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Full slate for ‘Pensacola Speaks’ today

February 11, 2016

On News Talk 1370 WCOA, we open the show with Pensacola Sports Executive Director Ray Palmer. Today, Pensacola Sports presented to the Escambia County Committee of the Whole the results of a feasibility study on building…

Escambia County

Perdido Key Master Plan Workshop set for Feb. 16

February 10, 2016

Escambia County will hold the next Perdido Key Master Plan workshop 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Escambia County Central Office Complex conference room, located 3363 W. Park Pl. Consultant Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company…


Regional Roundup coming to Escambia High Saturday

February 1, 2016

A Regional Roundup event will be held this Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon at Escambia High School located at 1310 N 65th Ave. Regional Roundup events provide an opportunity to properly dispose of…


Escambia Main Jail capacity 812, not 1,400

January 20, 2016

When the daily newspaper writes about the deaths in the Escambia County Jail, the reporters quote Margaret Noonan, a statistician for the Bureau of Justice Statistics: “Once you get over 1,500, the likelihood of having multiple…


Redirecting RESTORE – updated

January 13, 2016

As Escambia County nears the end of its RESTORE journey, local officials have decided to “tweak” the process that will help determine how best to use about $70 million of oil spill restoration funds heading to…

2016 Election

Escambia County violent crimes are not up

January 12, 2016

At last night’s Republican debate for sheriff, the topic of crime naturally came up. Challenger John Johnson focused on crime rates, insisting Pensacola had higher violent crime rates per capita than Jacksonville, Tampa, St. Petersburg and…

Escambia County

County 2015 Review: Stormwater repairs

December 29, 2015

When Inweekly sat down with Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown in December 2014, he discussed the challenges of making stormwater repairs and improvements after April 2014 floods. The county’s approach was different than the City of…


Commissioner responds to NAIOP

December 15, 2015

Over the weekend, NAIOP, the association of developers and commercial real estate brokers, sent a white paper to the Escambia Board of County Commissioners asking that the board reconsider its decision to build a new jail…


Commissioners tackle jail medical

December 10, 2015

The Escambia County Board of Commissioners this morning discussed the rash of deaths in the county jail. Inweekly and this blog were brought up several times in the discussion. County Administrator Jack Brown presented two alternatives…

Jail News

County Corrections Director fired

December 4, 2015

County Administrator Jack Brown has fired his Director of Corrections, Mike Tidwell. Starting today, jail command, community corrections and road prison staff will report directly to Assistant County Administrator Chip Simmons until the search for a…