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Update on Milton fire

January 7, 2009

Press Release: Downtown Milton Fire Update * The fire was called under control at 11:30 p.m., currently not called contained. * U.S. Highway 90/Caroline Street between Ward Basin Road and Canal Street will be closed until…

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State lawmakers make cuts

January 7, 2009

The special session is out to cut $1 billion in spending to help cover the state’s $2.4 billion budget shortfall. Education is the biggest target – $365 million. Nursing homes are taking a hit, too. House…

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Evers wounds, maybe kills, consolidation

January 7, 2009

NorthEscambia.com reports that the Town of Century has withdrawn its support for a plan to consolidate Century, Pensacola and Escambia County under one unified government. Council members are claiming that Escambia All for One misrepresented the…

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City Staff Politics 102

January 7, 2009

The Pensacola city staff has stopped playing politics with its council and the citizens. Last week, we pointed out on this blog that the council’s own rules and procedures prevented it from reconsidering the Pate lease…

Politics

Buzz: Barrows gets 10pm slot

January 7, 2009

We’ve heard through the media grapevine that Mollye Barrows is the new 10pm co-anchor for WEAR TV3. She will continue with her 4pm also. Barrows had been banished from prime time after a series of investigations…

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Morgan sworn in

January 6, 2009

David Morgan is now officially the sheriff of Escambia County. He received his commission from Gov. Charlie Crist, via Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts Lisa Bernau, and was sworn in by Chief Judge Kim A. Skievaski…

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Gulf Breeze Loan Pool blasted in Century

January 6, 2009

Someone is circulating flyers in Century blasting the Gulf Breeze Loan Pool. It claims the City of Gulf Breeze and its loan program are under investigation by the Department of Justice. Matt Dannheisser, Gulf Breeze’s attorney,…

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Boone Report: Pate is back

January 6, 2009

News: Pate Goes Back To Council On Thursday by Sean Boone Last month City Council voted down a staff recommended lease amendment for the Pate Stevedore Company on port property. But with a few number adjustments…

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Sansom resigns from college

January 5, 2009

Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom has resigned from his vice president position at Northwest Florida State College. This is the statement that he read to the House: ” Members, before we get started I’d like to…

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Craig will join ECSO

January 5, 2009

David Craig, the producer and founder of the Reality News Network, will a part of the Morgan administration in the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Craig will be in charge of the ECSO’s community relations. Craig served…

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Open letter to Pensacola City Council

January 5, 2009

January 2, 2009 Dear Council Members: At its meeting on December 11th the City Council failed to approve the Pate Stevedore Company (“PATE”) Lease Amendment #1. I attended that Council meeting and made some comments regarding…

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Pratt joins blogosphere

January 5, 2009

From Pensacola City Council-elect Megan Pratt: I mulled creating a website vs creating a blog for a while. Finally bit the bullet and started a blog since it was faster than creating a website. It is…

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Bigger ECSO presence on the beach

January 5, 2009

Sheriff-elect David Morgan plans to reactivate the law enforcement reserve program. These volunteers will be used to give the ECSO a stronger presence on Pensacola Beach and other parts of Escambia County. “I don’t know why…

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Ticket sports host convicted

January 5, 2009

Scott McKinney, co-host of “Southern Sports Tonight” and “Morning Wrap” on 98.1 FM The Ticket, pleaded guilty Jan. 2 to nine counts of theft and one count each of organized fraud, money laundering and racketeering. The…

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News Channel ratings

January 2, 2009

LA Times reports: “Fox News racked up its seventh straight year as the most-watched cable news channel, delivering an average prime-time viewership of 2.1 million, 40% more than 2007, according to data released Tuesday by Nielsen…