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The Future of 4-H in Escambia County

The Future of 4-H in Escambia County

The University of Florida Dean for Extension and Director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service is concerned about the vote at last week's Escambia County Commission meeting to withdrew an agenda item concerning the construction of a new 4-H facility on Stefani Road. Dean Nick Place has [...]

Weekend Buzz: 4-H confusion, meaning of ‘we’ and green light for Gaetz bill

Weekend Buzz: 4-H confusion, meaning of ‘we’ and green light for Gaetz bill

Concern over the Future of 4-H in Escambia County The UF/IFAS Extension service is concerned about the Escambia County Board of Commission withdrawing an agenda item that would have supported moving forward with the construction of a 4-H facility on Stefani Road. UF Dean Nick Place has written a [...]

Grover Robinson: Letter to the Editor on 4-H property

Grover Robinson: Letter to the Editor on 4-H property

Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV Letter to the Editor I was at a funeral earlier this week and the speaker made a comment about this area that is so true. He said, “in Northwest Florida we would rather fight over pennies than work together for dollars.” This is a very true [...]

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FDLE Chemist The announcement of a Saturday press conference by the FDLE commissioner almost escaped our notice, except it concerned its Pensacola lab. Last summer, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office had issued a statement that an employee had been placed on administrative leave when some [...]

Former County Administrator and Pensacola City Manager passes away

Former County Administrator and Pensacola City Manager passes away

Just received word that Rod Kendig passed away yesterday afternoon at the age of 72. He had served as both the Pensacola city manager (1985-94) and as Escambia County Administrator (1978-84). While he was city manager, Pensacola built the City Hall on Main Street and the main terminal at the [...]

Escambia County administrator interviews are postponed

Escambia County administrator interviews are postponed

Today, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners was to hold its one-on-one, private interviews with the five finalists for the county administrator position. In the afternoon, the board was to hold a public meeting in which each candidate would answer questions in front of the entire board, [...]

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that nationally 80 percent of low-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all fourth graders are not proficient readers. Florida fared only slightly better with 78 percent of low-income fourth graders and 61 percent of all fourth graders not [...]

Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Weekend Buzz: Inside administrator selection, Hayward advisors, City vs. ECUA

Reynolds has support The question that many have been asked is how did Bill Reynolds make the list of five finalists for the county administrator for Escambia County. You can thank Alan McMillan, a recent appointee to the administrator selection committee. Reynolds was fired in July 2013 by [...]

Weekend buzz: Dollar General, Touart fallout, another big check for UWF, Jeb favored

Weekend buzz: Dollar General, Touart fallout, another big check for UWF, Jeb favored

Dollar General/Cordova Park area Based on emails posted on the Facebook page-“No to Dollar General at the Corner of Summit and Spanish Trail!!!”- the rezoning proposal for the site for the store will not come before the Pensacola City Council until March 27. This means the issue will have [...]

George Touart resigns

Interim County Administrator George Touart tendered his resignation today. Read touartletterjan2014

YouTube: IN Your Head Radio interview with Gene Valentino

Yesterday I had Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino on IN Your Head Radio:

Weekend Buzz:Dining w/STA, DOJ expectations, Hayward on BLAB, City limbo

Weekend Buzz:Dining w/STA, DOJ expectations, Hayward on BLAB, City limbo

ST Aerospace was in town last week courting the Pensacola City Council and Escambia County Commission. They dined with local business leaders and the mayor on Wednesday evening at the Grand Marlin. We can expect a public announcement soon on how the city and county have come up  with the $8 [...]

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