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Barnes resigns

January 12, 2009

Century kingpin Benny Barnes has resigned as the president of the Century Chamber of Commerce – yes, there is commerce in Century. According to NorthEscambia.com, the former mayor of Century submitted his resignation to the chamber’s…

Politics

Stubblefield explains cancellation

January 9, 2009

Today I interviewed Al Stubblefield, president of Baptist Hospital, on the cancellation of its purchase of West Florida Hospital. I wanted to hear what caused the once-touted agreement to fall apart and why was there an…

Politics

Verizon buys Alltell for $5.9 billion

January 9, 2009

Locally Alltel will be retained and combined with Verizon Wireless’ operations, the company will continue to use the Alltel brand for the next several months, as it works to integrate networks, convert billing systems and upgrade…

Politics

Call for help – Milton fire

January 8, 2009

Two of the non-profit agencies that lost everything in Milton Fire. They are critical in the infrastructure of our fragile network of organizations working with families: Tri-County and the Family Resource Center. The agencies need some…

Politics

Oops, Ford isn’t getting any Speaker buzz

January 8, 2009

The local Republicans gave as important reason to re-elect Clay Ford was that he would be the Speaker of the Florida House by 2012 or 2014 (his last term). The St. Pete Times doesn’t list him…

Politics

GB editor takes on Moby

January 8, 2009

Gulf Breeze New editor Joe Culpepper isn’t happy with PNJ columnist Mark “Moby” O’Brien’s latest comments about Gulf Breeze. Moby wrote: “Gulf Breeze Proper is an oh-so-bully way to emphasize one’s place in the world, pip…

Politics

No more free beer

January 8, 2009

The new owners of Budweiser have announced that they will no longer give away free beer samples at Busch Gardens. The taps will stop flowing Jan. 25. The company’s nine other theme parks, including SeaWorld in…

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State budget cuts impact hospitals

January 8, 2009

Florida hospitals now face a $137 million reduction if the state legislature passes the proposed budget cuts. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview), a doctor who heads the health budget committee, told the Miami Herald, ”I don’t think…

Politics

No Life in PNJ

January 8, 2009

The Pensacola News Journal has no Life section today. The Thursday edition has undergone its version of “The Biggest Loser” by dropping down from five sections (News, Local, Life, Sports and Classifieds) to three sections. Classifieds…

Politics

Suit filed over airport hotel lease

January 7, 2009

Today, PNS Hotel Group, Ltd. filed suit against the City of Pensacola concerning the recent lease of airport property given to Sandspur Development. The partners in PNS Hotel Group, Ltd. are Darryl Lapointe, Bob Cleveland, Dave…