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Escambia County

Salaries for commissioner aides

May 20, 2011

Commissioner Gene Valentino can be an easy target for criticism. His methods are heavy-handed at times and he steps into “it” quite often. However, I can’t fault Valentino for wanting to get the salary of his…

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Bubba’s on Patrol, Part 2

April 13, 2011

In 2007, County Administrator George Touart and Sheriff Ron McNesby devised a plan to deputized the code enforcement officers. While the beefing up code enforcement in the unincorporated areas was much needed, the power went to…

Escambia County Politics

Century wants a marketing strategy

April 11, 2011 reports that Century leaders recently met to discuss how to attract economic development (Read more). Two suggestions: 1. Hire one of the sign people that the daily newspaper interviewed today to flag people off Highway…

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Where did Ingram’s money go?

March 25, 2011

Clay Ingram spent $119,342.41 on his first campaign for public office, according to the state’s Campaign Finance Database ( see Ingram Expenditures. For that $119,342.41, he won a the state representative, District 2, office, which pays…

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Commissioners sworned

November 16, 2010

Escambia County Commissioners Gene Valentino and Grover Robinson, IV were sworn in this morning in BCC chambers packed with elected officials, county employees and citizens. Judge John Simon swore in Valentino, Judge Bill Stafford handled Robinson.…

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History of Escambia County Administrators

September 20, 2010

The job of county administrator was created in 1977. Escambia County has had 14 people hold the job — average tenure 1 year, 8 months if you include the interim and acting administrators. Exclude them –…

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Buzz: White and Valentino at it again

September 1, 2010

We’re hearing that Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White wants to appoint Karen Sindel to the county planning board and fellow commissioner, Gene Valentino, isn’t happy. Sindel was Valentino’s appointee to the board until she resigned last…

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Post-Election Responses

August 25, 2010

Last night proved to be a closely fought election for many local seats. The IN talked with several candidates and their campaign heads after last night’s primary to get their reaction to the results. Pensacola Mayor…

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Valentino Officially Cleared

August 18, 2010

The State Attorney’s Office announced today that they would not appeal last week’s court ruling that dismissed charges against Commissioner Gene Valentino. Press Release: “State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the State of Florida will…

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Early Voting Numbers

August 13, 2010

According to Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford,  2,105 people in the county have voted since Monday (as of the end of yesterday). There were 484 voters on Thursday. Early voting will continue through Aug. 21…

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Gilmore Deposition for Valentino trial

August 12, 2010

Tomorrow, Okaloosa County Judge Jim Ward will rule on a motion by Barry Beroset to dismiss the misdemeanor charges for campaign solicitation in a government building against Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The actual trial is…

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Valentino camp releases poll

July 23, 2010

Press Release: Gene Still Leading in Recent Poll According to a recent poll conducted by Marketing Metrics & Media of 400 likely voters, Gene Valentino still leads the pool of candidates with decided voters at 50.2%,…