‘Escambia County’ Archives
The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that former Northwest Florida State College president, Bob Richburg, may have nudged Jim Chitwood into early retirement so that he could hire then-Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom. Read more.
If Marty Donovan truly wanted to stop the Community Maritime Park, then he should have had a petition drive in April or May. At the April 23 regular meeting of the Pensacola City Council, the Council unanimously approved the Development Agreement and Sub-Lease Agreement between CMPA and Maritime [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]