Politics

Clay Ford not named Speaker of the House

February 4, 2009

House Republicans unanimously chose Rep. Larry Cretul as their new leader, allowing him to take over Ray Sansom’s duties as House Speaker immediately. Seventy-four of the House Republican Conference’s 76 members were on-hand to elect Cretul…

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Brother does good

February 4, 2009

Don’t say UWF president Judy Bense doesn’t have political clout. Her brother, Allan is the former Florida House Speaker and has been appointed vice chairman of Enterprise Florida Inc. Bense will play a significant role in…

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Century has Obama wish list

February 3, 2009

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…

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

February 3, 2009

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…

Pace ministers will hold church service in church

February 3, 2009

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.…

Arkansas is considering bill to allow guns in church

February 2, 2009

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…

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Sansom, Richburg factor

February 2, 2009

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…

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Former Century mayor fined, reprimanded

February 2, 2009

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.…

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Rumors hurt restaurants

February 2, 2009

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…

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Gulf Breeze UFO Hoax

February 2, 2009

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…

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Pace ministers rally against lawsuit

February 2, 2009

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…

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Who ran Jail Infirmary?

January 30, 2009

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…

Former DOJ Civil Rights violated federal law

January 30, 2009

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…

What took DOJ so long to investigate ECSO

January 29, 2009

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.…

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Here are two Complaints filed with DOJ

January 29, 2009

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…