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Halliburton offers $1.1 billion settlement

Halliburton offers  $1.1 billion settlement

It didn't take long for the Halliburton Company, one of three parties (BP, Transocean and Halliburton) responsible for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster to agree to a settlement offer -- $1.1 billion. Escambia County issued this press release: Upon court approval, the settlement will [...]

County should investigate illegal campaign tactics in District 2

County should investigate illegal campaign tactics in District 2

During the GOP primary for Escambia County Commission District 2, voters received repeatedly automated phone calls attacking challenger Doug Underhill. The calls did not identify who paid for the phone calls. Then came the attack mailers against Underhill. Again the person or persons who paid for [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Weekend Buzz:  Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Uncertain Future The topics of discussion for some this weekend were the federal grand jury investigation of the Hayward administration and what will happen at the county now that Commissioner Gene Valentino is a lame duck. Hayward discussions are divided into two camps. Supporters argue that [...]

Escambia County releases jail report summary

Escambia County releases jail report summary

County Attorney Alison Rogers has released a summary of attorney Mr. Fleming’s summary of findings related to his interviews with employees associated with the April 30 jail explosion. "Upon further diligent review of legal authority and caselaw, it appears the work product privilege with [...]

There is a written report on jail blast, but we cannot see it

There is a written report on jail blast, but we cannot see it

Yesterday afternoon, we were told that attorney Ed Fleming had delivered to County Attorney Alison Rogers a written report on his investigation of the April 30 explosion at the county's Central Booking and Detention Center that killed two men, paralyzed a corrections officer and injured over 200 [...]

Benson attacks cowardly negative ads against Doug Underhill

Benson attacks cowardly negative ads against Doug Underhill

Anonymous automated phone calls and illegal mailers have flooded District 2 in Escambia County. All attack the challenger Doug Underhill, none of them mention the incumbent Commissioner Gene Valentino. None. In the past, these illegal negative ads have failed to win local elections - it was [...]

Early voting: Escambia 4,354 votes cast, Santa Rosa 3,742

Early voting: Escambia 4,354 votes cast, Santa Rosa 3,742

Escambia Supervisor of Elections David Stafford reports that 4,354 people cast their votes during the Early Voting period for the August 25 primary. In Santa Rosa County,  Supervisor Tappie Villane reports 3,742 early votes and 2,777 absentee ballots received.    ESCAMBIA [...]

Weekend Buzz: What’s that smell, Sweetheart land deals

Weekend Buzz: What’s that smell, Sweetheart land deals

What's That Smell? The daily newspaper and WEAR TV reported that Edward Fleming of the McDonald, Fleming and Moorhead law firm, who was hired by Escambia County to look at the April jail explosion, reported Board of County Commissioners that he did not find evidence of culpable negligence in the [...]

3,021 early votes cast in Escambia County through Thursday

3,021 early votes cast in Escambia County through Thursday

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford today reminded voters that 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, is the deadline for early voting for the August 26 Primary Election. Times for today through Saturday early voting are as follows: • 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Voters may [...]

In county government, paychecks, profits and campaign contributions trump lives in Wedgewood

In county government, paychecks, profits and campaign contributions trump lives in Wedgewood

How can county staff look in a mirror knowing that their inaction, their failure to enforce laws regulating pits and landfills hurt and possibly killed the residents of Wedgewood? How can certain commissioners defend that the profits of a few are more important than the lives of that [...]

Chief Deputy challenges Valentino on jail campus concept

Chief Deputy challenges Valentino on jail campus concept

Chief Deputy Eric Haines has challenged in a letter to Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown Commissioner Gene Valentino's concept of replacing the county jail and central booking center with a jail campus that could double as a training facility for law enforcement. Valentino saw the training [...]

Law enforcement looks for clues in homicide of Reggie Evans’ nephew

Law enforcement looks for clues in homicide of Reggie Evans’ nephew

Shortly after noon yesterday, the nephew of NBA star Reggie Evans was discovered dead in the area of Weller Avenue and Bradfield Road off of Gulf Beach Highway in southwest Escambia County. Investigators are working the death of Tyler A. Evans, 25, of Pensacola as a homicide and early indications [...]

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