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Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

WHAT: The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop session to discuss the extension of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), which Escambia County has placed on the November 4 ballot. The one-cent tax was last approved by voters countywide on March 7, 2006. If approved in November, the LOST [...]

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds received a 5-0 vote from the Petroskey City Council to be their new city manager. According to the Petroskey News, the decision followed interviews with Reynolds and three other candidates. Petoskey is a town on Lake Michigan with a population [...]

Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

The University of West Florida Faculty Senate voted "No Confidence" in the UWF President Judy Bense. The vote was 17-2, with one abstention. The teachers’ union has been battling the UWF administration over its collective bargaining agreement. An emergency Board of Trustees meeting has been [...]

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

I received a phone call yesterday from the Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille that the city of Pensacola will fulfill my public record requests concerning Main Street Rehabilitation Project, contracts with Jerry Pate Design, city investments, insurance broker services and expenses of [...]

Taddeo-Goldstein coming to Pensacola on Monday

Taddeo-Goldstein coming to Pensacola on Monday

The Charlie Crist Pensacola Campaign Office grand opening is Monday, September 15 at 5:30 pm. Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Annette Taddeo-Goldstein will be there. The office is at 2415 North Pace Blvd, Suite 4, Pensacola, FL 32505. --- We got an update from the Crist campaign. Crist [...]

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

The Bay Cliff Neighborhood Association is the latest neighborhood in the city of Pensacola to organize and use Facebook to share information. From John Paul King: If you live in the Bay Cliff area please join this page. Most of us have families / little ones and want to do anything we can to [...]

Six corrections sergeants in Chipley arrested

Six corrections sergeants in Chipley arrested

Six Department of Corrections Staff Arrested; Terminated from Employment DOC strictly enforcing zero-tolerance policy for criminal behavior by staff Chipley, Fla -- The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) announced today that five members of its staff, Sergeant William Finch, Sergeant [...]

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Dr. Gloria Horning has worked hard to document the environmental and health issues in the Wedgewood community. She helped me connect with residents in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhoods - A Shame Before God. Dr. Horning and the residents of that area were interviewed [...]

Regulators take another shot at pot rules

Regulators take another shot at pot rules

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA State regulators have hurriedly released a revamped framework for Florida's new medical-marijuana industry, making minor changes after a legislative panel shredded an earlier attempt. The Department of Health's Office of Compassionate Use on Tuesday [...]

Digital Town Hall missing/City supplies link

Digital Town Hall missing/City supplies link

In April, Mayor Ashton Hayward announced that he would hold his inaugural Digital Town Hall meeting and asked the public to post its questions to his official Facebook page. He described the event in his newsletter, "Wednesday’s event is my first digital town hall, but it's an online [...]

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

From the Escambia County Public Information Office: Escambia County is in receipt of a press release from the State Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. The release announced the local State Attorney’s intention of calling a Grand Jury to further look into the [...]

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State attorney to take jail explosion investigation to grand jury

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Office of the State Attorney has completed its review of the facts and circumstances leading up to and immediately following the explosion at the Escambia County Jail. This review follows an extensive and comprehensive investigation by the [...]

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