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Escambia County Pensacola Politics

PNJ continues to push for vote

February 24, 2010

It’s now a front page issue for the daily newspaper. They want the legislative delegation to reconvene and vote for the Consolidation plan. They offer no analysis of the plan or its process-with possible Sunshine violations.…

Escambia County Pensacola Politics

Bingo casino fight

February 22, 2010

The state of Alabama is fighting over bingo casinos. Many of the players on the pro-gambling side are the same ones involved in Keefer/Valentino plan to bring bingo casinos to Perdido Key. According to the Mobile…

Escambia County Politics

Video to rally support for plan

February 19, 2010

There is a video on YouTube asking voters to pressure the local state legislators to place the Consolidation Plan on the ballot next fall. It’s mantra – “Tell your lawmakers you want better government.” Great –…

Escambia County News Pensacola

What should be mayor’s salary?

February 9, 2010

The Pensacola City Council will vote on Thursday to set the mayor’s salary at $100,000. What do the county constitutional officers make? Clerk of Courts, $130,828 Property Appraiser, $130,828 Tax Collector, $130,828 Sheriff: $139,423 Supervisor of…

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ECSO retiree charged with larceny

February 4, 2010

by Sean Boone A 32-year veteran of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has been accused of stealing more than $100,000 in department funds. Catherine Lister, who retired on Jan. 29 from the finance department, was charged…

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Evers shares wisdom. No really, that’s what it says

February 2, 2010

Press Release by Natalie Custodio: Tallahassee- Representative Greg Evers took a breather this morning from committee meetings to offer his own experience and wisdom to Florida’s next generation of civic-minded individuals. Representative Evers participated in a…

Escambia County News Politics

Brownsville Middle School deal is off

January 27, 2010

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has withdrawn its offer for Brownsville Middle School after Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas refused to extend the due diligence period beyond 30 days or to consider a lower purchase price after…

Escambia County Politics

Page has phone records

January 24, 2010

Jamie Page has a solid investigative piece in Sunday’s daily paper. Through public records requests, Page got the cell phone records and message logs from the Escambia Commissioners. There are four troubling points about this fiasco.…