The Pensacola City Council needs to decide who will chair the first meeting of the Pensacola City Council when it decides who will be the first council president? Outgoing Mayor Mike Wiggins says he will do it, but he will no longer be an elected official. At the school board, the superintendent of [...]
One rumor coming from Tallahassee is that former Washington. D.C., schools chief Michelle Rhee will head education for Gov.-elect Rick Scott. That would shake things up.
George Hawthorne, who drafted the EBO agreement for the MPDP/CMPA, will report to the Community Maritime Park Associates board today that he and Greg Green, the subcontractor in PNJ article today and of whom I wrote last week on this blog, met with Scott Davison, Tony McCray (EBO director), Mark [...]
I was sent a message Wednesday night from Tony McCray, who is paid by Maritime Park Development Partners (MPDP) to run their Equal Opportunity Business program, that I better back off MPDP. Not sure what that threat means. Bigger men than McCray have threatened the newspaper and me before.
Judge Tom Santurri has recused himself from the Family case, Winfield vs. Lepinany, which we reported the website FightingFathers.com was upset about. Read Buzz 12.2
The agenda for the Escambia County School Board's Dec. 14 meeting is out. Nothing about a new buyer for the closed Brownsville Middle School. Hmmmm.
It may be the worst kept secret in Escambia County--Gulf Power wants to build a nuclear plant in north Escambia County to replace the Crist Plant. Gulf Power officials are mum, but county officials aren't. When will there be open, public dialogue about it?
Yesterday ECUA officially dedicated the new Central Reclamation Center, which is a truly impressive complex. During the invocation, ECUA board member Lois Benson briefly mentioned Mike Green watching down from heaven and smiling on this project. Mike Green was a developer who was this area's [...]
The debate among the Pensacola City Council members over creating a new council staff isn't just about certain members wanting to build a power base. It's about coming up with a way for certain council members to justify increasing their salaries. The reality is the council has less [...]
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office has found the bodies of two women, one a convicted prostitute, in a wooded area just south of Nine Mile Road, off of Jernigan Road. Both bodies had been dumped in the lot within the last week to ten days. Based upon the condition of the bodies it is believed [...]
The Escambia County Complex is buzzing rumors that one of the commissioners is considering resignation. Who? & Why? ---are the questions. Insiders are tight--lipped, but confirm this is more than a rumor. If a commissioner resigns before Rick Scott takes office, Gov. Charlie Crist would appoint the [...]
Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker has been advising Pensacola Mayor-elect Ashton Hayward. In a telephone interview, Hayward said that he has had several conversations with Baker, who was elected St. Petersburg mayor in 2001 and reelected four years later with more than 70% of the votes cast. [...]