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BOCC heads towards another ED committee

April 9, 2009

The Escambia County Commission was shorthanded today for its Committee of the Whole meeting. Both Grover Robinson and Kevin White were out of town. The remaining three voted to proceed with a “Blue Ribbon” task force…

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Hockey is a go…maybe

April 9, 2009

The Escambia County Commission instructed County Administrator Bob McLaughlin to negotiate a contract for hockey at the Pensacola Civic Center by May 1. The commission will still have to approve the final agreement so don’t start…

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Rare find at Downtown Library

April 9, 2009

In September 2008, a hand-bound booklet, very old in nature, of 96 pages was discovered in the Downtown Library garage in a Donations box placed out by the Book Sale Committee.The item was included with several…

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Kerr owned Ice Pilots for two seasons

April 8, 2009

Tim Kerr bought the Pensacola Ice Pilots in 2003. His first season (2003-04) he reportedly lost $420,000. The next season despite dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, the team won the Brabham Cup that signifies…

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Round 2: Economic Development Polka

April 8, 2009

Two weeks ago, Mort O’Sullivan and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce delivered to the Escambia County Commission and the Pensacola City Council their proposal for revamping economic development. Tomorrow the Board of County Commissioners…

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Engineers make recommendations on bidding process

April 8, 2009

The Northwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society is making its recommendations to Escambia County Commission on how to improve its process for awarding professional services contracts. Here are some of them: 1. Award engineering…

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Hockey proposal

April 8, 2009

Southern Professional Hockey League is on the County Commission’s agenda for tomorrow. In Feb. 26 letter to Commissioner Wilson Robertson, former Ice Pilots owner Tim Kerr made the following offer to lease the Pensacola Civic Center:…

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Century residents write Obama

April 8, 2009

NorthEscambia.com is reporting that Century residents have started a letter writing campaign to President Barrack Obama to save Carver-Century K-8 School. Read more.…

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Who is speaking the most at council meetings

April 8, 2009

Jaime Page’s column today writes about the marathon committee meetings. Diane Mack had a friend analyze how did the speaking during the nearly eight-hour meeting (7:15 according to Page) on March 23. Staff spent 2:37 making…

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MSNBC: Pensacola in recession

April 8, 2009

MSNBC.com and Moody’s Economy.com are publishing monthly the Adversity Index, which measures the economic health of 381 metro areas and all 50 states. Each area is judged to be in recession, at risk, recovering or expanding.…

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20 years to honor principal

April 7, 2009

Press Release B.T. Washington High Class of 1987 Honors Sherman L. Robinson It took many years, but the B.T. Washington High School Class of 1987 made good on a promise to honor the late Sherman L.…

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Boone Report: Rush to nothing

April 7, 2009

IN reporter Sean Boone attended yesterday Council meeting. This is his report. Another day, another Community Maritime Park meeting. On Monday, Pensacola City Council spent nearly three hours discussing an updated developer agreement that…well…none had even…

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Santa Rosa forms YP group

April 7, 2009

Press Release The Santa Rosa Young Professionals (SYRP) is a new organization designed to engage up-and-coming leaders, 21 years of age or older who live or work in the Santa Rosa area. Members are given opportunities…

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BTW: Miller voted No on 2010 budget

April 7, 2009

It’s a little ironic than Congressman Jeff Miller published his list of appropriation requests last week, but voted against the House version of the national budget for fiscal year 2010.…

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Miller’s Wish List

April 7, 2009

Congressman Jeff Miller has released his list of appropriation requests: Defense Appropriations $29.484M Energy and Water Appropriations: Infrastructure Protection Technology for Department of Energy Control Systems $2 million Labor Appropriations: Hometown Heroes Reach Out and Raise…