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Life After Randy

October 30, 2012

With Randy Oliver gone, the Escambia County Commission must now decide who will take the reins as County Administrator. “I really can’t tell you for sure,” said Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson recently. During the board’s meeting…

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Randy Has Left the Building

October 18, 2012

If you must attend your own funeral, take leave once the coffin is nailed shut. It can get awkward after that. Following the Escambia County Commission’s termination vote, Randy Oliver stood from his chair and left…

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County Cliffhanger

October 18, 2012

With the crackle of anticipation in the room nearly audible, the Escambia County Commission work session this morning progressed uneventfully. The public evaluation, and possible firing, of County Administrator Randy Oliver will be handled during the…

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Weighing Randy

October 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission will be publicly evaluating the performance of County Administrator Randy Oliver at its meeting this week. Afterwards, the board may vote to terminate the administrator. Commissioner Grover Robinson hopes that’s not the…

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Commissioner White Applied for County Job

October 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission tomorrow will be considering the contract of County Administrator Randy Oliver. Following the administrator’s public evaluation, commissioners may take a termination vote. Commissioner Kevin White—who slated, and then pulled, an agenda item…

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Foreign Delegation Dollars

October 11, 2012

Recently returned from scouting out business interests in Germany, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino told the commission this morning to expect visits from foreign delegations checking out the area. The commissioner found a receptive audience as…

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Oliver’s Contract on the Table

October 11, 2012

If Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver wasn’t yet sweating his upcoming job performance review, he probably is following this morning’s meeting. During its Committee of the Whole session, the Escambia County Commission decided to reserve the…

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Shhh, Library Talk

October 4, 2012

Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White hit hard and early this morning, pouncing on what he termed “this garbage going on with the Northwest Florida Library.” He opened this morning’s commission work session expressing concern about the…

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More RESTORE Planning

September 17, 2012

With the promise of RESTORE Act money on the eventual horizon, the Escambia County Commission today further discussed the process of divvying up the funds. “I find if you have clear rules at the beginning, it…

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Commissioners Consider Cap Increase

September 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission today will consider increasing its caps on electric and natural gas franchise fees. If this morning’s work session was any indication, the commission may not have the appetite. “I made it clear…

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The Randy Conversation

September 12, 2012

The parameters of a discussion regarding Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver’s contract remain a mystery. The county commission is scheduled to take up the matter during tomorrow’s work session. “I guess we’ll find out tomorrow,” Commissioner…

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Preparing for RESTORE

August 23, 2012

County commissioners Grover Robinson and Gene Valentino reported to the board this morning on their venture to the Florida Association of Counties meeting last week. One topic of discussion during the Panama City Beach meeting was…