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Petoskey council rejects contract with Bill Reynolds

Petoskey council rejects contract with Bill Reynolds

The Petoskey City Council voted by a 3-2 vote yesterday against entering a contract that would have finalized former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds' employment as the new Petoskey city manager. The council will reopen the search process. Read more.

Debate brews over whether medical pot already legal

Debate brews over whether medical pot already legal

By DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A Jacksonville law firm has created a firestorm in the already heated debate about whether Floridians should allow doctors to order medical marijuana for sick patients. Lawyer Ian Christensen and his colleague Christopher Ralph contend that a [...]

College Republican responds to uproar over Scott’s ‘Wedding Dress’ ad

College Republican responds to uproar over Scott’s ‘Wedding Dress’ ad

This column was published by Context Florida. It's written by Diane Roberts who lives in Tallahassee. First check out the video, which has been described as the "Most Sexist Political Ad of the Year": ----- A College Republican Speaks: So, OK, chicks. I mean, girls, um, WOMEN. [...]

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Weekend Buzz: Ferries, grand juries, parking…oh my

Ferries Are Coming The announcement of the city of Pensacola receiving a grant from the US Department of Transportation to construct in downtown Pensacola a dock and associated infrastructure to support ferry boat operations is the third leg of a project that has been studied and planned since [...]

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Police and Fire endorse Taylor for City Council District 6

Both the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 71 and the Pensacola Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 707 have endorsed City Council candidate Mark Taylor for City Council District 6. Here are the quotes from a press release issued by Taylor's campaign: Erik Goss, president of FOP Lodge 71: “The [...]

Crist pushes Medicaid explansion; Scott stays low key

Crist pushes Medicaid explansion; Scott stays low key

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Theoretically, Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist agree on one thing in their hotly contested gubernatorial race --- Florida should expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But Crist, the [...]

County Local Option Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Next Week

County Local Option Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Next Week

Escambia County’s public meetings concerning the Local Option Sales Tax will continue next week at the following locations: Monday, October 6, 5:30 p.m. – District 5 Ransom Middle School, 100 West Kingsfield Road, Cantonment Tuesday, October 7, 5:30 p.m. – District 1 Charity [...]

Last chance to register for Nov. 4 election

Last chance to register for Nov. 4 election

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford reminds voters that Monday, October 6, 2014 is the last day to register to vote for those who wish to cast a ballot in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Florida law mandates that registration books close 29 days before an [...]

Taylor issues public apology over stolen campaign signs

Taylor issues public apology over stolen campaign signs

A PUBLIC APOLOGY TO MS. BARBERI & COUNCILMAN SPENCER City Council Candidate Mark Taylor Disagree’s With Actions From Two of His Campaign Volunteers I am still shocked by the revelation of these stolen signs, whether a misunderstanding occurred or not. I have never stolen anything in my life [...]

Reynolds still in negotiations with city of Petoskey

Reynolds still in negotiations with city of Petoskey

Former Pensacola City Administrator Bill Reynolds is still in contract negotiations with the Petoskey, Michigan City Council, according to the Petoskey News-Review. The council met last night in closed session to review a written legal opinion relating to the hiring process. Petoskey Mayor Bill [...]

Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

Julie Meadows-Keefe has been hired as the ethics officer for the city of Tallahassee. Her job is to enforce stronger ethical standards for employees and elected officials. The Tallahassee City Commission in March approved the position that was recommended by a citizen's Ethics Advisory [...]

Pensacola city politics takes another bad turn. Two arrested over sign theft

Pensacola city politics takes another bad turn. Two arrested over sign theft

From Pensacola Police Department: Two Pensacola women were arrested this morning after an investigation determined they removed campaign signs from a yard. Ann Regan, 66, of 424 E. Government St., was charged with petit theft and Wendy Labarge, 56, of 227 E. Intendencia St., was charged with [...]

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