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Environment Escambia County

EPA responses to Rolling Hills fire

February 17, 2017

From: “Tennessee, Denise” Date: Feb 17, 2017 11:13 AM Subject: FW: Rolling Hills fire letter To: “ghorning” Cc: “Erhunse, Adesuwa” Hello Dr. Horning, Thank you for your letter about the ongoing fire at the Rolling Hills…

Politics

Wedgewood community stunned at lack of county response

February 17, 2017

Dr. Gloria Horning, who has helped the Wedgewood community organize against the landfills in their neighborhood, has sent the county the following letter:   Gentlemen: I am writing on behalf of the citizens of the Wedgewood…

Escambia County

WTF: Rolling Hills still on fire

February 17, 2017

It has been four days since we first reported that the Rolling Hills landfill was on fire. The residents are still battling the smoke from the facility. They are reporting to Inweekly that conditions have gotten…

Politics

Nelson files bill to help with ‘water war’

February 15, 2017

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) filed legislation today that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to send more freshwater south from Georgia into Apalachicola Bay. The move comes one day after a Special Master…

Politics

Gaetz: ‘I’m not afraid of protests’

February 15, 2017

Yesterday on “Pensacola Speaks,” I interviewed Congressman Matt Gaetz about the possibility of protests at his “Open Gaetz Day” events on Feb. 23. “First, let me say I’m not afraid of protests,” he said. “I think…

Environment Escambia County

Rolling Hills on fire again

February 14, 2017

Last night, the Escambia County Public Information office sent out this announcement: Escambia County Waste Services, Environmental Code Enforcement, Public Safety, Fire Rescue and the Florida Forest Service are responding to a fire at the Rolling…

Politics

Corcoran and House ready to take on world

February 13, 2017

In his weekly roundup, Brandon Larrabee of The News Service of Florida reports: If Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran intended to shake up the legislative session with a House rule requiring that any new local project…

Politics

State CFO to resign

February 10, 2017

The News Service of Florida reports: State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced Friday that he will resign from his Cabinet position after the 2017 legislative session wraps up. Atwater, a Republican, said he will accept…