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Proposed T-shirt for District 3 race

April 14, 2012

With Hugh King confused over what Lumon May looks like and not being sure which May family member is actually Lumon May, I’m proposing a campaign t-shirt for the Lumon May for Escambia County Commission, District…

Escambia County Politics

Lumon May has strong first quarter

April 13, 2012

Lumon May, Democratic candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 3, had another strong fundraising quarter. He is March 31 report shows that he raised $9750 in cash and in-kind contributions and had 68 contributors. The next…

Escambia County Politics

Making Sausage in the Library

April 12, 2012

Faced with a nearly $10 million budget shortfall, Escambia County commissioners today considered pulling funding—totaling $3.7 million—from the West Florida Library System. A few hundred library supporters dressed in red attending this morning’s commission workshop persuaded…

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Libraries Spared

April 12, 2012

After nearly three hours of discussion this morning supporter of the West Florida Library System have reason to celebrate. Quietly. “We are left cautiously optimistic,” Bette Hooten, president of the library system’s board of trustees, said…

Crime Escambia County

Hugh King loses in court

April 12, 2012

On Wednesday morning, Hugh King, a no-party-affiliated candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 3, asked the court to grant a restraining order against Lumon May, a Democratic candidate for the same post. Judge Thomas Santurri dismissed…

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Library ‘Crisis’

April 11, 2012

According to Bette Hooten, president of the West Florida Library System, the regional collection of libraries are in “crisis mode.” “I cannot tell you how frightened I am for this system,” she said. Escambia County commissioners…

Crime Escambia County

Hugh King campaign uses slam website

April 10, 2012

Hugh King, former Pensacola City Councilman, former pastor of Greater Union Baptist Church, former CMPA trustee, former Democratic candidate and currently prefiled NPA candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 3, wants to continue the attack on…

Escambia County News Politics

Morgan vs. Powell

April 10, 2012

Much like the lunchtime cliques a few hours prior, the debate audience took to separate sides of Booker T. Washington High School’s cafeteria. Supporters of incumbent Sheriff David Morgan sat on one side, while supporters of…

Escambia County News

King’s spiral continues

April 6, 2012

Hugh King has a warrant out for his arrest for battery against businessman Lumon May. King has pre-filed to run for Escambia County Commission, District 3, but has yet to gather enough signatures to qualify for…

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Riding the Rails or ‘Mixed Signals?’

April 5, 2012

Yesterday, Gulf Breeze City Manager Buzz Eddy complained of receiving mixed signals from Pensacola officials regarding an ongoing natural gas franchise dispute. Apparently, Gulf Breeze Mayor Beverly Zimmern followed up with a letter today expressing concern…