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More RESTORE Planning

September 17, 2012

With the promise of RESTORE Act money on the eventual horizon, the Escambia County Commission today further discussed the process of divvying up the funds. “I find if you have clear rules at the beginning, it…

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Commissioners Consider Cap Increase

September 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission today will consider increasing its caps on electric and natural gas franchise fees. If this morning’s work session was any indication, the commission may not have the appetite. “I made it clear…

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The Randy Conversation

September 12, 2012

The parameters of a discussion regarding Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver’s contract remain a mystery. The county commission is scheduled to take up the matter during tomorrow’s work session. “I guess we’ll find out tomorrow,” Commissioner…

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Visit Pensacola wins Silver Flager Award

September 6, 2012

Visit Pensacola, the tourism arm of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, was presented with a Silver Flagler Award Wednesday at the 45th Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism, hosted by Visit Florida in Orlando, Fla. Given…

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Praying for a Better Day

August 27, 2012

A group of local ministers gathered today to make a statement regarding the recent string of shootings in the Pensacola area. The First West Florida Baptist District Association is concerned about the impact the violence is…

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Preparing for RESTORE

August 23, 2012

County commissioners Grover Robinson and Gene Valentino reported to the board this morning on their venture to the Florida Association of Counties meeting last week. One topic of discussion during the Panama City Beach meeting was…

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4th Cent Tally

August 16, 2012

The Escambia County Commission divvied up more than $1.5 million between area organizations earlier this week. The money stems from the fourth cent of the Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax. The collected tax revenue is…

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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…