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2014 State Roundup: A year of change and stability

2014 State Roundup: A year of change and stability

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA In some ways, the state of Florida has remained remarkably stable over the past year. Gov. Rick Scott and the entire Cabinet won re-election. Republicans maintain control of both chambers in the Florida Legislature. Indeed, the 40 senators who [...]

IP addresses are public records

IP addresses are public records

The First Amendment Foundation, the Tallahassee-based non-profit that advocates open government, detailed in its most recent newsletter the most recent victories for the foundation and other advocates of transparency in government. One of those victories involved IP addresses. The Ninth Judicial [...]

Court says Gov. Scott should reverse the suspension of Miami Lakes mayor

Court says Gov. Scott should reverse the suspension of Miami Lakes mayor

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday said Gov. Rick Scott should revoke the suspension of a Miami Lakes mayor who was acquitted of federal corruption charges. Michael Pizzi was suspended by Scott last year while facing criminal charges but went to the Supreme Court seeking to get the suspension [...]

Florida Supreme Court asks for another circuit judge for our area

Florida Supreme Court asks for another circuit judge for our area

After lawmakers turned down requests in recent years for more trial judges, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday said the state needs an additional three circuit judges and 32 county judges. The request came in an annual process known as a "certification of need" to the Legislature, which ultimately [...]

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Weekend Buzz: Valentino tape edited,Facebook gets another employee fired

Sheriff David Morgan sent the Florida Ethics Commission his formal response to ex-County Commissioner Gene Valentino's complaint against him. Of the four complaints made by Valentino, the one that has received the most attention in the media concerns is a voice message the sheriff left the [...]

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

Brown offered three-year contract, $170K

The Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted yesterday to give County Administrator Jack Brown a three-year contract with two one-year extensions and an annual salary of $170,000. Board chairman Steven Barry was directed to work out the details, such as severance, and bring a contract back to [...]

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

Confederate flag may come up again at BCC

At the end of Committee of the Whole meeting yesterday, Commissioner Grover Robinson asked his fellow commissioners to reconsider its vote that replaced the City of Five Flags display at the Pensacola Bay Center with the U.S. flag. "There are two places we can go with how we recognize our [...]

City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

City attorney shake up: Messer out, search begun for in-house lawyer

Mayor Ashton Hayward has made the decision not to renew the Messer Law Firm as the city attorney. Jim Messer's contract expired on Dec. 14, and he will work month-to-month until a replacement is found and approved by the city council. In an email dated Dec. 5, City COO Tamara Fountain told the [...]

Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward withdrew the EDATE (Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions) application for an assisted living facility on the site of the former Pensacola Racquet Club when it was discovered the city had not submitted the application and the necessary [...]

Thornton elected president of local NAACP branch

Thornton elected president of local NAACP branch

Charles D. Thornton, Sr. was elected president of the Pensacola Branch of the NAACP on November 13, 2014. Mr. Thornton will assume office on Jan. 1, 2015 during the annual Emancipation Proclamation Celebration at Houser Memorial AME Church, 710 Jordan St. The Emancipation celebration will began [...]

Jeb to ‘actively explore’ presidential bid

Jeb to ‘actively explore’ presidential bid

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After weeks of increasing speculation about his plans, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he will "actively explore" a possible bid for president in 2016. Bush made the announcement on Twitter and Facebook. He wrote on Facebook about [...]

Commissioner Robertson viewpoint: Why Fly Five Flags Over Pensacola?

Commissioner Robertson viewpoint: Why Fly Five Flags Over Pensacola?

By Commissioner Wilson Robertson Since American Independence some 250 years ago, we have been blessed to have only one flag flown over this great nation. For that, I am thankful. That is certainly not the case for our great city, Pensacola. Anyone who knows much about our history, knows that [...]

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