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New Agruments from Fairchild PAC

These are the latest arguments by the No Boss Mayor PAC against the proposed charter: 1. Only the mayor will have the executive power to enter into contracts, write and approve leases, and buy and sell land. ------The executive power for this now lies with the city manager. Not sure why [...]

St. Joe buys Southwest for Panama City

St. Joe essentially bought the Southwest Airlines business for Panama City -- guaranteeing to cover any losses up to $26 million over two years. St. Joe has agreed, to the extent that Southwest operates at a loss, to make quarterly cash payments to Southwest to cover shortfalls in the results of [...]

Buzz: Southwest goes to Panama City

WEAR TV 3 is reporting that Southwest Airlines has made the decision to use the new Panama City airport. Read more.

City is already in Economic Development business

Both Charlie Fairchild and Jerry Maygarden have said the City of Pensacola government shouldn't be in the economic development business. Well, it already is. The City of Pensacola owns two of the county's biggest economic development assets - the Pensacola Airport and the Port of Pensacola. [...]

Tice creditor claims Mexican mafia a hoax

The State Attorney's Office released today more documents and DVDs of the interviews with suspects, persons of interest and witnesses - 36 CDs and DVDs. Among the documents is an interview with Silvano Gonzalez, the former Hispanic-American Auto Sales employee who Cab Tice said gave him $20,000 [...]

Dead baby thrown away by mother

Dead baby thrown away by mother

It's one of those stories that's so horrific that you don't want to hear it. Mothers are suppose to love their babies, take care of their babies, protect their babies against the evils of the world...not callously abandon them. Unfortunately it appears that Christian Woods (age 21) did just that [...]

One more Fairchild PAC

I overlooked another short-lived political action committee formed by Charlie Fairchild in September 2008: Citizens for Constitutional Integrity. Of course, there will be another that he will form next year to oppose whatever the Consolidation Committee recommends.

Billings update: Four face death penalty

Alleged leader Patrick Gonzalez Jr, Donnie Ray Stallworth, Wayne Thomas Coldiron and Frederick Lee Thornton Jr. face the death penalty in the murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings. All four entered the Billings house on the evening of July 9. Suspects have fingered Gonzalez as the one who shot and [...]

Longevity pay lives

Jamie Page reports on his blog that at its Thursday Committee of the Whole meeting, Escambia County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of a request from County Fire Chief Frank Edwards to offer longevity pay to his volunteers. The final vote is next Thursday, Oct. 15. When the ESCO [...]

PAC man is back

PAC man is back

Charlie "PAC Man" Fairchild is back. His latest political action committee (PAC) will be the one opposing the proposed new city charter. Here is a list of the PACs Fairchild has been a part of over the past six years: 8574 CITIZENS ALLIANCE CITIZENS AGAINST TRILLIUM SAVE OUR [...]

Buzz: Charter, consolidation, promise

The proposed charter for Pensacola may be a tough sale in the black community. All three council members are against it. They see African-Americans holding the city manager, community development and city clerk positions. They don't readily see a reason to change government. There is also a buzz [...]

Rebuttal to Maygarden viewpoint

In today's daily paper, former Pensacola Mayor Jerry Maygarden makes that point that economic development is not the city government's job. While I agree with Maygarden that the primary role of municipal government is public safety, assuring safe water/ reliable sewer/trash collection and [...]

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