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2016 Election Politics

State House races have wide gaps in fundraising

July 18, 2016

State Rep. Clay Ingram, former Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jayer Williamson and businessman Frank White have huge leads in campaign fundraising over their respective opponents. Ingram (R-District 1) raised $5,500 during for the most recent reporting…

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Pensacola Politics

City Council meeting, after the chanting

July 18, 2016

Pensacola City Council selected Carol Leone of Milton as its attorney. Leone beat out by two points Mike Godwin, who retired from the City of Pensacola in 2012 after serving as the Airport Contract Administrator. Council…

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Pensacola

Pensacola Fire Chief announces promotions

July 18, 2016

Pensacola Fire Chief David Allen has promoted Greg Redding as his Assistant Fire Chief. This is a new position that appears to replace the deputy fire chief position. However, Redding will be referred to as “chief.”…

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Pensacola

Fire Department overtime soars past original budget

July 18, 2016

Last year, Mayor Ashton Hayward proposed, and the Pensacola City Council approved, a budget for this fiscal year that had $298,900 for overtime for the Pensacola Fire Department. According to the unaudited monthly financials on the…

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Escambia County News

Childers warns of jury duty scam

July 16, 2016

Escambia County Clerk of Court Pam Childers reports a scam has been occurring in Pensacola and elsewhere in Florida. A person receives a telephone call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer stating that…

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Politics

Broxson outraising Hill for State Senate seat

July 16, 2016

Rep. Doug Broxson has raised more than twice the amount of campaign contributions of his GOP opponent, Rep. Mike Hill. According to the Florida Division of Elections, Broxson’s contributions total $282,000, while Hill raised only $111,000.…

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Politics

Pensacola wrap up: week ending July 16

July 16, 2016

The Blue Angels are back and breaking crowd numbers at Pensacola Beach. As we reported last week, Lt. Cmdr Frank Weisser has joined the team to replace Capt. Jeff Kuss, who died last month in a…

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2016 Election Escambia County

AFL-CIO endorses Casey

July 15, 2016

Press release: The Northwest Florida Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO is excited to announce the endorsement of Jesse Casey. Mr. Casey is running as a candidate for Escambia County Commissioner District 1. After screening Jesse Casey, the…

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2016 Election Politics

Retail association endorses Broxson

July 15, 2016

Press release: The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state‚Äôs premier trade association representing retailers for over 75 years, today announced its endorsement of Doug Broxson for the Florida Senate. Broxson, a Republican, is running for…

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Escambia County Jail

County makes offer for jail site

July 15, 2016

by Duwayne Escobedo… After more than two years of haggling about where to rebuild a jail destroyed by flooding in April 2014, the five-member Escambia County Commission finally unanimously picked out a site. Escambia County commissioners…