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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 [...]

Free TV could vanish

Free TV could vanish

The battle in Santa Rosa County between Mediacom and Sinclair/WEAR TV is being played out across the country between ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS affiliates and cable companies. "Good programing is expensive," Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp. owns Fox, told a shareholder meeting this fall. "It can no [...]

What email problem?

Having dodged prosecution by the State Attorney's Office, the Santa Rosa County Commission has passed unanimously a new email policy. According to the Daily News, the new policy mandates that all e-mails commissioners receive be automatically copied to the county’s e-mail server to be kept as a [...]

SAO report on TEAM Santa Rosa challenged

October 19, 2009 Bill Eddins State Attorney First Judicial Court of Florida 190 Governmental Center Pensacola, FL 32501 Mr. Eddins, I have read the report which was furnished to me by your office concerning the various charges I brought before you concerning Team Santa Rosa. These [...]

State Attorney issues more hand slaps

State Attorney Bill Eddins doesn't want to prosecute any elected officials for Sunshine Law violations. Instead, he let Santa Rosa County officials off with a warning, accepted their defense that they didn't know better and issued a long list for recommendations for the commissioners and TEAM Santa [...]

Santa Rosa Co. tax math

We got our notice of proposed property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year for our Gulf Breeze home. The total projected tax bill is 1.8 percent more than last year, $24.52. Here's the breakdown: County taxes up $0.75 School Board up $16.19 City of Gulf Breeze up $7.58 Here is the [...]

City of Navarre?

The Daily News reports that Navarre residents are considering whether to incorporate. In 2006, the chamber paid $50,000 to Government Services Group to determine its qualifications to be incorporated. Citizens met last night to hear about the next steps to becoming Santa Rosa County's fourth city. [...]

Goodin gets opponent-Jim Melvin

From Jim Melvin: Jim Melvin has pre-filed for District 4 County Commissioner's seat in Santa Rosa County. Jim is a native of Santa Rosa County, and is the second child of the late Judge Woodrow M. Melvin Sr. and Juanita Weekes Melvin, of Santa Rosa County. Jim has and older brother, Woodrow M [...]

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