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America’s Most Stylish Blogger

America’s Most Stylish Blogger

Trang Huyen of the Behind the Seams in Pensacola, Fla. has been selected America's Most Stylish Blogger by stylelist.com. I was pulling for Derek Cosson.

City Pension solution

If Consolidation is recommended by the commission and that plan includes merging Energy Services of Pensacola into a utility authority, then ESP shouldn't be given. Instead, it should be sold to the new authority. All proceeds go to fund the unfunded pension balances for the city general, police [...]

Tick, tick, tick – Consolidation deadline looms

The Escambia County Consolidation Commission is less that 45 days away from its Jan. 15, 2010 deadline to report to the Northwest Florida legislative delegation. Prior to that meeting, if consolidation is to be proposed, it must also present its final report to the Pensacola City Council, Escambia [...]

Poker coming to dogtrack

Mobile Press Register is reporting: "Officials at Pensacola Greyhound Track in western Escambia County expect the track's poker room to open "around the end of January," general manager Nick Schlikin said in a Pensacola News Journal report. Construction has yet to begin on the poker room, which is [...]

Charter Wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YES for Approval 7,762 (55.2%) NO for Rejection 6,308 (44.8%) Total votes cast 14,070 We will analyze the vote further tomorrow, but the message of change that began in September 2006 with the CMP vote and was continued in the 2008 City Council election is still alive. We can trust the [...]

Tourism boomed this summer

Tourism boomed this summer

Press Release: Despite a slow economy, tourism numbers in the Pensacola Bay Area were the second-highest in history. From Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2009, overnight visitors to the area generated $133 million in lodging revenue. 2007-08 was a record year for the Pensacola Bay Area tourism [...]

Rawlins conduit to DC funds for NBM

From our research, one of the stronger links between No Boss Mayor and the ICMA is Beth Rawlins, a Clearwater political strategist who specializes in helping Florida cities stop efforts to convert to Mayor-Council formats and to fight consolidation attempts around the state of Florida. Rawlins is [...]

Take Stock in Children

I attended today a luncheon for Take Stock in Children - a college scholarship program for Escambia County's public school students. Each year, sixth grade public school students who are financially eligible can apply for this program at their school and are chosen through a selection process. [...]

ECSO seeks murder witness

Press release: Escambia Sheriff’s Investigators are asking anyone who may know the whereabouts of Terri Lynn Lewis, (40) of Pensacola, to call the Sheriff’s Office at 436-9620 or Crime Stoppers 433-STOP. Ms. Lewis may be a possible witness to the Oct 10th 2009 murder of Derry Dickerson [...]

Palm Beach Post questions Crist appointee

Dara Kam, political reporter for the Palm Beach Post, is in town investigating the recent Gov. Crist appointment of former ECSO CFO and current bar owner Steve Stevens to the Florida Public Service Commission. She caught with Stevens at his bar "Rick's Cabana" and blogged on that and his promotion [...]

Deconstructing No Boss Mayor, Part 4

Opinion 4 THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY MUST STEP UP According to the most recent Quality of Life Survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, the leading concerns among local citizens are the “economy and job security.” The overwhelming majority of local citizens gave the economy a [...]

Bay bridge not expected close

Latest Press Release: **Tropical Storm IDA - Lengthening Windy Period** The most current forecasts call for IDA to make land fall in Mobile county, AL. and to turn east sharply once it makes landfall. Although this has been a reasonably fast moving storm, the Gulf Breeze area is forecast to [...]

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