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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…

Escambia County

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 &…

Escambia County Politics

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.…

Escambia County

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…

Escambia County

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…

Escambia County Politics

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…

Escambia County Politics

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…

Escambia County

Listen to Pelicans, eat BBQ

September 9, 2009

Press Release The Pensacola Pelicans will take on the Lincoln Saltdogs in a best of five series to determine the American Association Champion. The Pelicans are hosting a listening party for game two at Pelican Park…

Escambia County

PNJ needs help

September 9, 2009

PNJ reporter Sean Dugas needs help. He is looking for people who have purchased The Beatles: Rock Band today.Email him at sdugas@pnj.com. Tell him that Rick Outzen sent you.…

Escambia County Politics

Century public record problem

September 9, 2009

It’s now officially an epidemic. The Florida Sunshine Law problems have spread even to Century. NorthEscambia.com reports that Councilman Henry Hawkins requested town records related to the now defunct Helicopter Technology and other town financial business…