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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…

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Search Extended, Raise Declined

April 2, 2013

The Escambia County Commission extended its search for a county administrator today, as Interim Country Administrator George Touart declined a proposed raise. Commissioners decided to extend the administrator search for 90 days. They’ll get a progress…

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The Perdido Key Name Game

April 2, 2013

The Escambia County Commission will be considering rescinding a resolution today that requested the Florida Department of Transportation change the map-designation of Perdido Key to Perdido Key Beach. But what exactly will such a move accomplish?…

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Touart to Stay?

April 2, 2013

The Escambia County Commission is split on how best to proceed with efforts to fill the county administrator position. The Human Resources director described this morning how the search results were “a little light,” and offered…

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Commission Meeting Moved to Tuesday

March 29, 2013

There has been a schedule change for next week’s regular meeting of the Escambia County Commission. Originally scheduled for Thursday, the meeting has been moved up to Tuesday, April 2. Public forum will begin at 4:30…

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Reynolds: ‘I Am Unaware of Any Issues’

March 21, 2013

County officials expressed concern this morning that there were problems with current deals involving the city of Pensacola. Specifically, commissioners and county staff raised issues about negotiations with City Administrator Bill Reynolds over operations and funding…

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Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)

March 19, 2013

As Escambia County officials begin determining what went wrong with a tourism-incentive gift card program funded primarily through BP funds following the 2010 oil spill, Florida Senate President Don Gaetz has questioned the prudence of placing…

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Grover’s Town Hall

March 19, 2013

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson will host a public forum this evening. Here’s the county press release: Escambia County Commissioner Grover C. Robinson, IV, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 19, from 6…