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Downtown hit with string of burglaries

Downtown hit with string of burglaries

On the day I post a story about crime soaring in Okaloosa County, Pensacola Police report a rash of burglaries in downtown Pensacola on Monday. The burglaries are believed to have occurred between 10 p.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday at businesses on Tarragona and Main streets. The burglaries [...]

Cohen named new city planner for Key West

Cohen named new city planner for Key West

Thaddeus Cohen, the former Community Development director of the city of Pensacola, has been hired as the city planning director for Key West. His annual salary is $122,500, and will report for work on March 30. Cohen, an architect,served as secretary of the Florida Department of Community [...]

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Road to Resiliency continues Thursday night

Escambia County and the city of Pensacola slowly, methodically and deliberately move ahead with their stormwater management plans and projects to prevent, or at least mitigate, another disaster like the one we had in April 2014. On April 29, 2014, a storm dumped almost two feet of rain and [...]

City fire pension nearly fully funded

City  fire pension nearly fully funded

Richard Grover, a member of the city of Pensacola fire pension board, passed on to Inweekly the latest actuarial report on the fire pension. The plan is 94.58 percent funded, an amazing statistic considering how much of the government pension news has been just the opposite. In an email to Mayor [...]

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 [...]

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