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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 [...]

Escambia County will discuss ST Aerospace in January, City says it has a Plan B

Escambia County will discuss ST Aerospace in January, City says it has a Plan B

The County has said they will discuss ST Aerospace in January. Meanwhile Tamara Fountain, the mayor's spokesperson, told Pensacola Digest: “Of course we are still hoping that the county wants to participate. But if they for some reason can’t provide that money, we have some other options [...]

Mystery MOU

Mystery MOU

Did Mayor Ashton Hayward's announcement of the non-binding Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Pensacola and ST Aerospace violate the confidentiality agreement he signed? That is the question being debated by the attorneys with the city, county and the Greater Pensacola Chamber. [...]

Operation Reindeer Games nets over 90 arrested; Guns, Drugs, Counterfeit Money Seized

Operation Reindeer Games nets over 90 arrested; Guns, Drugs, Counterfeit Money Seized

In a joint effort, the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office hit the streets of Escambia County the past week in the second phase of an earlier round-up initiated two weeks ago, capturing some of Escambia’s more elusive and violent [...]

Weekend Buzz: Quiet, Organization and Pcola linked to national stories

Weekend Buzz: Quiet, Organization and Pcola linked to national stories

County & City Coast Thru Christmas City of Pensacola and Escambia County governments try to coast to the end of the year without any drama. Neither the City Council nor County Commission meet again until next year. County needs the break for tempers to cool down after George Touart was removed [...]

How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

The Tallahassee City Commission voted yesterday to lease the city's 3.8 acres on West Pensacola Street for a new 24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Services Center that will focus on serving the homeless in its city. The land has an appraised value of $610,000. The 50-year lease calls for an [...]

Study says Escambia County is the 13th worse election offender

Study says Escambia County is the 13th worse election offender

Escambia County Election Supervisor David Stafford questions validity of recent report that ranks his office as the 13th worse "election offender" in Florida. The Democrat-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund issued Monday a report, “Florida’s Worse Election Offenders,” that [...]

Weekend Buzz: Wilson, new TDC head, Fish House lawsuit and laughing at Hayward

Weekend Buzz: Wilson, new TDC head, Fish House lawsuit and laughing at Hayward

Touart Decision Aftermath Commissioner Wilson Robertson wasn’t too happy about the 3-2 vote to remove George Touart from the list of candidates to be considered for the county administrator’s job. He openly accused after the meeting Commissioners Steven Barry, Lumon May and Grover Robinson [...]

Mayor takes communications adminstrator with him to Germany

Mayor takes communications adminstrator with him to Germany

The Northwest Florida Daily News listed yesterday some members of the 35-person delegation headed to Germany in hopes of landing companies in the supply chain for the Airbus assembly plant being built in Mobile, Ala. The Greater Pensacola Chamber has one delegate--Scott Luth, VP for Economic [...]

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Hatchery one step closer to reality

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel Vinyard announced yesterday in Panama City that several Florida Panhandle counties are slated for about $90 million worth of early restoration projects to address areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill. A total of 28 [...]

Commission agenda review notes

Commission agenda review notes

Escambia County Clerk of Courts Pam Childers has told the Board of County Commissioners that she has heard from the federal government that the BP RESTORE funds could start being dispersed to the county as early as September 2014. ------- On County Administrator selection, the commissioners [...]

Escambia County State Legislative Delegation sets date for hearing on local bills for Jan. 21

Escambia County State Legislative Delegation sets date for hearing on local bills for Jan. 21

The Escambia County State Legislative Delegation will a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio, located at 1000 College Blvd. in Pensacola. Delegation members will consider local bills, hear presentations from government entities and [...]

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