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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 [...]

News story #3: Talking Trash

News story #3: Talking Trash

Escambia County and Emerald Coast Utility Authority have squared off over the future of solid waste collection, recycling and disposal in the county. The battle is even really begun, but we can expect more volleys in 2014. Read "Talking Trash" by Jeremy Morrison.

IN cover #4: Get Out of Jail Free

IN cover #4: Get Out of Jail Free

This story by Jesse Farthing was largely ignored by mainstream media. An inmate at the Escambia County Work Release Facility checked himself out of lock-up every day to go to a job that did not exist. While out in the community, he allegedly committed burglary, grand theft and murder. Read more. [...]

News story #5: When Love Is Not Enough

News story #5: When Love Is Not Enough

The summer of 2013 was too hot and too long for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The shooting of unarmed Roy Middleton in the driveway of his mother's house and the fatal shooting of two dogs at another residence put Sheriff David Morgan and his troops under intense scrutiny. When a [...]

IN cover #5: A Mother’s Pain

IN cover #5: A Mother’s Pain

The Independent News wanted to show the human toll of the increasing numbers of homicides in our community, many of which were going unsolved because witnesses were reluctant to come forward. A group of mothers who had lost children to street and domestic violence had formed a support group, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Touart praises Hayward, DOJ backs Sheriff, County makes IHMC expansion possible

Weekend Buzz: Touart praises Hayward, DOJ backs Sheriff, County makes IHMC expansion possible

I thought last week was going to be quiet, my bad. Maybe--just maybe--this week we can step away from the melodrama of Pensacola politics. In the days between Christmas and New Year's Day, I will post my top five IN Cover stories, Outtakes, News stories and Florida Voices/Context Florida [...]

Escambia County will discuss ST Aerospace in January, City says it has a Plan B

Escambia County will discuss ST Aerospace in January, City says it has a Plan B

The County has said they will discuss ST Aerospace in January. Meanwhile Tamara Fountain, the mayor's spokesperson, told Pensacola Digest: “Of course we are still hoping that the county wants to participate. But if they for some reason can’t provide that money, we have some other options [...]

Mystery MOU

Mystery MOU

Did Mayor Ashton Hayward's announcement of the non-binding Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Pensacola and ST Aerospace violate the confidentiality agreement he signed? That is the question being debated by the attorneys with the city, county and the Greater Pensacola Chamber. [...]

Operation Reindeer Games nets over 90 arrested; Guns, Drugs, Counterfeit Money Seized

Operation Reindeer Games nets over 90 arrested; Guns, Drugs, Counterfeit Money Seized

In a joint effort, the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office hit the streets of Escambia County the past week in the second phase of an earlier round-up initiated two weeks ago, capturing some of Escambia’s more elusive and violent [...]

Weekend Buzz: Quiet, Organization and Pcola linked to national stories

Weekend Buzz: Quiet, Organization and Pcola linked to national stories

County & City Coast Thru Christmas City of Pensacola and Escambia County governments try to coast to the end of the year without any drama. Neither the City Council nor County Commission meet again until next year. County needs the break for tempers to cool down after George Touart was removed [...]

How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

The Tallahassee City Commission voted yesterday to lease the city's 3.8 acres on West Pensacola Street for a new 24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Services Center that will focus on serving the homeless in its city. The land has an appraised value of $610,000. The 50-year lease calls for an [...]

Study says Escambia County is the 13th worse election offender

Study says Escambia County is the 13th worse election offender

Escambia County Election Supervisor David Stafford questions validity of recent report that ranks his office as the 13th worse "election offender" in Florida. The Democrat-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund issued Monday a report, “Florida’s Worse Election Offenders,” that [...]

Weekend Buzz: Wilson, new TDC head, Fish House lawsuit and laughing at Hayward

Weekend Buzz: Wilson, new TDC head, Fish House lawsuit and laughing at Hayward

Touart Decision Aftermath Commissioner Wilson Robertson wasn’t too happy about the 3-2 vote to remove George Touart from the list of candidates to be considered for the county administrator’s job. He openly accused after the meeting Commissioners Steven Barry, Lumon May and Grover Robinson [...]

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