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What is EDATE?

January 11, 2012

When voters head to local polling places Jan. 31 for Florida’s GOP primary, they’ll also be asked to weigh in on re-upping EDATE, or the Escambia County Ad Valorem Tax Exemption. But what exactly is EDATE?…

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Fox Sports calls out Warrington and Crack Alley

January 11, 2012

Fox Sports says that Warrington is “rife with violence, drugs and poverty” in its profile and interview of Alabama football star Trent Richardson. The Escambia High graduate tells the reporter that three of his friends were…

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The Man’s Broom

January 10, 2012

The Brownsville area is a few tons lighter today. During its Jan. 9 Operation Clean Sweep in the Brownsville community, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office—along with partner agencies and volunteers— cleaned up 10 tons of trash.…

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For Sale: Pensacola Civic Center

January 6, 2012

Escambia County commissioners are looking to unload the Pensacola Civic Center. But  Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson isn’t getting his hopes up. “Personally, I don’t think we’re gonna get a sale-offer for $10 million,” Robertson said. Recently,…

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New Clerk of Court Candidate

January 6, 2012

Ernie Lee Magaha, Republican, pre-filed today for Clerk of the Court for the 2012 General Election. For the complete candidate list go here:  …

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County Considers Settling Lawsuits

January 4, 2012

During the board’s meeting tomorrow, the Escambia County Commission may be settling two lawsuits filed against the county. The first lawsuit involves a traffic accident on Cervantes Street. Roy M Stallworth filed suit against Escamia County…

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Assigned Seating for the TDC

January 3, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will be asked Thursday to approve updated designations for members of the Tourist Development Council. The TDC, according to state statute, must be composed of a certain number of people that currently…

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Commissioners at the Rodeo

December 29, 2011

After losing his job following a brief and controversial stint with the Escambia County Equestrian Center, Forrest Gibbs is suing three county commissioners. The officials, he contends, interfered with his job and caused his firing. While…

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Escambia County upgrades radio system

December 28, 2011

Despite protests from the daily newspaper and others who love police scanners, Escambia County went live on Dec. 11 with the new Digital Project 25 (P25) radio system. This project, a joint venture with Escambia County…

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Deadline to register for primary vote

December 17, 2011

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters to update their voter information before the January deadline. January 3 is the last day to register to vote or to change your party affiliation before…

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State Attorney clears TDC

December 14, 2011

State Attorney Bill Eddins has cleared the Escambia County Tourist Development Commission of any Sunshine Law violations regarding a series of meetings held with hotel owners on the bed tax and the structure of tourist marketing.…