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Pensacola

Oops, mystery Baylen pole coming down

February 8, 2017

People have asked about the tall wooden pole that suddenly appeared on Baylen Street near the county’s parking garage. We’ve jokingly called it downtown’s latest tourist attractive – the tallest telephone in Florida. Apparently, we weren’t…

Escambia County

Rawson Lane closure debated

February 8, 2017

By Duwayne Escobedo… For the second time since July 2010, Pensacola Christian College asked for Escambia County to close Rawson Lane that borders its east side to enhance its student safety and to expand the college.…

Politics

Scott, Corcoran incentives debate gets personal

February 7, 2017

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With a House committee poised to approve a bill that would eliminate economic-development and tourism programs, Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday personally criticized House Speaker Richard Corcoran, accusing…

Escambia County

Mister Pervert cyberstalking victims now total 32

February 6, 2017

More victims have come forward in the Mister Pervert cyberstalking investigation, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s office. “Right now we have gotten up to 32 victims, all ranging in different ages,” Investigator Amber Bernard said…

Environment Federal

Gaetz finds co-sponsors for bill to abolish EPA

February 6, 2017

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) found three co-sponsors for his bill to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of 2018 (H.R.861): Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia), Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), and Steven Palazzo (R-Mississippi). Over the…

Pensacola

Mayor immovable, Police Chief out in May

February 6, 2017

Months ago, we posted that Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander wanted to keep his job after his DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program) date as CFO Dick Barker, Assistant to the City Council Elaine Mager and others…

Escambia County

Town Hall on Beach toll bridge set for Feb 23

February 3, 2017

The Escambia County Public Works Department will host a town hall meeting to discuss Bob Sikes Bridge operations and Pensacola Beach traffic Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the commission meeting room located in the…