Gates predictions "Reading is going to go completely online. We believe that as we get the smaller form factor, the screen has gotten good enough. Why is reading online better? It's up to date, you can navigate, you can follow links. The ads in the online reading are completely targeted as [...]
The Florida Baptist aren't happy with Gov. Charlie Crist's efforts to expand gambling in the state. There is an editorial in Florida Baptist Witness attacking Crist and other GOP candidates who say one thing during the campaign, but do the opposite once in office. "When politicians run for office [...]
The new ambulance provider for Santa Rosa County is Lifeguard Services, owned by John and Deborah Roche. Tom Roche, John's father, worked for Santa Rosa County for years and headed the Emergency Management for the county. I'm not saying that Lifeguard Services wasn't the best choice. However, [...]
The father of Escambia School Superintendent Jim Paul has passed away. A memorial service will be held for Elmer Paul on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. at Edna United Methodist Church, 223 North Delaware, Edna, Kansas 67342-0308 Sympathy cards may be mailed to the Superintendent's Office, 215 [...]
ThursDaily Dose Watch out for a family of bears passing through on their way north! Fires hitting closer to home! Casinos and steel mills creeping up on Mobile! But I still have a hard time believing anyone would pick PJC over Harvard. ThursToob No question about it, you have to watch [...]
The February 17, 2000 issue of the Independent was devoted to the additional penny being added to the bed tax - the tax added on condo rentals and hotel rates - and it was going to build a convention center and parking garage on Pensacola Beach. It was to be completed by late 2003. Here is [...]
IN Your Face TV: Access Escambia My interview with Jim McClellan on the uninsured health care crisis in Escambia County.
The Legislature has sent a $72 billion budget to the governor. Crist has line-item veto power to delete any items that he believes are pork. Here is a pdf of the pork by county:County by County
Back in 2000, Escambia County passed an additional 1-cent bed tax for a soccer complex and Pensacola Beach convention center with a parking garage. The county commissioners figured a way out of the commitment and used the money elsewhere for tourist-related expenditures, i.e. marketing. I guess [...]
My hometown, Greenville, Miss., made the NY Times....for its Kool-Aid soaked dill pickles. "They are either the worst thing to happen to pickles or a particularly brave new taste sensation, but Kool-Aid dills are now popular in Mississippi Delta." Read the article: A Sweet So Sour: Kool-Aid [...]
Late Hawkshaw addition Plain Jane Automobile: Orlando band that's gaining attention and fans across the South.