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In county government, paychecks, profits and campaign contributions trump lives in Wedgewood

In county government, paychecks, profits and campaign contributions trump lives in Wedgewood

How can county staff look in a mirror knowing that their inaction, their failure to enforce laws regulating pits and landfills hurt and possibly killed the residents of Wedgewood? How can certain commissioners defend that the profits of a few are more important than the lives of that [...]

Chief Deputy challenges Valentino on jail campus concept

Chief Deputy challenges Valentino on jail campus concept

Chief Deputy Eric Haines has challenged in a letter to Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown Commissioner Gene Valentino's concept of replacing the county jail and central booking center with a jail campus that could double as a training facility for law enforcement. Valentino saw the training [...]

Law enforcement looks for clues in homicide of Reggie Evans’ nephew

Law enforcement looks for clues in homicide of Reggie Evans’ nephew

Shortly after noon yesterday, the nephew of NBA star Reggie Evans was discovered dead in the area of Weller Avenue and Bradfield Road off of Gulf Beach Highway in southwest Escambia County. Investigators are working the death of Tyler A. Evans, 25, of Pensacola as a homicide and early indications [...]

District 2 Showdown: Valentino and Underhill interviewed

District 2 Showdown: Valentino and Underhill interviewed

The hottest local primary race is the GOP primary for Escambia County Commissioner, District 2. Two-term incumbent Gene Valentino faces off against Doug Underhill. Inweekly interviewed both candidates. You can learn more about each on their websites - Valentino and Underhill. Why [...]

STD rates soar in Escambia County

STD rates soar in Escambia County

Escambia County has a sexually transmitted disease problem. Infectious syphilis cases have more than doubled in Florida over the past decade — and in Escambia County reported cases have jumped from 2 to 47 in the same time frame, according to the Florida Department of Health. Cases of [...]

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Early Voting Begins Saturday

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminded voters today that beginning Saturday, August 16, seven early voting sites will be available for the Primary Election: Escambia County Extension Office 3740 Stefani Road Molino Community [...]

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

From a Concerned Parent: Opinion... Warrington Middle Consultant Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm, please tell me that the use of our tax payer funds, $375,000 in this case, is being reported as being spent on a consulting firm that is actually a single individual, who was apparently a successful [...]

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

County Commission to be given two options for CBD replacement

David Wheeler, Escambia County's facility director, will be making a presentation tomorrow to the Board of County Commissioners on options for replacing the Central Booking Detention Center that exploded on April 30. According to the BCC agenda, there are two options. One calls for replacing only [...]

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

Christmas in August: Santa Rosa could get new patrol cars. Thank you, Escambia County

WEAR TV reports Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is planning some upgrades thanks to the influx of cash from Escambia County for housing the Escambia inmates. Since the Escambia County Jail exploded in April, inmates have been sent to Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton County jails. Escambia [...]

PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

Weekend buzz: Publix coming downtown, Who owns pits and Stevenson on the warpath

The buzz is the old AV Clubbs School on Cervantes between 12th and 11th and the commercial offices on that block will become home to a Publix. Sources inside city hall say that the design presented to the mayor's office calls for architecture that will fit in with the East Hill neighborhood. Expect [...]

Lawmaker files bill to get around sovereign immunity

Lawmaker files bill to get around sovereign immunity

Escambia County is hoping that the state's sovereign immunity laws will limit how much it has to pay to victims hurt in the April jail explosion. There is a way for the victims to get around it, if the state legislature intervenes. Sen. Arthenia Joyner, D-Tampa, filed a bill today that would [...]

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