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Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Underhill holds community meeting on District 2 projects

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill and the Public Works Department will host a community meeting on Thursday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., at the Lexington Terrace Community Center, 700 S. Old Corry Field Road. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss upcoming and current projects in the [...]

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

Freezing weather in Pensacola tomorrow

The Escambia County Public Information Office warns that freezing temps are expected Thursday night. With temperatures expected to drop below freezing this week, Escambia County residents should prepare their family, pets and home for the extreme cold. Considerable attention should be provided [...]

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Cracking down on homeless points out need for comprehensive policies

Over the weekend, law enforcement shutdown several homeless camps in Escambia County. Property owners wanted them off their property, according to deputies. Nathan Monk, a long-time advocate for the homeless, is concerned that the evictions and stricter laws regarding panhandling is being done [...]

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

Homes damaged in April floods still waiting for help

On Friday, Feb. 6, Mollye Barrows of Pensacola Today, WUWF News Director Sandra Everhart and I toured Shantytown, Attucks Court, Tanyard, Warrington and Brownsville with Bob Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Nonprofits Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It)," and leaders of several [...]

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling law passed, but are we enabling it

Panhandling, homelessness and what can government do about them were topics of discussion yesterday for the Escambia Board of County Commissioners. The BCC did pass a stricter Panhandling ordinance that updated prohibitions in Community Redevelopment Areas and established a prohibition on [...]

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

Robinson will withdraw Open Container ordinance

After hearing from his fellow commissioners this morning at the board's agenda review session, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson said he will withdraw the proposed Open Container ordinance that was up for a vote this afternoon. The law would have banned people from drinking and [...]

Four-laning Hwy 90 around Navy Federal Credit Union in FDOT budget

Four-laning Hwy 90 around Navy Federal Credit Union in FDOT budget

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott's drive to attract more people and businesses to Florida means the need for lots of cement and asphalt. Jim Boxold, who Scott promoted to transportation secretary last month, expressed confidence Thursday that Scott's $9.9 billion [...]

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014. On April 29, 2014, a storm dumped almost two feet of rain and [...]

Three news stories getting attention: Aaron Watson profile, Inside Jail Blast, Appointed versus Elected

Three news stories getting attention: Aaron Watson profile, Inside Jail Blast, Appointed versus Elected

Inweekly published three news stories in the January 15 issue that have created a buzz: Watson Lives His Dream: A profile on a young African-American trial attorney is quickly rising his profession and is getting back to the community. Favorite quote: "“I learned that if I am prepared, if I [...]

IRS rules volunteer firefighters are really county employees

IRS rules volunteer firefighters are really county employees

The Internal Revenue Service has been auditing Escambia County's volunteer fire departments. The agency ruled the stipends paid to volunteer firefighters are taxable wages subject to all employment taxes. Escambia County will have to pay the IRS over $78,000. Volunteer firefighters receive [...]

Proposed new contract of Escambia County Administrator

Proposed new contract of Escambia County Administrator

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners will vote tonight on a new contract of County Administrator Jack Brown. The new contact ■ Would supersede the existing contract and thus would commence January 9, 2015 and run through January 8, 2018; ■ In addition to an initial three (3) year [...]

People of Wedgwood (video)

People of Wedgwood (video)

The story of Wedgewood is not one of corporations and government bureaucracies. It's the story of people, people who have seen loved ones suffer while the pits and landfills grew and multiplied around their homes. Until last summer, no one would listen to them. Now that their voices are being [...]

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 [...]

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