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2:27 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Voices From Wedgewood: Landfills And Pits Effect Residents Personally

Residents have erected a message displaying how they feel about the environmental concerns in their neighborhood.
Credit Dana Morton

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People who live in the Wedgewood area are starting to gain some traction in their effort to get local, state, and federal officials to do something about the pollution coming from nearby borrow pits and landfills. The Escambia County Commission is now considering a six-month moratorium on the permitting and re-permitting of borrow pits and landfills in the Wedgewood area.  The move toward a moratorium follows the July 22 tour of some of the facilities by Commission Chairman Lumon May and State Representative Mike Hill.

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Hydrogen Sulfide Detected
4:21 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Health Alert Issued After Tour of Wedgewood Area Pits

Rolling Hills Construction & Demolotion Pit
Josh Morton

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County will continue to evaluate the results of air quality monitoring around the Wedgewood Community Center and Rolling Hills Landfill, after issuing a health alert Tuesday for elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide.

Hours earlier, Escambia County Commission Chairman Lumon May and District 2 State Representative Mike Hill toured the Rolling Hills facility and others in the area to see their impact on the surrounding community.

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Purifoy Murder Reaction
4:46 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Church Leaders Call For Action After Pensacola Student Is Shot

Robert Gross, Shaquille Purifoy's father address the gathering on Monday, called for "cease fire".
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Shaquille Purifoy, a 20 year old graduate of Pine Forest High School who went on to play football for Grambling State University was shot Friday night in Pensacola.

He died Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital. In reaction to the shooting, church and community leaders held a Stop The Violence meeting Monday morning at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church in Pensacola.

"I don't want retaliation. I don't want revenge. I want cease fire!" said Robert Gross, Shaquille Purifoy's father, as he addressed the crowd of about three dozen at Monday morning's gathering.

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Escambia County Administrator
3:33 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Search For New Escambia County Administrator Narrows

A citizens’ advisory committee has whittled down the list of candidates for Escambia County Administrator from 15. The next step is to bring them in for interviews later this month.

Twenty applicants had been submitted by the Dallas-based headhunting firm Waters Consulting. Lead consultant Andrea Sims told the Commission at its Committee of the Whole Meeting Thursday that the list is made up of the five, plus one alternate.

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Escambia County Administrator
5:39 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Escambia County Searches For New Administrator

Credit Pensacola News Journal

When the Escambia County Commission meets this (Thurs) evening, it’s expected to narrow the list of candidates for County Administrator.

The names of 20 applicants have been submitted by the Dallas-based headhunting firm Waters Consulting. Lead consultant Andrea Sims says the list reflects a nationwide search and wide diversity – six African-Americans, including one woman, and a diversity of professional backgrounds.

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