At approximately 1:42 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, an inmate was booked into Escambia County's Main Jail. As part of normal booking procedure, the inmate underwent a medical screening.
Escambia County adopted a Local Preference Initiative on September 16, 2013, to improve local business access to bidding on vehicles and equipment being sought for purchase by the County. The initiative took effect October 1, 2013. The Escambia County website, MyEscambia.com, has implemented an alert specifically for businesses and residents interested in updates regarding Purchasing, a division of Budget and Management Services.
Six months after the rain began to fall on April 29, the sheer scope of the flood’s impact on Escambia County is staggering. One resident lost her life, hundreds were displaced from their homes and entire neighborhoods were torn apart by the rising waters. As of the end of September, 466 Escambia County residents are still displaced from their homes as a result of the devastating floods. In all, the floods caused an estimated $90 million in damage to the County’s infrastructure and facilities.
Escambia County has no shortage of parks and recreational activities available to its residents. In fact, Escambia County is home to more than 100 parks and 16 community centers, each offering a vast array of resources and activities for all ages. From 2006 to the end of 2017, approximately $41 million of funds earned from the Local Option Sales Tax will have been invested in these amenities.
Below is a listing of events occurring in the month of November at the West Florida Public Library (WFPL) locations in Escambia County. For more information about events, please contact the Main Library at (850) 436-5060 and follow @MyWFPL on Twitter.