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Escambia County will get more aggressive on lion fish

Escambia County will get more aggressive on lion fish

Robert Turpin, Escambia County's Marine Resources Manager, told the Board of County Commissioners today at its agenda review meeting that the county plans to sponsor a lion fish category in upcoming fishing rodeos. He said when it was done at a fishing rodeo in Destin that 1,700 lion fish were [...]

ST Aerospace Interlocal Agreement may come to a vote tonight at BCC

ST Aerospace Interlocal Agreement may come to a vote tonight at BCC

Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom added to today's Escambia County Commission agenda a discussion of the proposed Interlocal Agreement between the city of Pensacola and the county regarding ST Aerospace, the Singapore-based aerospace company that wants to bring its business and 300 jobs to [...]

Lion fish on Escambia County Commission agenda

Lion fish on Escambia County Commission agenda

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners have two agenda items regarding lion fish. A proclamation, in recognition of the removal of the greatest number of non-native, invasive lionfish, congratulating Captain Andy Ross and Niuhi Dive Charters for removing 156 non-native, invasive lionfish [...]

Weekend Buzz: Inside local governments

Weekend Buzz: Inside local governments

DOJ not interested in negotiating The word of last week's visit by the U.S. Department of Justice is the agency isn't interested in negotiating with the Escambia County Commission. We expect to hear more about the price tag of complying with the DOJ final order over the next few weeks. It will be [...]

Weekend buzz: DOJ, jail tax and reality tv on the beach

Weekend buzz: DOJ, jail tax and reality tv on the beach

Week of Reckoning on the Jail The U.S. Department of Justice is coming to town to inspect the Escambia County Jail. This will be their first visit since the Board of County Commissioners took over the jail and began its negotiations over the DOJ report that was released last spring. We are [...]

Escambia County Animal Services Advisory Committee sets special meeting

The Escambia County Animal Services Advisory Committee has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, February 27, at 5:30 p.m., and will be held at the West Florida Public Library System’s Main Library in meeting room C, 239 North Spring Street, Pensacola. The purpose of this special meeting is [...]

INYR Interview: Commissioner Barry gives details of 4-H deal

INYR Interview: Commissioner Barry gives details of 4-H deal

Yesterday Commissioner Steven Barry talked on IN Your Head Radio about the details of the compromise he and a subcommittee have worked out for 4-H in Escambia County. The proposal, which still has to be approved by the 4-H Foundation, is to purchase two parcels in the Molino area, combined 108 [...]

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Commissioner Valentino joins Superintendent Malcolm Thomas for meeting on WMS

Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino and Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, Escambia County School District, will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Warrington Middle School, 450 South Old Corry Field Road, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Residents are invited to discuss what we can [...]

The ethics side of FDLE rogue chemist case

The ethics side of FDLE rogue chemist case

On Thursday, I interviewed Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan on IN Your Head Radio. We talked about the ethical challenges of the FDLE investigation its chemist Joseph Graves after it was found that prescription drugs handled by the Pensacola Crime Lab had been substituted with over-the-counter [...]

Escambia County 4-H will get acreage for animal and environmental sciences

Escambia County 4-H will get acreage for animal and environmental sciences

UF Dean Nick Place has sent a letter to 4-4 youth, parents and supporters on his intent to purchase acreage. Here are the key paragraphs that I discussed on IN Your Head Radio today. It is our desire to purchase acreage where animal and environmental sciences, nature study, and outdoor education [...]

Escambia County administrator interviews are postponed

Escambia County administrator interviews are postponed

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners was to hold its one-on-one, private interviews with the five finalists for the county administrator position. In the afternoon, the board was to hold a public meeting in which each candidate would answer questions in front of the entire board, [...]

Escambia County Winter Storm January 2014 Update #1

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 2:50pm Escambia County Public Safety is currently monitoring the forecast of Winter Storm 2014 for any expected impacts to our area. The Emergency Operations Center will be participating in a National Weather Service conference call at 5 p.m. Following the conference [...]

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