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Buzz: George Touart passes away

I just got a phone call that former County Administrator George Touart passed away during the night. Yesterday I received this email from one of…

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County and City Council: “We have no idea what is going on”

I had a conference phone call this morning with Interim County Administrator George Touart and past Pensacola City Council President P.C. Wu about Mayor Ashton…

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Mayor surprises County on ST Aerospace announcement

Yesterday at 6 p.m. Hayward issued the following statement: “Today Mayor Hayward signed a Memorandum of Understanding between ST Aerospace, Mobile, Inc. and the City…

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Touart hammers away at fund set up to pay jail employees accrued leave

By Jesse Farthing Interim County Administrator George Touart and his staff want the fund established by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan to pay the Escambia…

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Searching for the Searcher and the Campfire Sing-Along

It is unclear exactly what they will do later today, but Escambia County commissioners appear poised to formally request that a wider net be cast…

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Touart Makes Top 5

The Escambia County Administrator Search Committee has drawn up a list of five applicants to submit to the Escambia County Commission later this week. Interim…

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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…

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Grover’s Rationale

On his way back from a regional economic development meeting in Panama City, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson defended his recommendation to reopen the applicant…

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Hiccup in Escambia’s Administrator Search

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson lit the fuse this morning, then got a safe distance away before the fireworks began. It was a move Commissioner…

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