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Billings – Mississippi notes

My hometown is Greenville, Mississippi. We moved from Greenville to Gulf Breeze in 1981. Bud Billings lived in Greenville from the mid-1970s until 1985, when he sold his business, Greenville Auto & Truck, 3291 Highway 82 East (see map) and divorced his first wife. Billings lived at 1545 [...]

Pamela Long Wiggins arrested for bigamy (Updated)

Pamela Long Wiggins - who has already been charged with being an accessory after the fact in the Billings murders - has been arrested today on bigamy charges. She posted $5,000 bond. The charges were filed in Okaloosa County by the State Attorney's Office.

Inside Billings dealership

Inside Billings dealership

A former of employee of a used car dealership tied to the late Bud Billings recalls his time with Billings as a rollercoaster of shady deals and high pressure collections. He saw his former boss Ronald “Ronnie” Phillips, the owner of Beach Autos, Inc, forced out of the dealership by Billings [...]

SR Health Director resigns after DUI

SR Health Director resigns after DUI

NorthEscambia.com reports that Shannon Jacobs, the Santa Rosa County Health Director, resigned on Friday, July 24. Jacobs, 34, crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic on Navarre Beach Road June 20 a struck a vehicle driven by James H. Hering, 42. Two Intoxilyzer tests showed Jacobs had blood [...]

Missing cars

Missing cars

According to our sources, the business issue between Bud Billings and Henry "Cab" Tice involved "disappearing" cars from the Tice car lots. Billings' finance company, Worldco Financial Services, financed Tice's floor plan ( See UCC). Worldco was to be paid as cars were being sold off the [...]

Living in Pensacola online survey

715 people have completed in the past 7 days this survey by the Better Pensacola Forum and Mason-Dixon. Check it out - here.

PETA wants ZOO closed

PETA wants ZOO closed

The Daily News reports that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent letters to Santa Rosa and Escambia County commissioners to urge them to stop providing financial help to The Zoo Northwest Florida. PETA is upset that the Zoo used its animals as collateral for a loan. Danyelle [...]

Mobile Visitor Bureau criticized

Earlier this month, the daily newspaper made a fuss (front page, above the fold) over a USS Lexington reunion that is being held in Mobile, instead of Pensacola. The organizer claimed that he had called the Pensacola Visitor Information Center several times and that no one got with him. The [...]

ECSO gets $3.3M from feds

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced $1 billion in funding across the nation including $3,344,620 for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office to hire 20 deputies. Under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program, the ESCO will be required to maintain the positions in their own budget for an [...]

SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter – Naval Museum

SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter – Naval Museum

Press release: The National Naval Aviation Museum will acquire a new aircraft to add to its collection with the delivery of an SH-60B Seahawk, the third example of this helicopter transferred to the Museum, but the first of its type to be displayed in Pensacola. Rear Admiral Gary Jones, [...]

Plaza de Luna Statue Dedication

Plaza de Luna Statue Dedication

Press release: In celebration of the 450th anniversary of de Luna founding the first Spanish settlement, the Fiesta of Five Flags Association and Celebrate Pensacola are hosting the unveiling and dedication of the memorial monument on Thursday, August 13 at 5:15 p.m. in Plaza de Luna at Palafox [...]

Ex hexes Tice

Ex hexes Tice

Henry "Cab" Tice has been mentioned as a person of interest in the murder investigation of the murders of Byrd "Bud" and Melanie Billings. Sources have told us that the authorities are focusing on whether Tice paid Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. to kill the Billings during a home invasion on July 9. In [...]

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