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Evers’ Blackwater Backyard

February 20, 2012

A Northwest Florida senator is working to bring oil drilling close to home—his home. As Senator Greg Evers’ bill encouraging drilling on public lands—specifically, in Blackwater River State Forest—heads to the Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee…

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012

Court Ends Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s “Postcard Only” Mail Policy PENSACOLA – Federal judge Casey Rodgers signed an order yesterday reversing the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s “post card only” mail policy and ordering the jail to…

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FL Public Land Up For Grabs?

February 13, 2012

Source: Les Coleman/Florida News Connection Pending Florida legislation could convert some 500,000 acres of publicly owned shoreline into private ownership. Opponents, including Audubon Florida Director Eric Draper, warn that it’s a land grab move backed by…

Escambia County State & National News

Dickey appointed to judgeship

February 9, 2012

Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Darlene F. Dickey, of Molino, to the Escambia County Court. Dickey, 41, has been general counsel for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office since 2006. Previously, she practiced with Bozeman,…