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Escambia County


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…


Bayou Chico clean-up controversy

November 16, 2015

Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill recently sent out this email to his constituents about the brewing debate over the clean-up of Bayou Chico: I understand you have been hearing the tall tales about Jackson Lakes. There…


Five things to watch in November

November 2, 2015

1. New Leadership: Grover Robinson will replace Steve Barry as chairman of the Escambia Board of County Commission. Wilson Robertson, who is entering his last year on the commission, will be his vice chair. On Nov.…


Red Tide could be kryptonite for Lion Fish

October 30, 2015

Last night, I ran into Robert Turpin, Escambia County’s Marine Resources manage . He said the Red Tide appears to be impacting the lion fish. Finally we can get rid of them. Here is the press…


Florida Manufacturing Month

October 29, 2015

Press release: In honor of National Manufacturing Month, Florida West and Ascend Performance Materials hosted a VIP breakfast to honor this industry within our local economy. The special breakfast and tour as part of an effort…


Rolling Hills surrenders bond

October 21, 2015

According to Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown, the bonding company for Rolling Hill C&D landfill has surrounded the bond for the closure of the facility in the Wedgewood neighborhood – $651,633. Brown shared this email from…