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Alleged murderer was on the county work release program. Commissioners need to investigate how this happened

Alleged murderer was on the county work release program. Commissioners need to investigate how this happened

The daily newspaper gave today the details from the arrest report on Justin Princes Taylor, Jr. who has been charged with the murder of the owner of 7 Stars Auto Inc, Adnan Glelati. According to the arrest report, Taylor came to the car lot around 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 14. He asked to [...]

Touart hammers away at fund set up to pay jail employees accrued leave

Touart hammers away at fund set up to pay jail employees accrued leave

By Jesse Farthing Interim County Administrator George Touart and his staff want the fund established by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan to pay the Escambia County Sheriff's Office employees' accrued leave and vacation time when they leave the agency. Touart needs that fund to help the [...]

A different take on drug expulsions

A different take on drug expulsions

The daily newspaper reports that drug expulsions are up in the Escambia County public schools. Superintendnent Malcolm credits his random drug tests, the drug dog sweeps and his student drug awareness program, "You, me, be drug free!" When the school district initiated its drug program in 2010, [...]

County COW Roundup: Perdido Key, Jail and Field 8

By Jesse Farthing Chairman Gene Valentino argued passionately for the board to move forward on a permanent easement to provide beach nourishment and dune restoration to Perdido Key at the Escambia County Commission’s Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday. Valentino sought a vote that [...]

Escambia County: Violent crimes down, clearance rate improved

Escambia County: Violent crimes down, clearance rate improved

The semi-annual Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics for the first half of this year indicate that the number of violent crimes have decreased in Escambia County by 14.7 percent when compared to the first half of 2012. The overall crime rate is down 8.7 percent. "Our heartfelt thanks go out [...]

Molino Park Elementary School vandalized. When will school district improve school security systems?

Molino Park Elementary School vandalized. When will school district improve school security systems?

At the beginning of the year, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas established a task force to come up with measures to improve school security. He asked parents to send their recommendations to their school principals. The task force came about because of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School [...]

Feeding Frenzy and the Goldmine

The Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee on Monday heard presentations on both environment and economy. William O. Cleckley, of the Northwest Florida Water Management District, provided committee members with information about restoring the ecosystem through the acquisition of land. He [...]

Patti Memorial Scheduled for Sinking

Patti Memorial Scheduled for Sinking

After weeks of delay, the Patti Memorial Barge is scheduled to be sunk tomorrow morning. “We finally got a break for a couple of days in the weather,” Emerald Coastkeeper Sava Varazo said yesterday. The concept for this barge-turned-artificial-reef began with Frank Patti. He hoped to [...]

Touart Makes Top 5

Touart Makes Top 5

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 potato and we’re just kicking it upstairs,” said committee Chairman [...]

County, Sheriff Wrestle Over Budget, Transfer

County, Sheriff Wrestle Over Budget, Transfer

It looks like the Escambia County Commission might not be able to rely on the sheriff’s internal service fund money to pay for the transfer of jail operations. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan informed the commission today that he intends to pay out employees’ leave time as they leave his [...]

Menu Stays the Same at Jail

The Escambia County Commission has decided to stay with the company that currently provides food services to the Escambia County Jail and jail annex. During the commission’s special meeting this morning—scheduled to discuss ‘purchasing procedures’—County Attorney Alison Rogers brought [...]

NAACP, Perdido on RESTORE’s Plate

The Escambia County RESTORE Advisory Committee meets this afternoon. Members will further discuss the body’s bylaws and also hear additional presentations from the community. Tony McCray will be making a presentation on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [...]

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