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Escambia County

Environment

People of Wedgwood (video)

January 8, 2015

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…

Environment

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

January 8, 2015

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…

Politics

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 2015

January 5, 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…

Politics

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

December 19, 2014

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…

Politics

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

December 19, 2014

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…

Jail

AP: County jails have little oversight

December 15, 2014

Did the lack of oversight set up the situation where the Escambia Central Booking and Detention Center exploded? An AP article published yesterday by the Bradenton Herald raised that question. County jail inmates across the nation…