‘Escambia County’ Archives
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 [...]
Yesterday, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino filed to run again for his District 2 seat. The incumbent already has two opponents, Robert Kelley and Andy Kowalski, in the 2010 Republican primary. Former County Administrator George Touart is expected to file to also run as a Republican [...]
An alert has been issued on the UWF campus: "Police are pursing a murder suspect in woods near campus: W/M 42yro DK GRN shirt jeans 5-8 160. If seen call 9-1-1."
Press Release: The University of West Florida Jerry Maygarden Lecture Series will feature P.J. O’Rourke Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre, Building 82. O’Rourke will present “Pirates in Neckties: Government vs. the Free Market, Which is [...]
Press Release: Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria is the winner of a Native American Music Award (NAMMY). He won in the Native Heart category for his soundtrack “Siyotanka: The Legend of the Flute.” DeMaria composed and performed the music for Pensacola Little Theatre’s 2008 production of the same [...]
Today at 11 a.m. the National Museum of Naval Aviation is holding a National Flight Academy Keel-Laying ceremony that links back to the Navy's proud traditions. Since the interior construction of the National Flight Academy, designed as a modern aircraft carrier, parallels that of a United States [...]
Press release: Ensley Elementary School is hosting a “Pennies for Pets” donation drive during the month of October, which is “Adopt a Dog” month. All the pennies collected during the month will be donated to the Humane Society of Pensacola to help with their mission to provide comfort and [...]
The Wall Street Journal reports today on the US Supreme Court hearing on Nov. 9 arguments about the sentence of life in prison without parole when imposed on juvenile. One of the two cases involves Joe Sullivan, who was convicted 20 years ago of breaking into a Pensacola home, stealing jewelry and [...]
Work began on the Community Maritime Park yesterday. Mayor Mike Wiggins is working with DIB and local businesses to keep the downtown Christmas lights.
The word that I keep hearing is that Pensacola City Councilman John Jerralds is seriously thinking about running for Marie Young's County Commmission seat. Young told several people during her last campaign that this would be her last term-----but she said the same thing when Gov. Jeb Bush in 2002 [...]
The American Cancer Society estimates that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Could you be one of them? Baptist Hospital is one of 100 hospitals in the nation participating in the da Vinci® Surgery Awareness Initiative™ - a prostate cancer awareness [...]
What will the Pensacola City Council do about the proposed city charter? It appears Mayor Mike Wiggins and Councilman P.C. Wu are against it. Will they try to change the wording of the referendum or let it go as agreed by the Charter Review Commission and the City Attorney? Watch and see. Two [...]