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The Apology Song

Another video look at good and evil: The Apology Song

ECSO photo report on Brownsville

ECSO photo report on Brownsville

The Criminal Intelligence Unit of the Escambia Sheriff's Office has produced this "Progress Report in Pictures" See PDF :ECSO rpt.pdf Several of the photos look like yard debris that was never picked up. Wonder how long it sat on the curbside?

What about Century?

What about Century?

Another rumored drug area is Century. There's a reason why that is where Coach Washington was arrested. We've heard from more than one source that this is where most of our illegal drugs enter the county. The paper has tried a few times to nail down rumors of air fields, safe houses and meth [...]

Next Step for Brownsville

Next Step for Brownsville

Operation Brownsville is over. Here are the stats: Suspicious persons/vehicles: 480 - Citizen assists: 138 - Agency assists: 68 - Traffic Stops: 304 - Warrant service attempts: 22 - Warrant services: 32 - Traffic stop arrests: 13 - DUI arrests: 12 - Narcotics arrests: 37 - Weapons [...]

Too much to think about

Too much to think about

What makes someone good or bad? The drug arrest of Woodham Coach Benny Washington and the subsequent comments on this blog and others in the area have gotten me to ponder this question. There are those who relish the fall of Coach Washington or any public figure. Others refuse to join the [...]

Woodham icon arrested

Former State champion basketball coach (Woodham High) - Bennie Washington - was arrested last night on drug related charges in Century. Washington was stopped for speeding. Deputy reported he could smell the odor of pot from the vehicle. When questioned, Washington admitted marijuana was in the [...]

County salaries

As I promised earlier: George Touart, County Administrator     155,252.00 Janet Lander, County Attorney     141,141.00 Robert McLaughlin, Assistant County Administrator     114,997.00 Willie Taylor, Assistant County Administrator     105,987.00 Robert Jacobson, Dir., [...]

Counties fight back

Counties fight back

Florida county governments are fighting back on property taxes, according to this article in the Miami Herald: Yes, county budgets have ballooned since the real-estate boom, but the money has gone into police, security and the rising costs of insurance, fuel, land and healthcare. ''There's no [...]

Buzz: City Sanitation

Buzz: City Sanitation

Heard through the grapevine yesterday that the rate increase for City of Pensacola's sanitation department and the fuel surcharge are only stop gap measures. There may be even more increases later in the year. City, County, ECUA ....we're paying for duplication of services and carrying more [...]

O’Brien kidnapped

O’Brien kidnapped

That's only possible conclusion after reading today's MOB column in the daily.The third grader that's subbing for him is trying very hard though...

New online Pensacola encyclopedia

New online Pensacola encyclopedia

Sure, we all love Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But what about local issues — history, politics, businesses, civic leaders, etc.? Wouldn’t it be great to have a wiki-style encyclopedia that focuses on the Pensacola area? Well, now we do: Pensapedia.com. It’s a little rough around the [...]

FAQ about Sunshine Law

From the Florida Attorney General's website - I've highlighted certain points: Q. What is the Sunshine Law? A. Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine law provides a right of access to governmental proceedings at both the state and local levels. It applies to any gathering of two or more members of [...]

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