Posted in Caring Escambia County

Backpack fundraiser – Aug. 1

In partnership with Ryan and Ellis Group at Merrill Lynch and South Market, Feeding the Gulf Coast will be hosting a happy hour at the…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education Politics

District chooses to allocate less to teachers’ salaries

Government officials can always find money for what the items they want to fund. Santa Rosa and Okaloosa school districts have allocated the funds to…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education Escambia County

Thomas defends millage cut, ignores capital needs

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas defended his rollback of the millage rate to the Pensacola News Journal saying the revenue cut couldn’t have improved teachers’ salaries. Thomas…

Continue Reading
Posted in News Politics

State Rep deletes Twitter account

State Rep. Mike Hill has deleted his controversial Twitter account, @MikeHillFL. Hill had blocked several journalists, including Andy Marlette and me, from seeing his tweets,…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education Escambia County

Superintendent confirms campus safety problem

Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas told WEAR TV that out of the over 100 applicants only 18 passed the screening process to be…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Buzz: District has shortage of campus safety officers

The talk among the sheriff’s deputies is the Escambia County School District may not have enough campus security guards to protect all the district’s public…

Continue Reading
Posted in Crime

WEAR TV 3 reads blog

The local Sinclair station apparently reads Rick’s Blog. Channel 3 announced at its 11 am newscast that the station will be digging deeper into the…

Continue Reading
Posted in Baseball Entertainment

Buzz: GBHS hires former Wahoo

Gulf Breeze High School has hired former Pensacola Blue Wahoo Travis Mattair as its new baseball coach. Mattair, age 30, played in 788 pro baseball…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education Politics

Struggling district cuts millage

Parents have contacted Inweekly about the Escambia County School Board’s vote yesterday to cut the millage from 6.325 in 2018-2019, to 6.043 in 2019-2020. In…

Continue Reading