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Sansom takes over Nov. 15

November 6, 2008

Ray Sansom (R-Ft. Walton Beach) takes over as Speaker of the Florida House on Nov. 15. He tells the reporters that he doesn’t believe a special session is needed to deal with the $700 million state…

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Escambia County by precinct – big races

November 5, 2008

Look how Obama and McCain votes track across the county-wide races and the House District 3 race. Pensacola Christian College (Pct. 110) actually voted for Democrat Larry Scapecchi. Check it out:big-races110608.pdf Updated 11-06-08…

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Former commissioner appointed to Speaker staff

November 5, 2008

Former Escambia County Commissioner Janice Gilley has been appointed the Deputy Chief of Staff for incoming Florida Speaker of the House Ray Sansom. Gilley was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush in 2002 to complete the term…

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Sheriff-to-be Morgan calls for audit

November 5, 2008

David Morgan has sent a letter to the Escambia County Commission telling them he wants to move the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office accounting, budgeting and finances under the County Comptroller Ernie Lee Magaha. Prior to the…

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Money helps in city races, but not always

November 5, 2008

There were nine City of Pensacola races. The winner or top vote-getter spent the most money in seven of the races. A sitting council member spent the most money in seven races – At-Large 9 had…

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Will Obama grassroots organization last

November 5, 2008

The Obama ground game – an army of volunteers, an unprecedented get-out-the-vote effort and the heavy use of internet technologies – swept Barack Obama into office. Will this political machine stay in place to help other…

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Gaetz son charged with DUI

November 5, 2008

The Daily News reports that Matthew Gaetz, son of State Senator Don Gaetz, was pulled over last Thursday, October 30 for speeding by an Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputy and was charged with driving under the influence…

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What does new Pensacola council look like?

November 5, 2008

Mayor Mike Wiggins City Council At Large District 9: Megan Pratt City Council District 1: P. C. Wu City Council District 2: Sam Hall City Council District 3: Maren DeWeese City Council District 5: John Jerralds…

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IN Your Head Radio: FINIS

November 4, 2008

Today the last IN Your Head Radio show will hit the airwaves at 12:00.  Get the last word in at 437-1620. Listen online live at newsradio1620.com.…

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Gulf Breeze update

November 4, 2008

Lines are about six people deep at the South Santa Rosa Rec Center. As of 9:30, 640 people had voted.…

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Oops, there was an Escambia murder in Oct.

November 2, 2008

Arthur James Roland, 28, of Pensacola was found shot to death inside a Buick LeSabre about 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 near North S and Bobe streets. This is the 18th homicide for the county this…

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Final Early Voting stats

November 2, 2008

From Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, David Stafford: These are Early Voting only — does NOT include Absentees returned. 6,172 – Nov. 1, 2008 49,184 Total 24,684 DEM 18,409 REP 6,091 OTHER…

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Let’s look at the council reports

November 1, 2008

For the last reporting period – 10/11-10/30/08: Dist. 1: P.C. Wu $1,350.00 — Mary P Studer $400; RGK Investments $100, Allied Waste $200, SBP (plumbing) $500, Miller Caldwell, Jr. $150 Bob Walker: $0.00 Dist. 2: Sam…