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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 [...]

Pensacola Beach Boat Parade tomorrow

Pensacola Beach Boat Parade tomorrow

Festivities for “Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit” kick off this Friday, December 6th. The fun begins at 5:00 pm at Shaggy's Bar and Grill, where they will host a pre-party for children of all ages to enjoy candy canes, s'mores, pictures with Santa and more. Sabine Sandbar will host an [...]

In Hot Pursuit race set for Nov. 16

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Sixth Annual ‘In Hot Pursuit’ 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 on Pensacola Beach. There will be a fun beach course, great door prizes, and medals for the winners. Most importantly, all proceeds from the race will go to support the Florida Sheriff’s [...]

Beach Art and Wine Festival on Sunday

Beach Art and Wine Festival on Sunday

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2013 Art and Wine Festival on Sunday October 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Portofino Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach. Spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon strolling the Portofino Boardwalk, enjoying the hint of Fall in the air and sampling [...]

Toll Plaza Construction Update

Here’s an update from Escambia County on the toll plaza construction project: Today, May 16, one lane is closed on the Pensacola Beach Boulevard bridge until the foot of the roadway approaching the toll plaza and three toll plaza lanes are open to motorists. Tomorrow, Friday, May 17, all [...]

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

Chamber CEO Jim Hizer told his board last week that the process for handing out the AMEX gift cards was the visitor presented a hotel receipt and his driver’s license. Those were photocopied along with the jacket for the gift card, which displayed the amount of the card. Those copies were then [...]

Dog Days and Polishing the Key

Pensacola Beach may be seeing dogs, and Perdido Key may be seeing ‘beach.’ During tomorrow’s Escambia County Commission meeting commissioner’s will consider changing the name of the Key and establishing two dog parks on Pensacola Beach. The board is also expected to finalize the [...]

Escambia tourism up 12 percent

Escambia tourism up 12 percent

Press Release: Tourism in Escambia County is presently setting all-time lodging revenue records for FY 2012-2013 to date, with lodging revenues generated in October and November 2012 totaling $24.1 million, a 12 percent increase over revenues collected in the same period in 2011. In FY [...]

SRIA Walks the Dog a Little Further

SRIA Walks the Dog a Little Further

The dogs-on-beach conversation will spend a little more time making the rounds at the Santa Rosa Island Authority. The beach advisory board decided last night to let its Architectural and Environmental Committee hammer out some tighter specifics before passing along a recommendation to the Escambia [...]

SRIA to Consider Dogs on Beach

The Santa Rosa Island Authority will conduct the second public hearing this evening concerning the possibility of allowing dogs limited access to Pensacola Beach. Last month, the SRIA heard from a full gallery of citizens during the first public hearing. Some urged the officials to consider [...]

Dogs on the Beach?

Dogs on the Beach?

With every chair in the chamber filled, people began lining up along the wall. Those arriving late to the Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting last night would have to listen from the lobby. The big draw? The board’s first public hearing regarding the possibility of allowing dogs on the beach. [...]

Still Finding BP’s Oil

As officials begin to consider how they might spend eventual RESTORE Act money, the impact of BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still being felt on local beaches. Escambia County currently logs around 50 pounds of tarballs each month. “They’ve been removing 40 pounds a month, [...]

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