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County selection committee narrows list for Escambia County administrator

County selection committee narrows list for Escambia County administrator

The finalists for consideration by the Escambia County Commission: Jack Brown Ted Lakey Albert Penska William Reynolds John Weaver

TZI Fellowship Support

TZI Fellowship Support

Pensacola Humane Society encourages the community to attend the Board of County Commissioners Committee of the Whole Meeting held tomorrow morning, Thursday January 9 at 9 a.m., at Escambia County Governmental Center (located at 221 Palafox). The meeting will determine whether or not Escambia [...]

Warning Shot bill to be discussed on IN Your Head Radio today

Warning Shot bill to be discussed on IN Your Head Radio today

Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, has filed a bill that would grant immunity to people who show guns or fire warning shots in self-defense, and it will get a hearing on Wednesday. The "Threatened Use of Force" bill (SB 448) will come in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, which Evers chairs. It's [...]

Uncle Wilson to speak to Gulf Coast Economics Club on Jan. 15

Uncle Wilson to speak to Gulf Coast Economics Club on Jan. 15

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will be speaking on the year in review at Jan. 15 meeting of the Gulf Coast Economics Club. From the press release: Hard work and good business sense earned him a good measure of success in Pensacola, and in 1988, Wilson was elected to public [...]

State owes Escambia County $1.7 million, says it cannot pay it

State owes Escambia County $1.7 million, says it cannot pay it

We keep hearing how much money the state of Florida has, thanks to the leadership of Rick Scott. In September, Florida had a projected surplus of $845 million in fiscal year 2014 even after meeting current enrollment needs for schools and health care programs such as Medicaid and setting aside $1 [...]

Outtakes #2: Can’t Make This Up

Outtakes #2: Can’t Make This Up

My friends in other parts of the country often write about this paper’s reporting. They wonder how could such a small place have so many weird political characters and antics that seem more like characters in an Elmore Leonard novel than real people. My reply is we can’t make this stuff [...]

News story #2: Failure to Serve

News story #2: Failure to Serve

At September Escambia County Commission meeting, a half-dozen disabled citizens and bus drivers appeared before the commissioners to speak against the extension of the ADA contract with Pensacola Bay Transportation (PBT), the Mobile, Ala.-based company that has handled since 2001 transportation for [...]

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Hayward’s Case Against The Fish House Weakened The city had to admit to us that it doesn’t have a signed partial assignment of the Pitt Slip with Seville Harbour to Merrill Land. The partial assignment is a lynchpin in Mayor Hayward’s claim that the restaurant and Atlas Oyster House [...]

Outtakes #4: Sucker USA

Outtakes #4: Sucker USA

For a place that is so tough on its leaders and anyone who tries to push this community, it’s amazing how susceptible we are to hucksters, scam artists and out-of-towners looking for “sweetheart” deals. Show us a slick PowerPoint presentation, tell us how great you are, maybe hand out a [...]

IN cover #4: Get Out of Jail Free

IN cover #4: Get Out of Jail Free

This story by Jesse Farthing was largely ignored by mainstream media. An inmate at the Escambia County Work Release Facility checked himself out of lock-up every day to go to a job that did not exist. While out in the community, he allegedly committed burglary, grand theft and murder. Read more. [...]

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Last year, Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson blasted the local media declaring we were the worst enemy of the county. Most of his ire was directed at the Pensacola News Journal for their coverage of his alleged involvement in the personnel decisions at the county’s equestrian center, [...]

News story #6: Into the Sunshine

News story #6: Into the Sunshine

The control over Escambia County’s tourism marketing and its $5.5 million was moved this fall out of the Greater Pensacola Chamber and into the hands of Visit Pensacola, Inc.--an independent non-profit formed by the hotel industry. What seemed like a simple process became complicated as groups [...]

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