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Hugh King drops out of Democrat primary

October 5, 2011

The race for Escambia County Commissioner District 3 has seen one life-long Democrat drop his party affiliation and switch to No Party Affiliation (NPA)–Hugh King, Sr. The former city councilman hasn’t gotten much traction among Democrats,…

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Full text of PNJ interview with Grover

September 28, 2011

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson shared with the IN the entire transcript of his written interview with the PNJ: PNJ: In regard to your e-mail dated 9/26, sent at 5:38 p.m.: You state: “We have fired…

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Wooden bridges for red-headed stepchild

September 14, 2011

North Escambia is the county’s red-headed stepchild. Few people realize that when they drive to the University of West Florida campus that they have reached the mid-point of the county. North Escambia County is rural, but…

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Big George calls out Grover 4.0

September 12, 2011

George Hawthorne has responded to Grover Robinson’s response to his original letters about possible Sunshine Law violations: Grover: Firstly, it is very unbecoming of you as a “public official” to make such libelous statements regarding me…

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New county panhandling ordinance hurts PNJ sales

September 9, 2011

The Escambia County Commission is considering a new roadway safety ordinance that would prohibit all groups, including street side hawkers for the daily newspaper, from selling anything, collecting donations or passing our literature on the roadways.…

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Mitchell has petition signatures to qualify

September 8, 2011

Clorissti Johnson Mitchell, who is running for Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, District 3 seat, has met the petition requirement. “I look to have my website up by the weekend.” Mitchell told the IN. “I have already…

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Childers filed today

August 30, 2011

Pam Childers has filed today to run for Escambia County Clerk of Courts, the position held by Ernie Lee Magaha before color televisions were invented.…

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County pushes for I-10 exit for Beulah

August 11, 2011 reports Escambia County is asking the federal government to expedite approval of a new I-10 exit in Beulah. The exit would serve a northern “beltway” connector proposed from North Escambia to Santa Rosa County and…

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County redistricting plan nearly complete

July 12, 2011

The Escambia County Commission and School Board left yesterday’s joint meeting with proposed redistricting maps that will see District 4 (Grover Robinson) and 5 (Kevin White) have the biggest increases, 1,133 and 1,262 respectively. The other…

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Buzz: Morgan gets petitions signed

July 12, 2011

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has met the petition requirement for qualification to be on the 2012 ballot for Sheriff. There were 1,996 validated petitions needed to qualify. He is the first candidate for sheriff to…

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ECSO re-accredited

July 5, 2011

Press Release: Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan presented staff with a certificate acknowledging The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office being awarded full re-accredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). The presentation was made…