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Commissioners Snub Plan B

April 17, 2012

After hearing overwhelming sentiment from their constituents, Escambia County commissioners cannot see their way to go ahead with a suggested infrastructure project on Pensacola Beach. “If there’s three votes not to do A or B, are…

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More Sausage

April 17, 2012

Faced with a nearly $10 million budget shortfall, Escambia County commissioners again  discussed possible solutions during this morning’s commission workshop. “Nobody wants us to cut any services, nobody wants us to raise taxes, nobody wants us…

Escambia County News Politics

May Day or Law Day?

April 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will consider today adopting a proclamation declaring May 1 as ‘Law Day.’ In recent history, the date has been celebrated as International Workers’ Day—commemorating an 1886 clash between police and striking workers,…

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Second Noose Found at UWF

April 16, 2012

It’s an old image, seared into the consciousness of society. In the South, the symbolism is unmistakable. The noose, however, is not something the University of West Florida campus police are used to dealing with. “This…

Crime Escambia County

Noose outside UWF dorm

April 16, 2012

On Saturday, the UWF African American Student Association held its annual awards gala. Today I was sent this email by a UWF student about a noose being found in a tree behind Martin Hall on the…

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Proposed T-shirt for District 3 race

April 14, 2012

With Hugh King confused over what Lumon May looks like and not being sure which May family member is actually Lumon May, I’m proposing a campaign t-shirt for the Lumon May for Escambia County Commission, District…

Escambia County Politics

Lumon May has strong first quarter

April 13, 2012

Lumon May, Democratic candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 3, had another strong fundraising quarter. He is March 31 report shows that he raised $9750 in cash and in-kind contributions and had 68 contributors. The next…

Escambia County Politics

Making Sausage in the Library

April 12, 2012

Faced with a nearly $10 million budget shortfall, Escambia County commissioners today considered pulling funding—totaling $3.7 million—from the West Florida Library System. A few hundred library supporters dressed in red attending this morning’s commission workshop persuaded…

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Libraries Spared

April 12, 2012

After nearly three hours of discussion this morning supporter of the West Florida Library System have reason to celebrate. Quietly. “We are left cautiously optimistic,” Bette Hooten, president of the library system’s board of trustees, said…

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Hugh King loses in court

April 12, 2012

On Wednesday morning, Hugh King, a no-party-affiliated candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 3, asked the court to grant a restraining order against Lumon May, a Democratic candidate for the same post. Judge Thomas Santurri dismissed…

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Library ‘Crisis’

April 11, 2012

According to Bette Hooten, president of the West Florida Library System, the regional collection of libraries are in “crisis mode.” “I cannot tell you how frightened I am for this system,” she said. Escambia County commissioners…

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Hugh King campaign uses slam website

April 10, 2012

Hugh King, former Pensacola City Councilman, former pastor of Greater Union Baptist Church, former CMPA trustee, former Democratic candidate and currently prefiled NPA candidate for Escambia County Commission, District 3, wants to continue the attack on…