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Assigned Seating for the TDC

January 3, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will be asked Thursday to approve updated designations for members of the Tourist Development Council. The TDC, according to state statute, must be composed of a certain number of people that currently…

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Commissioners at the Rodeo

December 29, 2011

After losing his job following a brief and controversial stint with the Escambia County Equestrian Center, Forrest Gibbs is suing three county commissioners. The officials, he contends, interfered with his job and caused his firing. While…

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Escambia County upgrades radio system

December 28, 2011

Despite protests from the daily newspaper and others who love police scanners, Escambia County went live on Dec. 11 with the new Digital Project 25 (P25) radio system. This project, a joint venture with Escambia County…

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Deadline to register for primary vote

December 17, 2011

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters to update their voter information before the January deadline. January 3 is the last day to register to vote or to change your party affiliation before…

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State Attorney clears TDC

December 14, 2011

State Attorney Bill Eddins has cleared the Escambia County Tourist Development Commission of any Sunshine Law violations regarding a series of meetings held with hotel owners on the bed tax and the structure of tourist marketing.…

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Commissioner Grinch

December 9, 2011

Before getting down to official business, Escambia County Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson took a moment to crush a child’s vision of Christmas and blow the whole Santa-scam out of the water. Commissioners began their Dec. 8…

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County Denies Veolia

December 8, 2011

Even after the vote, Escambia County Commissioners were conflicted in their decision to send Veolia packing. “I’m just torn, honestly,” said Commissioner Gene Valentino. “Well, we’re all torn,” replied Commissioner Wilson Robertson On a 3-2 split,…

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ECAT union asks for info

December 6, 2011

Dear Ms. Lovoy (Escambia County budget director), I see that on the agenda for this Thursday, November 8th, 2011 that the “Request for Qualification for ECAT Management Contract, PD10-11.060” is being presented to the County Commissioners.…

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Chavers withdraws from sheriff’s race

December 5, 2011

William (Bill) Chavers, NPA, (former Chief Deputy for Sheriff David Morgan) withdrew today from the Escambia County Sheriff’s race for the 2012 General Election, according to Supervisor of Elections David Stafford.…

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What not to say in workplace conversations

December 2, 2011

Real Simple has few suggestions on what to say in workplace conversations and offers substitute phrases: “That’s not my job.” “This might sound stupid, but…” “I don’t have time to talk to you.” —- If you…

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Bus workers union releases grievances

November 22, 2011

Open letter to Escambia County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners – please see the attached grievances filed by ECAT employees just in recent days. Please note that the Union would be happy to provide the many many grievances…

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Haters

November 18, 2011

The FBI released its list of last year’s hate crimes. While the City of Pensacola did not report any hate crimes, Escambia County reported three. The first two occurred over the summer at the beach. One…