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Scathing letter on Code Enforcement

The Escambia County Commission and the County Attorney received this email last week from Joe Maddox: People, As usual, I expect this to fall on deaf ears, but someone better step up to the plate. Please take time to read this. I am no attorney nor am I the sharpest knife in the drawer, but [...]

The Daily Beast picks up ninja outbreak reports

My reports on the ninja bank robbers have been picked up by The Daily Beast: Over the past two years, there have been at least two ninja-related bank robberies around Pensacola, a region just south of the Alabama border where sushi restaurants are still considered exotic. Read more.

Consolidation Sub-Committee To Meet

Press release Pensacola, Fla.-The Roads, Recreation, Utilities, Special Districts, and Authorities Sub-Committee of the Escambia County Consolidated Government Study Commission will meet Thursday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Actigraph, LLC, 15 W. Main St, Pensacola. The 25-member Commission was [...]

Strife in Escambia GOP

I got this press release on Saturday. Does anybody know what this is about? Saturday, July 25, 2008 Today, the Grievance Committee of the Republican Party of Florida was convened in Kissimmee, Florida to hear grievances filed against three (3) current members of the Escambia County [...]

TaxWatch issues report

Press release The Florida TaxWatch Center for Local Government Studies has released the results of a second analysis of Escambia County government. The study, which was requested and funded by the Escambia County Taxpayers Association, identifies a number of ways that County government could be [...]

UCC document for Tice Inventory

UCC document for Tice Inventory

We found the State of Florida Uniform Commercial Code Financing Statement between Hispanic-American Auto Sales/Henry Tice and Worldco Financial Services. It is for all the vehicle inventory, parts and accessories, etc at Hispanic-American Auto Sales. Read

Ninja epidemic in Gulf Breeze

There was another bank robbery involving someone dress in Ninja grab. In November 2007, the SunTrust Bank on Hoffman Drive in Gulf Breeze was robbed. Description of robber: White male, approximately 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing around 160 pounds, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, black [...]

Who are my sources?

The Buzz in and out of the county courthouse and around dinner tables and bars is-- who are my sources on the Billings case? I'm not telling...but let me say this. I have lived here for nearly 30 years, the last 10 publishing a newspaper that built its reputation on being fearless and aggressive [...]

“Face” of a suspected killer

“Face” of a suspected killer

IN reporter Sean Boone interviewed the "friends" on the Facebook page of suspected killer of Byrd and Melanie Billings, Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. Read "The Face of a Suspected Killer."

Who does this sound like?

Who does this sound like?

Last November, a man walked into Pen Air/Members First Credit Union in the Live Oak Village Shopping Center, Gulf Breeze. He is described as a white male in a black hood sweatshirt and wearing blue jeans, black or brown shoes, black gloves and carrying a gun. He looks to be in his late 20s to early [...]

Blog article at hit

My article on The Daily Beast is the second most popular one on that site. Thank you, CBS News, CNN and Fox News.

CBS reports couple not killed by contract

CBS reports couple not killed by contract

CBS News is reporting that "Florida police have now unequivicably stated they are not investigating the murder of Byrd and Melinda Billings as a contract hit." Further in the report: Sheriff's spokesman Ted Roy said Tuesday that investigators only considered a contract hit as a possibility [...]

More today

Working on three leads on the Billings murders. I hope to post something significant on the case later today. Yesterday was our print day for the newspaper so I had to wear my publisher hat most of the day. The Thursday, July 23 issue has a solid cover story on the Billings case. The phone [...]

WKRG: Gonzalez Jr. lone shooter

WKRG is reporting that Sheriff David Morgan has confirmed Fredrick Thornton and several other suspects told investigators that Leonard Gonzalez Jr was the sole shooter. Read more.

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