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Buzz: George Touart passes away

January 24, 2014

I just got a phone call that former County Administrator George Touart passed away during the night. Yesterday I received this email from one of George’s friends on my recent Outtakes and on Touart’s service to…

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Touart Makes Top 5

July 15, 2013

The Escambia County Administrator Search Committee has drawn up a list of five applicants to submit to the Escambia County Commission later this week. Interim Administrator George Touart is on that list. “We’ve had a hot…

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Group Therapy with Dr. Touart

July 12, 2013

If tensions have been rumbling in the undercurrents of the Escambia County Commission, they bubbled to the surface yesterday in spectacular fashion. It began in the morning’s agenda review session, when Commissioner Grover Robinson—absent, attending an…

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Grover’s Rationale

July 11, 2013

On his way back from a regional economic development meeting in Panama City, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson defended his recommendation to reopen the applicant pool for the county administrator position. His fellow commissioners soundly rejected…

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Hiccup in Escambia’s Administrator Search

July 11, 2013

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson lit the fuse this morning, then got a safe distance away before the fireworks began. It was a move Commissioner Wilson Robertson described as “ridiculous” and “just about ludicrous.” Chairman Gene…

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Touart Survives Round One

July 8, 2013

Members of the Escambia County Administrator Search Committee went down the list of applicants for the county’s top job this afternoon and whittled down the number of potential contenders. Interim County Administrator George Touart made the…

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Escambia’s Big Gamble, or ‘No Blinking’

June 21, 2013

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…

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Touart’s On the List

June 17, 2013

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…