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Buzz: Plurality or Majority?

The race to be the first Pensacola city council president appears to be tight between Maren DeWeese, Sam Hall and John Jerralds. The question is: Does the winner of the council vote have to have a 50 percent-plus one majority? The first round could go: Sam Hall 3: Hall, Megan Pratt, PC [...]

Last day on WCOA

This morning is my last day filling in for Jim Sanborn. Since Monday, I've guest hosted with Don Parker on "Good Morning, Pensacola" at WCOA 1370 AM, 6-9 a.m. It's not quite "IN Your Head Radio" but I do enjoy doing the interviews. Today's guests: 7:35 Grover Robinson 8:35 Ashton Hayward

WCOA Lineup today

I am back on WCOA 1370AM this morning with Don Parker from 6-9 a.m. Guests this morning: 6:35: Sheriff David Morgan 7:35: Pensacola City Councilwoman Maren DeWeese 8:25: Ed Spears, CMPA executive director

Buzz: Will Hayward’s transition decisions mirror Scott’s?

The dailies across the state are reporting Gov.-elect Rick Scott is asking members of his predecessor's administration to stay for at least three more months, while he sorts out how to govern. Will Pensacola Mayor-elect Ashton Hayward do the same with city department heads? Both appear to be slow [...]

Buzz: Name Double A team

We've got a few suggestions for naming Pensacola's new Double A baseball team: 1. Donovan's Nightmare 2. Pensacola Petitions 3. Tick Tocks 4. L E Bashers 5. Real McCoys

Buzz:Gangs, gangs, gangs

It's truly amazing that the daily newspaper can write about the homicides in Escambia County and not mention gangs in the article. My sources say the national gangs are moving into the area and supporting the locals. Some of these killings are gang retaliations. People in these neighborhoods are [...]

Buzz: Habitat may buy Brownsville Middle School

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is scurrying around trying to salvage a sale of the closed Brownsville Middle School after his Krispy Kreme power-play fell through. The word on the street is Habitat for Humanity may buy part of the land (the six acres that Thomas had craved out before Friendship [...]

Buzz: Who chairs first council meeting?

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 [...]

Buzz: Rhee on Scott team?

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.

Buzz: Heaton/MPDP offers pass-through deal?

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 [...]

Buzz: Back off, Outzen

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.

Buzz: Judge drops controversial case

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

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