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Buzz: PNJ reporters told to reapply for their jobs

Buzz: PNJ reporters told to reapply for their jobs

I got this message from a very reliable source: "All PNJ reporters are being restructured and are being required to reapply for their positions in the newsroom. While none have been terminated, they are afraid they won't be hired back." They won't be told if they still have a job and what are [...]

Buzz: Crist will be in Pensacola this weekend

Buzz: Crist will be in Pensacola this weekend

Charlie Crist will be in the Pensacola area this weekend. Fred Levin is hosting a big fundraiser for him, and he will be tour area churches on Sunday.

Buzz: Hayward pulls out of Germany trip

We received word that Mayor Hayward decided not to go to Germany with the Gulf Coast Aerospace Coalition--no word on whether Airport Director Greg Donovan and Communications Administrator Tamara Fountain went. Councilwoman Sherri Myers has said that she will ask at today's agenda conference [...]

Interesting buzz is floating around: Dead pets, ECUA vs. County, Photo Ops and problems on Palafox

Interesting buzz is floating around: Dead pets, ECUA vs. County, Photo Ops and problems on Palafox

Pet lovers are still talking about two more pets being killed at the Escambia County Animal Shelter. Both are under investigation by the county. In one incident, the euthanasia occurred when a dog owner changed her mind the same day she turned custody of her aggressive pit bull over to the shelter. [...]

Buzz: Visit Pensacola added to next TDC agenda

Just got a phone call. Visit Pensacola has been added to the Sept. 17 meeting of the Escambia County Tourism Council. Will the TDC be given documents or only a PowerPoint presentation?

Buzz: UWF football to begin Fall 2016

Buzz: UWF football to begin Fall 2016

Our sources tell us that the University of West Florida will announce this week that the school will launch its football program soon and the first games will be played 2016....eight years after our April Fool's story. We "predicted" the first season would be 2010 and here was the [...]

Buzz: Doyle retires, too. Marketing head made interim publisher.

Just got this. PNJ Publisher Kevin Doyle is retiring, too. Market Development Director & General Manager Bella Magazine, Becca Boles, is the interim publisher. Kim Thomas, Deputy Managing Editor/Digital, will be the new interim executive editor. This is becoming a Black Friday for the daily [...]

Buzz: Baby Gaetz could have worthy competition for Daddy Gaetz’s senate seat

Our sources are telling us that former State Sen. Durell Peaden is considering a run for Senate President Don Gaetz's seat next year. The senate president terms out of office in 2014. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) has announced that he is running for his father's seat and has, so far, [...]

Has Touart hired jail director that killed Robert Boggon?

The buzz we are hearing out of the county complex is that Interim County Administrator George Touart plans to fight the Department of Justice findings regarding the under-staffing and longstanding abuses. His consultant appears to be, but we haven't confirmed yet, Dennis Williams who ran the [...]

Buzz: YMCA may replace Maritime Museum

Buzz: YMCA may replace Maritime Museum

I'm hearing that there is a possibly that that downtown YMCA may be relocated to the Maritime Park. There has been a concerted effort to find a suitable,high-traffic replacement for the maritime museum. The park was originally designed to have a conference center and maritime museum that would have [...]

Buzz: Huckabee to stump for Romney in Pcola on Saturday

A source close to the Mitt Romney campaign told the IN that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in Pensacola Saturday to campaign for the GOP presidential candidate. The site for the rally hasn't been selected, but the rally is expected to be in the early evening. Stay tuned.

Buzz: Richardson coming to Andrews

Yahoo Sports! is reporting that Trent Richardson, the Cleveland Browns' No.1 draft pick, is being to sent to the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze to have his ailing left knee checked. Official team statement: "Trent Richardson is traveling to Pensacola, Fla., where he will have his left knee [...]

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