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Outtakes—Convention Center Deja Vu

Outtakes—Convention Center Deja Vu

The success of Pensacon has reignited a discussion of building a convention center. It’s a worthy topic. The fourth-cent of the Tourist Development Tax was originally presented as a funding source [...]

Fighting To Be Heard

Fighting To Be Heard

The Deaf and the Law By Rick Outzen The tables in the large room at the Center for Independent Living formed a rectangle. Several deaf people and their advocates sat, waiting to share their [...]

Figuring Out Sports Tourism

Figuring Out Sports Tourism

By Duwayne Escobedo Picture a multi-purpose, indoor sportsplex located in the central part of Escambia County. Perhaps one with eight basketball courts, 14 volleyball courts, the ability to [...]

Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

Outtakes—What’s Really Going On

For all the job growth that Escambia County has had over the past four years, our public school enrollment is flat. In the 2011, Escambia County had 40,495 children in enrolled in pre-kindergarten [...]

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

Outtakes—Stormwater, Part II

When I attended the Storm Water Advisory Team (SWAT) meeting on January 6, I was reminded of meetings I attended 15 years ago on the stormwater.  Back then the issue wasn’t flooding, it was [...]

Escambia County mulls appointed school superintendent

Escambia County mulls appointed school superintendent

By Duwayne Escobedo Five times in the past half century, Escambia County voters have resisted a nationwide trend. Unlike 99 percent of the more than 14,500 public school districts across the [...]

The Buzz 1/15/15

The Buzz 1/15/15

Wedgewood Wants More The residents of Wedgewood weren’t much interested in the stricter ordinances being proposed to regulate borrow pits and construction & debris landfills. No, they made [...]

2015 To Do Lists

2015 To Do Lists

By Rick Outzen and Duwayne Escobedo We are coming upon the midpoint of the second decade of the 21st century. The past four years we’ve dealt with an environmental disaster and leadership [...]

The Buzz 1/8/15

The Buzz 1/8/15

City Lobbyist Registry On Oct. 10, 2014, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward announced in his digital newsletter that he wanted the city to adopt a lobbyist registry that would require those paid to lobby [...]

The Buzz 1/2/15

The Buzz 1/2/15

City Attorney Shake-up Mayor Ashton Hayward has made the decision not to renew the Messer Law Firm as the city attorney. Jim Messer’s contract expired on Dec. 14, and he will work month-to-month [...]

Rebuilding County Corrections

Rebuilding County Corrections

By Rick Outzen Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown recently made his first big hire—Michael Tidwell as the new Corrections Director. Tidwell replaces long-time director Gordon Pike who [...]

The Buzz 12/18/14

The Buzz 12/18/14

Only One Flag Will Fly Escambia County will no longer fly the Confederate battle flag or the Spanish, French or British flag, at the Pensacola Bay Center. After an emotional discussion, the Board of [...]

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