Posts Tagged ‘Escambia County’
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.
Inweekly publishes this week "When Everything Went Black" - its article on the ATF report on the April 30 explosion of the Central Booking & Detention Facility. With the help of the State Attorney's Office, we got access to the videos, interviews and documents ATF used to determine the origin and [...]
Willie Lawrence, a World War II and Korean War veteran, was out of breath when walked up to podium, as was Lafanette Soles-Woods when she also took the same long steps from seat in the Escambia County Commission chambers to the microphone. Ms. Soles-Woods, a fellow veteran, is a 12-year survivor [...]
Since the Escambia County’s Central Booking and Detention Center exploded in late April, we've been told by county officials that there was little that could have been done to have prevented it, the gas smell at the facility came from nearby propane tanks, and county staff had acted properly. [...]
The State Grand Jury has issued its report on the April 30 explosion at the Escambia County Central Booking & Detention Center that killed two prisoners and paralyzed a corrections officer. The jury returned a No True Bill finding because of insufficient evidence to establish criminal [...]
The Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in the conference room of West Florida Regional Planning Council, 4081 East Olive Road, Suite A in Pensacola. Citizens interested in helping improve roadway safety are [...]
ALICE households – those that live above the Federal Poverty Level , but less than the basic cost of living in Escambia – are spread throughout our community. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The bare-minimum budget – that doesn’t include savings and leaves a [...]
Confederate Flag on BCC agenda County Attorney Allison Rogers is bring forth to the Escambia County Commission a discussion of whether it wishes to address a vote of the Board of County Commissioners on February 10, 2000, related to the Confederate Flag. In 2000, the late Leroy Boyd, president [...]
Yesterday, I wrote about the ALICE report that was released last week by United Way of Florida. That work focused on the working poor, those who live above the federal poverty level but barely make ends meet. That report broke down the information by areas in the county. Forty percent of Pensacola [...]
Last week United Way of Florida released its ALICE report - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - which showed that almost 41 percent of Escambia households and 64 percent of the county's African-American households are struggling financially. According to Theodore Granger, president of [...]
Gov. Rick Scott announced today that Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) will create 5,000 new jobs in Escambia County over then next 12 years. “Today’s announcement that Navy Federal will create 5,000 more jobs for Floridians is a huge win for the Florida families,” Scott said. “Because [...]