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Feb 2008: County disarms the Bubbas

February 22, 2015

Seven years ago, Escambia County had to deal with armed code enforcement officers abusing their power. On Feb. 19, 2008, two days before the county commission voted to pay for the legal defense of its code…

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Coming Home to Roost (but no Roosters)

June 12, 2012

Backyard-chicken advocates encountered what Pensacola City Council President Sam Hall termed “a friendly council” Monday. The board unanimously decided to instruct city staff to explore loosening ordinances pertaining to raising chickens in city neighborhoods. The council…

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City Slicker Chickens

May 7, 2012

Running across the yard, the children play with their chickens. They are not on a farm, or in the rural wilds of Escambia County. The children and their chickens are nestled into the East Hill neighborhood…

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Last Call?

February 7, 2012

Pensacola officials are eyeing a lawsuit against the owners of Tom, Ann, Buddy’s. The corner bar has earned a nefarious reputation over the years and, more importantly in this case, racked up $22,738.50 in code enforcement…

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Tom, Ann, Buddy’s Foreclosure?

February 5, 2012

Pensacola City Council on Monday, will take up the issue of filing a lawsuit against the owners of Tom, Ann, Buddy’s. Frequently attracting the attention of authorities— recently a police officer shot a patron in the…

Politics

Notes: BCC regular 4.17.08

April 18, 2008

These are comprehensive and long – but there are few choice items: Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting – April 17, 2008 – 5:30 p.m. Governmental Complex – First Floor Called to order at 5:35 p.m.…

Is Walker out?

April 3, 2008

There is a persistent rumor that the head of Escambia County Code Enforcement is retiring. One source went as far as to say Charlie Walker was told to retire or he would be fired. We have…

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More on Bubbas on Patrol

March 13, 2008

WEAR TV has picked up our story on code enforcement officers also becoming corrections officers. Dan Thomas reported: Code enforcement made a big splash in neighborhood like this one a few months ago when they did…

Lot owner pays $1100

March 11, 2008

Remember the story (Sept 2006) about a house being dumped on a lot on Lee and X Street. Otis English dumped the house without permission. English was hired to demolish the house. Instead, he hauled the…