The Independent News has gotten a copy of consultant Randy Oliver's final report on the Community Maritime Park--the one that the mayor didn't share with the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees. The report has two recommendations not included in the draft that city circulated [...]
Here’s an update from Escambia County on the toll plaza construction project: Today, May 16, one lane is closed on the Pensacola Beach Boulevard bridge until the foot of the roadway approaching the toll plaza and three toll plaza lanes are open to motorists. Tomorrow, Friday, May 17, all [...]
County Attorney Alison Rogers sent the following email to the county commissioners: Commissioners, Please be aware that today Judge Nobles granted summary judgment for the remaining Gibbs defendants, Marie Young and Grover Robinson. This means that the lawsuit is effectively decided in the [...]
Gulf Breeze Recreation Center at noon today, only 290 votes cast. In 2007--the last special election-- 955 votes cast, 589 for Ford. In Scenic Heights, one voter called to say only 95 votes had been cast by 10 a.m.
SaintPetersblog.com is reporting that Mike Hill has surged to a 12-point lead in the House District 2 GOP primary over former Gulf Breeze mayor Ed Gray, with Hill receiving 36 percent of respondents’ support and Gray receiving 24 percent. Former Pensacola City Councilman Jack Nobles is in third [...]
Escambia County District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry will hold an open forum town hall meeting on Monday. The May 13 town hall is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., in the Ransom Middle School cafeteria. The school is located at 1000 West Kingsfield Road, in Cantonment. For more information, contact [...]
In Republican primary for House District 2, Mike Hill and his supporters have taken several swings at Ed Gray and Jack Nobles. As we get closer the May 14 vote, Hill's supporters have focused the most on Gray, the frontrunner. Yesterday, District 2 Republicans started to receive in the mail a [...]
After she was sworn in as Escambia County Clerk of Court, Pam Childers engaged Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC to perform an independent evaluation of compensation practices and other internal control matters of her predecessor, Ernie Lee Magaha, who had been the Clerk since 1957. The audit report was [...]
Mayor Ashton Hayward used his press conference on Southwest Airlines to announce that he is running for a second term. According to the daily, Hayward said deals like Southwest adding Houston and Nashville flights are "evidence he is delivering on the residents’ desire for strong, CEO-like [...]
By Grover Robinson, Escambia Co. Commissioner Another Florida Legislative Session has just ended and for 19-million Floridians there are a host of new issues and opportunities that have been created. For local government in Florida no issue was perhaps bigger and more dominant that Medicaid. [...]
Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford has told the IN that 1,600 votes have been cast the GOP primary for House District 2 in Escambia County as 3 p.m. Only 271 are Early Voting, balance are returned Absentee Ballots.
Sheriff David Morgan has officially submitted his 2013-2014 budget to the Board of County Commissioners: Law Enforcement: $50,773,658 Detention: $40,251,178 Court Security: $4,033,002 Total: $95,057,838 This is a $18,864,552 increase over last year. Here is the breakdown of the [...]