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Fact Check: County administration wrote pandemic plan in January

At a recent virtual “State of the County” interview for the Pensacola Chamber, County Administrator Janice Gilley talked about how she and her emergency manager…

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Poll: Enforcement not a deal breaker on mask mandate

In a recent poll of 823 Escambia voters, Inweekly found that two-thirds wear a face mask always. Another 16.2% wear one most of the time….

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Escambia still has no CARES Act budget

Escambia County has $14.32 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)) Act funds and still the administration hasn’t presented a plan to the…

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Escambia County Jail only tests 13 prisoners in past seven days

The Escambia County has clamped down on testing prisoners for COVID-19 at its county jail. From July 1-27, the county tested 197 inmates – around…

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Escambia voters believe in face masks and want them in county buildings

According to the latest Inweekly/Political Matrix, nearly 80% of Escambia voters believe face masks help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and want them…

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Escambia County open for everything but union negotiations

Escambia County administration has continued to hold meetings with developers and contractors on their development plans since March. The fact that county operations have continued during…

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‘Stay Clean’ added to ‘Mask Up’ campaign

“Unfortunately, it sounds like COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon we are urging the public to continue to focus on staying clean to stay…

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Escambia lags behind other Florida counties in CARES Act planning

Eight Florida counties with less than 500,000 population have received a first installment of more than $14 million from the CARES Act. Two have not…

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Escambia commissioners given three face mask options

By request, Escambia County Attorney Alison Rogers has drafted three options for the Board of County Commissioners to consider regarding face covering. Through a public…

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