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Escambia County

FWB suspects don’t fit – updated

August 20, 2009

The involvement of four Fort Walton Beach black men with the home invasion and murder of Bud and Melanie Billings doesn’t fit with what I am hearing about Leonard “Lenny” and Patrick Gonzalez. My sources have…

Escambia County Politics

Valentino misused chairmanship

August 20, 2009

Please look at pages of 20-22 of the emails that the State Attorney’s Office found on Commissioner Gene Valentino’s laptop. You will see where bingo casino developer Cy Keefer of Dallas, Texas drafted a letter for…

Escambia County

More on Funding Maritime Museum

August 19, 2009

Here is the agenda for the Friday meeting of the CMPA Board: Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda 8-21-09 More on the tax credits: CTA CDE info packet for CMPA w reservation agreement CTA CDE Reservation Agreement,…

Escambia County Politics

Valentino’s response

August 19, 2009

On August 17, Commissioner Valentino’s issued this response to the State Attorney’s reports on the Sunshine Law and public records investigations – read. Gene has chosen to emphasize certain words: BASELESS ALLEGATION — FALSE. The State…

Escambia County

The emails that Valentino hid

August 19, 2009

During the State Attorney’s investigation of Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino an additional 40 emails concerning the proposed bingo casino for Perdido Key were found. Some we already have seen, but there are still a few…

Escambia County

Transcript of Tice interviews

August 18, 2009

The State Attorney has released the transcripts of the interviews with Henry “Cab” Tice. In his interview, Tice described Salvano Gonzalez as a good salesman that worked for him and later for Bud Billings collecting on…

Escambia County

Reports reveal more on the Billings’ murders

August 18, 2009

The interviews by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office with dozens of witnesses give the picture of a horrible, grisly double homicide that defies the motive a simple robbery. Seven men invaded the Billings’ home and while…

Escambia County

Blog attracts NY Times

August 17, 2009

In today’s edition of the New York Times: “The official storyline was clear. The state attorney said it was a robbery; Byrd and Melanie Billings, the parents of 13 adopted children with special needs, were murdered…

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Wiggins may lose 1971 Buick

August 15, 2009

Early this week the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office had a forfeiture hearing before Judge Frank Judge concerning the 1971 Buick Gran Sport Convertible that Pamela and Hugh Wiggins own. As part of that hearing, Investigator Thomas…

Escambia County

MPDP has update for CMPA board

August 14, 2009

Maritime Park Development Partners will present a progress report to the Community Maritime Park Associates Board. The big news is that construction is set to start Sept. 18, 2009. There will be a groundbreaking ceremony at…

Escambia County Politics

Leadership evaluations

August 14, 2009

Why doesn’t the Pensacola City Council evaluate its two hires – City Manager Al Coby and City Attorney Rusty Wells? Why doesn’t the Escambia County County Commission evaluate Bob McLaughlin, the county administrator? The Mobile County…