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At-Large RESTORE Seats

December 21, 2012

The Escambia County Commission is looking for people to sit on its RESTORE Act advisory committee’s two at-large seats. In an effort to assess potential uses for Escambia’s portion of money realized from Clean Water Act…

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County Looks for Lorax

December 19, 2012

Escambia County needs someone to represent environmental concerns on an advisory committee being formed to prioritize uses for the expected RESTORE Act money. The county commission is forming a RESTORE Act advisory council ahead of the…

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Wilson’s Town Hall

December 10, 2012

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will host a town hall meeting tomorrow night. The meeting will include a discussion about the upcoming Merlin Road drainage project and will conclude with an open forum. Lately, the District…

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Commission Aims for Library & Gas Taxes

November 8, 2012

Continuing the currently unfolding discussion regarding funding for the West Florida Public Library system, the Escambia County Commission agreed this morning to move forward with activating a dedicated library tax and taking over management of the…

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Touart’s Return

November 1, 2012

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former…

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On the County’s Plate

November 1, 2012

During its morning work session, the Escambia County Commission’s discussion ranged from boxing regulations to development regulations, from library funding to preparing to battle it out with the state over RESTORE money. One item on tonight’s…

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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…