the county can consistently enforce regulations. Read [...]

Wedgewood families to show up in numbers, wearing orange

Wedgewood families to show up in numbers, wearing orange

The families in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhoods have organized to protest the dumps surrounding their area. A flyer has been circulated in that community urging families to attended the public forum at tomorrow's Escambia County Commission meeting. The flyer [...]

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

County sends Rolling Hills landfill Notice of Violation

On June 17, the county issued a Notice of Violation to Rolling Hills C&D Recycling Facility. Six violations were listed: 1. No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the discharge in the air of dust, fumes, gas, mist, odor, smoke or vapor, or any combination thereof, so as to constitute a [...]

Weekend Buzz: Another gas leak, Take a Sexual Predator To Work Day and Cox Canned

Weekend Buzz: Another gas leak, Take a Sexual Predator To Work Day and Cox Canned

The Independent News received a phone call last night that another gas leak occurred at the Escambia County Jail. The facility was not evacuated, but the building is showing its age. The county should release the details this morning. The fact the Escambia County allowed Douglas Griffith to [...]

Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV Sworn in as FAC President

Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV Sworn in as FAC President

On Thursday, June 19, Escambia County Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV was sworn in as the President of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) at the Association’s annual conference in Orlando. “I am looking forward to the challenge and humbled by the opportunity to work with [...]

County Human Resources comes under scrutiny

County Human Resources comes under scrutiny

The daily newspaper reports today that Escambia County allowed a man arrested for using his county cell phone to solicit sex from a minor to come back to work while he awaits trial.  Only after PNJ reporter Kevin Robinson brought the matter to the attention to County Administrator Jack Brown was [...]

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Two weeks ago, residents from the Wedgewood and Longleaf communities spoke out at a Escambia Board of County Commission meeting against the numerous construction and demolition debris facilities in their area. What county staff failed to tell citizens and the commissioners was that at least one [...]

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

Natural gas battle between Century and Pensacola heating up

courtesy NorthEscambia.com The Town of Century is locked in a battle with Pensacola Energy Services, the city of Pensacola's gas utility. PES has been providing natural gas to businesses and schools inside Century's franchise area. NorthEscambia.com reports that Century Mayor Freddie McCall has [...]

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