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Bus workers union releases grievances

November 22, 2011

Open letter to Escambia County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners – please see the attached grievances filed by ECAT employees just in recent days. Please note that the Union would be happy to provide the many many grievances…

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November 18, 2011

The FBI released its list of last year’s hate crimes. While the City of Pensacola did not report any hate crimes, Escambia County reported three. The first two occurred over the summer at the beach. One…

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TDC Shuffle

November 8, 2011

Escambia County Attorney Alison Rodgers visited the Tourist Development Council to do a little housekeeping today. She recently became concerned that the TDC’s membership was not holding to state statue, which governs the body’s composition. “Under…

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County sends letters to Ethics Commission and AG Bondi

November 4, 2011

County Attorney Alison Rogers forwarded the letters the county sent to the Florida Ethics Commission and Attorney General Pam Bondi regarding Commissioner Wilson Robertson and the hiring of Forrest Gibbs. Ethics Commission: 00048769 Attorney General: 00048781…

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Union Occupies County Chambers

November 4, 2011

by Jeremy Morrison It’s an interesting mix: the union and Occupiers. While their messages may dovetail, the group’s styles vary wildly. “Let’s hope it doesn’t rain,” said Mike Lowery, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local…

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Grover wants to stay on BP disaster recovery

November 2, 2011

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson has sent in his requests for committee assignments. He wants off the Tourist Development Commission (TDC)—who doesn’t?—but wants to stay on top of the Oil Spill Recovery. October 31, 2011 Mr.…

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Wilson Robertson marathon continues on PNJ

October 18, 2011

Today, the daily points out that Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson is up for the chairmanship of the commission. The PNJ editorial board has come out against Robertson holding that position. Tomorrow the daily will report…

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Buzz: Few marketing positions at Gibbs level

October 13, 2011

We made a few phone calls to area corporations and non-profit and we couldn’t find any newly hired marketing coordinator that makes $63,000, especially ones with no experience. Starting salaries run in the low and mid-30s.…

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IN Interview: Wilson Robertson

October 12, 2011

Seeing a Man About a Horse.. by Jeremy Morrison… He maintains that what he did wasn’t against the rules. But he concedes it probably should be. “There is no law on the books,” said Escambia County…

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Hugh King drops out of Democrat primary

October 5, 2011

The race for Escambia County Commissioner District 3 has seen one life-long Democrat drop his party affiliation and switch to No Party Affiliation (NPA)–Hugh King, Sr. The former city councilman hasn’t gotten much traction among Democrats,…

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Full text of PNJ interview with Grover

September 28, 2011

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson shared with the IN the entire transcript of his written interview with the PNJ: PNJ: In regard to your e-mail dated 9/26, sent at 5:38 p.m.: You state: “We have fired…