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Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Expenditures associated with jail explosion exceed $13 million

Readers have pointed out other emergency purchase orders associated with the April 29 explosion at the county's Central Booking and Detention Center. The purchases orders total $13,394,556. This time last year Commissioners Gene Valentino, Grover Robinson and Wilson Robertson said that they [...]

What I learned Tuesday on IN Your Head Radio

What I learned Tuesday on IN Your Head Radio

Senate President Don Gaetz wants the voters in each county to hold referendums on what type of gambling they want in their communities. The Florida Legislature will be looking to pass a more comprehensive set of laws regarding gambling that cleans up the patchwork that the state has now. If casinos [...]

Uncle Wilson to speak to Gulf Coast Economics Club on Jan. 15

Uncle Wilson to speak to Gulf Coast Economics Club on Jan. 15

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will be speaking on the year in review at Jan. 15 meeting of the Gulf Coast Economics Club. From the press release: Hard work and good business sense earned him a good measure of success in Pensacola, and in 1988, Wilson was elected to public [...]

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Outtakes #5: How Do You Like Us Now

Last year, Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson blasted the local media declaring we were the worst enemy of the county. Most of his ire was directed at the Pensacola News Journal for their coverage of his alleged involvement in the personnel decisions at the county’s equestrian center, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Wilson, new TDC head, Fish House lawsuit and laughing at Hayward

Weekend Buzz: Wilson, new TDC head, Fish House lawsuit and laughing at Hayward

Touart Decision Aftermath Commissioner Wilson Robertson wasn’t too happy about the 3-2 vote to remove George Touart from the list of candidates to be considered for the county administrator’s job. He openly accused after the meeting Commissioners Steven Barry, Lumon May and Grover Robinson [...]

Weekend Buzz: Great quotes, missing check, DIB murmurs and taming the stallion

Weekend Buzz: Great quotes, missing check, DIB murmurs and taming the stallion

Quote of the Week: "Everyone is shrugging shoulders up here as if the guy next to them is crazy." --Gene Valentino, Escambia Board of County Commission chairman Second best quote, via Tampa Tribune: “George LeMieux is a Mount Everest of ambition shoehorned into a molehill of a man." --GOP [...]

Wilson Breaks Rib, Punctures Lung

Wilson Breaks Rib, Punctures Lung

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson has a broken rib and punctured lung, but says he still plans to make it to Thursday’s commission meeting in order to discuss Sheriff David Morgan’s recent offer to continue running the county jail for another year. “I may be in a wheelchair, [...]

Group Therapy with Dr. Touart

Group Therapy with Dr. Touart

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 economic development meeting in Panama [...]

Dogs, Chickens and Guns

Dogs, Chickens and Guns

The Escambia County Commission enjoyed a marathon session last night. The packed agenda included dogs, chickens and guns. After previously delaying the approval of two designated dog beaches on Pensacola Beach to allow time to plan for additional dog areas on Perdido Key, the commission approved [...]

Gun Love in Escambia

Gun Love in Escambia

Tomorrow, Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will ask his fellow commissioners to adopt a resolution supporting the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. “I’m doing it to state that Escambia County—if I can get the votes—wants to take a stand that we oppose further [...]

Irony: Gun Rally to be held a memorial site for a man killed by a gun

Irony: Gun Rally to be held a memorial site for a man killed by a gun

A Gun Rights Rally has been scheduled for the City of Pensacola's MLK Plaza, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray. State Rep. Clay Ingram and County Commissioner Wilson Robertson are scheduled to speak. Here [...]

Wilson’s Town Hall

Wilson’s Town Hall

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will host a town hall meeting tomorrow night. The meeting will include a discussion about the upcoming Merlin Road drainage project and will conclude with an open forum. Lately, the District 1 commissioner has taken to speaking openly about his [...]

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