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Crescent Lake road construction to be completed by Feb. 2015

The Board of County Commissioners sent out this update:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:45am Since the flood event in April, the remaining portions of asphalt and curb have further deteriorated. This has prompted Escambia County to revise the contract and plans to include complete [...]

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

Affordable Care Act Navigator Office Hours

The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF), a state licensed and federally certified provider of in-person Navigation assistance for Floridians wanting to shop and enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace, will be holding open office hours throughout the state this week. November 15 marked the [...]

State Capital Briefs: Monday. Nov. 17

State Capital Briefs: Monday. Nov. 17

SCOTT NAMES SELLERS, SCHUTZ TO TOP JOBS Heading into his second term, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named Melissa Sellers as his chief of staff and Jackie Schutz as his communications director. Sellers, who will replace Chief of Staff Adam Hollingsworth, most recently managed Scott's re-election [...]

Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

Community Traffic Safety Team meets Thursday

The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of West Florida Regional Planning Council, 4081 East Olive Road, Suite A in Pensacola. Citizens interested in helping improve roadway safety are [...]

Jingle Jazz set for Dec 1

Jingle Jazz set for Dec 1

Paul Bruketa heads up the 15th edition of Jingle Jazz with an all star cast of musical talent once again. We have Bert Kimberl on piano, Walt Kattner on guitar, Bob Andrews on bass, Bob Maksymkow on sax, Charlie Dicken on drums, featuring the vocal talents of Saundra Daggs and Kathy Lyon as they [...]

DIB meetings for November

DIB meetings for November

Downtown Improvement Board Regular Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. Palafox Market Vendor Committee Regular Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. Downtown Advisory [...]

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines   #nosurprise

BP seeks reduction in oil spill fines #nosurprise

BP asked Federal Judge Carl Barbier on Friday to cap its potential oil-spill pollution fines at a maximum of $12.3 billion. Prosecutors have said BP could owe up to $18 billion per EPA rules that trigger fines up to $4,300 per barrel for the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Coast Guard has set [...]

Every County District has ALICE households

ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The bare-minimum budget – that doesn’t include savings and leaves a [...]

Seeds of Hope Community Walk this Saturday

Seeds of Hope Community Walk this Saturday

The University of West Florida’s chapter of Active Minds (formerly Students for Suicide Awareness) is hosting the 5th Annual “Seeds of Hope” 5k Community Walk on Saturday, November 22, for International Survivors of Suicide Day in downtown Pensacola. The walk will begin and end at [...]

New direction sought for Medical Marijuana in Florida

New direction sought for Medical Marijuana in Florida

Having come with three percentage points of passing Amendment 2, supporters of medical marijuana are calling for a new approach next time the initiative comes before Florida voters. Several have called for Orlando attorney John Morgan to step away and allow new voices to come forward. Morgan, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Confederate Flags, Picking New Pike, Blankets needed

Weekend Buzz: Confederate Flags, Picking New Pike, Blankets needed

Confederate Flag on BCC agenda County Attorney Allison Rogers is bring forth to the Escambia County Commission a discussion of whether it wishes to address a vote of the Board of County Commissioners on February 10, 2000, related to the Confederate Flag. In 2000, the late Leroy Boyd, president [...]

State lawmakers seek input on local bills

State lawmakers seek input on local bills

State Representative Clay Ingram, chairman of the Escambia County State Legislative Delegation, announced today that a public hearing will be held on Monday, December 15, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, located at 1000 College Blvd. in Pensacola. Delegation [...]

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