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Touart’s Return

November 1, 2012

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former…

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On the County’s Plate

November 1, 2012

During its morning work session, the Escambia County Commission’s discussion ranged from boxing regulations to development regulations, from library funding to preparing to battle it out with the state over RESTORE money. One item on tonight’s…

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Life After Randy

October 30, 2012

With Randy Oliver gone, the Escambia County Commission must now decide who will take the reins as County Administrator. “I really can’t tell you for sure,” said Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson recently. During the board’s meeting…

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Randy Has Left the Building

October 18, 2012

If you must attend your own funeral, take leave once the coffin is nailed shut. It can get awkward after that. Following the Escambia County Commission’s termination vote, Randy Oliver stood from his chair and left…

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County Cliffhanger

October 18, 2012

With the crackle of anticipation in the room nearly audible, the Escambia County Commission work session this morning progressed uneventfully. The public evaluation, and possible firing, of County Administrator Randy Oliver will be handled during the…

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Weighing Randy

October 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will be publicly evaluating the performance of County Administrator Randy Oliver at its meeting this week. Afterwards, the board may vote to terminate the administrator. Commissioner Grover Robinson hopes that’s not the…

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Commissioner White Applied for County Job

October 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission tomorrow will be considering the contract of County Administrator Randy Oliver. Following the administrator’s public evaluation, commissioners may take a termination vote. Commissioner Kevin White—who slated, and then pulled, an agenda item…

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Evaluation forms show Oliver in for a rough Thursday

October 16, 2012

The Escambia County commissioners were asked to complete evaluation forms. They were asked to rate County Administrator Randy Oliver in the areas of supervision, leadership, execution of policy, community relations, administrative duties, economic development, intergovernmental functions,…

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Magaha Governmental Complex?

October 16, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will  consider waiving policy this week in order to rename the county’s downtown complex in honor of the outgoing clerk of court. Ernie Lee Magaha has served as Escambia’s clerk of court…