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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 [...]

Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Resignation letter from Pensacola City Administrator

Colleen Castille's resignation is not unexpected. Her contract with the mayor was for one year. Her two-page resignation letter highlights the accomplishments of Team Hayward during her year of service. $7 million grant to develop and improve stormwater projects, including Corrine Jones, [...]

Castille resigns as city administrator

Castille resigns as city administrator

Coleen Castille has resigned as Pensacola's city administrator, effective Sept. 3. City CFO Dick Barker will be the interim administrator. Communications Administrator Tamara Fountain has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Eric Olson will be the assistant city administrator. Press [...]

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminded voters today that beginning Saturday, August 16, seven early voting sites will be available for the Primary Election: Escambia County Extension Office 3740 Stefani Road Molino Community [...]

Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

Mayor supports Recall amendment, council staff not so much

From the Mayor's Office: I believe that citizens should have a clear path to recall any elected official, and if this amendment helps clarify the issue, then I wholeheartedly support it. However, I’m disappointed that the City Council is pushing forward with an amendment that could radically [...]

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

David Wheeler, Escambia County's facility director, will be making a presentation tomorrow to the Board of County Commissioners on options for replacing the Central Booking Detention Center that exploded on April 30. According to the BCC agenda, there are two options. One calls for replacing only [...]

Strickland opts out of PNJ Newsroom of the Future

Strickland opts out of PNJ Newsroom of the Future

T.S. Strickland had his last day reporting for the Pensacola News Journal on Friday. Unlike his predecessor, Nate Monroe, he will not get an going-away party from Mayor Hayward and his staff at the 5 1/2 bar. Strickland wouldn't play along with the mayor's office and was "punished" for his [...]

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