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Foreign Delegation Dollars

October 11, 2012

Recently returned from scouting out business interests in Germany, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino told the commission this morning to expect visits from foreign delegations checking out the area. The commissioner found a receptive audience as…

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Oliver’s Contract on the Table

October 11, 2012

If Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver wasn’t yet sweating his upcoming job performance review, he probably is following this morning’s meeting. During its Committee of the Whole session, the Escambia County Commission decided to reserve the…

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Library Wars

October 11, 2012

Following a week of back-and-forth over library funding during which city of Pensacola Administrator Bill Reynolds equated recent positions taken by Escambia County as “extortion,” county commissioners unloaded this morning, connecting the library issue with other…

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After 30 years, Civic Center may get a name

October 11, 2012

Our reporter Jeremy Morrison texted me that the Escambia County Commission has approved that the Civic Center being renamed “Pensacola Bay Center.” There is also a new logo that is consistent with the colors used for…

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Shhh, Library Talk

October 4, 2012

Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White hit hard and early this morning, pouncing on what he termed “this garbage going on with the Northwest Florida Library.” He opened this morning’s commission work session expressing concern about the…

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County Names New Human Resources Director

October 3, 2012

Escambia County has named a new Human Resources Director to replace outgoing director Ron Sorrells, who will retire in November. Thomas G. Turner was the unanimous choice of the six members of the selection committee, who…