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Penzone Lost in Gray Area

Penzone Lost in Gray Area

With three days left to meet an end-of-the-month deadline, the Pensacola City Council today walked away from David Penzone, the mayor’s choice to represent the city on Escambia County’ RESTORE Act advisory committee. “I think the cloud over this nominee really puts us in an awkward [...]

Landfill Fire ‘Smoldering’

Escambia County is still working the Cove Landfill fire. While the health advisory issued is still in effect, progress is reportedly being made. “Made good progress today,” relayed county PIO Kelly Cooke this afternoon. “most of the vegetation has been capped, there are still a few spots [...]

Doughnuts with Council

It was an early morning for the Pensacola City Council. Councilman Charles Bare brought hot doughnuts, but there was barely a chance to eat them before the meeting ended. A few minutes into this morning’s 12-hour notice special meeting, council members began questioning some things. They had [...]

Last Night’s RESTORE Conversation

The Pensacola City Council will continue its conversation this morning over Mayor Ashton Hayward’s pick for Escambia County’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. Last night it was getting a bit tense. “I think my colleague a couple of seats down will recognize this as an ambush on the city [...]

Simple tasks still hard for Mayor Hayward

Simple tasks still hard for Mayor Hayward

The city of Pensacola has one position on the Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee. The appointment needs to made before Jan. 31. The only requirement for the member is that the person not be a city employee or contract employee. Mayor Ashton Hayward has had five months to present his pick [...]

Landfill Fire Near School

Escambia County is currently dealing with a fire at the Cove Landfill. The incident has been ongoing for the past few days. “It is on fire, it is not under control as of this morning,” Interim County Administrator George Touart informed county commissioners this morning. According to an [...]

Touart predecessor in running for Walton County job

Touart predecessor in running for Walton County job

Robert T. Halfhill served as interim Escambia County Administrator for sixteen months, from December 4, 2001 until April 21, 2002. One April 22, Touart took over and had one of the longest tenure's as county administrator. Halfhill has been public works director for Charlotte County since 2009. [...]

Goodbye Ernie, Hello Pam

Goodbye Ernie, Hello Pam

Prior to yesterday’s county commission meeting, Pam Childers was welcomed aboard with an oath of office ceremony. Childers recently began her term as Escambia County Clerk of Court. The new clerk won her office by beating longtime county fixture Ernie Lee Magaha, who held the office since the [...]

News Journal has interactive map of 23 homicides in 2012

News Journal has interactive map of 23 homicides in 2012

Catch this before the paywall goes up. The Pensacola News Journal has an interactive map of the area's 23 homicides last year. Good work - here.

Escambia County losing high school students from year-to-year

Escambia County losing high school students from year-to-year

There is good and bad news in the Escambia County's public school enrollment statistics. The district's enrollment increased by 174 students over the 2011-12 Fall enrollment. Since the fall of 2009, Malcolm Thomas' first full school year, the district has increased its enrollment by 59 kids [...]

Follow up to Jan. 3: Arrest made in Matthew Cox murder

Follow up to Jan. 3: Arrest made in Matthew Cox murder

Press Release: Investigators have charged a Pensacola man with a Homicide that occurred on July 28, 2012. Bennie Robbins III, 18, was charged yesterday after investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant charging Robbins with Homicide, Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Matthew Cox, 19, was [...]

Final Environmental-Seat Lists

Escambia County has released the final list of nominees for the environmental representative on the RESTORE Act advisory committee. A finalized list of organizations which qualified to participate in the selection process has also been released. Newly qualified organizations are the Pensacola [...]

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