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Hayward and Jerry Pate Design contracts reviewed and cleared by State Attorney last year

Hayward and Jerry Pate Design contracts reviewed and cleared by State Attorney last year

As I reported, the federal grand jury process is done in secret. Mayor Ashton Hayward does not know what the jury is investigating, only the documents that the jury has subpoenaed from the city and which staff members have been summoned to testify on Sept. 3 in Tallahassee. Interim City [...]

Hayward uses the B-word…Bribery (updated)

Hayward uses the B-word…Bribery (updated)

This post was updated at 7:45 a.m. See note below. In an interview with PNJ reporter Rob Johnson yesterday, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward said the federal investigation into possible bribery involving city officials was a distraction, but he denied any wrongdoing within his [...]

Sea monsters and BP oil spill

The Bellona Foundation reports the Louisiana shrimpers are reporting an ever-rising rash of horrifically mutated shrimp, crabs and other sea life covered with oozing growths and extra limbs, shrimp and crabs lacking eyes and eye sockets, and fish of all manner swollen with apparent [...]

Pensacola airport bonds downgraded, but outlook stable

Pensacola airport bonds downgraded, but outlook stable

Fitch Ratings has downgraded to 'BBB-' from 'BBB' its rating on the city of Pensacola's (Florida) approximately $33.5 million in outstanding series 2008 airport capital improvement revenue bonds issued on behalf of Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The Rating Outlook is revised to Stable [...]

No press conference from the city on federal investigation

No press conference from the city on federal investigation

Inweekly has been officially notified by Pensacola city officials that Mayor Ashton Hayward has declined our request for an interview. Also the mayor has no plans to hold a press conference.

Escambia County releases jail report summary

Escambia County releases jail report summary

County Attorney Alison Rogers has released a summary of attorney Mr. Fleming’s summary of findings related to his interviews with employees associated with the April 30 jail explosion. "Upon further diligent review of legal authority and caselaw, it appears the work product privilege with [...]

More changes at WEAR TV 3, news director fired

More changes at WEAR TV 3, news director fired

Inweekly has confirmed the News Director Kyle Brinkman was fired from WEAR 3 on Thursday. Last month, Sinclair,owner of the station, let off the station's general manager. Last week NorthEscambia.com terminated its agreement with WEAR 3 that allowed the station to use its stories/photos. The [...]

Resumes scarce for FSU presidency

Resumes scarce for FSU presidency

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The search for Florida State University's next president has so far attracted six new hopefuls since getting tangled earlier this year over the desire of a powerful state senator for the job. While additional resumes are expected be filed by a [...]

Waiting by the phone, record requests languish

Waiting by the phone, record requests languish

Inweekly has three significant public record requests outstanding. We have challenged Escambia County's position that its consultant's report on the April 30 jail blast is a work document of attorney Ed Fleming and therefore not a public record. Our position is the county lost that privilege to [...]

How a federal grand jury works

How a federal grand jury works

The Handbook for Federal Grand Jurors provides information on how a federal grand jury works. The federal grand jury's function is to determine whether a person shall be tried for a serious federal crime alleged to have been committed within the district where it sits. Matters may be [...]

350 Pensacola Statement: Support the City’s Climate Change Task Force Resolution

350 Pensacola Statement: Support the City’s Climate Change Task Force Resolution

Press Release: In January 2012, 350 Pensacola presented a sustainability proposal, “A Citizens’ Proposal: Global Problem, Local Solutions,” to the Mayor and Pensacola City Council. At that time, we asked the City to develop a vision that would address our changing climate on a local level and [...]

Ashton and Crisis 101 (additional note added)

Ashton and Crisis 101 (additional note added)

The city of Pensacola has been subpoenaed to provide certain documents to a federal grand jury next Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Tallahassee (Read more). City employees have also received subpoenas to appear - which employees we have yet to be told. This is a significant story--how significant we do [...]

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