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Sheriff’s Race Primer

July 2, 2012

There are two candidates—and a write-in—vying for the Escambia County Sheriff’s seat. In the August 14 primary, incumbent David Morgan will face challenger John Russell Powell; both are Republican. The winner of the August primary will…

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The Dixon Decision

June 27, 2012

The proposed amendment to A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence’s contract with the Escambia County School District is bittersweet. While potentially sparing the charter of closure this month, the amendment throws the institution into a do-or-die…

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Candyman Comes to Town

June 21, 2012

Majestic Candies Company is coming to town. The arrival has just been pushed back a bit. “We’re not on schedule for July, unfortunately,” said Majestic’s Don Perrotta on Wednesday. Hailed by local officials as a company…

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Kazakhstan and Cantonment

June 19, 2012

A second international delegation will be touring the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s (ECUA) Central Water Reclamation Facility later this week. This delegation, from Kazakhstan, follows a visit from a Spanish delegation from Macharaviaya in 2011. The…

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Third-Cent Question

June 19, 2012

Fat on BP penance money last year, the Pensacola area saw great tourism numbers. With the extra funds inflating tourism-marketing coffers to a level toping $5 million, Visit Pensacola—the marketing arm of the Pensacola Bay Area…

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Digging Out of the Hole

June 14, 2012

The Escambia County Commission heard a bit of good news this morning. The county’s $9.6 million budget deficit has been whittled down considerably. “The deficit that we’re working with today is $410,382,” County Administrator Randy Oliver…

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Dollars in the Swamp

June 5, 2012

The Jones Swamp Wetland Preserve may be seeing some improvements soon. During its meeting this week, the Escambia County Commission will be looking at dedicating $200,000. toward the project in order to receive an equal amount…

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Valentino fires back at PNJ editorial

May 24, 2012

We received this viewpoint from Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Mr. Kevin Doyle, Publisher Mr. Richard Schneider, Editor The Pensacola News Journal 101 E Romana St. Pensacola, FL 32501 Gentlemen: I write…

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She’s baaaaack

May 23, 2012

Andrea Shanta Bonner, NPA, has pre-filed again for County Commissioner, District 1 for the 2012 General Election. Last week, she filed as a Democrat. The next day she changed to No Party Affiliation (NPA). Monday, she…

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Paying for Commissioners’ attorneys

May 18, 2012

County Commissioners Marie Young, Grover Robinson and Kevin White voted Thursday for the taxpayers to front attorney’s fees for their defenses of teh civil lawsuits filed individually against them by Forrest Gibbs, who was hired and…