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Thomas failed to reveal leak

January 11, 2010

When Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was negotiating last month with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church over the sale of Brownsville Middle School, he failed to tell Pastor LuTimothy May, the school board and the public that was supporting…

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Road, Inc. still gets special treatment

January 11, 2010

Cody Rawson and his road construction company, Road’s Inc., is still getting preferential treatment from the Escambia Board of County Commission. Jamie Page reports on his blog. Commissioners Robertson, Robinson, Valentino and White threw out the…

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Roll Tide, roll BOCC

January 8, 2010

While most of us were watching the BCS National Championship or, at least, getting ready to watch the game, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners made three big decisions: 1. As predicted in the IN’s Winners…

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Buzz: Ronnie Mac wants back

January 7, 2010

Former Escambia County Sheriff Ronnie McNesby is telling former supporters that he plans to run against Sheriff David Morgan in 2012. The former campaign donors are stunned. They admit they didn’t laugh in his face, but…

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Valentino to back new arts group

December 30, 2009

According to today’s PNJ, Commissioner Gene Valentino will introduce a resolution at the BOCC’s Jan. 7 meeting to cease funding the Arts Council of Northwest Florida and will instead support giving the allocation to a new…

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Derek finds possible Sunshine violation

December 23, 2009

Derek Cosson and Progressive Pensacola requested the emails of the Escambia County Consolidation Study Commission (ECCSC) and he have uncovered communications which, in his words, appear to violate Florida’s Government in the Sunshine laws. Read his…

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Arts Council finances are a mess

December 18, 2009

The problem with the Arts Council of Northwest Florida is not that it “over-allocated” funds. In documents received by the IN, it appears the arts organization was not giving its member organizations, which includes the Pensacola…

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McLaughlin contract not renewed

December 17, 2009

At this morning’s meeting, Escambia County Commission voted 4-1 to not renew County Administrator Bob McLaughlin’s contract. As expected, Marie Young was the sole vote in favor of renewal.…