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The ‘Soft Transfer’

July 25, 2013

With scant discussion regarding Sheriff David Morgan’s recent offer to retain control of the county jail for another year, the Escambia County Commission this morning digested another report on the progress of the jail transfer and…

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Barry on The Offer

July 24, 2013

While Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry said today that he welcomes a conversation regarding the recent offer from Sheriff David Morgan to retain operations of the county jail until 2014, he’s not sure such conversation will…

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The ‘Fresh Start’ Offer

July 24, 2013

The Escambia County Commission will consider an offer this week from Sheriff David Morgan to continue managing the county jail until October 2014. The offer provides the county—which is scheduled to take over the jail by…

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Wilson Breaks Rib, Punctures Lung

July 23, 2013

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson has a broken rib and punctured lung, but says he still plans to make it to Thursday’s commission meeting in order to discuss Sheriff David Morgan’s recent offer to continue running…

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Touart Makes Top 5

July 15, 2013

The Escambia County Administrator Search Committee has drawn up a list of five applicants to submit to the Escambia County Commission later this week. Interim Administrator George Touart is on that list. “We’ve had a hot…

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Group Therapy with Dr. Touart

July 12, 2013

If tensions have been rumbling in the undercurrents of the Escambia County Commission, they bubbled to the surface yesterday in spectacular fashion. It began in the morning’s agenda review session, when Commissioner Grover Robinson—absent, attending an…

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Grover’s Rationale

July 11, 2013

On his way back from a regional economic development meeting in Panama City, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson defended his recommendation to reopen the applicant pool for the county administrator position. His fellow commissioners soundly rejected…

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Hiccup in Escambia’s Administrator Search

July 11, 2013

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson lit the fuse this morning, then got a safe distance away before the fireworks began. It was a move Commissioner Wilson Robertson described as “ridiculous” and “just about ludicrous.” Chairman Gene…

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Touart Survives Round One

July 8, 2013

Members of the Escambia County Administrator Search Committee went down the list of applicants for the county’s top job this afternoon and whittled down the number of potential contenders. Interim County Administrator George Touart made the…

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Gathering for the Hunt

June 24, 2013

The men who will help steer the selection of Escambia County’s next administrator gathered for their initial meeting today. They were introduced to huge binders full of resumes as they tried to get a grasp on…

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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…

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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.…

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Panama Gene and the Flow Control Victory

June 10, 2013

Fresh off his economic development trip to Central America, Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino is jazzed about possible opportunities locally. “Contrary to the pundits, I was not on the beach sunning myself,” he said this…

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Commissioner Barry’s Town Hall

May 10, 2013

Escambia County District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry will hold an open forum town hall meeting on Monday. The May 13 town hall is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., in the Ransom Middle School cafeteria. The school is…

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Getting ‘Derailed’ with RESTORE

April 12, 2013

As the Escmabia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee gets its feet wet, county officials have varying views on exactly how the body should function. “We’re a little concerned,” Interim County Administrator George Touart told the Escambia…