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Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Pensacola City Council did brainstrom on the budget

Councilwoman Megan Pratt emailed me last week about a budget workshop that she chaired in June. Unfortunately much of the discussion got overshadowed by the mayor's firing of the council's executive. "I found the budget workshop really positive," wrote Pratt. "The general idea was to come up [...]

Scenic Highway Open to Traffic

Scenic Highway Open to Traffic

courtesy Governor's office The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has completed the reconstruction of Scenic Highway (U.S. 90/State Road 10A) south of Scenic Highway Circle and has opened the road to traffic. The $1.2 million repair project south of Scenic Highway Circle began May 14, [...]

Council member challenges mayor’s legal expenses

Council member challenges mayor’s legal expenses

Councilwoman Sherri Myers shared this report from Ann Regan on her battle to gather the facts on the city of Pensacola's legal expenses since Mayor Ashton Hayward has taken office. Regan has sent it to several members of the Pensacola City Council: Over the past three plus years of Mayor [...]

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Crist taps Annette Taddeo as Running Mate

Charlie Crist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, today announced Miami businesswoman Annette Taddeo as his nominee for Lieutenant Governor. Taddeo is the working mother of a eight-year-old daughter and founded and runs her own small business in Miami. “Annette is a [...]

Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

Hayward MIA from Freedom to Marry petition signed by Florida mayors

The city of Pensacola is one of a handful of city's that has a domestic partnership registry. In December, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 41-13 that created the registry that provides registered domestic partners with various rights and benefits. Recently Southerners for the Freedom to [...]

Chief Simmons press release comes back to bite him

Chief Simmons press release comes back to bite him

Cops and athletes are a superstitious lot. No baseball pitcher wants to hear the press box announce that he is pitching a no-hitter. A basketball player dreads the announcer mentioning that he hasn't missed a free throw, because surely the next one will clank off the rim. Homicide detectives [...]

Institute for Women in Politics to hold forum for women candidates

Institute for Women in Politics to hold forum for women candidates

Women candidates who will appear on the August primary ballots in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been invited to speak at a forum hosted by the Women’s Civic Forum and the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida. The forum will be held on July 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m in the [...]

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan took swift action in the terminating a trainee who admitted to having sex while on duty. The woman has accused Deputy Sheriff Trainee Chris Majors of committing a non-consensual, sex act against her while on a call for service. That charge is being [...]

Two stories from around the state got my attention: county looks at selling jail and principal quits due to bullying

Two stories from around the state got my attention: county looks at selling jail and principal quits due to bullying

Sell and then lease back jail According to county records, Marion County Administrator Lee Niblock is asking for the board's guidance at Tuesday's meeting on the next move in consideration of a $50-million offer from the Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA. In exchange for paying $50 [...]

Rally 2014: WSRE hosts televised candidate forums

Rally 2014: WSRE hosts televised candidate forums

WSRE-TV, PBS for the Gulf Coast, has scheduled “RALLY 2014,” a candidate forum for the August 26 Primary Election. Tune in July 21, 22 and 24 at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21 features races for US Congress District 1, Santa Rosa County Commission Districts 2 and 4, Santa Rosa School Board [...]

Underhill racks up third major endorsement

Underhill racks up third major endorsement

Emerald Coast Utilities Authority member Dale Perkins announced this morning that he is endorsing Doug Underhill in the Republican primary for Escambia County Commission, District 2. “We have many challenges facing Escambia County and we need a commissioner that will work with all [...]

Missing campaign sign mystery solved

Missing campaign sign mystery solved

Last week I reported that someone in a gray pickup track took two large campaign signs for Michele Inere from the corner of Ninth Avenue and Olive Road. This morning, Lamar Brazwell, owner of the shopping center at the corner, called to clear up the mystery. He had the signs taken down and [...]

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