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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’s 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…

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Escambia County

BCC release on LOGT, Jail

July 14, 2016

Commission Moves Forward on Gas Tax Sharing, Land Purchase for Jail At a series of meetings today, July 14, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners moved forward on two major community issues: the distribution of…

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Politics

Pensacola Speaks: Cris Dosev, ITen Wired

July 14, 2016

I will open “Pensacola Speaks” today with Congressional candidate Cris Dosev at 5:10 p.m. Dosev will give us an update on his campaign. In the second hall, Jim Rhodes of Appriver will discuss the 2017 ITen…

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Politics

Pothole Politics

July 14, 2016

By Duwayne Escobedo City and county officials played pothole politics for 2 ½ hours Thursday. In the end, the state funding from the 6-cent Local Option Gas Tax for repaving roads inside the city limits was…

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2016 Election

Scott, Bondi to speak GOP National Convention

July 14, 2016

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, who lined up months ago behind GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, will be among the speakers during next week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Convention organizers on…