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AMEX cards may not have been handed out as told

March 14, 2013

Chamber CEO Jim Hizer told his board last week that the process for handing out the AMEX gift cards was the visitor presented a hotel receipt and his driver’s license. Those were photocopied along with the…

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RESTORE Committee Outlined

March 12, 2013

During this week’s Escambia County Commission Committee of the Whole, the board will discuss the RESTORE Act advisory committee’s purpose and role. The following is an informational sheet included in the agenda packet. March 14, 2013…

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Valentino Vents

March 7, 2013

Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino learned about the mess over at the chamber of commerce a few days ago. “I’m a little disappointed with the whole thing,” he said this morning. “I don’t wish any…



February 7, 2013

Escambia County’s RESTORE advisory committee was unveiled tonight. The Escambia County Commission approved the nine member committee, and also named two alternates. The committee, which will assess projects competing for funds stemming from Clean Water Act…

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February 5, 2013

Escambia County’s RESTORE Act advisory committee is almost in place. The nine-member body is on the table for Thursday’s county commission meeting. Commissioners are assembling the committee to assess potential uses for the expected windfall of…

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RESTORE’s Mr. Green

January 23, 2013

A collection of local environmental organizations have selected Christian Wagley to represent environmental concerns on the Escambia County Commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. Wagley, who owns Sustainable Town Concepts, an environmentally focused consulting firm, said he…

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The Green Seat

January 11, 2013

Escambia County has issued a list of organizations that have, to date, met the qualifications to participate in the selection of an environmental representative to sit on the county commission’s RESTORE Act advisory committee. The following…

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Where’s the Oil Coming From?

October 15, 2012

For more than a month, a persistent oil sheen has been seen in the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. After positively linking the oil to BP’s Macondo well, federal…

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Still Finding BP’s Oil

August 17, 2012

As officials begin to consider how they might spend eventual RESTORE Act money, the impact of BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is still being felt on local beaches. Escambia County currently logs…