We were initially told the School District has two offers for the Brownsville Middle School building. Now it looks like there hasn't been any serious offers on the table yet. Here is an e-mail from Shawn Dennis regarding a public records request we sent: "Please be advised, upon review of [...]
BP COO Doug Suttles flew into Pensacola yesterday. He visited Ft. Pickens to watch workers clean up a relatively light mess on the beach there. He went to the Santa Rosa Island Authority offices for a talk on worker safety and then he visited a claim center on Navy Blvd. Suttles wrapped up his [...]
Tomorrow, the Pensacola City Council will hold a special committee of the whole meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall that will allow residents to voice concerns and ask questions about BP's current staging operation in Bayou Chico. BP reps are expected to be on hand.
Gulf Closures on Pensacola Beach Significant quantities of emulsified oil are in the near shore waters and coming ashore along much of the Gulf front on Pensacola Beach. This has necessitated that the Escambia County Health Department place signage along the Gulf beaches advising beach patrons [...]
Escambia County School District Assistant Superintendent for Operations Shawn Dennis told the IN today there are currently two “potential buyers” lined up for the abandoned Brownsville Middle School building. “I’ve seen one offer and expect another offer this next week,” he said. [...]
Via Mother Jones: After an accident involving the containment system, the Gulf gusher is spewing oil at full force yet again. Here's the breaking news blast from the Washington Post: Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday that an accident triggered the removal of a containment cap on the oil geyser. [...]
Spirit Airlines is using promotion on its website that relates the oil crisis on the Gulf Coast to oiled beauties on the beach. The promo called "Check Out The Oil On Our Beaches" features pictures of women tanning in oil at various beach destinations the airline provides. Too soon, [...]
We are hearing the clean-up crews at Pensacola Beach don't have enough rakes to clean up the brown tar balls. There is no way that they can pick up the mess with their hands. There is a Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting tonight. You can bet that it will be lively.
Escambia County Health Department Pensacola, FL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2010 1235 CDT HA002 Health advisory issued for portion of beach due to oil spill PENSACOLA -- Effective immediately, in response to a report by the Escambia County Emergency Operations Center of numerous [...]
Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Update Wednesday, June 23 - 12:30 a.m. - Update #20 If you see tar or oiled debris on the beach. DO NOT PICK IT UP. Report it to 1-877-389-8932 (new number) or #DEP from a cell phone. DO NOT TOUCH OILED OR INJURED WILDLIFE. Report it to 1-866-557-1401. [...]
The Jimmy Buffett and Friends benefit concert scheduled for July 1 in Gulf Shores is officially out of tickets. Tickets for the free show were completely gone within minutes of Ticketmaster distributing this morning at 10 a.m. Some fans on Facebook are reporting that they couldn't get tickets right [...]