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Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Leaders gather for sexual assault awareness proclamation

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward joins Captain Keith Hoskins, the Commanding Officer of NAS Pensacola, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons, and Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May for a ceremonial signing of a joint proclamation designating April as Sexual [...]

Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

Since 2007, Inweekly has reported on the rise of gangs in Escambia County. In 2008, Florida changed its gang statute-Florida Statute 874.03-to include the characteristics of hybrid gangs so that they could be prosecuted on a higher criminal level for crimes committed by group members. The Florida [...]

Newport High: ‘School of Dorks’

Newport High:  ‘School of Dorks’

A Newpoint High School parent described the school her child attends as a "School of Dorks." The parent said, "They are computer geeks. These kids read, they test well--they just don't fit or do well in a big school environment." The School District told Inweekly that it is investigating [...]

Newpoint denies allegations, blames ‘disgruntled former employee’

Newpoint denies allegations, blames ‘disgruntled former employee’

Newpoint High School sent out a press release late this afternoon denying the allegations of grade tampering. The school said, "These allegations are baseless, unfounded and utterly false." The school said that the insinuation that changing grades is the reason for the school's A grades was [...]

PS Today: Judy Bense, Albert Balido and Grover Robinson

PS Today:  Judy Bense, Albert Balido and Grover Robinson

Yesterday, the UWF Board of Trustees extend Dr. Judy Bense's contract as president of the university. She will be on the show at 5:05 pm to talk about her future with the UWF. At 5:20 p.m., Alberto Balido with Anfield Consulting will talk about the bills on the House and Senate regarding the way [...]

PS Podcast: Underhill on his first 100 days

PS Podcast: Underhill on his first 100 days

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill came on Pensacola Speaks yesterday and talked about the county projects in District 2 and about the creation of cybersecurity jobs. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the [...]

PS podcasts: Lumon May on new county jail and SYSA

On Pensacola Speaks on News Talk 1370 WCOA, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May talked Friday afternoon about the new county jail and his work in with Southern Youth Sports Association. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the [...]

Convention Center deja vu

Convention Center deja vu

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion for a convention center. It's a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the bed tax was originally presented as a funding source for just such a venture. The penny tax on short-term rentals was used to finance the Pensacola Civic Center. When that tax [...]

Inweekly 2008: Trash Talk

Inweekly 2008: Trash Talk

In March 2008, a tug-of-war had begun as Escambia County, Pensacola and ECUA tackle consolidating solid waste and recycling services in the county. We have added curbside recyling - thanks to Leadership Pensacola Class of 2008 - but the county and ECUA are still trying to figure out what to do [...]

Deputies arrested on sexual offenses with subjects under 18, couple on the run

Deputies arrested on sexual offenses with subjects under 18, couple on the run

Investigators are also looking for Douglas Albert Manning, 47, and Leah Giannotti Manning, 40, on outstanding warrants for sexual battery and child neglect. They were last seen in the area of 2000 Berg Street and are known to drive a 2013 Red Chevrolet Camaro with Florida tag M596YZ. Anyone with [...]

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Grover Robinson on FAC and Confederate flag

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Grover Robinson on FAC and Confederate flag

We had Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson on Pensacola Speaks earlier this week. He talked about the 2015 Florida Legislative Session and the flag controversy. Pensacola Speaks is on News Talk 1370 WCOA weekdays from 5-6 p.m.

Aero Sekur expanding to Pensacola, bringing more jobs to area

Aero Sekur expanding to Pensacola, bringing more jobs to area

Aero Sekur, specialist in helicopter lift-raft and flotation systems, announces a relocation and expansion of its US subsidiary from Parsippany, New Jersey to larger premises in Pensacola, Florida. The announcement will be publicized during the 2015 Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 2 to [...]

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

From Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson: Recently in talking with a citizen I mentioned the County spends over $300-million annually on its budget with little to no comments from the public. However, four pieces of cloth or historic flags send nearly everyone into comment. This is a [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

On Pensacola Speaks, we will talk about the PATS Center. PATS stands for Program for Academically Talented Students. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to work with specially-trained teachers and other gifted students on subjects not covered [...]

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