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Buzz: Mayor creates Pensacola challenge coin

Mayor Ashton Hayward now carries a challenge coin bearing the seal of the City of Pensacola. For a military town like Pensacola that are fitting. A challenge coin is a medallion that bears an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. They are given to prove [...]

Buzz: Thomas out to close A.A. Dixon

Buzz: Thomas out to close A.A. Dixon

The word from the Pace Boulevard Palace (Escambia Co. School Administration office) is Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has made up his mind about closing the A.A. Dixon Charter School. Even though Thomas and School Board have given the board 30 days to come back with an improvement, the decision has [...]

Buzz: Etheredge new Chamber VP

KC Etheredge has been named the new Vice President of Membership and Investor Development at the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. KC was most recently the Director of Alumni Relations at the University of West Florida. Her start date with the Chamber is Sept. 19.

Buzz: GLA students coming from all over district

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas promised the public that only students inside the school's attendance zone (inner-city of Pensacola) would be allowed to attend the new Global Learning Academy by his office on Pace Boulevard. It's not going to happen. State law allows students in D and F schools to [...]

Buzz: UWF to announce football program

There is a buzz that the University of West Florida will announce at its kick-off pep rally that the university will launch a football program. The pep rally will be Thursday, August 18 at the UWF Field House at 7:30 p.m. This is one rumor that isn't as solid as others I have posted, but support [...]

Buzz: Deluna Fest lands big act

Buzz: Deluna Fest lands big act

Scott Mitchell called to say that DeLuna Fest has signed its headliner and will be announcing it next week. No amount of beers could pry the name from him. Earlier rumors included Tom Petty, Coldplay and John Mayer, but each fell apart for various reasons. The announcement will be made [...]

Buzz: Eyes on City Hall

Buzz: Eyes on City Hall

At 11 a.m. today, Mayor Ashton Hayward will deliver his first State of the City address and his first budget to the Pensacola City Council and the citizens of Pensacola. It will be streamed live on the city's website, www.cityofpensacola.com. Hayward is expected to give more details on his [...]

Buzz:Frank Lay may run for Superintendent

Former Pace High School principal Frank Lay is considered a run for Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools. Lay was the center of the prayer in schools controversy that costs the school district hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. He unsuccessfully ran against Benny Russell in the [...]

Buzz: Buck Lee may run for Santa Rosa SOE

Buck Lee has picked up paperwork to run for Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections. Lee is currently the general manager of the Santa Rosa Island Authority. He will be taking a pay cut to be the SOE.  He has served as a county commissioner in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Buzz: Better Pensacola Forum gives Hayward thumbs up

Buzz: Better Pensacola Forum gives Hayward thumbs up

Bad news for those wanting to bash Mayor Ashton Hayward and his management team. The Better Pensacola Forum Quality of Life survey will show tomorrow that 78 percent of the residents believe Pensacola is going in the right direction---a 20-percent jump over last year. The new mayor has a 70 percent [...]

Buzz: Naval Museum attendance soared in July

The National Naval Aviation Museum had 139,967 visitors in July breaking an all time attendance record for July or any month in their history. They were up 66% over 2010 and 20% over 2009. 2009 was the best July they had since Hurricane Ivan.

Buzz: Mayor to announce CAO today (update)- William Reynolds

Mayor Ashton Hayward will be announcing his Chief Administrative Officer either late this afternoon or early tomorrow morning. ------- Press Release: Hayward to Hire New Administrator, Former U.S. Senate Chief of Staff (July 28, 2011) - Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward today announced the [...]

Buzz: WBSR to go Sports talk

Santa Rosa Press Gazette reports Pensacola Sports Radio, LLC announced 1450AM (WBSR) will now become the new home of ESPN Radio, as 1450 AM/101.1 FM ESPN Pensacola, on August 8. Read more.

Buzz: Childers to run for County Clerk

We are hearing that Pam Childers may soon file for the Escambia County Clerk of Courts. Childers is the Financial Services Manager of City of Pensacola. Ernie Lee Magaha has held the Clerk position since 1957, the year I was born, and is up for re-election next year.

Buzz: ECUA dictated new county districts

The County district boundaries were redrawn with the ECUA board members in mind. The County Commission did not want to deal with a lawsuit from an ECUA board member who got drawn out of his/her district. The ones that were the hardest to keep - Larry Walker, Lois Benson and Elvin McCorvey.

Buzz: Morgan gets petitions signed

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has met the petition requirement for qualification to be on the 2012 ballot for Sheriff. There were 1,996 validated petitions needed to qualify. He is the first candidate for sheriff to qualify in this race.

Buzz: Council workshop agenda grows

Buzz: Council workshop agenda grows

Buzz: Pensacola Councilwoman Sherri Myers (District 2) has requested that following items be added to the Council workshop that has been called by the council president for Wednesday, July 20: How agenda items are placed on COW and Council agendas. Returning to the committee system. Duties [...]

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