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Report on Friday’s SRIA meeting

Report on Friday’s SRIA meeting

. by IN reporter Sean Boone More than 125 people turned out on March 5 for a public meeting regarding the Santa Rosa Island Authority’s plan for $46 million in improvements for Pensacola Beach. Roughly two-dozen people, both for and against, spoke to the SRIA board about the plan, [...]

Lister may have stolen up to $1.2 million

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is reporting that former finance employee Cathy Lister may have stolen as much as $1.2 million from the ECSO over the past 10 years. The ECSO is still the lead investigative agency on this crime and will continue to dig into the records of the McNesby and Lowman [...]

Buzz: Moratorium tied to ECUA

Buzz: Moratorium tied to ECUA

The Pensacola City Council will consider today a ban of industrial land uses inside the CRA. What I'm hearing is that this has to do with ECUA's possible uses for the Main Street Treatment plant site once the old plant is demolished. Some believe ECUA might put a large waste transfer station on the [...]

Improving use of minority vendors

Improving use of minority vendors

The Pensacola City Council's Finance Commitee will discuss today the recommendations made by the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Ad Hoc Committee on MGT of America SBE Report. The MGT report has been out for over a year or, at least a draft was circulating a early as January 2009. MGT [...]

Pensacola Promise keeps rolling

Pensacola Promise keeps rolling

Councilwoman Maren DeWeese and her committee continue to work on Pensacola Promise Plan. They expect to complete their work by the end of the month and will make a full presentation in April to the entire Pensacola City Council. Their next meeting is set for Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. in the [...]

Are you fatter than a fifth grader?

Are you fatter than a fifth grader?

Press Release: Health department releases student obesity statistics PENSACOLA – The Escambia County Health Department today released student Body Mass Index data showing a 1% decrease in the total number of students who are obese and a 2% increase in the total number of students who are [...]

Too much FCAT prep?

Too much FCAT prep?

I'm hearing that schools are mandating that teachers do nothing in their reading, math and science classes but prep their students for the FCAT, which is next week. What are you hearing and seeing? What do you think about the emphasis placed on the prep work? Because I know teachers and parents [...]

Gang Forum

Gang Forum

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Escambia County School District, will host a free [...]

Perdido Bay Tribe heads to capitol

Perdido Bay Tribe heads to capitol

Press Release: PERDIDO BAY TRIBE TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL NATIVE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS EVENT AT FLORIDA CAPITOL MARCH 19TH Chief Bobby Johns Bearheart will present declaration during special ceremony PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 4, 2010) – Perdido Bay Tribe, a local and state-recognized tribe of [...]

Bare launches mayoral campaign

Bare launches mayoral campaign

Press release Charles L. Bare Launches Campaign for Mayor of Pensacola and Calls on all Candidates to Sign “Transparency Pledge” PENSACOLA, FL - Today, Charles L. Bare officially launched his campaign for Mayor of Pensacola, and unveiled his official campaign theme, “Advancing [...]

Viewpoint on Beach Master Plan

Viewpoint on Beach Master Plan

WITH HURRICANE ROUNDABOUT ON THE HORIZON, NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE A Viewpoint of the Pensacola Beach Master Plan By John F. Asmar As a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, we all know that hurricane season begins on June 1st. However, for residents of Escambia County, hurricane season is [...]

Water World Day – Hopjacks

Water World Day – Hopjacks

By IN reporter Ryne Ziemba Local Environmental Group to Host World Water Day Event at Hopjacks According to the website www.worldwaterday.org, 1.1 billion people in the world rely on unsafe drinking-water sources. Similarly, a report on the United States' water quality done by the EPA in 2002 [...]

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