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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 [...]

Residents show up, speak out at District 3 Town Hall

Residents show up, speak out at District 3 Town Hall

A couple hundred citizens packed the Brownsville Assembly of God Reception Hall Tuesday night to be heard by their elected officials and community leaders on a myriad of issues from job training and crime to activities for youth and dilapidating, abandoned schools in their neighborhoods. The [...]

Weekend Buzz: Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Weekend Buzz:  Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Commissioner May wants to discuss crime, neighborhoods and education Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, District 3, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., at the Brownsville assembly of God, Reception Hall, 3100 West Desoto Street. The topics are Crime, Education and [...]

State Attorney clears Valentino on email issue

State Attorney clears Valentino on email issue

The State Attorney's office has sent a letter to Douglas Underhill concerning whether Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino delivered requested emails to Underhill in a timely matter. The letter, dated today and signed by Gregory Marcille, Chief Assistant State Attorney, stated that based on [...]

Weekend Buzz: North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Weekend Buzz:  North Hill, New County Administrator, More Food trucks Coming

Food trucks coming in May Sherry Morris, the city of Pensacola’s Planning Services Administrator, has sent to the city council a draft document outlining the City's upcoming Food Truck Pilot Program, which is modeled after in New Orleans. “We believe that this program will be a good [...]

Jack Brown selected new Escambia County administrator

Jack Brown selected new Escambia County administrator

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted today to name Jack Brown, Taylor County administrator, its new county administrator. Though the final vote was 5-0, the process to get to that vote was torturous...for Chairman Lumon May, the audience and the news media. Chairman May opened the [...]

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