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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
The City of Mobile and its chamber are worried that Pensacola might lure away one its largest employers, according to the Mobile Register. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce CEO/President told the paper that a Pensacola delegation has been trying to recruit ST Aerospace Mobile and its more than [...]
The civil rights and racial discrimination issues with the Escambia County School District are spiraling out of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas' control. Attorney Mike Papantonio has confirmed that his firm is looking into the Escambia County School District. The State NAACP was in town last [...]
It hasn't been announced yet but we are hearing that Rishy and Quint Studer have set up a benefit for Manna Food Pantries, which was hit hard by the recent flooding disaster. On Sunday evening, July 29, the premier Frankie Valli tribute band Let’s Hang On will perform at the Randall & Martha [...]
A federal judge has issued an injunction barring enforcement of part of the state's new election law, saying that a 48-hour deadline for groups to turn in new voter registration forms is "harsh and impactical." Most of the rest of the law, however can stand, Judge Robert Hinkle wrote. Read more.
The buzz is Ronald Townsend will not run for re-election as the District 7 City Council member. Jimmie Perkins and Robbie Carl Andrews have filed for the seat. Others will follow.