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Edgar rests in Thornton case

January 26, 2010

The prosecution rested its case yesterday against the chief of staff for jailed former Okaloosa County Charlie Morris. Sabra Thornton is accused of stealing money from the county by manipulating Morris, who is serving time in…

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Mobile DA withdraws from Nodine case

January 26, 2010

Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. has recused himself from the Nodine marijuana case and requested Escambia County (Ala.) District Attorney Stephen Billy handle it and decide whether to pursue drug charges against Mobile County…

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Stafford is not running

January 25, 2010

Spoke with Supervisor of Elections David Stafford. He has decided not to run for Pensacola mayor. “My wife and I had time to really talk it about this weekend and we decided that I should pass.”…

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Mack prefiles for mayor

January 25, 2010

Pensacola City Councilwoman Diane Mack prefiled this morning to run for mayor in the November election.The inside buzz is that she wanted to file prior to vote on the mayor’s salary – to make it clear…

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Big case gets little mention locally

January 25, 2010

The trial of Sabra Thornton, former Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office chief of staff and alleged mistress of former Sheriff Charlie Morris, continues today in at Blanchard Judicial Center. She faces six counts of grand theft for…

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Frozen chicken ban impacts Gulf Coast ports

January 25, 2010

Russia last week banned chicken imports from the U.S. At issue is the chlorine bath American producers use to disinfect slaughtered poultry. Of the $729.5 million in chicken sent from the U.S. to Russia from January…

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Judge Goodman tackles truancy

January 25, 2010

NorthEscambia.com reports that Circuit Judge Ross Goodman has written the Escambia County School Board a letter declaring that the district has a truancy crisis. Judge Goodman is proposing the district implement a School Truancy Operation Program…

Escambia County Politics

Page has phone records

January 24, 2010

Jamie Page has a solid investigative piece in Sunday’s daily paper. Through public records requests, Page got the cell phone records and message logs from the Escambia Commissioners. There are four troubling points about this fiasco.…

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County Purchasing Procedures

January 22, 2010

Test To be sure that I was being fair to Comm. Valentino, I spent time yesterday with Escambia County Purchasing Chief Claudia Simmons to understand the competitive sealed bid process. Comm. Valentino has repeatedly said that…

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Air America Radio RIP

January 22, 2010

The liberal national radio network, Air America Radio, signs off for the last time next Monday. The company is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, just a few weeks shy of its sixth anniversary. Here is the official…

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Steen inquest date set

January 21, 2010

State Attorney Bill Eddins has announced the coroner’s inquest on the death of Victor Steen has been set for Feb. 25-26 beginning at 8:30 a.m.…

Pensacola Politics

Buzz: Other races

January 21, 2010

. Some locals have been hoping that another Republican would jump into the State Senate race that now has Greg Evers, Dave Murzin and Mike Hill. The name that I heard most often was former Escambia…