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Uh, oh, petition signers are upset

We are hearing that people who signed the Marty Donovan petition are upset because they were told the petition was a vote to stop the park. They now realize it's only the bond financing that they are voting on and the city council will simply approve another plan, if the first plan is rescinded. [...]

Local Grammy nominee

Local Grammy nominee

Press Release Pensacola musician Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria is a GRAMMY Nominee! Nominations were announced last night by The Recording Academy, and DeMaria’s soundtrack “SIYOTANKA” is nominated for Best Native American Music Album. DeMaria composed and performed the music for Pensacola [...]

No Boss Marty

If Martin Donovan is able to get enough signatures, then the name of the Political Action Committee that battles him should be No Boss Marty. His petition drive really isn't about the bond financing. It's about his personal vendetta with Quint Studer and Mort O'Sullivan and his willingness to use [...]

Homeless prevention funds update

Homeless prevention funds update

Press Release: Catholic Charities and Families Count, the agencies responsible for administering Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing funding, have issued the following clarification regarding eligibility criteria for individuals and families wishing to access Homeless Prevention & Rapid [...]

Crist to speak at Lincoln Dinner

Press release: The Escambia County Republican Party welcomes Governor Charlie Crist as a featured guest at its 2009 Lincoln Day Dinner scheduled for this Thursday evening, December 3, 2009 from 6-9pm at The Courtyard in North Hill at 25 West Avery Street in Pensacola. A limited number of [...]

Billboard snafu for WPMI

Billboard snafu for WPMI

A digital billboard “snafu” in Mobile has caused quite a stir at WPMI. Newport Television, the owners of WPMI, have suspended General Manager Shea Grandquest and News Director Wes Finley for one week, without pay. The picture below has circulated the Internet, after being posted Wednesday [...]

By District

Sam Hall's District 2 canceled out Ron Townsend's District 7: +84 vs. -79 PC Wu's District 1 canceled out John Jerralds' District 5: +241 vs. -225 This referendum was won on the east side of Pensacola. PC WU: Y: 1264 N: 1023... Difference +241 Sam Hall: Y:869 N: 782...Difference [...]

More Election stats

10 City Precincts had more No votes than Yes votes: Sam Hall - District 2 #51 Ferry Pass Y:6 N:8 #106 Grace Lutheran Y:187 N:194 #108 Holy Cross Y:112 N:128 #110 PCC Y:14 N:22 John Jerralds - District 5 #98 Macedonia Y:302 N: 605 #41 Bayview Park Y:179 N: 228 Jewel Cannada-Wynn - [...]

The transition to new city government begins Jan 1

The transition to new city government begins Jan 1

City Attorney Rusty Wells issued today a memo to Mayor Mike Wiggins on the new charter, which I have received a copy of. It's a preview to the full presentation Wells plans to give to the City Council at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Dec. 14. The new charter goes into effect January 1 and [...]

Fill the Mayflower

Fill the Mayflower

Help Manna Food Bank. “Fill the Mayflower" will be at Cordova Mall in front of World Market today and tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Coastal Moving & Storage will have their trucks at the mall accepting food donations and checks.

Vote at SOE

Vote at SOE

All ballots for the Charter Referendum must be received by the Supervisor of Election by tomorrow. If you haven't mailed your ballot, please drop off at the Supervisor of Elections offices at 213 Palafox Pl, Suite 4. If you lost your ballot, they will give you a new one and let you vote there.

New Thought Leaders

New Thought Leaders

From Newsweek: 1. Steve Jobs - got people to stop thinking about computers and the Internet as weird, complicated things 2. Jon Stewart - gone from optional to indispensable. 3. The Google Guys - brought the ethic of speed, automation, and efficiency to the work of the mind 4. Karl Rove and [...]

Home invasion nightmare in Winter Garden

Orlando Sentinel reports how a Winter Garden couple and their son were terrorized for two days by four people who kidnapped them at gunpoint, forced the woman to withdraw nearly $24,000 from the bank and shot her as she tried to escape. The family lived in 3,700-square-foot house inside a gated [...]

Is Fox News afraid? Of what?

I got up early this morning and listened to Fox News while I was making coffee. The news anchor signed off his broadcast with, "This is Fox New--fair, balanced and unafraid." It really struck me as odd. What national news network is truly afraid? What good journalist lets fear impact his/her [...]

The Pension Fiasco plot gets deeper

The Pension Fiasco plot gets deeper

We now know how the General Pension contributions jumped from $400K to $6 million. We see how the staff miscalculated the financial impact of the changes to the pension system and the City had its unfunded pension liability go from $2.9 million to $28.9 million in two years to over $50 million by [...]

Gulf Power

Press Release Gulf Power Company News For immediate release – Nov. 10, 2009 All power expected to be restored today Gulf Power expects to restore power to all customers by midnight tonight as damage was minimal from Tropical Storm Ida. “Our crews will work as fast and as safely [...]

State EOC

Press Release: For Immediate Release November 10, 2009 Contact: State EOC Media Office (ESF-14) 850-921-0217 NEW INFORMATION At 6:40 a.m. EST today, Tropical Storm Ida made landfall on Dauphin Island, Alabama. As of 7 a.m. Ida was located 25 miles south [...]

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