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Anonymous robo calls to cell phones could have hefty fine

Anonymous robo calls to cell phones could have hefty fine

The Federal Communications Commission regulates calling cell phones with robos. Cell phones can’t be called from automated dialers and no recorded messages. A source told me that a phone firm a few years ago got hit for $10K per record – that’s $10,000 for every cell phone number they [...]

County should investigate illegal campaign tactics in District 2

County should investigate illegal campaign tactics in District 2

During the GOP primary for Escambia County Commission District 2, voters received repeatedly automated phone calls attacking challenger Doug Underhill. The calls did not identify who paid for the phone calls. Then came the attack mailers against Underhill. Again the person or persons who paid for [...]

Poll shows Scott has a lead over Crist

Poll shows Scott has a lead over Crist

TIMES/UF POLL SHOWS SCOTT WITH LEAD Little more than two months before Election Day, a new poll shows Republican Gov. Rick Scott with a 5-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. The Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9/UF Bob Graham Center poll found that Scott received support from 40.9 [...]

Wahoos Take A Swing at CMPA

Wahoos Take A Swing at CMPA

The Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees passed on July 16 a motion on that the use fees paid by the Blue Wahoos, Pensacola’s Double A minor league baseball team were insufficient and the Northwest Florida Professional Baseball (NFPB), the team’s owner, had failed to its “best [...]

Weekend Buzz: Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Weekend Buzz:  Hayward divide, City PR spin, Mama Benson upset, polling nonsense

Uncertain Future The topics of discussion for some this weekend were the federal grand jury investigation of the Hayward administration and what will happen at the county now that Commissioner Gene Valentino is a lame duck. Hayward discussions are divided into two camps. Supporters argue that [...]

Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Scott campaign tour bus coming Sept. 10

Governor Rick Scott "Let's Keep Working Tax Cut Bus Tour" will be in Pensacola on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 10-11 a.m. at New World Landing, 600 South Palafox Street. Joining Scott will be Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and other VIPs. Organizers have said, "This is a [...]

Waiting by the phone, record requests languish

Waiting by the phone, record requests languish

Inweekly has three significant public record requests outstanding. We have challenged Escambia County's position that its consultant's report on the April 30 jail blast is a work document of attorney Ed Fleming and therefore not a public record. Our position is the county lost that privilege to [...]

Ashton and Crisis 101 (additional note added)

Ashton and Crisis 101 (additional note added)

The city of Pensacola has been subpoenaed to provide certain documents to a federal grand jury next Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Tallahassee (Read more). City employees have also received subpoenas to appear - which employees we have yet to be told. This is a significant story--how significant we do [...]

City attorney out of the loop on federal investigation

City attorney out of the loop on federal investigation

Councilwoman Sherri Myers requested copies of the federal subpoenas served to "staff persons, employee or elected official." She sent her request to Interim City Administrator Dick Barker, City Attorney Jim Messer and Asst. City Attorney/Council helper Rusty Wells. She received this [...]

Was Ashton in City Hall yesterday? …yes

Was Ashton in City Hall yesterday? …yes

Inweekly received an email from a city official before noon on Thursday verifying that the mayor was at city hall yesterday. The necessary updates were made to the original post. No reply on our interview request. Attorney Bob Kerrigan emailed to say he was Mayor Ashton Hayward was working at [...]

Federal subpoena focuses on Mayor Ashton Hayward, Jerry Pate and city contracts (updated)

Federal subpoena focuses on Mayor Ashton Hayward, Jerry Pate and city contracts (updated)

This post was updated after receiving additional information from city staff. Per a public request made by Inweekly earlier today, Tamara Fountain, the city of Pensacola's Chief of Operations, released the federal subpoena issued by the U.S. Attorney's office to the city, dated August 15. [...]

Mayor moves disparity plan to the FastPass lane

Mayor moves disparity plan to the FastPass lane

Four years ago the Pensacola City Council approved Mayor Ashton Hayward's recommendation to hire MGT of America to perform a full disparity study to review disparities in the distribution of city expenditures and to recommend "legally defensible methods to remedy any disparities" at cost of [...]

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