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Saturn of Pensacola casuality of bailout?

December 1, 2008

The Big Three Automakers will be submitting this week to Congress their detailed plans on how they will use government funds to turnaround their companies. The New York Times reports that GM is discussing buying out…

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Magaha has budget shortfall

November 29, 2008

The lack of real estate sales has impacted the Escambia County Clerk of Courts office, according to NorthEscambia.com Clerk of the Court Ernie Lee Magaha has asked employees to voluntarily take time off without pay and…

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Panama City has gangs

November 29, 2008

News Herald reports on the gang known as “Crazy White Boys.” The group’s activities came to the attention of authorities while investigating the June 2004 murder of a Panama City Beach teenager. Five gang members were…

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St. Pete Times on Ray Sansom

November 28, 2008

Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom isn’t getting off easy when it comes to new VP job at Northwest Florida State College. The St. Petersburg Times reports that the school had snagged $25.5-million, the single largest project…

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Mobile Chamber gets five stars

November 28, 2008

Mobile Chamber has achieved the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top five-star ranking for the second time in five years. Why? – $4.5 billion ThyssenKrupp steel mill in north Mobile County, – Newly opened, $300 million Mobile…

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Shop Local

November 28, 2008

It’s time to think about something other than your shrinking stock portfolio, Sarah Palin’s glasses, the Obama family’s new dog and who is trying to block the Community Maritime Park now. Let the IN Holiday Gift…

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More on Art Rocker

November 26, 2008

Art Rocker and his wife Angel made a fortune off creating schools that ran primarily on state voucher money, McKay Scholarship voucher program. They ran two schools in Pensacola, Bellview Junction Academy and S.L. Jones Academy.…

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Econ Dev 101

November 26, 2008

The Patels should pay off their tax bills before the Escambia County does any more with them. No incentives until they start building. No front-end money from the county. Let the state review their business plan…

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Johnson wins, Marty gone

November 26, 2008

Larry B. Johnson took an early lead in the City Council District 4 run-off and never looked back. He beat incumbent Marty Donovan, 1296-819. Donovan got 37% of the vote in the Nov. 4 General Election.…

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Patels make big campaign contributions

November 25, 2008

Jay and Nash Patel and their wives made big campaign contributions to State Rep. Clay Ford ($1,000), State Rep. Dave Murzin ($2000) and Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson ($2000). All have influence on their electric car…

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Morgan starts to assemble team

November 25, 2008

Escambia Sheriff-elect David Morgan has named Lt. Bill Chavers as his Chief Deputy, a position last held by Larry Smith under McNesby. Chavers started with the Pensacola Police Department in 1974 and moved over to ECSO…

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McNesby donates campaign surplus

November 25, 2008

After paying all his campaign bills, out-going Escambia County Sheriff Ron McNesby donated his remaining $69,539.78 to charity: Emerald Coast Honor Flight $10,000 The Village at Olive Baptist Church $40,000 Sheriffs Youth Ranch $10,000 Westgate Center…

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Car plant spokesman has tax problems, too

November 25, 2008

The News Journal reports today that the backers of the proposed electric car plant in Century have tax problems. Jay and Nash Patel’s LHS Pensacola Inc. owns the Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada and Travelodge motels…

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Halcorp gives Townsend $750, too

November 24, 2008

Councilman Ronald Townsend also got $750 from Halcorp and its officers during this last campaign reporting period. Interestingly, fellow Councilman Marty Donovan gave him $150. Townsend reports that he spent $328.72 on food and drink, $100…