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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 [...]

Valentino will run for re-election

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 [...]

Murder pursued near UWF

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."

P.J. O’ROURKE TO SPEAK AT UWF

P.J. O’ROURKE TO SPEAK AT UWF

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 [...]

DeMaria wins

DeMaria wins

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 [...]

Keel-laying ceremony today

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 [...]

Pennies for Pets

Pennies for Pets

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 [...]

Life in prison for Pensacola minor

Life in prison for Pensacola minor

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 [...]

More buzz: CMP and Christmas Lights

Work began on the Community Maritime Park yesterday. Mayor Mike Wiggins is working with DIB and local businesses to keep the downtown Christmas lights.

Buzz: Jerralds wants Young’s seat

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 [...]

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