Sep 25

County Consultants Advise Organizing Coalitions for RESTORE Funding

Pensacola City Councilwoman Sherri Myers

Community coalition building for Escambia County groups seeking BP Oil Spill Restore Act funding was recommended by Dewberry Consultants, LLC at a meeting held Friday September 19th at the Center for Independent (CIL) Living Disability Resource Center.  Sheri Myers, Pensacola City Councilwoman, organized the meeting in her role as the Advocacy Outreach Coordinator for the …

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Sep 18

Sherri Zalika Sykes Visits Pensacola To Tackle Youth Violence

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             The National Movement for Civil and Human Rights took the first steps with Sherry Zalika Sykes, a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, in joining cities around the nation to offer the results of her research on impacting youth violence.   On Monday evening, September 15th, Greater …

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Sep 18

Grammy Award Winning Tasha Cobbs Rocks Zion Hope on September 11th

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 Tasha Cobb came into the church with one motive in mind and that was to feel the presence of God.  She didn’t need music or even the people because her mindset was to worship.  She transitioned the audience from spectators to worshippers.    As she began to share her life she expressed her hurt over …

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Sep 18

ESCAMBIA COACH SPEARS TERMINATED ON 3-2 VOTE

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  Escambia High School football coach Willie Spears was terminated on a 3-2 vote after hours of comments by his supporters.  Linda Moultrie and Gerald Boone voted against Escambia County Schools Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’s recommendation for termination and Jeff Bergosh, Patty Hightower and Bill Slayton voted in favor of termination. A two-month investigation into recruiting …

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Sep 11

Alexander Promoted to Pensacola Asst. Chief of Police

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David Alexander was pinned as the new Assistant Chief of Police with Penascola Police Department.  Being the assistant to Chief Chip W. Simmons.  Officer Alexander is a native Pensacolian and is not just a police officer but extremely active within the community.  So, we sat down with him in an interview to get his story. …

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Sep 11

Judge Rules That BP Acted Recklessly As County Closes In On BP Millions

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In a significant legal decision, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled last Thursday September 4th, that BP acted with “gross negligence” in their conduct which resulted in the worst U.S. offshore oil spill in history.  His ruling left BP open to billions of dollars in penalties.  The ruling could raise the civil penalties to the …

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Sep 04

BonFest 2014 Celebrated in Pensacola

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Saturday morning doors opened at the Legion Fields Recreation Center to celebrate Obon, a tradition of welcoming the deceased souls of the community back home during the month of August. Doors opened at 9 am to the public and Dr. Trelfa gave the opening remarks. Consul Masao Takagi, Consulate General of Japan in Miami was …

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Sep 04

COUNTY SPONSORS WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 8TH PLANNING MILLIONS FOR PROJECTS

Bentina Terry, on Monday September 8th at 4:00 pm, will lead the discussion on the RESTORE Act funding of projects focused on the environment, workforce development, and infrastructure.  The meeting will be held at the new Escambia County Central Office Complex at 3363 West Park Place off of East Fairfield Drive.  Escambia County could receive …

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Aug 28

MAY LEADS APPROVAL FOR WEDGEWOOD VICTORY HALTING PIT EXPANSIONS

The Escambia County Commission, at their August 21st board meeting, voted unanimously for the enactment of a moratorium on permitting any expansions or repermitting expansions of borrows pits or construction and debris landfills in the Wedgewood community. This vote was an historic victory for the Wedgewood protest movement that continues to fight for some type …

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Aug 28

Oh No Not the Fro

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Yes you are seeing it first hand.  Pastor Greg Burns of New Dimensions Christian Center takes a dunking over the head and wets his ‘fro’  all for the cause of raising funds for finding a cure for Lou Garrett’s Disease. This challange has swept the nation and raised over $65 million dollars in a matter …

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