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Paying to vote on Charter

September 22, 2009

The Pensacola City Council appears poised to set November 24 as the date for vote on the proposed city charter. It will be a mail ballot. Unfortunately, the City Council doesn’t won’t to pay for the…

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Bud Chiles Schedule

September 22, 2009

Bud Chiles is literally following in the footsteps of his father, Gov. Lawton Chiles. He is here in behalf of the Chiles Foundation. 6-8 a.m Walking…Million Steps Walk 9-10 a.m. Escambia County Courthouse to participate in…

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Miller is the new Doctor No

September 22, 2009

Raising a question of the privileges of the House – Vote Passed (240-179, 5 Present, 10 Not Voting) The House rebuked Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting “You lie” during President Obama’s healthcare address to a joint…

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Greenhut wins big contract

September 21, 2009

Greenhut Construction Co. Inc., Pensacola, Fla., has been awarded a $10,598,586 federal contract by the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast, Jacksonville, Fla., for the design, repair and modernization of Administrative Building 1500 at the Naval…

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Mexican Mafia in Biloxi

September 21, 2009

The Sun Herald in Biloxi is reporting that the FBI says that the Mexican Mafia is in South Mississippi. “What used to be all money is now all guns,” said Troy Peterson, commander of the narcotics…

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IN Coverage of Hurricane Ivan

September 16, 2009

Here are some of articles from five years ago on Hurricane Ivan and our community’s recovery: Ivan and Bush Hit Home Staring Ivan in the Eye Images of Ivan Behind the Scenes Outtakes 9/23/04 Winners &…

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Okaloosa County rollsback tax rate

September 16, 2009

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that Okaloosa County commissioners have reduced their property tax rate to make it the second-lowest millage rate in Florida – 3.28. The Escambia County millage rate is 6.976—more than double.…

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McCollum Announces New Policy On Public Records

September 15, 2009

Press Release: Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced a new policy championing open government and transparency. As of today, the Attorney General’s Office will treat Blackberry PIN messages and Blackberry text messages as public records by…

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Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre formed

September 14, 2009

The Board of Directors for The Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre has been formed, and will be led by Michael Jasek, Assistant Dean of Students at UWF. Kevin Kern, asst. professor of Theatre at UWF, will serve as…

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Renovated downtown library, instead of new

September 14, 2009

The daily newspaper reports that there will be no new downtown Pensacola library built if the Pensacola City Council approves the advisory board’s recommendation to renovate instead. The renovated library will have a 16,000-square-foot addition built…

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Charter will go to referendum

September 11, 2009

Two months after it was presented to the Pensacola City Council, the council voted unanimously to allow a referendum on the proposed new city charter. Two months…which is about as fast as this council can do…