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PYP election survey has some surprises

PYP election survey has some surprises

A hundred-plus people attended the August 5 Candidate Forum at Seville Quarter, hosted by PYP, the Greater Pensacola Chamber, and Seville Rotary. Pictures of the event can be found here on the PYP Facebook page. After all the candidates spoke, PYP surveyed the audience - which included PYP [...]

Mayor ducks PYP forum

Mayor ducks PYP forum

The Pensacola Young Professionals, in partnership with Seville Rotary and the Greater Pensacola Chamber, will host a candidate forum for the upcoming City Council, County Commission, and Mayor of Pensacola elections on Tuesday, August 5, from 5-7 p.m. at Apple Annie’s inside Seville Quarter, 130 [...]

Time to get serious about city and county budgets…and local option taxes

Time to get serious about city and county  budgets…and local option taxes

Yesterday's county budget workshop brought to light the financial challenges for Escambia County in the aftermath of the April flooding and the jail explosion. County staff and a couple of the county commissioners always like to point to sheriff's budget and try to pick it apart, but that is only [...]

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Readers have pointed out other emergency purchase orders associated with the April 29 explosion at the county's Central Booking and Detention Center. The purchases orders total $13,394,556. This time last year Commissioners Gene Valentino, Grover Robinson and Wilson Robertson said that they [...]

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

The Escambia County Commission will discuss today a settlement with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice that will split the shared detention costs. The Department of Juvenile Justice issued a letter dated November 27, 2013 on the reconciliation of shared detention costs for FY 2012-2013 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

IN Your Head Radio for Jan. 9: UWF football, Mobile alt-weekly, RESTORE and taller buildings in Pensacola

IN Your Head Radio for Jan. 9: UWF football, Mobile alt-weekly, RESTORE and taller buildings in Pensacola

We have a more local flavor today for IN Your Head Radio: Dr. Judy Bense, University of West Florida president Dr. Bense, having served at UWF for 30 years, became the 5th president of the University of West Florida on July 1, 2008. She founded the UWF program of Anthropology/Archaeology in [...]

Grover tops campaign fundraising for second consecutive month

Grover tops campaign fundraising for second consecutive month

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson (R-District 4) raised in November the most of any local candidate--$18,075. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward was second ($3,550) and School Board candidate (District 3 race) Sabrina Wallace-Jordan was third with $2,147. Robinson $18,075 Hayward [...]

Commissioner Robinson top local campaign fundraiser in October, followed by Mayor Hayward

Commissioner Robinson top local campaign fundraiser in October, followed by Mayor Hayward

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections has the October campaign finance reports for the 2014 elections on his website. Starting last month, all candidates must report on their campaign finances on a monthly basis, instead of quarterly. Only six candidates reported any money contributions [...]

Commissioner Grover Robinson has an opponent, ATU local president Mike Lowery

Commissioner Grover Robinson has an opponent, ATU local president Mike Lowery

Michael A. Lowery, the union president for the transit workers' union, has pre-filed for County Commissioner, District 4 in the 2014 Election. Lowery will be running as a Democrat.

Burgess Road: dangerous passage for school children ignored by city hall

Burgess Road: dangerous passage for school children ignored by city hall

Burgess Road is a narrow street, majority of which is inside the Pensacola city limits, that has become a “cut-through” traffic for those avoiding the traffic lights on Davis Highway and seeking shortcuts to Creighton Road and Ninth Avenue. It has no sidewalks and is lined with drainage [...]

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