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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 [...]

County taking ECUA to court

Coming out of its 'shade' meeting, the Escambia County Commission voted to go back to court and ask ECUA to be the joint receiver of the Innerarity Island utility system. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

The Escambia County Commission will discuss today a settlement with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice that will split the shared detention costs. The Department of Juvenile Justice issued a letter dated November 27, 2013 on the reconciliation of shared detention costs for FY 2012-2013 [...]

Video on Sean’s Outpost is going viral

Video on Sean’s Outpost is going viral

This video uploaded by M.K. Lord has already garnered over 36,000 views. The Escambia Board of County Commissioners discuss replacing Janet Lander, the Special Magistrate assigned to hear the code enforcement. Here are Lord's comments on the video: In this meeting, a local resident voiced [...]

Sean’s Outpost going to court

Sean’s Outpost going to court

With no discussion, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved 3-0 to authorize the county attorney to file a circuit court action on Sean's Outpost, the homeless camp at 1999 Massachusetts Ave. Commissioners Gene Valentino and Grover Robinson were absent. The county is seeking [...]

What is on Escambia County regular meeting agenda?

What is on Escambia County regular meeting agenda?

Solid Waste Moratorium There will be a public hearing for consideration of adopting an Ordinance extending the temporary moratorium related to Solid Waste Management Facilities. Last year the County Commission adopted an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on the processing of [...]

Former Veterinarian talks about deaths at Escambia County Animal Shelter

Former Veterinarian talks about deaths at Escambia County Animal Shelter

In an exclusive interview with the Independent News, Dr. Alphonso Steward III, the former veterinarian for the Escambia County Animal Shelter, blamed the three animal deaths in his surgical unit last month on his assistant not following his instructions and claimed that other shelter staff were [...]

Weekend Buzz: PPD may have problem, Found Money and Smartest Answer

Weekend Buzz: PPD may have problem, Found Money and Smartest Answer

Courthouse rumblings Criminal defense lawyers are watching closely the case of Herchel Royals, who was arrested in July 2013 on drug charges. His case is one of those possibly impacted by the current FDLE lab investigation of a supervisor allegedly stealing drugs from the lab. Royals’ trial is [...]

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