Monday, Aug. 23
A petition to stop development of the multi-use stadium at the Community Maritime Park is ruled invalid by city staff. City Manager Al Coby tells petitioners that the petition would not be accepted because it was presented post-deadline.
Tuesday, Aug. 24
Kathy Lister, the former Escambia County Sheriff’s Office employee convicted of stealing $1.4 million from the agency, is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
A man is gunned down in the Mayfair neighborhood near the 800 block of S. Madison Drive. The homicide is the 16th this year in Escambia County.
Thursday, Aug. 26
DeLuna Fest organizers announce the final lineup for the final day of the three-day festival. The final day will be free of charge and will feature The Smart Brothers.
Friday, Aug. 27
BP Incident Command officials admit to oil being in Pensacola Bay. The Coast Guard confirms there is an area of oil that stretches nearly a quarter mile in length off the shores of Barrancas Beach.
Saturday, Aug. 28
Vinyl Music Hall opens its doors for its first music show over the weekend. Local band The Gills are the first to play at the new venue on Palafox Street.
Sunday, Aug. 29
A slow-moving frontal boundary brings heavy rain to the area. By Sunday’s end, more than five inches of rain had fallen since Friday morning.
News of the Week
Primary election day on Tuesday ends with no decision for Pensacola’s first strong mayor. There will be a runoff between Ashton Hayward and Mike Wiggins in November.