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Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

Tour de Force for Hill, May and Wedgewood

The tour of the Wedgewood area landfills and pits yesterday was a perfect example of what can happen when state and county officials work together on an issue. For the first in nearly half a century, the residents of the Wedgewood area neighborhoods felt their elected officials were listening. I [...]

State and county officials to tour Wedgewood area dumps

State and county officials to tour Wedgewood area dumps

State Rep. Mike Hill and Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May will tour next Tuesday the various borrow pits, construction and demolition (C&D) disposal facilities and mines within District 3, as well as the adjoining Wedgewood neighborhood. The tour will take place Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 a.m., [...]

Buzz: Council on hot seat, Grover gets his way, City loses charity game

Buzz: Council on hot seat, Grover gets his way, City loses charity game

Pensacola City Council meeting today may have a few interesting twists. 350 Pensacola, with the help of Councilwoman Sherri Myers, wants the council to approve Climate Change Task Force. Christian Wagley of the environmental group told Inweekly, "We believe it is vital for our economy and [...]

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 [...]

Commissioner May To Attend Violent Crimes News Conference

Commissioner May To Attend Violent Crimes News Conference

Community and religious leaders will be joined by Escambia County Chairman Lumon May and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward during a special news conference at 11 a.m. Monday, June 16. The news conference will take place at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church, located at 620 East Jordan [...]

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Rolling Hills landfill may be in violation of county permit

Two weeks ago, residents from the Wedgewood and Longleaf communities spoke out at a Escambia Board of County Commission meeting against the numerous construction and demolition debris facilities in their area. What county staff failed to tell citizens and the commissioners was that at least one [...]

Wedgewood Community Center battles fumes and clouds of dust from nearby landfill

Wedgewood Community Center battles fumes and clouds of dust from nearby landfill

This morning Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May met with his constituents at Marie K. Young Wedgewood Community Center. Standing outside the community center near where the children were playing the commissioner and others could smell the fumes from nearby Rolling Hills landfill. A dust cloud [...]

Breaking news: Jail medical director put on administrative leave

Breaking news: Jail medical director put on administrative leave

The Independent News learned yesterday that the medical director for the Escambia County Jail, David Benoit, was put on administrative leave. Commissioner Lumon May confirmed the rumor last night. May said that he had been told late Monday afternoon by incoming County Administrator Jack Brown about [...]

Escambia County to Receive Due Funds from Hurricane Ivan

Escambia County to Receive Due Funds from Hurricane Ivan

On Tuesday, May 20, Escambia County Commission Chairman Lumon May addressed a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott asking for additional financial relief related to Hurricane Ivan, which struck the County in September 2004 causing approximately $226 million in damages. Late Friday evening, [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Buzz: Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Weekend Buzz:  Forum on Crime and Education, First Digital Town Hall meeting

Commissioner May wants to discuss crime, neighborhoods and education Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, District 3, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m., at the Brownsville assembly of God, Reception Hall, 3100 West Desoto Street. The topics are Crime, Education and [...]

Kudos for SYSA

Kudos for SYSA

Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May was beaming last night. Six of his former players in the Southern Youth Sports Association signed college scholarships yesterday to play football. SYSA alumnus Doug Baldwin scored a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. May has had six players [...]

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