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Questions for Touart

May 2, 2010

1. Who else was at the breakfast table when Mark Clabaugh talked about going to the Sindel home? How often do you dine with him? 2. How long have you known Mr. Clabaugh? What was his…

Escambia County Politics

Touart spin machine kicks in

May 2, 2010

Commissioner candidate George Touart has a problem….a huge problem. He is running his campaign on a theme of being the most ethical person to ever be county administrator. He proclaims his innocence of all ethics complaints…

Escambia County Politics

Dirty Tricks Ops: part of Escambia politics

May 1, 2010

“Bubba-Gate” –Mark Clabaugh’s alleged attempted burglary of Karen Sindel’s home– isn’t the first dirty tricks operation for a political campaign in Escambia County. Clabaugh is a vocal political supporter of former County Administrator George Touart and…

Escambia County Politics

Buzz: Perkins may have opponent

April 19, 2010

Dale Perkins was first elected to the Emerald Coast Utility Authority in 1994. He is seeking his fifth term. When he first ran the utility was called Escambia County Utility Authority, Bill Clinton was president, Joe…

Escambia County Politics

Valentino framed…or so it goes

April 19, 2010

Valentino supporters are alleging that the commissioner’s political opponent, George Touart, is behind the grand jury investigation of Gene Valentino’s campaign fundraising. They point to how quickly the Escambia County Grand Jury will be convening. Still…

Escambia County Politics

County Fire Marshall transferred (updated)

April 9, 2010

Escambia County remains “Bubba-ville USA.” WEAR TV 3 reports that last week Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom asked for the voluntary resignation of Stephen Rinaldi, county fire marshal. Sonya Daniel, public information manager, called to tell…