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Agenda Review: Commissioners asked to be kept informed

Agenda Review: Commissioners asked to be kept informed

The Escambia County commissioners asked this morning at their agenda review meeting to be better informed about the jail explosion and flood recovery activities. “The citizen rely on their elected official,” said Chairman Lumon May. “I accept that responsibility but also ask that the [...]

Clerk’s Office issues Virus Email Warning

Clerk’s Office issues Virus Email Warning

The Escambia County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Office has been notified that local residents have received scam emails of a “Notice to Appear” or “Warrant to Appear” from the Clerk’s Office. The emails inform the recipients that they are scheduled to report to court and it [...]

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Readers have pointed out other emergency purchase orders associated with the April 29 explosion at the county's Central Booking and Detention Center. The purchases orders total $13,394,556. This time last year Commissioners Gene Valentino, Grover Robinson and Wilson Robertson said that they [...]

Escambia County website has expired

Escambia County website has expired

The Escambia County website, myescambia.com, has been redirected. We've sent an email to County PIO Bill Pearson requesting information. According to my research, it looks like its registration expired on May 24.

Escambia County Stands Behind Gas Leak Statement

The latest press release on the evacuation of the ECSO Admin building: On Thursday evening, May 22, the Escambia County Public Information Office issued a news release about an evacuation of the Sheriff’s Office Administration Building, 1700 West Leonard Street, following reports of a natural [...]

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office issues official statement on evacuation

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office issues official statement on evacuation

On the evening of May 22, 2014 at approximately 7:45 PM the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office had to evacuate its main building due to the release of natural gas into the air handling units on the roof. Without any notification to the Sheriff’s employees inside the building, a Board of County [...]

When it rains, it pours: County Admin building loses power

Power Outage at County Administration Building Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00am A power outage in Downtown Pensacola this morning has impacted the Escambia County Administration building, 221 South Palafox Place. The building will remain open to the public, but until electric service is restored, [...]

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Hayward tops $100,000 mark in campaign fundraising

Mayor Ashton Hayward raised another $11,200 in April to put his campaign funding for his re-election at $103,325. His two challengers are trailing far behind in fundraising, Councilman Charles Bare $2,275 (April $25) and Donna Clark $17,532 (April $1750). Councilman Brian Spencer is taking his [...]

Weekend Buzz: Jail story unfolding

Weekend Buzz: Jail story unfolding

More than 26 inches of water in the basement At the Thursday afternoon press conference, Director of Corrections Gordon Pike told the media that the basement only had 26 inches of water in it. We have talked with the attorney of an inmate that was in the basement of Wednesday morning. He said that [...]

Today we assess the damage

Today we assess the damage

Some in the media are declaring that Pensacola received more rainfall in a 24-hour period than any Florida city ever, 15-24 inches. The impact has been devastating to our region and today we will get a better understanding of just how bad we've been hit. Interim County Administrator Larry [...]

Apparent gas explosion rocks Escambia County Jail facility

An explosion, that county officials believe was due to a gas leak, killed two inmates late last night at the Escambia County Central Booking and Detention Facility causing a partial building collapse. Roughly 600 prisoners were in the building at the time. Uninjured inmates were moved to various [...]

Guillory puts out his platform for County Commission District 2 race

Guillory puts out his platform for County Commission District 2 race

Ray Guillory, Democratic candidate for Escambia County Commissioner Dist. 2, has posted his platform: We have to rebuild our blighted residential neighborhoods, and invest in restoring and building infrastructure. Create a County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Set a clear [...]

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