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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…

Education

Teachers evaluations by school

December 15, 2014

Five elementary schools in Escambia County had higher percentages of teachers at the highly effective level. School Highly Effective Effective Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory N. B. COOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.5% 37.0% 6.5% 0.0% 0.0%…

Escambia County

Petition drive to remove Confederate battle flag

December 9, 2014

Jackie Olive, director/producer of the documentary “Always in Season,” is asking that people support a petition to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Pensacola Bay Center. The Board of County Commissioners discuss the issue on…

Jail

Video shows dryers floating morning of explosion

December 8, 2014

Inweekly obtained the video of the laundry area which shows the dryers breaking from the wall and floating before 6 a.m. the day of the explosion. Here are the notes that accompany the video below: videonotes.…