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Pensacola city boards filled mostly with white males

Pensacola city boards filled mostly with white males

The Pensacola City Council was given a report on the demographics of the 23 boards of the city. The boards aren't that diverse and don't reflect the demographics of the city. Women only make up 32 percent of the appointees.  Minorities - African-American, Hispanic and Asian-Americans comprise only [...]

Early voting: Escambia 4,354 votes cast, Santa Rosa 3,742

Early voting: Escambia 4,354 votes cast, Santa Rosa 3,742

Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford reports that 4,354 people cast their votes during the Early Voting period for the August 25 primary. In Santa Rosa County,  Supervisor Tappie Villane reports 3,742 early votes and 2,777 absentee ballots received.    ESCAMBIA [...]

Weekend Buzz: What’s that smell, Sweetheart land deals

Weekend Buzz: What’s that smell, Sweetheart land deals

What's That Smell? The daily newspaper and WEAR TV reported that Edward Fleming of the McDonald, Fleming and Moorhead law firm, who was hired by Escambia County to look at the April jail explosion, reported Board of County Commissioners that he did not find evidence of culpable negligence in the [...]

3,021 early votes cast in Escambia County through Thursday

3,021 early votes cast in Escambia County through Thursday

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today reminded voters that 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, is the deadline for early voting for the August 26 Primary Election. Times for today through Saturday early voting are as follows: • 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Voters may [...]

In county government, paychecks, profits and campaign contributions trump lives in Wedgewood

In county government, paychecks, profits and campaign contributions trump lives in Wedgewood

How can county staff look in a mirror knowing that their inaction, their failure to enforce laws regulating pits and landfills hurt and possibly killed the residents of Wedgewood? How can certain commissioners defend that the profits of a few are more important than the lives of that [...]

Chief Deputy challenges Valentino on jail campus concept

Chief Deputy challenges Valentino on jail campus concept

Chief Deputy Eric Haines has challenged in a letter to Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown Commissioner Gene Valentino's concept of replacing the county jail and central booking center with a jail campus that could double as a training facility for law enforcement. Valentino saw the training [...]

Nine month city financial reports show impact of flood

Nine month city financial reports show impact of flood

The Pensacola City Council agenda for next week is out. The Climate Change Task Force is back on the agenda, as well as the conversion of council policies to ordinances and overriding the mayor's veto of Ordinances 26-14 and 27-14. Nothing on Councilman Larry Johnson's proposal to investigate the [...]

District 2 Showdown: Valentino and Underhill interviewed

District 2 Showdown: Valentino and Underhill interviewed

The hottest local primary race is the GOP primary for Escambia County Commissioner, District 2. Two-term incumbent Gene Valentino faces off against Doug Underhill. Inweekly interviewed both candidates. You can learn more about each on their websites - Valentino and Underhill. Why [...]

Text messages could become public records for city officials

Text messages could become public records for city officials

Councilwoman Sherri Myers sent out a press release this morning regarding amendments that she is proposing to the city's code of ethics. She wants to require that Pensacola city officials and employees to retain their text messages as public records. "Today, I submitted for inclusion on the City [...]

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

Crist takes on Scott over pot plan

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA On the campaign trail in South Florida, former Gov. Charlie Crist blasted Gov. Rick Scott's administration Friday for using a lottery to select five organizations to grow, manufacture and dispense a now-legal type of marijuana that purportedly does not [...]

Unofficial Early Statistics for Escambia

Unofficial Early Statistics for Escambia

    From the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections Office: Date SOE Ofc Main Library Genealogy Fair- grounds South [...]

Weekend Buzz: Jail Given A Pass, Piedmont Report, Ala. Gambling Bag Man

Weekend Buzz: Jail Given A Pass, Piedmont Report, Ala. Gambling Bag Man

DOJ Closes Book On The Jail Escambia County Attorney Allison Rogers learned last week that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation of the Escambia County Jail and will not be seeking agreement concerning its findings outlined in a letter in May 2013. Rogers said the phone call [...]

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