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Wiggins pre-files for city council

February 15, 2008

Well, it looks like Pensacola citizens will have an opportunity to keep things running the same. Another incumbent city councilman has pre-filed – Mike Wiggins. I like Mike – he has tried to speak out on…

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Pier Park at PC Beach

February 15, 2008

Panama City Beach has a new 900,000-square-foot open-air mall that. Pier Park anchor stores include Dillard’s, Old Navy, JCPenney and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant. It is anticipated that about 40 retailers will open in February and…

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O’Brien: City needs another committee

February 15, 2008

PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien is pushing the idea of another citizens committee that will review City of Pensacola finances. So far city staff and the city council have been lukewarm on the idea. Mark, citizen input…

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Final AZ vote tally is 53

February 14, 2008

All the votes have been counted. My final total in the Arizona Republican Presidential Preference Primary is 53. I concede the primary to John McCain who nudged me out of the top spot by 255,144 votes.…

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Unified Fire Service delayed two more years

February 13, 2008

The delays and stall tactics continue. This time its at the county level with fire protection. Last June, a citizen task force advised the county consolidate its volunteer and paid fire departments under one command. WEAR…

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Tree ordinance being studied more

February 13, 2008

Remember that I’ve told you Pensacola doesn’t like to make tough decisions. The latest one is on a stricter tree ordinance (Tree Huggers vs. Developers ). The Planning Board sent it back to staff for further…

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Grassroot Soccer

February 12, 2008

Avery Bullock and two of her fellow soccer team members/classmates, Stephanie Mamelson and Rachel Jones, are holding a 3 v. 3 soccer tournament on March 1st to benefit an organization called Grassroot Soccer. The girls are…

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Bay County is getting a new library, too

February 11, 2008

Their new library will open this April. Does anyone know if the Pensacola City Council even has a plan for renovating or rebuilding its downtown library? Meet Bay County library director: Library queen. …if only Jack…

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Outzen votes keep coming

February 10, 2008

My vote total is now 51! I’m starting to suspect there is home-cooking going on with the vote count in Arizona. Why has it taken so long to complete the vote? I may have actually won,…

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Apply now for Mobile steel plant jobs

February 10, 2008

If you’d like a production job at ThyssenKrupp Steel Plant outside of Mobile, the application deadline to be in the first wave of production workers is Friday, Feb. 15. As of late last week, 4,333 people…

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Rising Stars

February 8, 2008

Last night we hosted at party and awards ceremony for the 2008 Rising Stars. Over 130 people attended the event held at 600 South. The exciting thing about this group of young adults is that they…

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Gannett revenue down 31 percent

February 7, 2008

AP & CNN report: Gannett Co. (NYSE:GCI), the largest newspaper publisher in the United States, said Friday that falling revenue from broadcast and newspaper ad sales combined with an impairment charge drove fourth quarter earnings down…

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Check out local hospitals

February 7, 2008

Want to see how our hospitals rate? Check out FloridaHealthFinder.gov. There are always explanations behind the individual statistics, but getting the information out is important.…

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New bill: Slots for dog tracks

February 7, 2008

A Florida Senate Senate Regulated Industries Committee approved, 8-1, Wednesday a bill that would allow slot machines at every racetrack and jai-alai fronton in Florida, and bring the state an estimated $354 million more in additional…