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Former County Administrator and Pensacola City Manager passes away

Former County Administrator and Pensacola City Manager passes away

Just received word that Rod Kendig passed away yesterday afternoon at the age of 72. He had served as both the Pensacola city manager (1985-94) and as Escambia County Administrator (1978-84). While he was city manager, Pensacola built the City Hall on Main Street and the main terminal at the [...]

Escambia County administrator interviews are postponed

Escambia County administrator interviews are postponed

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners was to hold its one-on-one, private interviews with the five finalists for the county administrator position. In the afternoon, the board was to hold a public meeting in which each candidate would answer questions in front of the entire board, [...]

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that nationally 80 percent of low-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all fourth graders are not proficient readers. Florida fared only slightly better with 78 percent of low-income fourth graders and 61 percent of all fourth graders not [...]

Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Reynolds has support The question that many have been asked is how did Bill Reynolds make the list of five finalists for the county administrator for Escambia County. You can thank Alan McMillan, a recent appointee to the administrator selection committee. Reynolds was fired in July 2013 by [...]

Weekend buzz: Dollar General, Touart fallout, another big check for UWF, Jeb favored

Weekend buzz: Dollar General, Touart fallout, another big check for UWF, Jeb favored

Dollar General/Cordova Park area Based on emails posted on the Facebook page-“No to Dollar General at the Corner of Summit and Spanish Trail!!!”- the rezoning proposal for the site for the store will not come before the Pensacola City Council until March 27. This means the issue will have [...]

George Touart resigns

Interim County Administrator George Touart tendered his resignation today. Read touartletterjan2014

YouTube: IN Your Head Radio interview with Gene Valentino

Yesterday I had Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino on IN Your Head Radio:

Weekend Buzz:Dining w/STA, DOJ expectations, Hayward on BLAB, City limbo

Weekend Buzz:Dining w/STA, DOJ expectations, Hayward on BLAB, City limbo

ST Aerospace was in town last week courting the Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Commission. They dined with local business leaders and the mayor on Wednesday evening at the Grand Marlin. We can expect a public announcement soon on how the city and county have come up  with the $8 [...]

Hate crimes double in Pensacola

Hate crimes double in Pensacola

The Pensacola area saw the number of its reported hate crimes double in 2012 from the prior year, according to a report released Tuesday by Attorney General Pam Bondi's office. Overall Florida saw a 22.3 percent increase in reported hate crimes from the prior year. Racially-motivated crimes [...]

News story #2: Failure to Serve

News story #2: Failure to Serve

At September Escambia County Commission meeting, a half-dozen disabled citizens and bus drivers appeared before the commissioners to speak against the extension of the ADA contract with Pensacola Bay Transportation (PBT), the Mobile, Ala.-based company that has handled since 2001 transportation for [...]

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Hayward’s Case Against The Fish House Weakened The city had to admit to us that it doesn’t have a signed partial assignment of the Pitt Slip with Seville Harbour to Merrill Land. The partial assignment is a lynchpin in Mayor Hayward’s claim that the restaurant and Atlas Oyster House [...]

Outtakes #3: New Lions Arise

Outtakes #3: New Lions Arise

A hundred African-American men walked on Friday, Feb. 15 the streets of the Montclair neighborhood picking up trash and letting residents know that they aren’t alone. The walk was the idea of Rev. Lonnie Wesley, III, pastor of Greater Little Rock Baptist Church and Escambia County Commissioner [...]

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