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County report: Wedgewood Pit Tour Video

On July 18, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May and State Representative Mike Hill toured the Wedgewood neighborhood to get a firsthand look at the various pit and landfill projects currently in operation in the neighborhood. The tour took place after Commissioner May and the entire Escambia [...]

Prisoners get invoices for medical care after jail blast

Prisoners get invoices for medical care after jail blast

Apparently Escambia County has not paid for the medical bills of inmates caught in the April 30 jail explosion. Prisoners who were treated for injuries suffered have started receiving invoices from the hospital. Here is one invoice that I was sent: DOC072

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Weekend Buzz: Pitiful County, Eric gets his record and Robo attacks begin in District 2 (audio)

Pitiful Escambia The most profitable illegal business in Escambia County appears to be dirt. The Board of County Commissioners learned last week that only one borrow pit has a permit to operate legally. Horace Jones, Jr., interim director of the county’s Development Services Division, [...]

Second ECUA board member endorses Underhill

Second ECUA board member endorses Underhill

Press Release: ECUA Board member Lois Benson endorses Doug Underhill, says Underhill “will be a partner that will fight for District 2” Today, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority District 2 Board member Lois Benson announced that she is endorsing Republican Doug Underhill in the race for [...]

Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

The tour of the Wedgewood area landfills and pits yesterday was a perfect example of what can happen when state and county officials work together on an issue. For the first in nearly half a century, the residents of the Wedgewood area neighborhoods felt their elected officials were listening. I [...]

Health Department issues air quality alert for Wedgewood neighborhood

Health Department issues air quality alert for Wedgewood neighborhood

Health Alert: Wedgewood Air Quality Effective immediately, in response to air quality monitoring, the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (FDOH-Escambia) is issuing a health alert for the area surrounding the Wedgewood Community Center and the Rolling Hills Construction and [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Weekend Buzz: Hayward exercises veto, Recycling comeback and Larry The Lion roars

Mayor Ashton Hayward notified the Pensacola City Council on Friday that he has vetoed Ordinances 26-14 and 27-14 that were passed by the council to better manage the mayor's power to enlist outside attorneys. In an email to the council, Hayward said that the City Attorney (Jim Messer) and CFO [...]

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has a problem. His schools have failed to educate a vast number of the students in his district. He and the school board formed the Closing the Achievement Gap Task Force, made up of city, county, community and school district [...]

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan took swift action in the terminating a trainee who admitted to having sex while on duty. The woman has accused Deputy Sheriff Trainee Chris Majors of committing a non-consensual, sex act against her while on a call for service. That charge is being [...]

Wedgewood gets legal representation

Wedgewood gets legal representation

They will not be ignored. Wedgewood residents have complained to the state and county about the construction debris pits that surround their neighborhood. Now they have agreed to legal representation. The residents of Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights meet the Marie Young Community [...]

Time to get serious about city and county budgets…and local option taxes

Time to get serious about city and county  budgets…and local option taxes

Yesterday's county budget workshop brought to light the financial challenges for Escambia County in the aftermath of the April flooding and the jail explosion. County staff and a couple of the county commissioners always like to point to sheriff's budget and try to pick it apart, but that is only [...]

Flood could cost Escambia County as much as $150 million

Flood could cost Escambia County as much as $150 million

Escambia County Budget Director Amy Lovoy told the Board of County Commissioners this morning at the budget workshop that the costs of the April 29-30 flooding and the jail explosion could cost the county up to $150 million. Yikes! County Administrator Jack Brown told the board that they have [...]

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