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George Touart resigns

Interim County Administrator George Touart tendered his resignation today. Read touartletterjan2014

YouTube: IN Your Head Radio interview with Gene Valentino

Yesterday I had Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino on IN Your Head Radio:

Weekend Buzz:Dining w/STA, DOJ expectations, Hayward on BLAB, City limbo

Weekend Buzz:Dining w/STA, DOJ expectations, Hayward on BLAB, City limbo

ST Aerospace was in town last week courting the Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Commission. They dined with local business leaders and the mayor on Wednesday evening at the Grand Marlin. We can expect a public announcement soon on how the city and county have come up  with the $8 [...]

Hate crimes double in Pensacola

Hate crimes double in Pensacola

The Pensacola area saw the number of its reported hate crimes double in 2012 from the prior year, according to a report released Tuesday by Attorney General Pam Bondi's office. Overall Florida saw a 22.3 percent increase in reported hate crimes from the prior year. Racially-motivated crimes [...]

News story #2: Failure to Serve

News story #2: Failure to Serve

At September Escambia County Commission meeting, a half-dozen disabled citizens and bus drivers appeared before the commissioners to speak against the extension of the ADA contract with Pensacola Bay Transportation (PBT), the Mobile, Ala.-based company that has handled since 2001 transportation for [...]

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Hayward’s Case Against The Fish House Weakened The city had to admit to us that it doesn’t have a signed partial assignment of the Pitt Slip with Seville Harbour to Merrill Land. The partial assignment is a lynchpin in Mayor Hayward’s claim that the restaurant and Atlas Oyster House [...]

Outtakes #3: New Lions Arise

Outtakes #3: New Lions Arise

A hundred African-American men walked on Friday, Feb. 15 the streets of the Montclair neighborhood picking up trash and letting residents know that they aren’t alone. The walk was the idea of Rev. Lonnie Wesley, III, pastor of Greater Little Rock Baptist Church and Escambia County Commissioner [...]

News story #3: Talking Trash

News story #3: Talking Trash

Escambia County and Emerald Coast Utility Authority have squared off over the future of solid waste collection, recycling and disposal in the county. The battle is even really begun, but we can expect more volleys in 2014. Read "Talking Trash" by Jeremy Morrison.

IN cover #4: Get Out of Jail Free

IN cover #4: Get Out of Jail Free

This story by Jesse Farthing was largely ignored by mainstream media. An inmate at the Escambia County Work Release Facility checked himself out of lock-up every day to go to a job that did not exist. While out in the community, he allegedly committed burglary, grand theft and murder. Read more. [...]

News story #5: When Love Is Not Enough

News story #5: When Love Is Not Enough

The summer of 2013 was too hot and too long for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The shooting of unarmed Roy Middleton in the driveway of his mother's house and the fatal shooting of two dogs at another residence put Sheriff David Morgan and his troops under intense scrutiny. When a [...]

IN cover #5: A Mother’s Pain

IN cover #5: A Mother’s Pain

The Independent News wanted to show the human toll of the increasing numbers of homicides in our community, many of which were going unsolved because witnesses were reluctant to come forward. A group of mothers who had lost children to street and domestic violence had formed a support group, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Touart praises Hayward, DOJ backs Sheriff, County makes IHMC expansion possible

Weekend Buzz: Touart praises Hayward, DOJ backs Sheriff, County makes IHMC expansion possible

I thought last week was going to be quiet, my bad. Maybe--just maybe--this week we can step away from the melodrama of Pensacola politics. In the days between Christmas and New Year's Day, I will post my top five IN Cover stories, Outtakes, News stories and Florida Voices/Context Florida [...]

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