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Another one of Cody’s tricks

January 13, 2010

That’s what local contractors are telling the IN about Roads, Inc. convincing the Escambia County Commission to rebid the Maplewoods drainage project. Few doubt there was any mistake in the bid made by Roads. One contractor…

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Bid integrity

January 13, 2010

There are four hot topics being discussed around town: Malcolm Thomas and the Brownsville Middle School fiasco Consolidation – what will happen next? Victor Steen case – $10 million lawsuit and the coroner’s inquest Escambia County…

Escambia County News Politics

Would you buy a school from this man?

January 12, 2010

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has told the IN that he didn’t know about the 1.4-million water leak at Brownsville Middle School until Friday, Jan. 8—after we made the public records request for the closed school’s utility bills.…

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Thomas failed to reveal leak

January 11, 2010

When Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was negotiating last month with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church over the sale of Brownsville Middle School, he failed to tell Pastor LuTimothy May, the school board and the public that was supporting…

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Road, Inc. still gets special treatment

January 11, 2010

Cody Rawson and his road construction company, Road’s Inc., is still getting preferential treatment from the Escambia Board of County Commission. Jamie Page reports on his blog. Commissioners Robertson, Robinson, Valentino and White threw out the…

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Valentino raises $14K in last qtr

January 9, 2010

Commissioner Gene Valentino has submitted his campaign finance report for the fourth quarter of 2009. He loaned his campaign $1,000 and raised an additional $13,310 from 113 contributors. His bigger contributor is Julian MacQueen through his…

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Roll Tide, roll BOCC

January 8, 2010

While most of us were watching the BCS National Championship or, at least, getting ready to watch the game, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners made three big decisions: 1. As predicted in the IN’s Winners…

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Buzz: Ronnie Mac wants back

January 7, 2010

Former Escambia County Sheriff Ronnie McNesby is telling former supporters that he plans to run against Sheriff David Morgan in 2012. The former campaign donors are stunned. They admit they didn’t laugh in his face, but…

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Valentino to back new arts group

December 30, 2009

According to today’s PNJ, Commissioner Gene Valentino will introduce a resolution at the BOCC’s Jan. 7 meeting to cease funding the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and will instead support giving the allocation to a new…