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Buzz: White and Valentino at it again

September 1, 2010

We’re hearing that Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White wants to appoint Karen Sindel to the county planning board and fellow commissioner, Gene Valentino, isn’t happy. Sindel was Valentino’s appointee to the board until she resigned last…

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Post-Election Responses

August 25, 2010

Last night proved to be a closely fought election for many local seats. The IN talked with several candidates and their campaign heads after last night’s primary to get their reaction to the results. Pensacola Mayor…

Escambia County Politics

Gilmore Deposition for Valentino trial

August 12, 2010

Tomorrow, Okaloosa County Judge Jim Ward will rule on a motion by Barry Beroset to dismiss the misdemeanor charges for campaign solicitation in a government building against Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino. The actual trial is…

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Unofficial transcript of Touart-Valentino phone call

June 21, 2010

On Sunday, the Pensacola News Journal published an article on a taped conversation between former County Administrator George Touart and County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Valentino was making the call with the State Attorney’s office listening in…

BP Disaster

What does BP need to do to make it right?

June 8, 2010

I asked County Commissioner Grover Robinson what would BP needs to do make it right—as they claim they will do in their ads. “If they were going to make it right, they would begin right now…

BP Disaster

Grover and Goodin met with BP in D.C.

May 13, 2010

I spoke with Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson this morning about his and Santa Rosa Commissioner Gordon Goodin’s meetings with the Coast Guard and British Petroleum. Congressman Jeff Miller set up the meetings as part of…


DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

May 7, 2010

The state pulled today its approval of Santa Rosa County’s plan to boom the Pensacola Bay and Bob Sikes bridges just the County Commission was preparing to review and approve a bid for the job. The…


BP Blueprint for Pensacola

May 6, 2010

After fighting the oil giant for four years, Texas attorney Brent Coon says, “Nobody knows more about BP than we do.” Coon heads Brent Coon & Associates, Beaumont, Texas law firm with 12 offices across the…

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Buzz: Charlie Crist will suspend Gene V.

April 23, 2010

Two more phone calls received late last night: 1) Gov. Charlie Crist will suspend Commissioner Gene Valentino because of the indictment. 2) A source close to State. Rep. Dave Murzin said the District 2 representative is…