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Buzz: Did 2009 land deal sink Bob Cole?

Yesterday's FBI raid on the home and business of Bob Cole may be tied to a suspicious 2009 land deal. As a Santa Rosa County Commissioner, Cole was instrumental in helping Lifeguard Ambulance Service land a big contract to provide service to rural Santa Rosa County. The local franchise is [...]

Buzz: Raid on Bob Cole tied to land deals

Buzz: Raid on Bob Cole tied to land deals

We're hearing that feds' raids on Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole's home and business are tied to questionable land deals the IN reported on in 2009 (Santa Rosa in The Dark). The State Attorney's Office dropped the case, but it appears that the FBI and IRS have found something wrong. Other [...]

Buzz: FBI raids Cole Automotive

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole had some unexpected visitors this morning- IRS and FBI- at his Pensacola business, Bob Cole Automotive. No word yet on what they are looking for.

Buzz: Pratt and/or Bray could be on the hook for CRA atty fees

I've made some calls to people familiar with Community Redevelopment Agencies and trust funds. What I've been told is that without a board approving the hiring of Doug Sale, the Panama City attorney that has been serving as the Pensacola CRA attorney since June, and and instructing Pratt to sign [...]

Buzz: Baby Gaetz fails to oust mayor

Found this little tidbit in Northwest Florida Daily News. Pat Bates has been reelected as the mayor in Altamonte Springs, despite local State Rep. Matt Gaetz campaigning against her. According to the article, Bates lobbied in favor of the federal government raising its debt ceiling and has opposed [...]

Buzz: Thomas schedules secret meeting on closed school property

Buzz: Thomas schedules secret meeting on closed school property

Although Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has not filed to run for re-election, he's heavy into damage control. He is holding a private, invitation-only luncheon meeting today at the Captain's Room at the Atlas Oyster House from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Debbie King, the school district's volunteer coordinator, [...]

Buzz: Little political support for curfew

Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds has been pushing for a teen curfew since last spring. After nearly six months of preaching its virtues, Jerralds has garnered little political support for his idea. We hear that Mayor Ashton Hayward and Sheriff David Morgan don't support curfews. It's [...]

School buzz: Godzilla upset, knife-welding 9yo destroys classroom

School buzz: Godzilla upset, knife-welding 9yo destroys classroom

School Board member Jeff "Godzilla" Bergosh wants to put another obstacle in front of law enforcement investigating crimes on public school campuses. "I believe the district needs a better policy which affords parents the opportunity to be present when their children are questioned at school for [...]

Buzz: EDS board fires principal

This email was sent out late last night: November 10, 2011 Dear Parents, The Episcopal Day School Board of Trustees would like to inform you that we have severed our relationship with Beverly Patteson effective Thursday, November 10, 2011. The Board has already initiated a search for [...]

Buzz: GB can’t sell natural gas to beach

The City of Gulf Breeze is building a natural gas distribution line to Pensacola Beach. There is only one problem Energy Services of Pensacola has the franchise rights to all of Escambia County.

Buzz: Did Sandusky pimp boys to donors?

Earlier this morning, Mark Madden dropped a bomb of a rumor about the Jerry Sandusky scandal that, if you can believe it, would make an already stomach ..more.

Buzz: New Pensacola airport title misspelled

Buzz: New Pensacola airport title misspelled

I heard from a very unreliable source that it was supposed to be: "Pensacola Interstellar Airport." The first craft --Hayward 1 -- is being assembled at the port.

Buzz: Who leaked police report with victim’s name?

There is an investigation taking place into who leaked the report on the active investigation of Assistant Public Defender Tony Henderson? The official report given the daily newspaper and IN had all the narrative redacted, including the alleged victim's name. There is a different copy of the [...]

Buzz: TK 101 cuts Candy

We have heard the TK101 has laid off popular DJ Candy. I checked the website and she has been dropped from the on-air roster, which is a sure sign that corporate has made its decision. Looks like she has been replaced by "Rockline" hosted by Bob Coburn. It's Pensacola loss.

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