Press release: Venues Today, an entertainment industry publication, has named the Pensacola Civic Center among its “Top Stops” in the U.S. for the sixth month in a row. The June “Top Stops” list puts the SMG managed facility at #12 in the U.S. for the time period of April 16th to May 15th [...]
The famous San Diego Chicken will be at Pelican Park tonight. This is his last season. He (a.k.a. Ted Giannoulas) will be retiring at the end of the year. We interviewed him for the IN (read more). Game starts at 6:35 p.m.
The Deal Magazine analyzes the debt obligations of Gannett, owner of the Pensacola News Journal. The company must raise $400 million between now and 2011 in a market where many bondholders would refer default. Moody's has lowered Gannett bond rating to junk. "Gannett as we know it will be lucky to [...]
Rick's Blog is having an Economic Development Free Week. No posts will be made on Economic Development, various ED plans or political antics regarding ED. We have also set up an ED Free Week pledge for readers if they wish to join us. The madness has to stop and it might as well stop here. [...]
Craig Dalton, senior vp for military affairs at the Chamber, says the Pensacola will be the focal point of the Navy's celebration of the first 100 years of Naval Aviation in 2011. As part of the celebration, Pensacola will host the commissioning of the USS William P. Lawrence. The USS William P. [...]
Pensacola has an opportunity to get Southwest Airlines for the Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport. If we get it, Southwest officials have said that it could mean 9.000 more passengers a week flying into Pensacola. In 2001, the Pensacola Chamber lured AirTran by getting 319 businesses to pay [...]
We have heard the Pensacola city employees are considering forming a union. Attorney Roy Kinsey has reportedly been approached to be their attorney.
The PNJ is reporting today that the "Ruby J. Gainer Charter School, a high school for at-risk teens, will not reopen in the fall because of low enrollment and looming legislative budget cuts." The school has barely stayed afloat for the past five years. IN reported in May 2007 that the school [...]
The Century Town Council voted 3-2 Monday night against supporting the tax for Escambia County Area Transit. According to NorthEscambia.com, the sticking point was ECAT officials wouldn't give any guarantees that one bus route to their town wouldn't be cut in the future. Council member Nadine [...]
The family will receive friends on Monday, June 15 at St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze from 4pm to 6pm. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 2pm at St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze. Official press release from the City of Gulf [...]
Commissioner Gene Valentino needs a "win." His economic development "plan" has flopped. His emails regarding the bingo casino are less than flattering. And the State Attorney's office is still looking into a possible Sunshine Law violation in regards to a private meeting with Councilman Sam [...]
Walker's Sunday doesn't get any better. He visits Dennis in the hospital. Read Chapter 16. Check out all the chapters here.
For his 27 years of public, Lane Gilchrist was paid a total of $27. He was fair and had no hidden agendas. Lane didn't worry about Sunshine Laws because he spoke freely at public meetings and encouraged the other council members to do so, too. Lane ran a very open council meeting. If there were [...]
Long-time Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist, 72, has died. I received a phone call early this morning that Lane had passed away during surgery. Lane first was elected to the Gulf Breeze City Council 27 years ago. He has served as mayor of Gulf Breeze since 1992--the year I first was elected to [...]
The pace is picking up as the print deadline nears. Read Chapter 15 Boardroom Hell. To help you catch up, you may want to re-read the last three chapters: Chapter 12 - Friday Fallout - chapter-12 Chapter 13 - March on the Jail -chapter 13 Chapter 14 - Murray interview at The Elbow Room [...]
Attorney Greg Smith has filed a complaint with State Attorney Bill Eddins concerning Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino's emails. Smith represents two Perdido Key residents who have filed a appeal of the site approval for a bingo casino on Perdido Key. We plan to request a copy of the [...]
I spoke last night to the Seville Rotary, Pensacola's newest Rotary club and the only one that meets in the evenings. The club meets at Seville Quarter on Tuesday and has about 65 charter members, according to Jay Overman. The members are primarily young professionals and I wish them well. The [...]