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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 [...]

Tom, Ann, Buddy’s Foreclosure?

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 [...]

Buzz: Studers have contract to buy other Penko building

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.

Buzz: Teachers must hand in tax returns to district office

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.

Buzz: NW Florida key to big victory for Romney

Buzz: NW Florida key to big victory for Romney

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 [...]

Buzz: United Way employee offered equestrian job

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.

Buzz: Romney coming to Pensacola

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.

Buzz: Gibbs didn’t get horse job

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 [...]

Buzz: O’Sullivan Creel merges with Alabama firms

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.

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