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Fountain steps down from Navarre Chamber post

Tamara Fountain, former Chief Operations Officer for Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, yesterday stepped down as CEO of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. According…

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Why only Castille and Fountain?

We’ve been asked why we only reported on the severance payouts to former City Administrator Colleen Castille and former COO Tamara Fountain. Why? Because the…

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Mayor Hayward pays out severance packages, totaling more than $100K

When she announced her resignation in August 2014, City Administrator Colleen Castille made it sound like it was the natural end to a one-year commitment….

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Council given mixed messages on Tamara Fountain’s departure

Yesterday, Mayor Ashton Hayward announced that his Chief Operations Officer, Tamara Fountain, had resigned. Before the official announcement was sent to the media, Hayward sent…

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Mayor says it is his fault that he screwed up qualifications of his COO

Mayor Ashton Hayward told WEAR TV that he misspoke about his former Chief Operations Officer’s education. Employees have come forward and said the COO talked…

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Fountain blames demise on local media and bloggers who ‘repeatedly crossed line and bullied public employees…’

Mayor Ashton Hayward’s Chief Operations Officer, Tamara Fountain, resigned this morning. She also sent a letter to the Pensacola City Council saying, “It has been…

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COO Fountain resigns

Press Release: The City of Pensacola announced today that Tamara Fountain would step down as Chief Operations Officer in order to pursue other opportunities. During…

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Hiring Fountain makes sense if…

From the perspective of education and work history, Mayor Hayward’s hiring of Tamara Fountain as his Communications Administrator, at a salary above the market, doesn’t…

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Resume-gate: How a snafu became a full blown crisis on the 7th floor of City Hall

On July 24, Mayor Ashton Hayward is interviewed by WEAR TV reporter Amber Southard about his restructuring of his administration and the qualifications of his…

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