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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…

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ECUA, District 5

July 19, 2012

There are three ECUA, District 5 candidates looking for votes in the August primary election. Incumbent Larry Walker will go up against challengers Barry Tweedie and Charlou Williams; all three candidates are Republicans. There is no…

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Escambia Sees Some Relief

July 17, 2012

After struggling through its budget session, Escambia County can now breathe a little lighter. The Florida Agency on Healthcare Administration has cut the amount the county owes on a decade’s worth of Medicaid claims. Escambia County…

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Weekend Review

July 14, 2012

Our reporter Jeremy Morrison had one heck of week covering local government: Pink Slime Time Asmar, the Union and the “Third Party” EBO Report: ‘Fluff and Stuff’ First Grade and the Long Day Reconnect Disconnect, Part…

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First Grade and the Long Day

July 13, 2012

The Escambia County School District will be taking a couple of new approaches this next school year in an attempt to help students and schools that are behind the curve. A few of the district’s elementary…