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Gene Valentino
3:49 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Valentino E-Mails Under Investigation

Gene Valentino
Credit myesacambia.com

Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino may have violated Florida’s public records law, with personal emails sent to an advisor to the reality TV show “Party Down South.” The State Attorney’s Office is reviewing the allegation.

Escambia County Attorney Allison Rogers says it all began with a records request to her office from a Doug Underhill, who was opposed to “Party Down South” filming at Pensacola Beach.

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Free Syphilis Testing
3:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Free Syphilis Testing Offered In Pensacola

Credit Florida Department of Health in Escambia County

Syphilis is nothing new. "Syphilis has been a problem in Escambia County for as long as the Escambia County Department of Health has been around which is 193 years" said Dr. John Lanza, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County. But over the past four years the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease in Escambia County has risen dramatically.

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Escambia County Commission
5:26 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Is a New Administrator On the Way for Escambia County?

Credit Escambia County

After spending a year and a half and $40,000 on the search, the Escambia County Commission could vote to hire a new administrator Thursday evening.

The five finalists are: Albert Penska, John Weaver, Jack Brown, Ted Lakey, and former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds. Brown appears to be the favorite.

A sixth candidate, current Interim Administrator Larry Newsome, is being pushed by Commissioners Gene Valentino and Wilson Robertson.

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Local News
5:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

LISTEN: All About Festival On The Green

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West Florida Recycling Bankruptcy
4:50 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

"Perfect Storm" Causes West Florida Recycling To File Bankruptcy, Continue Services

Credit West Florida Recycling

West Florida Recycling has filed for bankruptcy protection, as it seeks to rebound from what officials call a “perfect storm” of adversity.

Chief Executive Officer Larry Hoover says the “perfect storm” – including debts totaling $1 million -- led to the Chapter-11 filing.

“The issue with the storm water runoff and the flooding, the major drop in commodity prices over the last year, and they all kind of came together at once,” said Hoover.

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