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Jeremy’s Notebook

Jeremy's Notebook

RFP-Lite, or ‘Meander, Meander, Meander’

August 9, 2013

By mid-September, the Escambia County Commission should be selecting the search firm that will be helping to select a permanent county administrator. The board decided last night to extend the period for interested search firms to…

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Feeding Frenzy and the Goldmine

August 6, 2013

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee on Monday heard presentations on both environment and economy. William O. Cleckley, of the Northwest Florida Water Management District, provided committee members with information about restoring the ecosystem through…

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Oil Spill Funding Workshop

July 31, 2013

There is a workshop this weekend geared toward educating the public on how best to plug into the RESTORE Act and NRDA processes resulting from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The workshop,…

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Patti Memorial Scheduled for Sinking

July 30, 2013

After weeks of delay, the Patti Memorial Barge is scheduled to be sunk tomorrow morning. “We finally got a break for a couple of days in the weather,” Emerald Coastkeeper Sava Varazo said yesterday. The concept…

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Morgan Responds as Victim Recovers

July 29, 2013

Ceola Walker has been searching for answers since Saturday. That’s when Roy Middleton, her 60-year-old son, was shot by sheriff deputies as he tried to retrieve cigarettes from the Lincoln Town Car parked in the driveway.…

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Civil Citations, So Far

July 29, 2013

Members of the Escambia Youth Justice Coalition held a conference call last week to discuss the implementation of the county’s civil citation program. The program was rolled out in April, with the aim of diverting eligible…

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Consolidation, Not IT

July 29, 2013

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is taking issue with certain aspects of last week’s jail-transfer report provided by county staff. “We have reviewed the transition report slides and they are replete with inaccuracies and information that…

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Sunshine Confessional

July 26, 2013

Prior to discussing the sale of the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s 19-acre downtown property yesterday, board Chairman Larry Walker took a few minutes to shed light on what he described as a “possible” Sunshine Law violation.…