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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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…


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…


ITEN Wired: 2016 Geeks on the Beach

July 14, 2016

The ITEN Wired Summit comes back to the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front on October 12–14 as a bigger, better, three-day conference. Co-hosted by IT Gulf Coast and FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance, ITEN Wired draws together…

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…


Okaloosa developer finances medical pot nursery

July 14, 2016

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Panhandle developer Jay Odom is bankrolling a Northeast Florida operation licensed by health officials to grow, process and distribute non-euphoric marijuana products, a lawyer for Chestnut Hill Tree…

Business Pensacola

Century Town Council approves food trucks

July 14, 2016

NorthEscambia.com reports that tThe Town of Century has voted to allow food trucks and other portable food vendors to purchase a business license. When Sonny’s BBQ pays $26.25 for a license, it will be able to…