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Breaking news: Jail death reported

Breaking news: Jail death reported

A death occurred at the Escambia County Main Jail last night. The public information office is reporting the death of white male prisoner, age 48, happened at 10:45 p.m. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Name of the victim and cause of death will be released [...]

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Donna Clark is the only candidate for Pensacola mayor willing to commit in release her weekly calendar in advance and pledge to conduct all city business on the city's computers and networks. She is also the only mayoral candidate that has pledged to not use private email accounts to conduct city [...]

Crist, Scott pull out big guns in final push

Crist, Scott pull out big guns in final push

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist marched down the street in Fort Lauderdale, visited black churches in two counties and stumped with Vice President Joe Biden in a last-minute push Sunday, the final day of early voting in [...]

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Election Day Tips for Escambia Voters

Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today offered Escambia County voters some tips to prepare for Election Day: * Confirm the location of your polling place prior to Election Day: check your sample ballot, voter information card, EscambiaVotes.com, or call 595-3900. * If you are unsure of [...]

Escambia County has over 18K early votes cast

Escambia County has over 18K early votes cast

Supervisor of Elections David Stafford reports that 18,420 early votes were cast, which is over four times the early votes cast in the August primary. Breakdown: SOE Ofc 1,957 Main Library 1.868 Genealogy (PSC) 5,449 Bellview/Saufley 1,717 Southwest Library 3,292 Extension 3,010 Molino [...]

Two missing from Navy Federal celebration deserve kudos, too

Two missing from Navy Federal celebration deserve kudos, too

Last week Navy Federal Credit Union announced its plans to further expand its operations on Nine Mile Road and increase its total employment to 10,000 people by 2026--just in time for the Nov. 6 elections. Two people missing from the ceremony were former Pensacola Chamber President/CEO Evon [...]

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

The nights are getting colder. The city of Pensacola still hasn't repealed its homeless ordinances or approved a plan to deal with the issue. Community activist Rick Dye and others aren't waiting for Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council to take action. Dye sent out this appeal over this [...]

Yo-Yo coming to FSU in January

Yo-Yo coming to FSU in January

Yo-Yo Ma, considered the world’s greatest living cellist, will perform as a part of the Opening Nights Performing Arts series at Florida State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert will mark the first time Ma has performed in Tallahassee. Ma will [...]

City workers union endorses Mike Lowery for County Commission, District 4

City workers union endorses Mike Lowery for County Commission, District 4

The Executive Board and officers of the local AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees) Local #3253 voted unanimously to endorse Mike Lowery in the Escambia County Commission District 4 race. “Mike’s excellent leadership and commitment to community were the [...]

City employee fired for interference in political races

City employee fired for interference in political races

The city manager of St. Augustine terminated the contact of the city's marketing strategist for its 450th Commemoration, Charlie Seraphin, for his "involvement in the city’s political process." City Manager Joe Regan told the St. Augustine Record, “The civil service side of the municipal [...]

City reaches tentative agreement with firefighters union

City reaches tentative agreement with firefighters union

City of Pensacola Chief Operations Officer Tamara Fountain informed the city council yesterday that city staff and leaders of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 707 have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. "The tentative agreement will allow the city to address [...]

Backroom Briefing: GOP, Democrats go to war over women

Backroom Briefing: GOP, Democrats go to war over women

By BRANDON LARRABEE AND MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Republican candidates have long suffered from the "gender gap" between male and female voters, something Democrats have tried to exploit in recent years with discussion of a GOP "war on women." In fact, a Quinnipiac [...]

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