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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 [...]

Poarch Creek Indians are constructing a building for Escambia County casino

Poarch Creek Indians are constructing a building for Escambia County casino

NorthEscambia.com reports that the Poarch Creek Indians have begun construction on a building in the Nokomis community in north Escambia County where they want to open the county's first casino, or as William Reynolds writes "or it may just become a one-stop marijuana shop." He reports: "They [...]

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

Bubbas On Patrol Seven years ago, Escambia County had to deal with armed code enforcement officers abusing their power. On Feb. 19, 2008, two days before the county commission voted to pay for the legal defense of its code enforcement officers, County Administrator Bob McLauglin sent a memo to [...]

Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill and the Public Works Department will host a community meeting on Thursday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., at the Lexington Terrace Community Center, 700 S. Old Corry Field Road. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming and current projects in the [...]

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

The Escambia County Public Information Office warns that freezing temps are expected Thursday night. With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, Escambia County residents should prepare their family, pets and home for the extreme cold. Considerable attention should be provided [...]

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Over the weekend, law enforcement shutdown several homeless camps in Escambia County. Property owners wanted them off their property, according to deputies. Nathan Monk, a long-time advocate for the homeless, is concerned that the evictions and stricter laws regarding panhandling is being done [...]

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

On Friday, Feb. 6, Mollye Barrows of Pensacola Today, WUWF News Director Sandra Everhart and I toured Shantytown, Attucks Court, Tanyard, Warrington and Brownsville with Bob Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Nonprofits Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)," and leaders of several [...]

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas and established a prohibition on [...]

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

After hearing from his fellow commissioners this morning at the board's agenda review session, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said he will withdraw the proposed Open Container ordinance that was up for a vote this afternoon. The law would have banned people from drinking and [...]

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