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Grover Robinson on Fee Simple titles on Pensacola Beach

In the 2040’s, the first 99 year leases on Santa Rosa Island will begin to expire, and both the Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia…

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Fees Simple bill passed U.S. House committee

On Tuesday, June 27, the House Committee on Natural Resources favorably reported H.R. 2370, the Escambia County Land Conveyance Act. The bill, authored by Congressman…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

Appeal court reverses decision on Pensacola Beach taxes

The First District Court of Appeals (1st DCA) today reversed Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones’ imposition of ad valorem taxes to leasehold land at…

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Posted in Business Escambia County

Escambia to try out alcohol ban in beach business core

In an effort to address crime, commerce and “quality of life” issues, Escambia County officials have decided to try out an open-container ban for the…

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BP walks out of Crist’s Oil Spill Meeting

Yesterday, Gov. Crist held an Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting at the University of West Florida. According to reports I received from the…

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Posted in BP Disaster Escambia County Politics

SRIA misuses beautification funds

The Santa Rosa Island Authority has a beautification fund. Has the SRIA used that fund to buy equipment to get the tar balls and oil…

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Questions Suttles should have been asked

BP COO Doug Suttles flew into Pensacola yesterday. He visited Ft. Pickens to watch workers clean up a relatively light mess on the beach there….

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Exclusive: Behind the scenes of BP Suttles visit

I missed Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer, yesterday. The visit was a surprise that had Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia County officials scrambling…

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BP Suttles here today

Got this advisory last night at 9:46: BP COO Doug Suttles to Visit Area on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Doug Suttles, the Chief Operating Officer,…

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