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What did I learn yesterday on WCOA

What did I learn yesterday on WCOA

We launched Pensacola Speaks yesterday. The one-hour format will take some adjusting on my part, but the guests were solid. What did I learn? 1. Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May said the gambling vs. pot issue is a discussion being held at the state level between Gov. Rick Scott and [...]

Pensacola Speaks returns at 5 pm today: Pot farms, casinos, D.C. political intrigue and Pensacon up for discussion

Pensacola Speaks returns at 5 pm today: Pot farms, casinos, D.C. political intrigue and Pensacon up for discussion

Pensacola Speaks returns to WCOA 1370 AM after a six-year hiatus. The original popular talk show on WCOA began in 1960, and featured many well known personalities through its history including Don Priest, Dave Pavlock, Russ Minshew, Don Parker and Luke McCoy. The show will run from 5-6 p.m. [...]

Another May seeks political office

Another May seeks political office

LaRuby May, sister of Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May, is set to announce her candidacy for Washington, D.C Ward 8, the city council seat held by the late Marion Berry. May organized the ground game in Ashton Hayward's first race in 2010 and for her brother's 2012 commission race. She [...]

Westside Branch Library at Legion Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony tomorrow

Westside Branch Library at Legion Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony tomorrow

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the Westside Branch Library at Legion Field tomorrow, Tuesday, September 30, 11 a.m., 1301 W. Gregory St., Pensacola. The Westside Branch Library is part of the West Florida Public Library System and is now located inside the Theophalis May Neighborhood [...]

County report: Wedgewood Pit Tour Video

On July 18, Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May and State Representative Mike Hill toured the Wedgewood neighborhood to get a firsthand look at the various pit and landfill projects currently in operation in the neighborhood. The tour took place after Commissioner May and the entire Escambia [...]

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 [...]

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