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Morgan outraises Powell, builds war chest

January 16, 2012

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan raised over $17,000 in the last quarter of 2011 for his re-election campaign. Republican opponent John Powell received $12,850 and spent most of it. As of Dec. 31, Morgan had $38,659…

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Dirty Smurfs

January 13, 2012

Escambia County officials have no interest in seeing a recycling center on a collection of remediated Superfund sites. They also don’t want to see any little blue men on the properties. In December, the county was…

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Oil Spill Restoration Meeting

January 12, 2012

The second in a series of meetings to explore early oil-spill restoration will be held tonight at the University of West Florida. The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Trustees are seeking public comment on…

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What is EDATE?

January 11, 2012

When voters head to local polling places Jan. 31 for Florida’s GOP primary, they’ll also be asked to weigh in on re-upping EDATE, or the Escambia County Ad Valorem Tax Exemption. But what exactly is EDATE?…

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Fox Sports calls out Warrington and Crack Alley

January 11, 2012

Fox Sports says that Warrington is “rife with violence, drugs and poverty” in its profile and interview of Alabama football star Trent Richardson. The Escambia High graduate tells the reporter that three of his friends were…

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The Man’s Broom

January 10, 2012

The Brownsville area is a few tons lighter today. During its Jan. 9 Operation Clean Sweep in the Brownsville community, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office—along with partner agencies and volunteers— cleaned up 10 tons of trash.…

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For Sale: Pensacola Civic Center

January 6, 2012

Escambia County commissioners are looking to unload the Pensacola Civic Center. But  Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson isn’t getting his hopes up. “Personally, I don’t think we’re gonna get a sale-offer for $10 million,” Robertson said. Recently,…

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New Clerk of Court Candidate

January 6, 2012

Ernie Lee Magaha, Republican, pre-filed today for Clerk of the Court for the 2012 General Election. For the complete candidate list go here:  …

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County Considers Settling Lawsuits

January 4, 2012

During the board’s meeting tomorrow, the Escambia County Commission may be settling two lawsuits filed against the county. The first lawsuit involves a traffic accident on Cervantes Street. Roy M Stallworth filed suit against Escamia County…