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Heated debates continue at jail transfer workshop

By Jesse Farthing Tuesday’s Jail Transfer Workshop meeting managed to resolve a few key issues before once again devolving into heated debate surrounding the sheriff’s internal service fund. The county was requesting 40 percent of the sheriff’s second dollar fund, which they get from [...]

Searching for Boo Man and AJ

Searching for Boo Man and AJ

At a press conference held in the media room of Montclair Elementary School, Sheriff David Morgan talked about the recent arrests of nine individual--seven under the age of 18 and Escambia County middle school students--for the burglaries of Montclair and Molino Park schools. Investigators are [...]

Sheriff Morgan open to DOJ visit

The Coalition for Justice of Northwest Florida wants the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into Escambia County Sheriff's Office. That's fine with Sheriff David Morgan. In a phone interview, Sheriff Morgan said the he had talked with DOJ on [...]

Murder brings into question who supervises Escambia County Work Release

Murder brings into question who supervises Escambia County Work Release

By Jesse Farthing The murder of Adnan Glelati, the owner of 7 Stars Auto, Inc., on Aug. 14, raises many questions about the supervisory practices of inmates in the county’s work release program, the Florida State Department of Corrections and the way the two cooperate with one [...]

Coalition asks DOJ to reopen investigation of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Coalition asks DOJ to reopen investigation of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

The newly-formed Coalition for Justice of Northwest Florida sent a letter on Monday, Aug. 18, to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice requesting the agency reopen its investigation of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The group's chairman, Gerri Bell, cited the July [...]

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

RESTORE meeting theme: environmental and economic sustainability

By Jessica Forbes During Monday’s meeting of the Escambia County RESTORE Act Advisory Committee, the committee heard from three experts in cultural and environmental specialties and continued to discuss the mechanics of the eventual application and evaluation process for local projects seeking [...]

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 [...]

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