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Sewage Plant Transition On Track

June 17, 2010

According to ECUA spokesman Jim Roberts, the transition from the downtown sewage plant to the state-of-the-art facility in Cantonment is 95 percent complete. He says that everything is on schedule with the new facility, with an…

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Letter to Sarah Palin

June 17, 2010

Cries From the Gulf by K. Lea Morris “Drill Baby Drill” Isn’t that what you said? I remember the chill that ran up my spine the first time I heard it. Then came the chanting. Louder…Louder…Frightening.…

Politics

Update on Local Candidates, as of June 16

June 17, 2010

The following candidates have filed qualifying papers with the Supervisor of Elections Office. For a complete list of candidates please see our website at http://escambiavotes.com/current-candidates-and-finances. County Commissioner, District 2 Dave Murzin (Qualified 6/16/10) Gene M. Valentino…

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IN: Annual Rant Issue

June 17, 2010

Independent News June 17, 2010 COVER STORY RANT ISSUE ‘10 We know that frustrations with the BP oil disaster are rising as high as the daily temperature, so we felt that this is the perfect time…

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Applicants for County Judge

June 16, 2010

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2010 FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGE IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the attorneys listed below…

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White House: Fact Sheet on Claims and Escrow

June 16, 2010

FACT SHEET: Claims and Escrow INDEPENDENT CLAIMS FACILITY A new, independent claims process will be created with the mandate to be fairer, faster, and more transparent in paying damage claims by individuals and businesses. * To…

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Buzz: BP makes proposal to beach businesses

June 16, 2010

We’ve heard the BP representatives met with Pensacola Beach owners today. They are proposing to pay owners whatever they are down in income from last year. For example, a shop had sales of $70,000 in May…

Politics

Scott campaign takes jab at McCollum

June 16, 2010

The Rick Scott for Governor campaign is poking fun at GOP opponent Bill McCollum in this press release: According to an article in the St. Petersburg Times and further evidenced by McCollum’s rapid decline in the…

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Deal cut with BP – $20B escrow created

June 16, 2010

Associated Press reports: President Obama has announced that BP has agreed to create a $20 billion escrow fund, calling the move “an important step toward making the people of the Gulf Coast whole again.” The fund…