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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…

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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…

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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…

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NorthEscambia.com reports that the Town of Century has withdrawn its support for a plan to consolidate Century, Pensacola and Escambia County under one unified government.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

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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…