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Fort Pickens closed for storm

Gulf Islands National Seashore will close the Fort Pickens Area beginning June 18, due to severe weather approaching the Northwest Florida area. A mandatory evacuation…

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Board votes to conclude Gilley contract

After an awkward discussion without many specifics, Commissioner Steven Barry made the motion to conclude County Administrator Janice Gilley’s contract and to pay her severance…

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Childers softens position on 401(a) rates

These are notes taken as the discussion took place. I will review transcripts for an updated version for  the newspaper. Escambia County Comptroller Pam Childers…

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ECSO public forum

The Gary Sansing Public Forum is an opportunity for the public to address their elected officials, raise issues that aren’t on the agenda and make…

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Free sand as storm approaches

Escambia County has free sand for residents living in flood-prone areas in advance of possible heavy tropical rain this weekend. The sand is available on…

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Jail conditions hidden from BCC, public

From an employee at the Escambia County Jail: There is a SAFETY issue in the jail. We are under staffed and under paid. The number…

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Breaking: Four lanes open today

This morning, both northbound lanes of Pensacola Bay Bridge were open – all the striping completed. The southbound lanes leading into Gulf Breeze appeared to…

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ECAT facilities ‘unacceptable’

Commissioner Lumon May this afternoon toured the Rosa L. Parks Transit Complex to see firsthand the work conditions at the facility. Inweekly accompanied the commissioner…

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Former HR director points finger at county budget department

The never-ending HR saga about the 401(a) plan has another twist. Maybe this more of a M. Night Shyamalan script than the Coen Brothers. After…

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