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Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Colleen Castille's resignation is not unexpected. Her contract with the mayor was for one year. Her two-page resignation letter highlights the accomplishments of Team Hayward during her year of service. $7 million grant to develop and improve stormwater projects, including Corrine Jones, [...]

Castille resigns as city administrator

Castille resigns as city administrator

Coleen Castille has resigned as Pensacola's city administrator, effective Sept. 3. City CFO Dick Barker will be the interim administrator. Communications Administrator Tamara Fountain has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Eric Olson will be the assistant city administrator. Press [...]

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminded voters today that beginning Saturday, August 16, seven early voting sites will be available for the Primary Election: Escambia County Extension Office 3740 Stefani Road Molino Community [...]

Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

From the Mayor's Office: I believe that citizens should have a clear path to recall any elected official, and if this amendment helps clarify the issue, then I wholeheartedly support it. However, I’m disappointed that the City Council is pushing forward with an amendment that could radically [...]

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

David Wheeler, Escambia County's facility director, will be making a presentation tomorrow to the Board of County Commissioners on options for replacing the Central Booking Detention Center that exploded on April 30. According to the BCC agenda, there are two options. One calls for replacing only [...]

Strickland opts out of PNJ Newsroom of the Future

Strickland opts out of PNJ Newsroom of the Future

T.S. Strickland had his last day reporting for the Pensacola News Journal on Friday. Unlike his predecessor, Nate Monroe, he will not get an going-away party from Mayor Hayward and his staff at the 5 1/2 bar. Strickland wouldn't play along with the mayor's office and was "punished" for his [...]

Weekend Buzz: PNJ reporters of the future, Mayoral spin, Putting out firefighters

Weekend Buzz: PNJ reporters of the future, Mayoral spin, Putting out firefighters

PNJ Reporters of the Future An insider at our daily newspaper sent Jim Romenesko, industry analyst and founder of JimRomnesko.com, the new job description for reporters at the Pensacola News Journal. According to the tipster, the job titles/descriptions/duties are being standardized across [...]

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

The candidates running for District 3 School Board seat will be in a debate Aug. 9, 9 -11 a.m. It will be held at ACTS Life Center, 2101 N. Pace Blvd.

Johnson allegedly interfered with police union negotiations in 2012

Johnson allegedly interfered  with police union negotiations in 2012

In 2012, Mayor Ashton Hayward was locked into a battle with Pensacola Police union over their collective bargaining agreement and pension. The mayor's negotiating team was attorney Rob Larkin of Allen Norton & Blue in Tallahassee, Chief of Staff John Asmar and Dave Penzone, who had chaired his [...]

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

WEAR TV reports Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is planning some upgrades thanks to the influx of cash from Escambia County for housing the Escambia inmates. Since the Escambia County Jail exploded in April, inmates have been sent to Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton County jails. Escambia [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

Transcript of Johnson v. Myers

At the July 17 Pensacola City Council meeting, Councilman Larry Johnson brought back up his effort to have the council investigate fellow Council member Sherri Myers. He had tried to get it on the agenda at the Agenda Review but failed to get a second. Myers had originally seconded the motion, but [...]

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