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BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

BP contacts can’t answer many questions, no surprise

State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba contact them to find who they were, what were their levels of expertise and how long they have been working with British Petroleum. Four of them took his phone [...]

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

DEP pulls approval of Santa Rosa booming plan

The state pulled today its approval of Santa Rosa County's plan to boom the Pensacola Bay and Bob Sikes bridges just the County Commission was preparing to review and approve a bid for the job. The booming plan had been submitted last Saturday, May 1 and approved Wednesday, May 5 - the day after [...]

BP gets to sit on stage for WSRE

BP gets to sit on stage for WSRE

BP gets to continue its spin. Don't expect any technical answers for a PR person. We should allow BP on the stage only the person speaking is an engineer, clean-up expert or is writing checks. Panel of Experts Discuss Oil Spill’s Impact on Gulf Coast WSRE Airs Special “Connecting the [...]

Notes on Beach Town Hall meeting, May 3

Please forgive any typos in these notes. Have been operating on pots of coffee, Bud Light and Ny Nick's wings for 72 straight hours. Gulf Breeze idea Mayor Beverly Zimmern and City Manager Buzz Eddy want to place booms under the Bob Sikes Bridge and the Pensacola Bay Bridge....alas they, too, [...]

Tomlinson arrest report

Tomlinson arrest report

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant, John "Mitch" Tomlinson, was arrested on March 9 and charged with 120 counts of sexual battery on a child between the ages of 12 and 18. Two days later Tomlinson, who is the head of Santa Rosa County’s court security, was arrested again and charged [...]

South Santa Rosa Co. news

South Santa Rosa Co. news

No snow. It's raining, cold...but no snow. My high schooler is happy nonetheless because she will be able to tell her children and grandchildren that in 2010 she got a "snow day" from the school system. The Daily News has two stories of interest. The new Zoo director is reporting that the Zoo [...]

Liberty Counsel to sue Santa Rosa schools

Liberty Counsel to sue Santa Rosa schools

Liberty Counsel, a conservative Christian group that has offices in Florida, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., has told the Daily News that it plans to sue the Santa Rosa County School District for violating the constitutional rights of its staff and students. The Liberty Counsel filed a motion [...]

Jon Benet Ramsey investigators look at Navarre death

Jon Benet Ramsey investigators look at Navarre death

The Daily News reports that the two investigators that worked on the Jon Benet Ramsey case are looking into the February 2007 death of Joshua Whittier, who was found at the water’s edge near Juana’s Pagoda after a Mardi Gras celebration on Navarre Beach. While the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's [...]

Billings case: Wednesday, July 15 part 2

Billings case: Wednesday, July 15 part 2

MAKING MONEY Wednesday, July 15 Jean Duncan and her boyfriend Glenn Burnett come around 6 p.m. to the ECSO to proved statement to Investigator Tama Barber., who interviews them separately. Duncan tells Barber that she had known Pamela Wiggins (who she calls Pam Long) for about eight years [...]

Billings case: Sunday, July 12 part 2

Billings case: Sunday, July 12 part 2

CONTRACT HIT Sunday, July 12 Shortly after 7 p.m., a warrant for Wayne Coldiron is issued charging him with murder. Investigator James O’Hara, along with several other investigators and patrol units, go to 210 Yokum Court in Brent area to pick up Coldiron. The units secure the perimeter. [...]

Billings case: Saturday, July 11 part 3

Billings case: Saturday, July 11 part 3

CAB AND THE MEXICAN MAFIA Saturday, July 11 On Saturday while the other investigators are searching for the Dodge van, Tom Watts and Bobby Guy contact Henry Cabell “Cab” Tice, age 61, at 4337 Highway 90, Pace, Florida, the location of Bobby English Auto Sales. Tice says Bud Billings was [...]

Billings case: Friday, July 10 – part 2

Billings case: Friday, July 10 – part 2

FAMILY TIES Friday, July 10 While Sheriff Morgan is holding his press conference, Investigator Lee Tyree is speaking with Kristyn Billings in one of the interview rooms. Kristyn, who graduated from Pine Forest High School in May, lives and works with Joe Chauncey. She gives Tyree an [...]

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