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Inside Warrington Middle School ‘revival’ meeting

Inside Warrington Middle School ‘revival’ meeting

Yesterday Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and County Commissioner Gene Valentino held a town hall meeting to reportedly come up with solutions to revive Warrington Middle School, the 10th worst middle school in the entire state of Florida. How could the school go from a 'C' school 2009 [...]

Weekend buzz: DOJ, jail tax and reality tv on the beach

Weekend buzz: DOJ, jail tax and reality tv on the beach

Week of Reckoning on the Jail The U.S. Department of Justice is coming to town to inspect the Escambia County Jail. This will be their first visit since the Board of County Commissioners took over the jail and began its negotiations over the DOJ report that was released last spring. We are [...]

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

INYR: Wall Street, FSU president buzz, fish hatchery and the state, and Sheriff David Morgan

We have a full line-up for IN Your Head Radio today. We have at 11:05 Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board member & host of OpinionJournal on @WSJLive. We will discuss economics of the minimum wage and the government’s renewed attempt to regulate the internet. She will followed at [...]

INYR Interview: Commissioner Barry gives details of 4-H deal

INYR Interview: Commissioner Barry gives details of 4-H deal

Yesterday Commissioner Steven Barry talked on IN Your Head Radio about the details of the compromise he and a subcommittee have worked out for 4-H in Escambia County. The proposal, which still has to be approved by the 4-H Foundation, is to purchase two parcels in the Molino area, combined 108 [...]

Public Defender waits for info on specific cases impacted by Pensacola crime lab breach

Public Defender waits for info on specific cases impacted by Pensacola crime lab breach

Last week, criminal defense attorneys and public defenders were shocked by the arrest by Joseph Graves, a lab supervisor at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Pensacola crime lab. Graves was charged with grand theft, 12 counts of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Buzz:

Weekend Buzz:

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 [...]

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