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Jeremy's Notebook

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

June 21, 2013

The Escambia County Commission has decided to take over operations of the Escambia County Jail. The move follows fruitless negotiations with the Escambia County Sheriff, the facility’s current manager, and was spurred by a U.S. Department…

Jeremy's Notebook

Brush Strokes and Non-Starters

June 13, 2013

It’s unclear what course of action the Escambia County Commission will take in response to the recent U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the operations of the Escambia County Jail. The board clearly didn’t have much…

Jeremy's Notebook

Looking for Lockup Money

June 11, 2013

Later this week, the Escambia County Commission will be looking at three proposals from staff concerning the Escambia County Jail and the sheriff’s budget. County officials are working to address findings from a recently released U.S.…

Escambia County Politics

Sheriff’s Race Primer

July 2, 2012

There are two candidates—and a write-in—vying for the Escambia County Sheriff’s seat. In the August 14 primary, incumbent David Morgan will face challenger John Russell Powell; both are Republican. The winner of the August primary will…

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Escambia County News Politics

Morgan vs. Powell

April 10, 2012

Much like the lunchtime cliques a few hours prior, the debate audience took to separate sides of Booker T. Washington High School’s cafeteria. Supporters of incumbent Sheriff David Morgan sat on one side, while supporters of…

Crime Escambia County News Protests

Attorney-Client Privilege: The Movie

February 16, 2012

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is again being scrutinized over questionable recording equipment in interview rooms. After apparently learning of plans to install video cameras in rooms designated for inmates to meet with their attorneys, the…

BP Disaster

Beast Corps: Cabinet visits Escambia County

June 4, 2010

From Beast Corps correspondent Franklin Hayes: As the largest potential economic disaster loomed in the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off the coast of Pensacola Beach, the Sunshine State’s sitting Governor addressed reporters gathered…


Sheriff’s Office rounds up Brownsville gangs

May 10, 2010

ECSO Release: Investigation Into Brownsville Gang Nets Ten Arrests: An almost four month investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit and Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has culminated with charges…


Notes on Beach Town Hall meeting, May 3

May 4, 2010

Please forgive any typos in these notes. Have been operating on pots of coffee, Bud Light and Ny Nick’s wings for 72 straight hours. Gulf Breeze idea Mayor Beverly Zimmern and City Manager Buzz Eddy want…


Notes on May 3 EOC meeting

May 3, 2010

First has anyone seen Escambia County Commissioners Marie Young and Wilson Robertson. Neither has shown for the briefings for this unprecedented environmental disaster. Maybe BP is holding them hostage. —- That being said the Escambia County…

Pensacola Politics

Gang Forum

March 5, 2010

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the…

Escambia County News

Buzz: Ronnie Mac wants back

January 7, 2010

Former Escambia County Sheriff Ronnie McNesby is telling former supporters that he plans to run against Sheriff David Morgan in 2012. The former campaign donors are stunned. They admit they didn’t laugh in his face, but…


Billings case: Thursday, July 16

January 1, 2010

MEDIA MINEFIELD Thursday, July 16 It has been a week since Bud and Melanie Billings were killed. The seven men who the authorities believe are responsible and one female accomplice have been arrested. The media wants…