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Grover’s Midweek Q&A: COVID, the bridge & the homeless

by Jeremy Morrison, Inweekly Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson addressed a collection of items Wednesday during his Facebook Live Q&A session, among them the ongoing repairs…

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West Cervantes work to begin

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin a $7 million construction project this month to improve pedestrian safety along a 2.2-mile section of West Cervantes…

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What Sheriff Simmons said at swearing in ceremony

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Judge Nick Geeker swore in Chips Simmons as the new sheriff of Escambia County in a small ceremony at the Escambia…

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County didn’t run out of CARES dollars for families

News Journal reporter Annie Blanks today told the story of Rebecca Swindle, 59-year-old grandmother who had her electricity cut off while waiting for a $3,000…

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NorthEscambia confirms our report

This morning, NorthEscambia.com confirmed Inweekly’s report that Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter will be newly-elected Sheriff Chip Simmons chief deputy, effective Jan. 5. “We continue…

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Posted in Escambia County Health Recovery

Escambia County government took most of CARES dollars

Escambia County received $57.6 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. About 60 cents of every dollar will be spent on county…

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Public safety director resigns

Escambia County Administrator Janice Gilley has lost a senior leader that she bragged to the commissioners was her best hire in her 18-month tenure –…

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Commissioner Mays supports Mayor’s home-rule request

At this morning’s Committee of the Whole,Commissioner Lumon May said he supports Mayor Grover Robinson’s initiative that giving local governments control over how they deal…

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Community split on OLF-8 design proposals

The debate of what to do with the 500-plus acre site known as OLF-8 (former Navy helicopter training site – Outlying Field Site Eight) has…

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