Rick’s Blog

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners has approved a budget settlement agreement with Sheriff David Morgan. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office will received an additional $9 million over the next four years to implement pay raises for its staff: May 2018: $1 million FY 2018/19: $2.5 million FY 2019/20: $2.6 ...
Spring is sprung, and that means it’s time to stock up on books at the Friends of West Florida Public Library’s Big Spring Book Sale, Apr. 27-29 at the downtown library, 239 N. Spring St. Thousands of hardcover, paperback, and collectible books will be available for purchase, plus a variety ...
Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie, 61, was arrested yesterday on charges that she lied about money she took from developers and hid more than $335,000 in income. A former Boca Raton city employee who rose to become its mayor, Haynie elected president of the Florida League of Cities in 2016. ...
Teresa Hill has put together a “Preserve the Character of East Hill” petition that has already garnered over 1,400 signatures. She points out that East Hill has worked very hard to preserve the “character of its unique homes, tree-lined avenues and waterfront parks.” Hill isn’t trying to stop the construction ...
Nearly 300 citizens last night came to the District 3 town hall held by Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May at the Brownsville Community Center. The issues covered included mass transit, beach ownership, crime in neighborhoods, stormwater, Bruce Beach and education. Commissioner May had pulled together a panel of elected officials ...
The 30th Annual Cattails Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament will be held May 4-5 at the newly-renovated Pensacola Athletic Center, 7700 West Highway 98. This is one of the areas longest running and most prestigious mixed doubles tournament. Tournament Details: 64-team compass draw format where all teams are guaranteed four matches. ...
By Dara Kam NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — Awaiting a decision from an appellate court, Gov. Rick Scott has scheduled a Wednesday night meeting of the state’s Board of Executive Clemency to address a federal judge’s order that the state revamp its process of restoring felons’ voting rights by ...
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research has announced that Joe Hawley, Reggie Evans, Fred Robbins and Dominik Hixon would be participating in Rally On The Runway, a New York-style fashion show that also includes professional models on Thursday, April 26. This year’s event will take place at Sanders Beach Resource ...
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) recently approved a new natural gas pipeline and two transfer stations for Peninsula Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, to be built in Escambia County. Peninsula will construct the 33 miles of 12″ steel pipe, 5 miles of 1 0″ steel pipe ...
According to an Inweekly/Political Matrix poll of 504 likely voters in the 1st Congressional District, Matt Gaetz would receive 54 percent of the vote to retain his Congressional seat if the GOP primary was held today. Challengers Cris Dosev (10.7 percent) and John Mills (7.5{549273588c37ea9fc1b703bea80d795ee149babfccdc9551fc37813814d57d10} percent) were distant second and third ...