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Century has Obama wish list

NorthEscambia.com reports the Century Town Council has been working on its own wish list for the Obama Stimulus Package: $1.7 million to increase the elevated tank capacity to 500,000 gallons and install water mains to provide adequate water pressure to underserved residents along Backwoods [...]

NY Times: Pensacola case in U.S. Supreme Court

In 1989, someone raped a 72-year-old woman in Pensacola. Joe Sullivan was 13 at the time, and he admitted that he and two older friends had burglarized the woman’s home earlier that day. But he denied that he had returned to commit the rape. Judge Nicholas Geeker sentenced Sullivan to life [...]

Pace ministers will hold church service in church

That is essentially what happened yesterday in Pace. The local ministers agreed to plan and hold the Pace High School baccalaureate service in a church. This is Gulf Breeze High School has been doing for decades. According to the PNJ, Pace Assembly of God pastor Joey Rogers said at the rally, [...]

Arkansas is considering bill to allow guns in church

Arkansas House Bill 1237 is being debated a bill removes “any church or other place of worship” from the list of places that a person with a license to carry a concealed handgun is not allowed to carry a gun under state law. Grant Exton, president of the state's Concealed Carry Association, [...]

Sansom, Richburg factor

The Daily News is trying to evaluate in the impact of Ray Sansom resigning as Speaker of the Florida House. A grand jury, a House investigator and a state ethics commission are reviewing the allegations that Sansom steered money to Northwest Florida State College, which tried to hire him for a [...]

Former Century mayor fined, reprimanded

NorthEscambia.com reports that the state ethics commission has found former Mayor Evelyn Hammond misused her position, and they have recommended that she be ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and receive a public censure and reprimand. Hammond used her position to retaliate against Century Little [...]

Rumors hurt restaurants

During the Christmas holidays, there was a sort of "dead pool" being done as people tried to predict which restaurants would close by Dec. 31, 2008. Three restaurants often mentioned, but still very much open, were Zea's, Hemmingway's and Macaroni Grill. Hemmingway's and Macaroni Grill are [...]

Gulf Breeze UFO Hoax

The PNJ reports that the History Channel's "UFO Hunters" will be in Gulf Breeze within the next two weeks to film an episode about the "area's reputation of being a hotbed for sightings of unidentified flying objects." In 1987 and '88, Gulf Breeze businessman Ed Walters reported 20 encounters [...]

Pace ministers rally against lawsuit

Area ministers will a rally today at the Pace Assembly of God Church to respond to the recent lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed against the Santa Rosa County School District. The PNJ reports: "Pace Assembly of God Senior Pastor Joey Rogers and ministers from different [...]

Who ran Jail Infirmary?

Prison Health Services, Inc. was hired to run the Escambia County Jail infirmary by then jail director Dennis Williams in 2001. They were replaced by Armor Correctional Health Services in 2006 after Prison Health Services lost its accreditation that summer after an inspection of the [...]

Former DOJ Civil Rights violated federal law

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice released a report on the hiring practices of the former head of its Civil Rights Division by the DOJ Inspector General Glenn Fine and Office of Professional Responsibility chief H. Marshall Jarrett. It says that the former head of the DOJ's Civil [...]

What took DOJ so long to investigate ECSO

Why did it take six years for the Department of Justice to investigate the first complaint against the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and three years to investigate the second? National Public Radio may have the answer. On Dec. 12, 2008, NPR did broadcast a story on how the Civil Rights [...]

Here are two Complaints filed with DOJ

IN has obtained copies of the two complaints filed with the Department of Justice by the ACLU and Movement for Change against the Escambia County Sheriff's Office while Ron McNesby was the sheriff. We can not be certain that the DOJ is acting on these complaints alone or if there have been [...]

McNesby Administration under investigation

The Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division is investigating the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff David Morgan received notification the week after he was sworn in. In a letter from Grace Chung Becker, Acting Assistant Attorney General (that is dated Jan. 9, 2009). the DOJ [...]

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