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Touart’s Return

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 county administrator as interim administrator. “It’s a patch on the [...]

The Randy Conversation

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 Kevin White said this [...]

Commissioners Face Gibbs Alone

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,” said Escambia County Attorney Alison Rogers “It is true that [...]

Commissioners at the Rodeo

Commissioners at the Rodeo

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 the Escambia County Commission did not fire Gibbs, they [...]

What to expect in the mayor’s race

What to expect in the mayor’s race

Conventional political wisdom says that an incumbent must have 45 percent of the primary vote to win a run-off. If this holds true, then Mike Wiggins is in trouble. However, there are a few mitigating factors: 1. The run-off is more than 60 days away--plenty of time for Wiggins to shore up [...]

What can one council member do?

What can one council member do?

What can a council member do about crime in her district? Ask Maren DeWeese. For years, her neighborhoods have avoided the Bluffs park on Scenic Highway because of sexual activity happening at that park. It was a known "hook up" spot for homosexual men, who openly had sex in the park. Like the [...]

#1 Pensacola Drug Dealer Spot

#1 Pensacola Drug Dealer Spot

The corner of A and Jackson streets is where drugs are sold daily openly on the street. It's not secret. Everyone in that community knows it. You can drive by there at all hours of the day and see young black males waiting for customers, making deals. On IN Your Head TV, I had a caller on [...]

Buzz: Other races

Buzz: Other races

. Some locals have been hoping that another Republican would jump into the State Senate race that now has Greg Evers, Dave Murzin and Mike Hill. The name that I heard most often was former Escambia County Commissioner Janice Gilley, but with the state GOP firmly behind Evers, a Gilley campaign [...]

Why the county has sealed bids

Why the county has sealed bids

Why is the sealed bid process so sacred? Because Escambia County has a history of backroom deals and preferential treatment for certain contractors. It wasn’t that long ago when four county commissioners were removed from office - for bribery and Sunshine law violations. The late Willie Junior [...]

Buzz: Jerralds wants Young’s seat

The word that I keep hearing is that Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds is seriously thinking about running for Marie Young's County Commmission seat. Young told several people during her last campaign that this would be her last term-----but she said the same thing when Gov. Jeb Bush in 2002 [...]

BTW: Patels wrote more checks to BOCC

Did a little more digging on the campaign contributions to the incumbent Escambia County Commissioners. The Patels, who have proposed the electric car factory in Century, has contributed to the campaigns of Marie Young ($500) and Kevin White ($500) through their hotel business. 6/15/2008 YOUNG, [...]

White and Young win big

While the prevailing sentiment appears to be "vote the bums out," Marie Young and Kevin White won handily in crowded fields. Both had huge leads among the absentees and early voters, and they held on to their leads for their Escambia County Commission posts. Results District 3 Marie K. [...]

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