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Four-laning Hwy 90 around Navy Federal Credit Union in FDOT budget

Four-laning Hwy 90 around Navy Federal Credit Union in FDOT budget

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott's drive to attract more people and businesses to Florida means the need for lots of cement and asphalt. Jim Boxold, who Scott promoted to transportation secretary last month, expressed confidence Thursday that Scott's $9.9 billion [...]

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014. On April 29, 2014, a storm dumped almost two feet of rain and [...]

Three news stories getting attention: Aaron Watson profile, Inside Jail Blast, Appointed versus Elected

Three news stories getting attention: Aaron Watson profile, Inside Jail Blast, Appointed versus Elected

Inweekly published three news stories in the January 15 issue that have created a buzz: Watson Lives His Dream: A profile on a young African-American trial attorney is quickly rising his profession and is getting back to the community. Favorite quote: "“I learned that if I am prepared, if I [...]

IRS rules volunteer firefighters are really county employees

IRS rules volunteer firefighters are really county employees

The Internal Revenue Service has been auditing Escambia County's volunteer fire departments. The agency ruled the stipends paid to volunteer firefighters are taxable wages subject to all employment taxes. Escambia County will have to pay the IRS over $78,000. Volunteer firefighters receive [...]

Proposed new contract of Escambia County Administrator

Proposed new contract of Escambia County Administrator

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will vote tonight on a new contract of County Administrator Jack Brown. The new contact ■ Would supersede the existing contract and thus would commence January 9, 2015 and run through January 8, 2018; ■ In addition to an initial three (3) year [...]

People of Wedgwood (video)

People of Wedgwood (video)

The story of Wedgewood is not one of corporations and government bureaucracies. It's the story of people, people who have seen loved ones suffer while the pits and landfills grew and multiplied around their homes. Until last summer, no one would listen to them. Now that their voices are being [...]

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

The residents of Wedgewood weren't much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made it clear during the three-hour public comment portion of last night's meeting at the Marie Young Community Center that they [...]

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 2015

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 2015

This week is packed with important meetings that will impact Escambia County on various levels. New regulations for borrow pits and C&D landfills, RESTORE funds, storm water, three-year contract for county administrator and tourism will be discussed this week. Escambia County will hold two [...]

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola will hold a joint Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 East Gregory Street. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this interactive workshop. The SWAT [...]

Wedgewood Community Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Wedgewood Community Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Escambia County will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center, located at 6405 Wagner Road, for purposes of discussing the latest proposed drafts of Chapters 42 (Borrow Pits), 82 (Construction and Demolition Debris), and [...]

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted yesterday to give County Administrator Jack Brown a three-year contract with two one-year extensions and an annual salary of $170,000. Board chairman Steven Barry was directed to work out the details, such as severance, and bring a contract back to [...]

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

At the end of Committee of the Whole meeting yesterday, Commissioner Grover Robinson asked his fellow commissioners to reconsider its vote that replaced the City of Five Flags display at the Pensacola Bay Center with the U.S. flag. "There are two places we can go with how we recognize our [...]

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