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Institute for Women in Politics to hold forum for women candidates

Institute for Women in Politics to hold forum for women candidates

Women candidates who will appear on the August primary ballots in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been invited to speak at a forum hosted by the Women’s Civic Forum and the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida. The forum will be held on July 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m in the [...]

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan took swift action in the terminating a trainee who admitted to having sex while on duty. The woman has accused Deputy Sheriff Trainee Chris Majors of committing a non-consensual, sex act against her while on a call for service. That charge is being [...]

Two stories from around the state got my attention: county looks at selling jail and principal quits due to bullying

Two stories from around the state got my attention: county looks at selling jail and principal quits due to bullying

Sell and then lease back jail According to county records, Marion County Administrator Lee Niblock is asking for the board's guidance at Tuesday's meeting on the next move in consideration of a $50-million offer from the Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA. In exchange for paying $50 [...]

Rally 2014: WSRE hosts televised candidate forums

Rally 2014: WSRE hosts televised candidate forums

WSRE-TV, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has scheduled “RALLY 2014,” a candidate forum for the August 26 Primary Election. Tune in July 21, 22 and 24 at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21 features races for US Congress District 1, Santa Rosa County Commission Districts 2 and 4, Santa Rosa School Board [...]

Underhill racks up third major endorsement

Underhill racks up third major endorsement

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority member Dale Perkins announced this morning that he is endorsing Doug Underhill in the Republican primary for Escambia County Commission, District 2. “We have many challenges facing Escambia County and we need a commissioner that will work with all [...]

Missing campaign sign mystery solved

Missing campaign sign mystery solved

Last week I reported that someone in a gray pickup track took two large campaign signs for Michele Inere from the corner of Ninth Avenue and Olive Road. This morning, Lamar Brazwell, owner of the shopping center at the corner, called to clear up the mystery. He had the signs taken down and [...]

Buzz: Council on hot seat, Grover gets his way, City loses charity game

Buzz: Council on hot seat, Grover gets his way, City loses charity game

Pensacola City Council meeting today may have a few interesting twists. 350 Pensacola, with the help of Councilwoman Sherri Myers, wants the council to approve Climate Change Task Force. Christian Wagley of the environmental group told Inweekly, "We believe it is vital for our economy and [...]

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Press Release: 350 Pensacola calls for the Pensacola City Council to support proposed Climate Change Task Force resolution. The Pensacola City Council is set to consider a resolution to create a Climate Change Task Force to help our community mitigate the causes and adapt to the impacts of our [...]

Campaign sign shenanigans in judge race

Campaign sign shenanigans in judge race

The race for Circuit County Judge between Michelle Inere and Jenny Kinsey is heating up, and as in most heated races, reports of sign tampering surface. We got a phone call yesterday that gray pick-up truck stole two large Inere campaign signs on Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Ninth Avenue [...]

Councilwoman Myers holds town hall on LOST, July 15

Councilwoman Myers holds town hall on LOST, July 15

From Councilwoman Sherri Myers: I am hosting a Town Hall meeting to provide City Council District 2 residents and businesses with an opportunity to have input on how the city and the county should spend future Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds. Because the LOST is a county initiated [...]

Time to get serious about city and county budgets…and local option taxes

Time to get serious about city and county  budgets…and local option taxes

Yesterday's county budget workshop brought to light the financial challenges for Escambia County in the aftermath of the April flooding and the jail explosion. County staff and a couple of the county commissioners always like to point to sheriff's budget and try to pick it apart, but that is only [...]

Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud and bribery

Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud and bribery

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Jr. was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for his Feb. 12 conviction of fraud, bribery and related charges involving crimes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Nagin was convicted of accepting bribes--money, free vacation trips and [...]

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