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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 [...]

Grover Wins FAC Award

Grover Wins FAC Award

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson is the recipient of a 2013 Florida Association of Counties Presidential Advocacy Award. The award is given annually to county officials throughout the state who have partnered with FAC to advance their county’s legislative agenda. “I am proud to [...]

Searchin’

Escambia County’s selection committee for the county administrator position meets for the first time today. The committee was formed by the Escambia County Commission, with each commissioner selecting one person to sit on the committee. The group is tasked with assessing the pool of applicants [...]

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

The Escambia County Commission has decided to take over operations of the Escambia County Jail. The move follows fruitless negotiations with the Escambia County Sheriff, the facility’s current manager, and was spurred by a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that mandates the county address [...]

Down at the Crossroads

With nearly all the players in the same room, the discussion roamed until it was exhausted. That journey continues tonight during the Escambia County Commission’s regular meeting. “Commissioners, we have come, I guess, to a crossroads,” Interim County Administrator George Touart said [...]

Touart’s On the List

Touart’s On the List

There are a number of last-minute applicants looking to land the county administrator position with Escambia County. Among them, is the man currently serving on an interim basis. Last week, Human Resources Director Tom Turner presented the Escambia County Commission with a list of 51 applicants. [...]

Escambia Eyes ECAT

Escambia Eyes ECAT

Since March, Escambia County Director of Human Relations Tom Turner has been interviewing mass transit employees following complaints about the system’s management company. “Right or wrong,” he concluded in a report to county commissioners, “a large percentage of current ECAT employees [...]

Valentino attacks detention deputies in WEAR interview

Valentino attacks detention deputies in WEAR interview

Escambia Commissioner Gene Valentino has gotten off his negotiations with Sheriff David Morgan on the county's response to the U.S. Department of Justice's findings of longstanding "systematic" problems at the Escambia County Jail to an incredibly bad start. The county commission voted [...]

Escambia’s Garbage Showdown

Escambia’s Garbage Showdown

The Escambia County Commission made moves today meant to block the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority from following through on a waste-disposal contract with a private company that’s looking to turn trash into marketable fuel. At the same time, commissioners decided to continue assessing the [...]

Talking Trash

Talking Trash

After months of unsuccessful negotiations between Escambia County and the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority over the fate of the area’s trash, county commissioners decided to show up at the utility board’s May 24 meeting. It did not go well. After an hour of stewing in the public gallery, [...]

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