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City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

Mayor Ashton Hayward has made the decision not to renew the Messer Law Firm as the city attorney. Jim Messer's contract expired on Dec. 14, and he will work month-to-month until a replacement is found and approved by the city council. In an email dated Dec. 5, City COO Tamara Fountain told the [...]

Thornton elected president of local NAACP branch

Thornton elected president of local NAACP branch

Charles D. Thornton, Sr. was elected president of the Pensacola Branch of the NAACP on November 13, 2014. Mr. Thornton will assume office on Jan. 1, 2015 during the annual Emancipation Proclamation Celebration at Houser Memorial AME Church, 710 Jordan St. The Emancipation celebration will began [...]

Reality of ALICE households: Cold weather tragedy costs three lives

Reality of ALICE households: Cold weather tragedy costs three lives

Yesterday morning, the Pensacola Fire Department responded to 1217 North 6th Avenue as the result of a 911 call. Four victims of carbon monoxide poisoning were found inside the home, including one adult male, one adult female, and two male children. The family had used a propane heater to heat in [...]

Weekend Buzz: FDOT battle, EDATE Heaven, Federal exemption at risk

Weekend Buzz: FDOT battle, EDATE Heaven, Federal exemption at risk

Fight Over Bayou & 12th FDOT is proposing to delete the intersection of Bayou and 12th Avenue from its funded programs. Barbara Mayall and others are concerned, but have been assured that the decision is not final. The key will be public input. Jim Boxold, FDOT Chief of Staff, wrote [...]

Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

Area adds 2,700 jobs in October

Pensacola area adds jobs in October Leisure, hospitality leads industry sectors in growth By RICK HARPER, Ph.D. rharper@uwf.edu The metro area jobs report for October was released on Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and Pensacola registered 163,600 jobs, seasonally [...]

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward: ‘We’re going to continue to do amazing things’

Mayor Ashton Hayward, Council members Larry Johnson, Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer were all sworn into office yesterday. After several rounds of voting, Andy Terhaar beat out Jewel Cannada-Wynn to become the new council president. Johnson edged out Sherri Myers for the vice president [...]

Weekend Buzz: Confederate Flags, Picking New Pike, Blankets needed

Weekend Buzz: Confederate Flags, Picking New Pike, Blankets needed

Confederate Flag on BCC agenda County Attorney Allison Rogers is bring forth to the Escambia County Commission a discussion of whether it wishes to address a vote of the Board of County Commissioners on February 10, 2000, related to the Confederate Flag. In 2000, the late Leroy Boyd, president [...]

Weekend Buzz: Who died in jail, Landfill woes the Sequel, and Baby, it will get cold again

Weekend Buzz: Who died in jail, Landfill woes the Sequel, and Baby, it will get cold again

Through a public records request, Inweekly has received the name of the 48-year-old who died in the Escambia County Jail on Sunday, Nov. 2. James Breacher Brumley was awaiting trial for a DUI arrest in which he left the scene of the accident and for driving without a license. According to court [...]

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

Four observations from 2014 Pensacola City Elections

City of Pensacola voters returned all three incumbents to office - Mayor Ashton Hayward, Councilpersons Sherri Myers and Brian Spencer. Four observations can be made from the results: Hayward has a mandate Mayor Ashton Hayward outspent his relatively unknown challenger, Donna Clark, 4 to 1 - [...]

Viewpoint: Hayward Campaign Mailers-A Warm Pile of Words

Viewpoint: Hayward Campaign Mailers-A Warm Pile of Words

By Christopher J. Lewis Mayor Ashton Hayward enjoyed a massive financial advantage in the campaign raking in $153,471 in money and in-kind contributions. Hayward invested $50 into his own campaign. "The Lewis Family" received five Hayward campaign mailers full of many pretty pictures. The [...]

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Only one candidate for mayor commits to transparency

Donna Clark is the only candidate for Pensacola mayor willing to commit in release her weekly calendar in advance and pledge to conduct all city business on the city's computers and networks. She is also the only mayoral candidate that has pledged to not use private email accounts to conduct city [...]

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

Weekend Buzz: Cold nights, Navy Federal love, Who will mind the jail

The nights are getting colder. The city of Pensacola still hasn't repealed its homeless ordinances or approved a plan to deal with the issue. Community activist Rick Dye and others aren't waiting for Mayor Ashton Hayward and the city council to take action. Dye sent out this appeal over this [...]

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