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CARES dollars for families coming Sept. 18…maybe

On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Escambia County Commission unanimously approved the allocation of the first $14.3 million of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security…

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CARES Rent and Mortgage assistance overwhelmed, closes after four days

Escambia County’s Rent and Mortgage Assistance program for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic was supposed to stay open until Sept. 14. Instead the application…

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Once again, county administrator fails good government test

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners meets today. Once again, County Administrator Janice Gilley has failed to provide the materials on an item coming up for…

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County clarifies eligibility requirements of housing grants, adds more locations

The emphasis comes from the county about CARES Act assistance for homeowners and renters: Please provide the public the eligibility requirements as required by the…

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More CARES help for families coming in mid-September

Families and small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic will have to wait until Sept. 15 before they can apply for additional Escambia County’s CARES…

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Posted in Caring Escambia County

Escambia: The race to help homeowners, renters

“There’s a pandemic. We were going to be required to do more, and staff’s going to be required to do more as well as citizens.”…

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More on COVID testing in the jail

In July, Inweekly received a letter signed by 53 female inmates in Escambia County’s work release building pleading to be tested. Last week, the inmates…

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Commissioners frustrated with lack of COVID testing at jail

On Thursday, Aug. 27, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners learned only six inmates at the Escambia County Jail had been tested for COVID-19 a…

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How did county government become so callous?

Last week, the Escambia County Commission approved $1.25 million of CARES Act be spent on rapid testing and that County Administrator Janice Gilley initiative a…

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