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Touart’s Return

November 1, 2012

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former…

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Commissioner White Applied for County Job

October 17, 2012

The Escambia County Commission tomorrow will be considering the contract of County Administrator Randy Oliver. Following the administrator’s public evaluation, commissioners may take a termination vote. Commissioner Kevin White—who slated, and then pulled, an agenda item…

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The Randy Conversation

September 12, 2012

The parameters of a discussion regarding Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver’s contract remain a mystery. The county commission is scheduled to take up the matter during tomorrow’s work session. “I guess we’ll find out tomorrow,” Commissioner…

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4th Cent Tally

August 16, 2012

The Escambia County Commission divvied up more than $1.5 million between area organizations earlier this week. The money stems from the fourth cent of the Tourist Development Tax, or bed tax. The collected tax revenue is…

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Commissioners Face Gibbs Alone

May 1, 2012

Three Escambia County Commissioners facing individual lawsuits may be on their own. The lawsuits stem from decisions each commissioner made in an official capacity. “I don’t know how the board plans to proceed on this point,”…

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Dirty Smurfs

January 13, 2012

Escambia County officials have no interest in seeing a recycling center on a collection of remediated Superfund sites. They also don’t want to see any little blue men on the properties. In December, the county was…

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Commissioners at the Rodeo

December 29, 2011

After losing his job following a brief and controversial stint with the Escambia County Equestrian Center, Forrest Gibbs is suing three county commissioners. The officials, he contends, interfered with his job and caused his firing. While…

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Buzz: White and Valentino at it again

September 1, 2010

We’re hearing that Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White wants to appoint Karen Sindel to the county planning board and fellow commissioner, Gene Valentino, isn’t happy. Sindel was Valentino’s appointee to the board until she resigned last…

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Unofficial transcript of Touart-Valentino phone call

June 21, 2010

On Sunday, the Pensacola News Journal published an article on a taped conversation between former County Administrator George Touart and County Commissioner Gene Valentino. Valentino was making the call with the State Attorney’s office listening in…

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Where was BP at 4:30 press conference?

June 7, 2010

At the Sunday, June 6, 4:30 pm press conference, BP had no representative. I asked Commissioners Gene Valentino and Kevin White, “Shouldn’t BP be a part of this press conference since that are actually responsible for…

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Page has phone records

January 24, 2010

Jamie Page has a solid investigative piece in Sunday’s daily paper. Through public records requests, Page got the cell phone records and message logs from the Escambia Commissioners. There are four troubling points about this fiasco.…

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Videos on Maplewood bid

January 20, 2010

Here are the comments from the different commissioners on the motion to reverse the re-bid of the Maplewood drainage project: KEVIN WHITE: GROVER ROBINSON: GENE VALENTINO: WILSON ROBERTSON: DISCUSSION ON THE SEALED BID PROCESS:…

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Valentino/Roads remix (updated)

January 19, 2010

So here is what we have with the Maplewoods drainage project: 1. Bids are open Nov. 18. Gulf Equipment is the low bidder at $1,768,621. Purchasing Department prepares recommendation for Gulf to be awarded the contract.…

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Roads, Inc Circus has second act today

January 14, 2010

The Escambia County Commission will meet again today. Reportedly Comm. Kevin White will make a motion to reconsider the rebidding of the Maplewoods drainage project. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) has been polling its members. Some…