Escambia County

Escambia County

Wooden bridges for red-headed stepchild

September 14, 2011

North Escambia is the county’s red-headed stepchild. Few people realize that when they drive to the University of West Florida campus that they have reached the mid-point of the county. North Escambia County is rural, but…

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Big George calls out Grover 4.0

September 12, 2011

George Hawthorne has responded to Grover Robinson’s response to his original letters about possible Sunshine Law violations: Grover: Firstly, it is very unbecoming of you as a “public official” to make such libelous statements regarding me…

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New county panhandling ordinance hurts PNJ sales

September 9, 2011

The Escambia County Commission is considering a new roadway safety ordinance that would prohibit all groups, including street side hawkers for the daily newspaper, from selling anything, collecting donations or passing our literature on the roadways.…

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Mitchell has petition signatures to qualify

September 8, 2011

Clorissti Johnson Mitchell, who is running for Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, District 3 seat, has met the petition requirement. “I look to have my website up by the weekend.” Mitchell told the IN. “I have already…

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Childers filed today

August 30, 2011

Pam Childers has filed today to run for Escambia County Clerk of Courts, the position held by Ernie Lee Magaha before color televisions were invented.…

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County pushes for I-10 exit for Beulah

August 11, 2011 reports Escambia County is asking the federal government to expedite approval of a new I-10 exit in Beulah. The exit would serve a northern “beltway” connector proposed from North Escambia to Santa Rosa County and…

Escambia County Politics

County redistricting plan nearly complete

July 12, 2011

The Escambia County Commission and School Board left yesterday’s joint meeting with proposed redistricting maps that will see District 4 (Grover Robinson) and 5 (Kevin White) have the biggest increases, 1,133 and 1,262 respectively. The other…

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Buzz: Morgan gets petitions signed

July 12, 2011

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has met the petition requirement for qualification to be on the 2012 ballot for Sheriff. There were 1,996 validated petitions needed to qualify. He is the first candidate for sheriff to…

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ECSO re-accredited

July 5, 2011

Press Release: Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan presented staff with a certificate acknowledging The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office being awarded full re-accredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). The presentation was made…

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Is it time to dissolve SRIA?

June 8, 2011

The Santa Rosa Island Authority survived two efforts in the Aughts –or what some in Pensacola are starting to call the “Bull$#% Decade”–to abolish it. First, W.D. Childers and then later George Touart entertained the idea…

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Escambia County avoids budget crisis

June 6, 2011

Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver stopped by the IN offices to discuss the 2011-12 budget. The good news is the budget is balanced without a tax increase despite a projected 3.5 percent decrease in property taxes.…

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Cadillac Banks writes BOCC

May 31, 2011

Music promoter William “Cadillac” Banks has written the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners asking that the board either fund his two-day music festival that will target African-American tourists and performers or send the issue back…