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Monday, Aug. 16 Remnants of a tropical depression that formed last week move back over the Gulf of Mexico and bring gusty winds and rain to the area.

Tuesday, Aug. 17 The Escambia County School Board votes to purchase $37,000 in drug dog services as part of its new initiative to cut down on drugs in Escambia County schools.

Wednesday, Aug. 18 Mike Utsler, BP’s Gulf Coast restoration program head, tells local officials that dispersants are not affecting seafood and that oil is free from the coast.

Thursday, Aug. 19 City interim fire chief Russell Beaty announces he will step down for a job as the chief of emergency management in Walton County. His resignation will be effective Sept. 19.

Friday, Aug. 20 Residents petitioning against the stadium at the Community Maritime Park are told by the City that their efforts are too late. City Manager Al Coby says the group turned in their necessary petition signatures after the 5 p.m. deadline.

Saturday, Aug. 21 Early voting ends for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. A total of 5,740 people voted in Escambia and 4,233 in Santa Rosa during the two-week period.

Sunday, Aug. 22 A Quinnipiac University state poll shows that Attorney General Bill McCollum has pulled ahead in the Republican race for governor, and Kendrick Meek has distanced himself from Jeff Greene in the Democratic race for the U.S. Senate.

News of the Week City Attorney Rusty Wells is sanctioned for inappropriate e-mail exchanges between himself and a city employee. Mayor Mike Wiggins recommended that Wells be required to submit a letter of apology, receive a letter of reprimand and be fined for three days without pay.