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 [...]
Pensacola City Council on Monday, will take up the issue of filing a lawsuit against the owners of Tom, Ann, Buddy’s. Frequently attracting the attention of authorities— recently a police officer shot a patron in the parking lot—the bar may also now face foreclosure. The city is looking to [...]
We are hearing that the Studers have entered into a contract to buy the other Penko building on the northeast corner of Palafox and Main streets----next to Jackson's. It's another step in the revitalization of downtown Pensacola.
I'm hearing that the District administration is asking teachers send in copies of front page of their federal income tax returns to comply with an internal audit. This seems like a huge invasion of privacy. I thought conservative Republicans ran the Escambia County Public School District.
At the Mitt Romney rally on Saturday, I got a chance to talk with some of Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign people. They believe Northwest Florida is the key to their Republican candidate having a big win in tomorrow's presidential primary. "If we take this area, then we will have a big win in the [...]
Pam Mauldwin, Volunteer/Social Media Coordinator for United Way of Escambia County, has been offered and, I believe, accepted the manager position at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.
I've been able to confirm through two independent sources that former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney will visit Pensacola on Saturday morning. No word on where he will hold his rally, but I suspect it will be downtown Pensacola.
We're hearing that Forrest Gibbs, the Commission Wilson Robertson supporter that is suing the three commissioners over his losing a job at the county's equestrian center, will not get be hired back by the county. Only in Escambia County get a job under less than straight-forward circumstances, lose [...]
O'Sullivan Creel announced this morning that it is merging with CPA firms from Montgomery (Wilson, Price, Barranco, Blankenship & Billingsley) and Birmingham, Alabama (Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino). More later.
The Studer Business Challenge had booked the DIB meeting room for its orientation meeting tonight. By 5:15, the room was so packed that they moved the entire meeting into the big hallway on the first floor of the Rhodes Building and commandeered every available chair they could find - Studer [...]
The cover-ups continue in the Escambia County school system. A female child was allegedly inappropriately touched by an older student at a bus stop. The third grader tried to tell the bus driver, but was told to be quiet and sit down. She tried to tell her teacher and was told to be quiet and go to [...]
My sources inside the City of Pensacola firefighters' union tell me that yesterday they passed the new contract proposed by Mayor Ashton Hayward by a unanimous vote, 88-0. This has to be a first for the city. For those trying to create a wedge between the mayor and the rank-and-file workers, [...]