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Mayor Hayward comments on Council elections

"I want to congratulate Charles Bare and Jewel Cannada-Wynn on their election to the Pensacola City Council," said Mayor Ashton Hayward. "I'm looking forward to establishing a great working relationship with both of them and continuing to move Pensacola forward. As we welcome these new faces to our [...]

Analysis of Aug 14 primary -update

Analysis of Aug 14 primary -update

David Morgan, Pam Childers, Bruce Miller, Lumon May and Charles Bare were the big winners yesterday in Escambia County. Other winners were Steven Barry, Vicki Campbell, Larry Walker, Clay Ford, McCorvey and Jewel Cannada-Wynn. Wilson Robertson has a 40-vote lead over Jesse Casey, which will [...]

Primary Morning

Primary Morning

Standing at precinct 14, she waved to voters from underneath a green raincoat. The August primary had arrived. “I have been hyped all day,” said Clorissti Mitchell, a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Escambia County Utilities Authority. The candidate was making the rounds to the [...]

Hayward Engages District 7

Hayward Engages District 7

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and a roomful of residents from District 7 covered a myriad of subjects during the latest meeting in the Taking City Hall to the Citizens series. “Do y’all like it when I sit down or stand up?” Hayward asked, settling in to last night’s public [...]

Over a third of the primary voters may have already cast their ballots

Over a third of the primary voters may have already cast their ballots

Just got off the phone with Supervisor of Elections David Stafford. He estimates that about 16,685 votes have been cast either by early voting or absentee ballots. The overall turnout is expected to be about 25 percent, 43,500-44,000 votes. This means about 38 percent of the votes have already been [...]

Six things to watch in August 14 primary

Six things to watch in August 14 primary

Escambia County voters head to the polls Tuesday. As with the any local election, there are countless plots and subplots. Here are a few that we will be watching: Sheriff race This has been one of the roughest campaigns this year with Sheriff David Morgan and challenger John Powell slugging it [...]

Crime, Chickens and the Press

In one of its most fluid meetings in months, the Pensacola City Council seemed to sail unencumbered through its Thursday night engagement. The board tended to its chicken and urban farming ordinance, sections of the city’s green building code and a Complete Streets resolution. The council also [...]

So much for Larry Johnson reaching out to victims

So much for Larry Johnson reaching out to victims

Last week I wrote about my interview with a young woman who was raped not too far from city hall. I voiced my frustration--the same frustrations expressed on Monday by the editorial board of the News Journal--with how certain council members, Johnson in particular, have become out of touch with [...]

Buzz: Judge voids Davison CMPA contract

We just got an email that Judge Casey Rodgers has declared the entire agreement between the former maritime developers, headed by Scott Davision, and the Community Maritime Park Associates (CMPA) to be void as against public policy. I'm sure more will be forthcoming.

Exploring Disparity and Bike Lanes

After a year of waiting, the Pensacola City Council heard details of its disparity study last night. According to the study, city government has improved its numbers, but Pensacola as a whole has a ways to go. “It’s very detailed, very thorough and left no stone unturned,” Councilman [...]

Agencies Combine Efforts

Agencies Combine Efforts

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies plan to work together in an effort to curb violent crime in the Escambia County area. Representatives from the respective agencies announced their intentions this afternoon at a press conference. “Cooperation between the agencies is what will [...]

SPLC Eyes Escambia Schools

The Southern Poverty Law Center will be in town tomorrow. The organization has announced that it filed a complaint with the Department of Education against several Florida school districts, including Escambia County School District. The SPLC will hold a press conference tomorrow morning at 9 [...]

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