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Questioning the DROP of Rusty Wells

August 4, 2009

This email has been sent to the Pensacola City Council. DROP stands for Deferred Retirement Option Program. City employees are allowed to announce their retirement date and begin collected retirement checks (in an escrow account) while…

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Pilot in Ecuador killing is Fausti

August 4, 2009

Thanks to faithful readers of the blog. More has been discovered about Brandon Fausti – ex-husband of Tabatha Gonzalez, wife of the suspected killer of Byrd and Melanie Billings. A follow up article was sent to…

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Sordid tale of woe from T. Gonzalez’s ex

August 3, 2009

The ex-husband of Tabatha Gonzalez, wife of the Patrick Gonzalez, Jr, was convicted of trafficking cocaine in September 2004. Judge Linda Nobles sentenced him, Brandon Anthony Fausti, to two years of community control supervision and four…

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ECSO takes over Jail infirmary

August 1, 2009

At midnight last night, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office took control of the Escambia County Jail infirmary from Armor Correctional Health Services. The move is part of Sheriff Morgan’s efforts to cut his budget. The projected…

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Probability, Possibility Press Conference

August 1, 2009

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan called a press conference in response to the CNN news report that the State Attorney’s Office was investigating whether the July 9 murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings were contract hits.…

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Press Conference tonight

July 31, 2009

From ECSO: Press Release Pensacola, FL-In response to media reports that the Billings Murders were contract killings, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan is stating that the possibility that these murders were a contract killing is still…

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UWF Named “A Best In The Southeast College”

July 31, 2009

Press Release: The University of West Florida has once again been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast according to “The Princeton Review.” The education services company selected the school as one…

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Comm. White questions use of budgets and more

July 31, 2009

Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White has asked County Administrator Bob McLaughlin to sent a letter to all the commissioners in which he tells McLaughlin “the budget you have presented is not sustainable and it is absurd…

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CNN reports Billings murders a contract hit

July 31, 2009

From CNN: “A source with knowledge of the investigation tells CNN the state attorney’s office believes there were two motives in the home invasion murder of Florida couple Byrd and Melanie Billings — robbery and a…

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Billings – Mississippi notes

July 31, 2009

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…

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Inside Billings dealership

July 30, 2009

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…

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SR Health Director resigns after DUI

July 30, 2009

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…

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Missing cars

July 29, 2009

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…