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Commissioners Face Gibbs Alone

May 1, 2012

Three Escambia County Commissioners facing individual lawsuits may be on their own. The lawsuits stem from decisions each commissioner made in an official capacity. “I don’t know how the board plans to proceed on this point,”…

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Proclamation Infestation

May 1, 2012

The Escambia County Commission is gearing up to make a good many proclamations during this week’s meeting. This Saturday may be proclaimed as “Rosamond Johnson Beach Day.” In designating May 5, 2012 as this day, the…

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Union asks for 3-cent gas tax for ECAT

April 20, 2012

Dear Honorable Board of County Commissioners, Escambia County, Florida: The Executive Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 has been following the current issues that the Board of County Commissioners has been facing with the…

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Hammering It Out with 4-H

April 18, 2012

After an informational meeting last night, youth in Escambia County’s 4-H program are heading toward a vote next week over the sale of the group’s Langley-Bell property. “It’s going okay,” said 4-H Council President Devin Bell…

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Commissioners Snub Plan B

April 17, 2012

After hearing overwhelming sentiment from their constituents, Escambia County commissioners cannot see their way to go ahead with a suggested infrastructure project on Pensacola Beach. “If there’s three votes not to do A or B, are…

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More Sausage

April 17, 2012

Faced with a nearly $10 million budget shortfall, Escambia County commissioners again  discussed possible solutions during this morning’s commission workshop. “Nobody wants us to cut any services, nobody wants us to raise taxes, nobody wants us…

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May Day or Law Day?

April 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will consider today adopting a proclamation declaring May 1 as ‘Law Day.’ In recent history, the date has been celebrated as International Workers’ Day—commemorating an 1886 clash between police and striking workers,…

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Second Noose Found at UWF

April 16, 2012

It’s an old image, seared into the consciousness of society. In the South, the symbolism is unmistakable. The noose, however, is not something the University of West Florida campus police are used to dealing with. “This…

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Noose outside UWF dorm

April 16, 2012

On Saturday, the UWF African American Student Association held its annual awards gala. Today I was sent this email by a UWF student about a noose being found in a tree behind Martin Hall on the…