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Escambia County

Politics

PS Podcast: Underhill on his first 100 days

March 24, 2015

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill came on Pensacola Speaks yesterday and talked about the county projects in District 2 and about the creation of cybersecurity jobs. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from…

Business

Convention Center deja vu

March 16, 2015

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion for a convention center. It’s a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the bed tax was originally presented as a funding source for just such a venture. The penny…

Escambia County

Grover sends viewpoint on flag debate

February 27, 2015

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…

Education

Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

February 24, 2015

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…

News

Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

February 22, 2015

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…

Caring

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

February 11, 2015

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…

Caring

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

February 9, 2015

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…