Buried in this Orlando Sentinel article is a reference to our favorite state department head: Holly Benson, secretary of the Department of Business & Professional Regulation, said Monday that her agency would no longer provide the paperwork or information for direct shipping beginning in May [...]
Our Crestview state senator - Durell Peaden - wants to cut back in funding for the disabled. From the Panama City - News Herald: Amanda Baker, 26, is a college graduate and has a job and an apartment. She also has cerebral palsy and relies on transportation, housekeeping and companion [...]
We've also heard that County Commissioner Mike Whitehead has told Firefighter Union members that the volunteer fire department issue is "too hot" for him or fellow commissioner Kevin White to handle. The career firefighters will have to wait until after the 2008 election for anything to be done.
We got a phone call that reported that the Volunteer Fire chiefs met at the Ensley station last night and voted to send a delegation to County Administrator George Touart and ask that Escambia County Fire Rescue Chief Ken Perkins be fired. Perkins started as a volunteer at the Ensley station.
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From Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association Topic: Mental Illness of Inmates in Jail Special Guest Speaker:Sheriff Ron McNesby New World Landing 12:00 Noon - April 19 Cost: $15 Members; $18 Non-Member
Still no coverage of the Escambia County firefighters in the daily newspaper. Remember this is news medium that has the largest market penetration into greater Pensacola area, according to their media kits. Yet nothing on state Fire Marshall investigation, Clerk of Courts' audit or the county's [...]
Switch to a more regional hockey league - which cuts down on travel expenses. Check out the Southern Professional Hockey League The teams are in Jacksonville, Columbus, GA, Fayetteville, NC, Richmond, VA, Huntsville, AL, Knoxville, TN, Florence, SC. If the current Ice Pilots owner isn't [...]
According to the Miami Herald: After years of antigambling battles, Florida's property-tax crisis and shrinking state budget have opened the door for gambling proponents, who persuaded a Senate Committee on Monday to approve expanding slot-machine gambling throughout the state. To the Senate [...]
Friday, Frank Miller, Pensacola Regional Airport Director, made a presentation to the chamber's Committee of 100 on the $104,983,000 expansion of the area. It will have expanded check-in and security areas to speed up the check-in process. More gates for more airplanes. More parking. Here is [...]
Over the weekend the daily newspaper weighed in on global warming ( Global warming issue hits home ). Our favorite curmudgeon weighed in on the issue, too. Of course, being the deep thinker, well-researched commentator and educated scientist that McCoy is, the WCOA radio personality believes it's [...]