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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 [...]

Mayor takes communications adminstrator with him to Germany

Mayor takes communications adminstrator with him to Germany

The Northwest Florida Daily News listed yesterday some members of the 35-person delegation headed to Germany in hopes of landing companies in the supply chain for the Airbus assembly plant being built in Mobile, Ala. The Greater Pensacola Chamber has one delegate--Scott Luth, VP for Economic [...]

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard announced yesterday in Panama City that several Florida Panhandle counties are slated for about $90 million worth of early restoration projects to address areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. A total of 28 [...]

Commission agenda review notes

Commission agenda review notes

Escambia County Clerk of Courts Pam Childers has told the Board of County Commissioners that she has heard from the federal government that the BP RESTORE funds could start being dispersed to the county as early as September 2014. ------- On County Administrator selection, the commissioners [...]

Escambia County State Legislative Delegation sets date for hearing on local bills for Jan. 21

Escambia County State Legislative Delegation sets date for hearing on local bills for Jan. 21

The Escambia County State Legislative Delegation will a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, located at 1000 College Blvd. in Pensacola. Delegation members will consider local bills, hear presentations from government entities and [...]

Game of Thrones, Escamiba County edition debuts today

Game of Thrones, Escamiba County edition debuts today

Today the Escambia County Commission will discuss, possibly as early as this morning, who will be the next county administrator. Here is the list: Vincent Akhimie, Lakeland, FL - Management Consultant Peter Bieniedk, Rising Sun, MD - Chief of Solid Waste, Cecil County, MD Danny Blair, Albany, [...]

Passing of the gavel at Escambia County Commission meeting had humor and gratitude

Passing of the gavel at Escambia County Commission meeting had humor and gratitude

A standing room-only crowd packed the commission chambers to see the gavel passed from outgoing chairman Gene Valentino and his successor Lumon May. May took the opportunity to both honor and poke fun at the outgoing chairman. May called up Maureen Valentino to stand with her husband while he [...]

Weekend Buzz: Mud, Dollar General, Grover and Stallion

Weekend Buzz: Mud, Dollar General, Grover and Stallion

Pensacola’s Mud Island Eighteen months after the Vince Whibbs, Sr. Community Maritime Park opened, the city has a problem with the retention pond at the park. The liner has floated to the surface, forming a mud island. Mark Taylor, a CMPA board member, said that it is too early to conclude [...]

Commissioner Robinson top local campaign fundraiser in October, followed by Mayor Hayward

Commissioner Robinson top local campaign fundraiser in October, followed by Mayor Hayward

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections has the October campaign finance reports for the 2014 elections on his website. Starting last month, all candidates must report on their campaign finances on a monthly basis, instead of quarterly. Only six candidates reported any money contributions [...]

Daily reveals who selected Visit Pensacola board

Daily reveals who selected Visit Pensacola board

Carlton Proctor wrote in today's daily newspaper about the selection process of the initial board of directors of Visit Pensacola - the 501(c)6 non-profit formed to replace the Greater Pensacola Chamber's Tourism Advisory Committee that managed tourism marketing for the county (and its $5-$6 [...]

Visit Pensacola and its bylaws gain approval, final vote may be Thursday…or not

Visit Pensacola and its bylaws gain approval, final vote may be Thursday…or not

By Jesse Farthing Yesterday's Committee of the Whole meeting of the Escambia County Commission focused heavily on Visit Pensacola, Inc. and its proposed governance and bylaws. Ron Ellington opened by immediately asking that the commission move the proposed voting date from Dec. 5 to Nov. 21, [...]

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