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IN launches Internet Radio Station

IN launches Internet Radio Station

We're in the testing phase, but let us know what you think. We probably don't have enough connections available, but it will evolve. You may have to click on the "Listen Now" a few times before it works. Click Here:      

Touart wants to move plant

Touart wants to move plant

County Administrator George Touart called last night. He believes he's being made the scapegoat on this issue and is being treated unfairly. "There's nobody more in favor of moving that plant than me, Outzen. That's the God's honest truth."  Touart said that Commissioner Marie Young has asked [...]

IN YOUR FACE – Best Year Ever

What were the three top events of 2006? Click here for Talking Points video

IN YOUR FACE – Strong Mayor

IN Publisher Rick Outzen interviews John Peacock. CLICK HERE FOR STRONG MAYOR video

Complete Spreadsheet on Plant Relocation

This shows the City and County's portions of the CRA, plus what they can contribute from their LOST funds - less than 3% of their total local option sales tax collections each year. CLICK HERE TO SEE SLIDE

Here is the impact of the OSC plan on CRA

This assumes a 1% annual growth in ECUA sewer customers. The City projected that CRA will grow 10% for first ten years and 5% the remaining 15 years --thanks to the Community Maritime Park CLICK HERE TO SEE SLIDE

ECUA has plan to move plant

ECUA has plan to move plant

Thanks to public record requests - I obtained the powerpoint presentation that O'Sullivan Creel has used in its latest presentations to ECUA board members on moving the Main Street Sewage Treatment Plant. The numbers are quite different from what the PNJ published on Sunday, Dec. 17. The [...]

Crist keeps making appointments, still not Holly

Governor-Elect Charlie Crist has appointed Bob Sparks as Assistant Chief of Staff for Citizen Services and Diana Sawaya-Crane as Deputy Cabinet Aide. Sparks formerly served as the Director of External Affairs in the Office of the Attorney General and oversaw the management of the agency's Office [...]

Can a Democrat win a local race in NW Florida

Can a Democrat win a local race in NW Florida

Had a few beers with a lifelong Democrat yesterday. The question came up - Can a registered D win any local political races? My reply was in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties No. Too few voters spend the time to get the know the candidates, especially in Santa Rosa where there is no major daily [...]

Charter schools score no better than public schools

Charter schools score no better than public schools

The academic results of charter schools don't differ much from those of traditional public schools, says a report issued Tuesday by the Florida Department of Education. Elementary school students in charter schools scored slightly better on FACT reading tests- 71.5% to 70.5% at level 3 or [...]

Why make all high school seniors suffer

Why make all high school seniors suffer

The Escambia County School Board will consider whether or not high seniors should be allowed to graduate from their current high schools next year - even though the new zones place them in other schools. I think they should. Only 100 students are impacted - not all will want to stay. Accoding to [...]

Surprise: Crist names Butterworth

Republican Gov.-elect Charlie Crist  has named his predecessor as attorney general, Democrat Bob Butterworth, to head the Department of Children & Families. Butterworth served as attorney general for 16 years before being forced out by term limits in 2002, when Crist was elected. Crist is a [...]

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