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Analysis of Aug 14 primary -update

August 15, 2012

David Morgan, Pam Childers, Bruce Miller, Lumon May and Charles Bare were the big winners yesterday in Escambia County. Other winners were Steven Barry, Vicki Campbell, Larry Walker, Clay Ford, McCorvey and Jewel Cannada-Wynn. Wilson Robertson…

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Primary Morning

August 14, 2012

Standing at precinct 14, she waved to voters from underneath a green raincoat. The August primary had arrived. “I have been hyped all day,” said Clorissti Mitchell, a candidate for the District 3 seat on the…

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Chickens, Noise and Taxes

August 13, 2012

During its Committee of the Whole workshop this morning, the Escambia County Commission tended to chickens, the county’s noise ordinance and allocation of the fourth-cent tourist tax. Commissioners first plowed into the tax allocation. There was…

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Election Day Tips from the Elections Office

August 13, 2012

Press Release: Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today offered Escambia County voters some tips to prepare for Election Day: -Confirm the location of your polling place: check your sample ballot, voter information card,, or…

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Escambia Schools Named in SPLC Complaint

August 7, 2012

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed five complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights regarding racially discriminatory disciplinarian practices in Florida schools. The organization detailed the complaints during a press conference…

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Homestead fraud costs county up to $1 million

August 7, 2012

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones states that homestead fraud in Escambia County robs county coffers of up to $1 million annually. “Unfortunately some property owners claim exemptions to which they are not entitled,” Jones said.…

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Agencies Combine Efforts

August 6, 2012

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies plan to work together in an effort to curb violent crime in the Escambia County area. Representatives from the respective agencies announced their intentions this afternoon at a press…

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SPLC Eyes Escambia Schools

August 6, 2012

The Southern Poverty Law Center will be in town tomorrow. The organization has announced that it filed a complaint with the Department of Education against several Florida school districts, including Escambia County School District. The SPLC…

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Powell responds to indictment

July 31, 2012

John Powell, candidate for Escambia County Sheriff, was indicted on Monday on one misdemeanor charge for accepting cash contributions in excess of $50. He turned himself last night, was arrested, booked and later released on his…

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ECUA, District 3 Race

July 30, 2012

The ECUA, District 3 race is packed with four Democrats. In the August primary, voters will decide between incumbent Elvin McCorvey and challengers Calvin Avant, Benell English and Clorissti Mitchell. Elvin McCorvey Elvin McCorvey has sat…