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Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

Raw emotions voiced at Wedgewood meeting on pits

The residents of Wedgewood weren't much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made it clear during the three-hour public comment portion of last night's meeting at the Marie Young Community Center that they [...]

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 2015

Weekend Buzz: County government sprints into 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 discussed this week. Escambia County will hold two [...]

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Storm Water Advisory Team holds interactive workshop, Jan 6

Escambia County and the City of Pensacola will hold a joint Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 East Gregory Street. Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in this interactive workshop. The SWAT [...]

Wedgewood Community Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Wedgewood Community Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m.

Escambia County will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at the Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center, located at 6405 Wagner Road, for purposes of discussing the latest proposed drafts of Chapters 42 (Borrow Pits), 82 (Construction and Demolition Debris), and [...]

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

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 the details, such as severance, and bring a contract back to [...]

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

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 U.S. flag. "There are two places we can go with how we recognize our [...]

Panhandle counties lose as average wages either flatline or slip

Panhandle counties lose as average wages either flatline or slip

Escambia County averages wages have been flat over the past 10 years. Don’t feel bad-Santa Rosa County is down 3.3 percent for the period from 2004 through 2013. The Wall Street Journal created an interactive map – “Wages Winners and Losers Since 2004.” One-third of all U.S. counties [...]

AP: County jails have little oversight

AP: County jails have little oversight

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 are among the most vulnerable in natural disasters because there [...]

State Democratic Women’s Club president supports removal of Confederate flag

State Democratic Women’s Club president supports removal of Confederate flag

The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc.’s President, Dr. Maureen McKenna, announced today that the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida supports the Escambia County Commission’s removal of the Confederate battle flag at the Pensacola Bay Center. Dr. McKenna stated, “The [...]

Commissioner Robertson viewpoint: Why Fly Five Flags Over Pensacola?

Commissioner Robertson viewpoint: Why Fly Five Flags Over Pensacola?

By Commissioner Wilson Robertson Since American Independence some 250 years ago, we have been blessed to have only one flag flown over this great nation. For that, I am thankful. That is certainly not the case for our great city, Pensacola. Anyone who knows much about our history, knows that [...]

Haas Center: Fewer Payday loans than earlier study reported

Haas Center: Fewer Payday loans than earlier study reported

The University of West Florida Haas Center for Business Research & Economic Development recently completed research that shows that Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Bay counties produce fewer payday loans per person than the state does as a whole. The new study contradicts earlier reports from [...]

Results are slightly better for middle and high when highly combined with effective

Results are slightly better for middle and high when highly combined with effective

          If we want to more lenient in how we look at the evaluations, we can combine the highly effective and effective percentages: School Highly Effective Effective Combined A. K. SUTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 32.4% 67.6% 100.0% L. D. [...]

Teachers evaluations by school

Teachers evaluations by school

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% CORDOVA PARK [...]

Pensacola Bay Center no longer to fly Confederate flag

Pensacola Bay Center no longer to fly Confederate flag

Escambia County will no longer fly the Confederate battle flag or the Spanish, French or British flags at the Pensacola Bay Center. After an emotional discussion, the Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to remove the five-flag display from the county property and replace it with the U.S. [...]

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