If you throw away your pennies you may want to consider this: the one cent local option sales tax, on the ballot to be renewed this election cycle, adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars over ten years.
The vote is to approve a ten year expansion of the one cent LOST tax which is currently slated through 2017. That one penny adds up to pay for everything from drainage and transportation infrastructure to animal welfare and community centers.
After 18 months, $40,000 in search fees, two interims and one extra meeting, Escambia County finally has an administrator.
The Escambia County Commission voted 5-0 Thursday to offer the position to Taylor County Administrator Jack Brown, who was among the five finalists. He would succeed Randy Oliver, who was fired in September of 2012.
Since Oliver’s dismissal, the administrator post has been filled by the late George Touart, and then by Assistant Administrator Larry Newsome.