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Last chance to register for Nov. 4 election

Last chance to register for Nov. 4 election

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters that Monday, October 6, 2014 is the last day to register to vote for those who wish to cast a ballot in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an [...]

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Gaetz viewpoint talks about disagreeing without rancor, a lesson lost in Pensacola

Florida Senate President Don Gaetz wrote a viewpoint for the Tallahassee Democrat in support of John Thrasher being selected as the new Florida State University president (Work with Thrasher). He opened with an insightful story about how he and Thrasher, one of the most influential leaders in [...]

Thornton charges increased to homicide in Troung death

Thornton charges increased to homicide in Troung death

Willie May Thornton, 40, has also been charged with Homicide in the September 13 killing of Phoung Nguyen Troung. Her son, Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, was charged Friday night with Homicide in the death of the 50-year-old store owner. Troung was found deceased behind the counter of his business, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Weekend Buzz: Critical Council vote, Abston for Mayor, Grand Jury Time

Critical City Council Vote Last week, the daily newspaper cited the city's natural gas utility, Pensacola Energy, for having some of the oldest pipes in the country. The situation could be worse if not for the foresight of city leaders in 2011. Mayor Ashton Hayward, with the help of then-Chief [...]

Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

Wall of Silence broken in Truong homicide

At noon press conference on Saturday, Sheriff David Morgan announced two arrests in the Sept. 13 homicide of Phuong Truong at TM Mart on Michigan Avenue. Dontonio Diaz Thornton, 19, has been charged with homicide and robbery, and his mother, Willie Mae Thornton, 39, charged with violation of [...]

County murmurs

County murmurs

Last night the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved its 2014-15 budget. At request of a commissioner (mostly likely Gene Valentino), the Escambia County Sheriff's budget request for $750,000 for additional deputies was voted on separately. Commissioners Valentino and Wilson Robertson [...]

Escambia High Football: Court denies petition for temporary emergency injunction

Escambia High Football: Court denies petition for temporary emergency injunction

Kevin and Cynthia Miller, parents of Terik Miller, asked Judge Ross Goodman to let their son complete his senior season on the Escambia High football team. The judge denied yesterday their request. A track coach at West Florida High had alleged in March that his coach, Willie Spears, was [...]

American Community Survey shows we have slipped since 2010

American Community Survey shows we have slipped since 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey shows that Escambia County median household income has dropped over the past four years. The gap between man and women on median annual wages did improve but both genders had their median wages decline since 2010. Median Household Income 2010 [...]

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Dr. Gloria Horning has worked hard to document the environmental and health issues in the Wedgewood community. She helped me connect with residents in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhoods - A Shame Before God. Dr. Horning and the residents of that area were interviewed [...]

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola City Council approves VT Mobile Aerospace agreement

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was joined this afternoon by the Pensacola City Council to sign a lease with VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Inc. (VT MAE), which will establish a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at Pensacola International Airport, creating at least 300 jobs. The [...]

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

Escambia County pledges to cooperate with grand jury

From the Escambia County Public Information Office: Escambia County is in receipt of a press release from the State Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. The release announced the local State Attorney’s intention of calling a Grand Jury to further look into the [...]

Halliburton offers $1.1 billion settlement

Halliburton offers  $1.1 billion settlement

It didn't take long for the Halliburton Company, one of three parties (BP, Transocean and Halliburton) responsible for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster to agree to a settlement offer -- $1.1 billion. Escambia County issued this press release: Upon court approval, the settlement will [...]

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