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County taking ECUA to court

Coming out of its 'shade' meeting, the Escambia County Commission voted to go back to court and ask ECUA to be the joint receiver of the Innerarity Island utility system. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

County will discuss resolution of DJJ cost sharing formula, savings $750K annually

The Escambia County Commission will discuss today a settlement with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice that will split the shared detention costs. The Department of Juvenile Justice issued a letter dated November 27, 2013 on the reconciliation of shared detention costs for FY 2012-2013 [...]

Video on Sean’s Outpost is going viral

Video on Sean’s Outpost is going viral

This video uploaded by M.K. Lord has already garnered over 36,000 views. The Escambia Board of County Commissioners discuss replacing Janet Lander, the Special Magistrate assigned to hear the code enforcement. Here are Lord's comments on the video: In this meeting, a local resident voiced [...]

Sean’s Outpost going to court

Sean’s Outpost going to court

With no discussion, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners approved 3-0 to authorize the county attorney to file a circuit court action on Sean's Outpost, the homeless camp at 1999 Massachusetts Ave. Commissioners Gene Valentino and Grover Robinson were absent. The county is seeking [...]

What is on Escambia County regular meeting agenda?

What is on Escambia County regular meeting agenda?

Solid Waste Moratorium There will be a public hearing for consideration of adopting an Ordinance extending the temporary moratorium related to Solid Waste Management Facilities. Last year the County Commission adopted an ordinance establishing a temporary moratorium on the processing of [...]

Former Veterinarian talks about deaths at Escambia County Animal Shelter

Former Veterinarian talks about deaths at Escambia County Animal Shelter

In an exclusive interview with the Independent News, Dr. Alphonso Steward III, the former veterinarian for the Escambia County Animal Shelter, blamed the three animal deaths in his surgical unit last month on his assistant not following his instructions and claimed that other shelter staff were [...]

Weekend Buzz: PPD may have problem, Found Money and Smartest Answer

Weekend Buzz: PPD may have problem, Found Money and Smartest Answer

Courthouse rumblings Criminal defense lawyers are watching closely the case of Herchel Royals, who was arrested in July 2013 on drug charges. His case is one of those possibly impacted by the current FDLE lab investigation of a supervisor allegedly stealing drugs from the lab. Royals’ trial is [...]

County commission delays vote on county administrator another two weeks

County commission delays vote on county administrator another two weeks

Today's special meeting of the Escambia County Commission was filled with shouting, accusations and finger-pointing. In the end, the only decision made was to delay the vote for the next county administrator. Commissioner Grover Robinson took much of the abuse from Commissioners Gene Valentino [...]

County commission delays county administrator decision until noon tomorrow

County commission delays county administrator decision until noon tomorrow

For three and a half hours, the Escamabia County Commission listened to its five finalists for the county administrator position and deliberated who should replace George Touart. A motion to simply name interim administrator Larry Newsom failed, 2-3, but he still is in contention. The other [...]

County Administrator decision could be this week

County Administrator decision could be this week

On Thursday, March 13, the five finalists will meet separately with individual commissioners in their offices prior to public interviews with the full board at 1 p.m. A second special board meeting will be held on March 14 at 9 a.m. to pick a new top boss for the county if one is not named on March [...]

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Weekend Buzz: County Jail, Valentino rakes in the cash and Hayward signs up Hill consultants

Escambia County to rebid jail contracts Corrections Department Director Gordon Pike told the Escambia County Commission at its agenda review meeting on March 6 that he plans to rebid all the jail contracts. He made the statement when the commissioners questioned his recommendation to amend [...]

Escambia County will get more aggressive on lion fish

Escambia County will get more aggressive on lion fish

Robert Turpin, Escambia County's Marine Resources Manager, told the Board of County Commissioners today at its agenda review meeting that the county plans to sponsor a lion fish category in upcoming fishing rodeos. He said when it was done at a fishing rodeo in Destin that 1,700 lion fish were [...]

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