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Missing campaign sign mystery solved

Missing campaign sign mystery solved

Last week I reported that someone in a gray pickup track took two large campaign signs for Michele Inere from the corner of Ninth Avenue and Olive Road. This morning, Lamar Brazwell, owner of the shopping center at the corner, called to clear up the mystery. He had the signs taken down and [...]

Buzz: Council on hot seat, Grover gets his way, City loses charity game

Buzz: Council on hot seat, Grover gets his way, City loses charity game

Pensacola City Council meeting today may have a few interesting twists. 350 Pensacola, with the help of Councilwoman Sherri Myers, wants the council to approve Climate Change Task Force. Christian Wagley of the environmental group told Inweekly, "We believe it is vital for our economy and [...]

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Climate Change debate comes to Pensacola

Press Release: 350 Pensacola calls for the Pensacola City Council to support proposed Climate Change Task Force resolution. The Pensacola City Council is set to consider a resolution to create a Climate Change Task Force to help our community mitigate the causes and adapt to the impacts of our [...]

Campaign sign shenanigans in judge race

Campaign sign shenanigans in judge race

The race for Circuit County Judge between Michelle Inere and Jenny Kinsey is heating up, and as in most heated races, reports of sign tampering surface. We got a phone call yesterday that gray pick-up truck stole two large Inere campaign signs on Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Ninth Avenue [...]

Councilwoman Myers holds town hall on LOST, July 15

Councilwoman Myers holds town hall on LOST, July 15

From Councilwoman Sherri Myers: I am hosting a Town Hall meeting to provide City Council District 2 residents and businesses with an opportunity to have input on how the city and the county should spend future Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds. Because the LOST is a county initiated [...]

Time to get serious about city and county budgets…and local option taxes

Time to get serious about city and county  budgets…and local option taxes

Yesterday's county budget workshop brought to light the financial challenges for Escambia County in the aftermath of the April flooding and the jail explosion. County staff and a couple of the county commissioners always like to point to sheriff's budget and try to pick it apart, but that is only [...]

Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud and bribery

Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison for fraud and bribery

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Jr. was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for his Feb. 12 conviction of fraud, bribery and related charges involving crimes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Nagin was convicted of accepting bribes--money, free vacation trips and [...]

Flood could cost Escambia County as much as $150 million

Flood could cost Escambia County as much as $150 million

Escambia County Budget Director Amy Lovoy told the Board of County Commissioners this morning at the budget workshop that the costs of the April 29-30 flooding and the jail explosion could cost the county up to $150 million. Yikes! County Administrator Jack Brown told the board that they have [...]

The Billings murders occured five years ago today

The Billings murders occured five years ago today

At dusk on a hot humid night five years ago, a beat-up red van drove onto the front yard of the large two-story, ranch-style house owned by Byrd “Bud” and Melanie Billings on a secluded tract of land in Beulah. When the van pulled away ten minutes later, the couple was dead and nine special [...]

Five top publisher/writer moments over past 15 years

Five top publisher/writer moments over past 15 years

I have been fortunate to work with some very talented writers, designers and editors over the 15 years: Duwayne Escobedo, Christine Born, Tony Baker, Nick Claeboe, Hilary Moreno, Steve Mraz and Jason Whited are just a few of the names that come to mind. I learned from all of them - as well as my [...]

Top Five Inweekly pranks over the past 15 years

Top Five Inweekly pranks over the past 15 years

I find out it hard to believe that our weekly newspaper has survived for 15 years. In the early years, we weren't as mature as we are now and were known for our pranks. Here are my top five favorites, in reverse order. 5. Applying for editor's job at the PNJ when Randy Hammer moved to [...]

Longleaf dump has worse environmental record than Rolling Hills dump

Longleaf dump has worse environmental record than Rolling Hills dump

Longleaf C&D Disposal Facility began accepting waste the fall of 2006. In just two years, monitoring wells detected problems with the groundwater --vinyl chloride, aluminum, iron and sulfate above the Primary and Secondary Drinking Water Standards. The landfill was built without a liner. The [...]

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