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EBO Report: ‘Fluff and Stuff’

July 12, 2012

Members of the Community Maritime Park Associates’ Equal Business Opportunity Committee met last night to digest the final report concerning minority participation in the park project. While the mood initially had the hint of a finish-line…

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Pink Slime Time

July 10, 2012

The Escambia County Commission is about to wade into the slime. Pink slime. During their meeting this Thursday, commissioners will consider a resolution in favor of labeling meat products that contain “lean finely textured beef”—otherwise known…

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Sheriff’s Race Primer

July 2, 2012

There are two candidates—and a write-in—vying for the Escambia County Sheriff’s seat. In the August 14 primary, incumbent David Morgan will face challenger John Russell Powell; both are Republican. The winner of the August primary will…

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The Dixon Decision

June 27, 2012

The proposed amendment to A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence’s contract with the Escambia County School District is bittersweet. While potentially sparing the charter of closure this month, the amendment throws the institution into a do-or-die…

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Candyman Comes to Town

June 21, 2012

Majestic Candies Company is coming to town. The arrival has just been pushed back a bit. “We’re not on schedule for July, unfortunately,” said Majestic’s Don Perrotta on Wednesday. Hailed by local officials as a company…

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Kazakhstan and Cantonment

June 19, 2012

A second international delegation will be touring the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority’s (ECUA) Central Water Reclamation Facility later this week. This delegation, from Kazakhstan, follows a visit from a Spanish delegation from Macharaviaya in 2011. The…

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Third-Cent Question

June 19, 2012

Fat on BP penance money last year, the Pensacola area saw great tourism numbers. With the extra funds inflating tourism-marketing coffers to a level toping $5 million, Visit Pensacola—the marketing arm of the Pensacola Bay Area…

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Digging Out of the Hole

June 14, 2012

The Escambia County Commission heard a bit of good news this morning. The county’s $9.6 million budget deficit has been whittled down considerably. “The deficit that we’re working with today is $410,382,” County Administrator Randy Oliver…

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Dollars in the Swamp

June 5, 2012

The Jones Swamp Wetland Preserve may be seeing some improvements soon. During its meeting this week, the Escambia County Commission will be looking at dedicating $200,000. toward the project in order to receive an equal amount…