Posted in Pensacola Recovery

Mayor works on lasting solutions to April flooding

In his latest “Upwords,” Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward writes that the city has taken action on 62 different flood recovery projects, completing 37 of them….

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Valentino/Roads remix (updated)

So here is what we have with the Maplewoods drainage project: 1. Bids are open Nov. 18. Gulf Equipment is the low bidder at $1,768,621….

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Posted in Escambia County News Politics

Bid integrity

There are four hot topics being discussed around town: Malcolm Thomas and the Brownsville Middle School fiasco Consolidation – what will happen next? Victor Steen…

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Posted in Escambia County News Pensacola

Deconstructing Arts Council statement

The Board of Directors have responded to the Clerk of Courts audit report and recent news reports on its finances. While I think the statement…

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Posted in Escambia County

McLaughlin contract not renewed

At this morning’s meeting, Escambia County Commission voted 4-1 to not renew County Administrator Bob McLaughlin’s contract. As expected, Marie Young was the sole vote…

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PNJ endorses Bob McLaughlin

As we wrote in the paper a few weeks ago, County Administrator Bob McLaughlin’s job is in jeopardy. His contract is up for renewal and…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

Leadership evaluations

Why doesn’t the Pensacola City Council evaluate its two hires – City Manager Al Coby and City Attorney Rusty Wells? Why doesn’t the Escambia County…

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Sheriff recommends mental health court

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan is recommending to the recently revived Public Safety Coordinating Council that the County fund the implementation of a mental health…

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McLaughlin stays

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners held a retreat yesterday on Pensacola Beach at the Hilton. One topic discussed was whether or not the commissioners…

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