Jeremy's Notebook

Goodbye Ernie, Hello Pam

January 18, 2013

childersPrior to yesterday’s county commission meeting, Pam Childers was welcomed aboard with an oath of office ceremony. Childers recently began her term as Escambia County Clerk of Court.

The new clerk won her office by beating longtime county fixture Ernie Lee Magaha, who held the office since the late 1950s. Childers was joined by her family for the oath of office ceremony.

Earlier in the day, during the commission’s work session, Childers told Chairman Gene Valentino she would be working to ensure the county was receiving all the money it was due.

“Not investigations, per se, but follow up where there should be other revenues,” Childers said.

“You mean revenues to go after?” Valentino asked. “Missed revenues?”

“Absolutely,” Childers replied.

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  • Barbara Mayall January 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Great Swearing in! The Lord has blessed you and your beautiful family. I am proud to call you my friend. I know you have this communities interest at the forefront.

  • Deep kimchee January 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    One can only imagine what is about to crawl out from under this rock which has not been turned over in almost half a century – ouch. Perhaps Mr. Magaha could have been a little more cordial to Ms. Childers during the non-transition that he orchestrated. Not very smart.

  • Bill Norrish January 18, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Congratulations Pam … I am sure you will do a great job!

  • jeeperman January 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I would not be surprised if some “creative accounting” is about to be discovered.

  • Mark January 18, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Or was she just playing politics?

  • HazeMotes January 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    “Missed revenues”? Sounds like some people will need to have their checkbooks handy in the near future. Perhaps she will be specific about where those “missed revenues” have been accidentally hiding. Or were they intentionally hidden by her predecessor?

  • Go get it January 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    You go girl!