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Buzz: Suter expansion

Parents are excited to hear that Suter Elementary will be expanding, replacing the trailers with "bricks and mortar." This is seen as a victory for Board member Patty Hightower, who fought hard three years ago to keep the school open.

Buzz: Downtown Casino?

One topic of discussion around town has been about an casino being built on the ECUA Main Sewage Treatment Facility land, after the old plant is demolished. The scenario goes ECUA would sale or give the land to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, who own part of the Pensacola Greyhound Track and all [...]

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 [...]

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