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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 [...]

Taking one for the team or at least my prostate is

Taking one for the team or at least my prostate is

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 [...]

Charter on the agenda

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 [...]

Paying to vote on Charter

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 return postage ----about $5K if only 25 percent of the voters actually vote. This seems a little off [...]

Bud Chiles Schedule

Bud Chiles Schedule

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 handing out books to kids with local legal community and [...]

Miller is the new Doctor No

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 session of Congress. Rep. Jeff Miller voted NO......send e-mail or see [...]

Greenhut wins big contract

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 Air Station Pensacola under the [...]

Mexican Mafia in Biloxi

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 unit at the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. “The Mexican cartel wants any weapons they [...]

Donors are not upset about moving maritime museum

I've talked to several people who attend the meeting that the University of West Florida held for the donors to the Maritime Museum. I think UWF officials thought that there would be a big uproar over moving the museum site to Main Street----a move brought about because of a $13-million federal [...]

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