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Weekly Update from Senator Greg Evers

June 1, 2012

Hurricane Season Begins

Today marks the official start of hurricane season. With most of us across the northern Florida experiencing the aftermath of tropical storm Beryl at the beginning of the week, we should all be reminded that crisis can make its way to our Sunshine State at any time. Make sure you are prepared! Only 182 days until it is over.

Job Openings in Northern Escambia County 

The hiring process for new jobs at the Walnut Hill Crude Oil Transfer Station begins next week with the help of Workforce Escarosa, which will be recruiting and hiring operators at their hiring event next Tuesday, June 5, at the Walnut Hill Community Center located at 7850 Highway 97. Read more details on their hiring event here. You can also log on to:, and enter job order number 9677713 in the Find a Job section to review the full job description and requirements.

Free Hunter Safety Course in Escambia County 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is giving a free hunter safety course this coming June 12, 14, 19 and 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the W.J. Woodham Middle School located at 150 E. Burgess Rd. in Pensacola. You can register online for the event at or by calling the FWC’s office in Panama City at (850) 265-3676. 

Copper Theft an Ongoing Problem in Florida

Copper theft continues to be an epidemic in the Florida Panhandle. Thankfully, the need to crack down on copper thieves was recognized this past session, and we were able to pass meaningful legislation to increase the criminal penalties for stealing copper and other secondary metals, prohibit copper removal from electrical substation sites without authorization, and address the regulation of secondhand dealers as it relates to the purchase and sales of regulated metals.  I hope to continue to support our local law enforcement as they enforce the increased penalties and address this important matter in our local communities.

If you have any questions or concerns that I can be of assistance with, please feel free to email me directly at or call my district office at (850) 689-0556.

May you have a blessed and restful weekend!