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Valentino fires back at PNJ editorial

May 24, 2012

We received this viewpoint from Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Mr. Kevin Doyle, Publisher Mr. Richard Schneider, Editor The Pensacola News Journal 101 E Romana St. Pensacola, FL 32501 Gentlemen: I write…

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She’s baaaaack

May 23, 2012

Andrea Shanta Bonner, NPA, has pre-filed again for County Commissioner, District 1 for the 2012 General Election. Last week, she filed as a Democrat. The next day she changed to No Party Affiliation (NPA). Monday, she…

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Paying for Commissioners’ attorneys

May 18, 2012

County Commissioners Marie Young, Grover Robinson and Kevin White voted Thursday for the taxpayers to front attorney’s fees for their defenses of teh civil lawsuits filed individually against them by Forrest Gibbs, who was hired and…

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‘Trustees’ Approve Sale

May 3, 2012

After months of emotional debate on the subject, Escambia County commissioners put the issue to bed in about two minutes this afternoon. Acting as the “trustees” for the local 4-H organization, the commissioners approved the organization’s…

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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…