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Give up garbage

May 20, 2008

A year ago, the Pensacola City Council could have handed over its garbage collection to ECUA and saved the residents money. Now they are fighting another rate increase and looking at how they can streamline operations.…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.19

May 19, 2008

 On Feb. 18, 2007, the body of Joshua Whittier, a 21-year-old Navarre resident who had worked with Ford Models, was found face down at the water’s edge of Santa Rosa Sound between Juana’s Pagoda and the…

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PNJ finally reports on Wells

May 19, 2008

You’ve got to love our daily newspaper. Ten days after Rusty Wells named by the Pensacola City Council by 6-3 to be the new City Attorney, the News Journal reports on the problems with Wells (…

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Don’t buy this excuse

May 17, 2008

The excuse being used to defend Mike Whitehead in the Roads, Inc. fundraiser – and was also used by former County Administrator George Touart – is that Escambia County is so small that it is hard…

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Notes: School Board 5.15

May 16, 2008

The Escambia County School Board held a special workshop on May 15 at the J.E. Hall Center regarding impending budget issues and cuts. Board president Patty Hightower opened the meeting and described board members’ recent trip…

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Notes: BCC 5.15

May 16, 2008

Sorry for the late post. It has been a hectic day: Escambia County’s Board of Commissioners breezed through their regular meeting on May 15. After approval of the agenda, the meeting opened with a commissioner’s forum.…

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IN Your Head Radio: The Facebook Edition

May 15, 2008

Most of IN Your Head Radio was only available online today due to weather problems. For those that might have missed them, here are today’s interviews Senator Don Gaetz Luman May Kate White…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.15

May 15, 2008

 Today I will welcome Senator Don Gaetz to IN Your Head Radio to discuss the education reforms approved  by the Florida Legislature in its 2008 regular session. And I will talk with Luman May who recently…

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Notes: BCC agenda review 5.15

May 15, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review May 15, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Call to Order at 9:04 a.m. All County Commissioners were present. Items to be added to the agenda: The County Attorney had one add…

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Notes: Special meeting

May 15, 2008

SPECIAL MEETING BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County Governmental Complex 221 Palafox Place May 15, 2008, 8:55 a.m. Call to Order at 9:03 a.m. All County Commissioners were present. Recommendation Concerning Roads, Inc., of NWF Versus Escambia…

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IN Your Head Radio 5.14

May 14, 2008

Today on IN Your Head Radio, I will talk with Alec Foge. Alec is a former contributing editor to Rolling Stone. His writing also has appeared in The New York Times, People, Mediaweek, Spin, Variety and…

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Board closes two schools

May 14, 2008

No, it isn’t Escambia County. Mobile County school board on Monday unanimously voted to close two schools when classes end next week Glendale Elementary in Prichard and Shaw High in northwest Mobile. The Escambia County School…

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Roads suit to be discussed privately

May 14, 2008

Roads, Inc. is Escambia County’s largest road contractor and has made millions over the past five years on local government business. The company has manipulated the county laws to create a huge hole in the ground…

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Tree ordinance finally approved

May 14, 2008

Pensacola Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve revisions to city tree and landscape regulations after Emerald Coastkeepers and developers finally agreed on the size that defines a heritage tree— 34-inch tree diameter. Coastkeepers proposed heritage…

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IN Your Head Radio Tuesday 5.13

May 13, 2008

On IN Your Head Radio  today, I will talk with Florida State Senator Dave Aronberg of the 27th district. As the youngest member of the State Senate at the age of 37, Dave Aronberg has already…