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Buzz: Studers plan Manna fundraiser

Buzz: Studers plan Manna fundraiser

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 [...]

Breaking News: Judge calls Voter Registration deadline ‘harsh and impactical’

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.

Buzz: Townsend not to run again, candidates line up

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.

Buzz: Gunshots fired downtown?

We are getting reports that residents downtown heard gunshots around 4 a.m. None of them appeared to have been fired at my office.

Buzz: Times Picayune to publish only three days a week

Buzz: Times Picayune to publish only three days a week

The award-winning New Orleans daily newspaper, Times Picayune, is announcing massive lay-offs today. We are hearing that it will only print three days a week — Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. They will instead focus more on their online edition. A few weeks ago, PNJ executive editor wrote a [...]

Buzz: Big bust going down this morning

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with a other law enforcement agencies, is rounding up copper thieves this morning. After a month-long investigation, deputies and Pensacola Police officers have 27 warrants for thieves that have been plaguing Pensacola and Escambia County [...]

Buzz: Vendetta politics continues on City Council

Councilman Larry Johnson doesn't like Bobby Switzer, who owns the Theisen Building. At yesterday's council committee meeting, the councilman was willing to risk the loss of 100-200 Pen Air Federal Credit Union jobs moving downtown because of this dislike. A few years ago, I watched [...]

Buzz: Legislative budget will cost Escambia Co. $6 million

The cuts to Medicaid that the Florida Legislature is considering will be pushed down to the counties. Escambia County will have to come up with $6 million. This could mean cuts to public libraries, ECAT and any outside agencies like the Chamber and United Way.

Buzz: Crap Trap changing

We are hearing that The Crab Trap on Main Street is closing on March 15 and re-opening as a little more upscale place named Nick's Boat House on April 1 or so in time for the Wahoos' season opener.

Buzz: BP settlement could be $14 billion

Buzz: BP settlement could be $14 billion

The Wall St. Journal is reporting that BP and the lawyers for those hurt by the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are discussing a possible $14 billion settlement, which will be paid out of the $20 billion fund the oil giant set up for its Gulf Coast Claims Facility. BP still faces [...]

Buzz: Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman in town today

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is scheduled to meet this morning with sailors at Pensacola Naval Air Station.

Buzz: Airbus plant coming to Mobile?

Mobile and EADS didn't get the Air Force Air Tanker contract, but, according to The Seattle Times, the Alabama port city could be getting an Airbus plant. The heavy favorite for an A320 final assembly line is Mobile, Ala., which would make that city the latest node in an emerging [...]

Buzz: Buddy’s owner pays liens

We're hearing that the owners of Tom Ann Buddy's, the site of frequent public disturbances and violence over the years, paid their nearly $40K lien. Neighbors had hoped the liens would have lead to the closing of the lounge and liquor store.

Buzz: Gulf Coast may not get BP fine money

I'm hearing that the U.S. Senate and House are  balking at the Restore Act - which would guarantee that the majority of the BP fine money related to the 201o oil spill would come to the the states most effected by the disaster - Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Both Republicans [...]

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