Posts Tagged ‘Escambia County’
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Jackie Olive, director/producer of the documentary "Always in Season," is asking that people support a petition to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Pensacola Bay Center. The Board of County Commissioners discuss the issue on Thursday. Sign the petition.
Inweekly obtained the video of the laundry area which shows the dryers breaking from the wall and floating before 6 a.m. the day of the explosion. Here are the notes that accompany the video below: videonotes. The CBD staff shut off access to the basement earlier. Prisoners and guards smelled [...]
The daily newspaper posted online the 300-plus surveys completed by prisoners who were in the Central Booking & Detention Center when it exploded on April 30. I've pulled together the ATF investigators' reports on their interviews with correctional officers, facilities maintenance and other [...]
These photos of the Central Booking & Detention Center came from the files of ATF and the state attorney's office. They were taken May 1 after the explosion.