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Escambia County website has expired

Escambia County website has expired

The Escambia County website, myescambia.com, has been redirected. We've sent an email to County PIO Bill Pearson requesting information. According to my research, it looks like its registration expired on May 24.

Report of gas leak shuts down Escambia County Sheriff’s dispatch temporarily

Report of gas leak shuts down Escambia County Sheriff’s dispatch temporarily

We received a phone call that the Escambia County Sheriff's Administration building was being evacuated tonight. I called Commission Chairman Lumon May and he had not heard of any problems from county staff. We did reach Sheriff David Morgan. He told the Independent News that the gas leak was a [...]

ECSO shut off the gas to CBD after 2012 flood

ECSO shut off the gas to CBD after 2012 flood

In the days after the county's Central Booking and Detention exploded, county officials were telling commissioners, away from the public, that the gas explosion would have occurred whether the county or Sheriff David Morgan controlled the facility. Two years ago, the first floor of the CBD [...]

Major heroin distributor busted by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Major heroin distributor busted by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff David Morgan, flanked by State Attorney Bill Eddins, announced his Narcotics Unit with the assistance from S.W.A.T arrested yesterday morning James Jonathan Mitchell, age 50, for trafficking in heroin. Morgan and Eddins described Mitchell as the major distributor of heroin in Escambia [...]

County explains why it rebuilt the CBD basement to ‘pre-flood’ conditions

County explains why it rebuilt the CBD basement to ‘pre-flood’ conditions

Yesterday, I posted a November 2012 letter (ObjectionbySheriff ) from Sheriff David Morgan to Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom. At the time, the county commission was poised to rehire George Touart as the county administrator, Gene Valentino was set to be the new commission chairman and [...]

Sheriff warned county not to rebuild CBD basement in 2012

Sheriff warned county not to rebuild CBD basement in 2012

Sheriff David Morgan warned Interim County Administrator Larry Newsom in November 2012 not to restore the basement of the Central Booking Detention building to 'pre-flood conditions, without any safeguards against flooding" or the county would risk "a repeat of the consequences of the event of June [...]

Most bizarre statement on jail explosion

Most bizarre statement on jail explosion

Jon Stewart would have fun with this statement from Escambia County Public Information Bill Pearson that he told the media at the county's first and only press conference on the April 29 jail explosion: "From everything that we've been told--we've actually gone through our 9-1-1 calls--we did [...]

Main County Health facility relocated

Main County Health facility relocated

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County’s (DOH-Escambia) main facility, located on Fairfield Drive in Pensacola, has sustained major damage in the recent flood. This facility will remain closed until further notice. All DOH-Escambia medical clinics provided at the Fairfield Drive [...]

United Way: Weekend Update

United Way: Weekend Update

Volunteer NEEDS for Agency Partners to best assist affected residents: Captain Bob Cornett with Salvation Army has made a request for 12 volunteers to work at their Q street location 1501 N Q Street on Monday, 9A to 5P to help stock their mobile units. If any of you can assist, please let us [...]

Road Prison Commander issued ‘secret’ memo on legal visitations

Road Prison Commander issued ‘secret’ memo on legal visitations

County Attorney Alison Rogers emailed me the memo from Commander C.S. Snow of the Escambia Road Prison which orders all shift supervisors to only allow those attorneys listed on the Clerk of Court website as an inmate’s attorney in his criminal case to be allow to visit with that inmate. As of [...]

PNJ has audio of interviews with inmates caught in the blast

PNJ has audio of interviews with inmates caught in the blast

PNJ reporter Kevin Robinson interviewed female inmates that were in Escambia County’s Central Booking and Detention Center. The recordings of those interviews are posted on pnj.com. Their stories match many of the details that we published in this week’s issue (Inside the Chaos). Gas [...]

How the County Commissioners took control of the jail

How the County Commissioners took control of the jail

I went through our reports from last spring and summer on the Department of Justice report, the Escambia County Sheriff's budget request to meet that report and how the county commissioners voted to take back the jail. Here are my notes of what transpired: On April 30, 2013, Sheriff Morgan [...]

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