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City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

City Papers: Main Street Project Vol. 1

Volume 1 of the Main Street Projects has 1,250 pages, which seem daunting to review but hundreds of the pages are duplications of the same memos, specifications and reports. Roads, Inc of Northwest Florida was awarded the $1.4 million contract. There were four change orders, last including a [...]

Politicos rage against the machine…in fun

Politicos rage against the machine…in fun

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In a new twist on man vs. machine, more than a dozen Florida campaign whizzes are matching wits against a computer program, taking shots at predicting the outcome of state legislative races for charity. Tallahassee lobbyist and Republican consultant [...]

City releases part of the documents

City releases part of the documents

This morning I was handed a disk at city hall that has the documents Inweekly requested regarding Jerry Pate Design and the Main Street projects. I will review them and post something late today on that information. The other requests regarding the insurance broker, travel expenses and banking [...]

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Nine Mile to Receive Nearly $42 Million to Widen Road

Two projects will create four lanes from Beulah Road to US 29 The latest release of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 5-year Work Plan revealed funding for the long-awaited widening of almost 10 miles of Nine Mile Road between Beulah Road and US 29 that will include the [...]

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

Pensacola City Council to hold public workshop to discuss LOST extension

WHAT: The Pensacola City Council will hold a workshop session to discuss the extension of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), which Escambia County has placed on the November 4 ballot. The one-cent tax was last approved by voters countywide on March 7, 2006. If approved in November, the LOST [...]

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Reynolds gets council approval for manager of Michigan city

Former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds received a 5-0 vote from the Petroskey City Council to be their new city manager. According to the Petroskey News, the decision followed interviews with Reynolds and three other candidates. Petoskey is a town on Lake Michigan with a population [...]

Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

The University of West Florida Faculty Senate voted "No Confidence" in the UWF President Judy Bense. The vote was 17-2, with one abstention. The teachers’ union has been battling the UWF administration over its collective bargaining agreement. An emergency Board of Trustees meeting has been [...]

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

State Attorney: City must release documents given to federal grand jury

I received a phone call yesterday from the Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille that the city of Pensacola will fulfill my public record requests concerning Main Street Rehabilitation Project, contracts with Jerry Pate Design, city investments, insurance broker services and expenses of [...]

Taddeo-Goldstein coming to Pensacola on Monday

Taddeo-Goldstein coming to Pensacola on Monday

The Charlie Crist Pensacola Campaign Office grand opening is Monday, September 15 at 5:30 pm. Democratic Lieutenant Governor nominee Annette Taddeo-Goldstein will be there. The office is at 2415 North Pace Blvd, Suite 4, Pensacola, FL 32505. --- We got an update from the Crist campaign. Crist [...]

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

Bay Cliffs Neighborhood Watch gets organized against burlaries and creepers

The Bay Cliff Neighborhood Association is the latest neighborhood in the city of Pensacola to organize and use Facebook to share information. From John Paul King: If you live in the Bay Cliff area please join this page. Most of us have families / little ones and want to do anything we can to [...]

Six corrections sergeants in Chipley arrested

Six corrections sergeants in Chipley arrested

Six Department of Corrections Staff Arrested; Terminated from Employment DOC strictly enforcing zero-tolerance policy for criminal behavior by staff Chipley, Fla -- The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) announced today that five members of its staff, Sergeant William Finch, Sergeant [...]

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Life Support Project: Wedgewood, An American Nightmare

Dr. Gloria Horning has worked hard to document the environmental and health issues in the Wedgewood community. She helped me connect with residents in the Wedgewood, Rolling Hills and Olive Heights neighborhoods - A Shame Before God. Dr. Horning and the residents of that area were interviewed [...]

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