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Man allegedly beats juvenile to song Blurred Lines

Man allegedly beats juvenile to song Blurred Lines

This is another one for our "News of the Weird" column. NorthEscambia.com is reporting a Molino man is facing multiple child abuse charges after allegedly beating a juvenile girl on video to the tune of the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines”. The victim told deputies that she was being [...]

Visit Pensacola tabled until next week

Visit Pensacola tabled until next week

The hoteliers delivered yesterday the bylaw, transition plan with the chamber and business plan for Visit Pensacola, the new "independent" corporation that they want to assume control of $5.5 million in tourism dollars for 2013-14, while the Escambia Board of County Commissioners were holding [...]

The role of TDC in the decision to give $5.5 million to Visit Pensacola

The role of TDC in the decision to give $5.5 million to Visit Pensacola

Ron Ellington, his hoteliers and the Escambia County Commission are jumping over a very important step in their rush to give control of $5.5 million in tourism taxes to the new group. By law and county ordinance, it appears this issue should have been considered, debated and approved by the [...]

Time to call bulls#$t

Time to call  bulls#$t

Ron Ellington made several commitments to use local marketing firms and talent for his new group's tourism efforts. The requests by the commissioners came from what appeared to be the Greater Pensacola Chamber's decision to use an Nashville-based firm, Bohan Advertising, for the tourism [...]

Smoke, Mirrors and PowerPoint presentation get $5.5 million from county

Smoke, Mirrors and PowerPoint presentation get $5.5 million from county

Yesterday, the Escambia County Commission approved giving an new group, called Visit Pensacola, $5.5 million in bed tax dollars to run tourism for the county. The new group isn't incorporated so the funds will be deposited with the Pensacola Sports Association. There are no written documents on [...]

Double standard for tourism

Double standard for tourism

Any organization that comes from the Escambia County Commission for funds has had to show that they are viable corporation, especially if they are a non-profit. Ron Ellington, spokesman for a hotel group that has held its meetings out of the Sunshine, wants the commissioners to hand over tourism [...]

Buzz: County pay raise in final 2014 budget

At last night’s budget meeting, Interim County Administrator George Touart told the Escambia County Commission that he would include a three-percent raise for every county employee in the final budget package. The commissioners will consider and vote on that package during the next budget meeting [...]

Gulf Coast African-American Chamber concerned over tourism plan

Admiral LeRoy, Jr., the executive director of the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber, has sent a letter to Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino over concerns that his organization hasn't been included in the discussions regarding the transfer of county tourism from the Greater [...]

Work Release tales

Work Release tales

We've gotten several phone calls from people who have been enrolled in the Escambia County Work Release program. The lack of supervision and no follow-up on the actual jobs are the themes of the calls. The Sept. 5 cover story, "Get Out Of Jail Free," investigates the program that is being run [...]

Transit Union sets strike date

Transit Union sets strike date

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 which represents all bargaining unit employees of Escambia County Area Transit and Pensacola Bay Transportation, Inc. voted last week unanimously to allow the Executive Board of the Local Union to schedule a strike date. After careful review and in good [...]

Work Release inmate indicted for first degree murder

Work Release inmate indicted for first degree murder

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Justin Princes Taylor, Jr., for First Degree Murder in the death of Adnan Glelati, owner of 7 Stars Auto. At the time of the murder, Taylor was an inmate in the Escambia County Work Release program, living in [...]

Escambia County Responds to Cowgirl’s Death

By Sarah McCartan This afternoon, Escambia County Director of Community Affairs Marilyn Wesley, responded to the accidental euthanasia of Danielle Riggens’ Labrador retriever mix Cow Girl, performed by the Escambia County Animal Shelter (ECAS). The euthanasia was performed just after [...]

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