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Only 30 days remain to submit RESTORE project ideas

Only 30 days remain to submit RESTORE project ideas

Press release: Escambia County is reminding citizens who wish to submit their ideas for Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) projects to do so before the submission deadline of Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The County’s RESTORE [...]

And do not forget Inweekly winners, Aug. 28

And do not forget Inweekly winners, Aug. 28

Big Brothers Big Sisters With the help of a grant from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida successfully recruited 135 male mentors to volunteer in the lives of local boys as part of its “100 Men in 100 Days” initiative. Escambia County Escambia [...]

County Commissioners reach out to their constituents

County Commissioners reach out to their constituents

Commissioner Lumon May yesterday hosted a Unity in the Community day in the Montclair neighborhood at Westernmark Park. See PNJ gallery. On Monday Aug. 17, Commissioner Doug Underhill held a town hall meeting at Pensacola State College's Warrington Campus. Residents heard a presentation on the [...]

Why anti-fracking resolution was important

Why anti-fracking resolution was important

Last night, the Escambia Board of County Commissioner voted, 3-2, for a resolution that supported a statewide ban of fracking. One of the citizens who spoke in favor of the resolution was Amy Datz. Here is the statement she read to the commissioners: Every decision has a consequence. [...]

Escambia County Commission considers fracking ban

Escambia County Commission considers fracking ban

Press release: Escambia County is poised to consider a resolution calling for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, and well stimulation performed for the purposes of exploration or production of oil or natural gas. Escambia County Commissioners will vote on the resolution at [...]

County employees learn how to achieve excellent customer service

County employees learn how to achieve excellent customer service

Thirty Escambia County employees are among 235 people attending the Studer Community Institute's "Achieving Excellent Customer Service: Winning Customers and Keeping them Happy" workshop today. On the SCI website, the institute says that satisfying customers is not enough to earn their loyalty. [...]

County seeks to clarify Fire MSBU Assessments

County seeks to clarify Fire MSBU Assessments

Press release: Several Escambia County residents have contacted the Board of County Commissioners with questions regarding the "Notice of NON-AD Valorem Assessments for Escambia County Fire Protection District Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) 2015-2016 Assessments" that was recently [...]

Barry pre-files for second term

Barry pre-files for second term

Press Release: Today, District 5, Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry announced his candidacy for re-election in November 2016, and filed paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections office. “I have the utmost respect for the important trust that the citizens of Escambia County, District 5 in [...]

Communications Administrator Fountain paid $20K more than counterpart at Escambia County

Communications Administrator Fountain paid $20K more than counterpart at Escambia County

When Mayor Ashton Hayward hired Tamara Fountain to be his Communications Administrator in July 2013, her starting salary was $84,988. In January 2014, Hayward gave her a 17-percent pay raise, increasing her salary to $100,006. The only other comparable job in local government is the Public [...]

No version of the Confederate flag will fly over Escambia County buildings

No version of the Confederate flag will fly over Escambia County buildings

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners last night voted unanimously to no longer fly the Confederate flag in its five-flag displays and to replace it with the state flag of Florida. The county's current resolution regulating flag protocol called for the county to fly whatever flags [...]

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

Battle over Confederate flag plays out today at BCC

The battle over the Confederate flag continues today at Escambia Board of County Commissioners. On the agenda is an item for the county to remove all flags from county grounds except for the U.S. and Florida state flags. This is what the BCC passed last December, but the board voted in March to [...]

Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Coffee with a Cop tomorrow

Press Release: The first Coffee with a Cop is 7 a.m. July 7 at George Artisan Bakery and Bistro. This summer Escambia County Deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community [...]

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

CRA contributes to West Moreno Strategic Plan

By Claudia Carlson Plans are underway to improve West Pensacola with the help of Live Work Learn Play (LWLP), an international real estate development and advisory firm, Baptist Hospital, Escambia County, and city of Pensacola. At the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting on Monday, funding for [...]

Warrant gives details on Newpoint Pensacola cheating scandal

Warrant gives details on Newpoint Pensacola cheating scandal

Inweekly obtained the Warrant Arrest Application for Christopher D. Fowler, the Newpoint Pensacola math teacher who was arrested on four counts of violating the state’s Test Security Rules during the period of January 2013 to June 2014. A Newpoint student told the State Attorney and School [...]

FDLE report: State has lowest crime rate in 44 years

FDLE report: State has lowest crime rate in 44 years

Florida Department of Law Enforcement released its 2014 Annual Crime in Florida report today. The report shows Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.9 percent compared to 2013. The total number of crimes fell 3.6 percent from last year which translates into 25,476 fewer crimes than in 2013. Overall [...]

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

Escambia County Hungry Games begin June 1

The end of the school year means that 24,000 children in Escambia County will be searching for food over the next two and a half months. Escambia County will help fill the gap with its summer camp program. Press Release: Children ages 5-12 are invited to join Escambia County’s Department of [...]

Property appraiser expects assessments to be up (updated)

Property appraiser expects assessments to be up (updated)

Next week, Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones will send out his projections on the property assessments to the city of Pensacola and Escambia County. The final numbers won't come to until later, but the projections help local governments with their budget planning. Inweekly asked [...]

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