Escambia County News Politics

Bid integrity

January 13, 2010

There are four hot topics being discussed around town: Malcolm Thomas and the Brownsville Middle School fiasco Consolidation – what will happen next? Victor Steen case – $10 million lawsuit and the coroner’s inquest Escambia County…

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Ard video not to be released until inquest

January 12, 2010

Just got off the phone with State Attorney Bill Eddins. He says that the video from the camera inside Officer Ard’s patrol car will not be released to the media and the public until the start…

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Eddins calls for inquest on Steen death

January 12, 2010

Under Florida Statutes, Sec. 936.003: “The state attorney may petition the county court in the county in which the body was found to hold an inquest into any death for which an examination, investigation, or autopsy…

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CRA 2010 plan connects with waterfront and parks

January 12, 2010

PENSACOLA BAYWALK The CRA 2010 Plan includes a continuous Baywalk where pedestrians and cyclists can access, transgress and enjoy Pensacola Bay from the Pensacola Area Welcome Center to Bruce Beach Series of demonstration sites/parks are to…

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Would you buy a school from this man?

January 12, 2010

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has told the IN that he didn’t know about the 1.4-million water leak at Brownsville Middle School until Friday, Jan. 8—after we made the public records request for the closed school’s utility bills.…

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CRA population trends

January 12, 2010

Consultant, Looney, Ricks & Kiss, assessed population trends as part of their work on the CRA 2010 plan, which will be presented to the Pensacola City Council on Thursday, Jan. 14. EDUCATION Education attainment levels for…

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CRA has population and real estate issues

January 11, 2010

The 2010 plan for the CRA that will be represented to the Pensacola City Council has an assessment of the population and real estate trends for downtown Pensacola and the CRA district. The population of the…

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Thomas failed to reveal leak

January 11, 2010

When Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was negotiating last month with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church over the sale of Brownsville Middle School, he failed to tell Pastor LuTimothy May, the school board and the public that was supporting…

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Road, Inc. still gets special treatment

January 11, 2010

Cody Rawson and his road construction company, Road’s Inc., is still getting preferential treatment from the Escambia Board of County Commission. Jamie Page reports on his blog. Commissioners Robertson, Robinson, Valentino and White threw out the…

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CRA 2010 plan has merit

January 10, 2010

Becky Bray, Pensacola CRA administrator, her boss, Thaddeus Cohen and their consultant, Looney, Ricks & Kiss, should be commended for the 2010 plan for the CRA. The plan will be presented to the Pensacola City Council…

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Pensacola connection to Rubio

January 9, 2010

The Miami Herald and St. Pete Times are reporting on the race for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate between Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio. They reporting that the Pinellas…

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It was pot in Nodine’s truck

January 9, 2010

The Mobile Press Register is reporting that the substance found in the county truck driven by Mobile Commissioner Stephen Nodine was in fact marijuana. Read more.…

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Buzz: Evers may be behind BOCC vote

January 8, 2010

There is a rumor that State Rep. Greg Evers is a large factor behind Commissioner Wilson Robertson’s motion. Evers has been blasted for months on the NorthEscambia.com website in the Comments sections as being pro-consolidation since…

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Roll Tide, roll BOCC

January 8, 2010

While most of us were watching the BCS National Championship or, at least, getting ready to watch the game, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners made three big decisions: 1. As predicted in the IN’s Winners…