Posted in Politics

Ruth Childers passes

The wife of former Senate President and Escambia County Commission Chairman W.D. Childers passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18. Her obituary is the story of…

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Posted in Escambia County

Wave of County resignations happened before

When former State Sen. W.D. Childers returned to Escambia County in 2000, he easily won election to the Escambia County Commission and took over as…

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Posted in Escambia County Pensacola

Pensacola Speaks podcast: Duwayne Escobedo talks about W.D. Childers and the death of Willie Junior

On Pensacola Speaks, I talked with investigative reporter Duwayne Escobedo about his coverage of the fall of W.D. Childers and the mysterious circumstances surrounding the…

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Posted in Crime Escambia County

IN 2005: Mysterious Death of Willie Junior

By Duwayne Escobedo In a roomful of the best and brightest newspaper and TV reporters from Mobile and Pensacola, no one dared ask the one…

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Posted in State & National News

U.S. Supreme Court turns down W.D. Childers appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take up an appeal by former Florida Senate President W.D. Childers in a bribery case that has bounced…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

Touart predecessor in running for Walton County job

Robert T. Halfhill served as interim Escambia County Administrator for sixteen months, from December 4, 2001 until April 21, 2002. One April 22, Touart took…

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Posted in Buzz News

Buzz: Late night phone calls

My phone rang several times late last night on several topics. Here the rumors that seem to have some legs – but understand they are…

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Posted in Escambia County Politics

Why the county has sealed bids

Why is the sealed bid process so sacred? Because Escambia County has a history of backroom deals and preferential treatment for certain contractors. It wasn’t…

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