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Buzz: County pay raise in final 2014 budget

At last night’s budget meeting, Interim County Administrator George Touart told the Escambia County Commission that he would include a three-percent raise for every county employee in the final budget package. The commissioners will consider and vote on that package during the next budget meeting [...]

Gulf Coast African-American Chamber concerned over tourism plan

Admiral LeRoy, Jr., the executive director of the Gulf Coast African-American Chamber, has sent a letter to Escambia County Commission Chairman Gene Valentino over concerns that his organization hasn't been included in the discussions regarding the transfer of county tourism from the Greater [...]

Work Release tales

Work Release tales

We've gotten several phone calls from people who have been enrolled in the Escambia County Work Release program. The lack of supervision and no follow-up on the actual jobs are the themes of the calls. The Sept. 5 cover story, "Get Out Of Jail Free," investigates the program that is being run [...]

Transit Union sets strike date

Transit Union sets strike date

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 which represents all bargaining unit employees of Escambia County Area Transit and Pensacola Bay Transportation, Inc. voted last week unanimously to allow the Executive Board of the Local Union to schedule a strike date. After careful review and in good [...]

Work Release inmate indicted for first degree murder

Work Release inmate indicted for first degree murder

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Justin Princes Taylor, Jr., for First Degree Murder in the death of Adnan Glelati, owner of 7 Stars Auto. At the time of the murder, Taylor was an inmate in the Escambia County Work Release program, living in [...]

Escambia County Responds to Cowgirl’s Death

By Sarah McCartan This afternoon, Escambia County Director of Community Affairs Marilyn Wesley, responded to the accidental euthanasia of Danielle Riggens’ Labrador retriever mix Cow Girl, performed by the Escambia County Animal Shelter (ECAS). The euthanasia was performed just after [...]

County planning director resigns, effective Dec. 2

Lloyd Kerr, Escambia County's planning director, tendered his resignation today, effective on December 2, 2013. His salary with the County is $104,083.20. According to county PIO Bill Pearson, mo interim replacement has been named at this point. Here is his resignation letter: lloydkerrletter

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 [...]

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