Politics

More on Bubbas on Patrol

March 13, 2008

WEAR TV has picked up our story on code enforcement officers also becoming corrections officers. Dan Thomas reported: Code enforcement made a big splash in neighborhood like this one a few months ago when they did…

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Political buzz

March 13, 2008

One of the GOP candidates for Escambia County Superintendent of Schools will be dropping out of the race today. I’ve been able to confirm it directly, but you can expect an announcement today or tomorrow. West…

Vote for Pelicans logo

March 12, 2008

The Pelicans logo is one of 64 minor league baseball team logos in the Second Annual CNBC.com Minor League Logo Awards. The contest is set-up in a single-elimination tournament. The Pelicans round one match-up is today…

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Budget sinks, leaders asleep

March 12, 2008

The Miami Herald reports that Florida’s sagging economy is giving lawmakers $2.9 billion less than they expected. State economists said Tuesday that all state revenues — from sales taxes to documentary stamp taxes to corporate income…

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RV Park 2, Neighbors 0

March 12, 2008

The Escambia County Board of Adjustments denied yesterday the appeal of the neighbors of Development Review Committee’s approval of a RV park and campground for Wilde Lake Blvd – near I-10 and Pine Forest Road. The…

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Gozilla leaves workshops early

March 11, 2008

Jeff Bergosh has had a problem staying for the entire regular workshops since August 2007. Sept missed it. Oct missed it. Nov left 12:35 pm – meeting lasted until 1:50 pm Dec left 11 am –…

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School Board attendance

March 11, 2008

The School Board has one regular meeting and one regular workshop per month. On top of that they had 14 special meetings and workshops in 2007 – mostly on budget. As per school board website, here…

Lot owner pays $1100

March 11, 2008

Remember the story (Sept 2006) about a house being dumped on a lot on Lee and X Street. Otis English dumped the house without permission. English was hired to demolish the house. Instead, he hauled the…

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One shoe diaries

March 11, 2008

A Florida couple’s dream of traveling has lead to an adventure filled with shoes. Their trip started in Pensacola after Hurricane Ivan destroyed their home. And now they are traveling the country trying to solve a…

CEOs are partners in recycling business

March 10, 2008

Code Enforcement Officers Sotiri Thagouras and Steve Littlejohn (who are the subjects of this week’s IN cover story – Bubbas on Patrol ) are partners in Environfirst Services Inc – a company that handles Catalytic Converter…

Memo: Combining Code and Corrections

March 10, 2008

….Looks like my rumor was true. Here is a memo we got from our public records request: To: Bob McLaughlin, County Administrator, Alison Perdue Rogers, County Attorney From: Ryan E. Ross, Assistant County Attorney Date: March…

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Second time around- Baptist dates West Florida

March 10, 2008

For the second time around Baptist Heath Care is talking about uniting with West Florida Hospital. In August 2006, talks between West Florida Hospital and Baptist Heath Care about a possible cost-saving alliance have been called…

Moving code enforcement

March 10, 2008

We heard over the weekend that there is some discussion inside the county government to move Code Enforcement under the Road Prison so that code enforcement officers can be re-classified as corrections officers and get their…

More special PNJ websites

March 10, 2008

Last year the Pensacola News Journal launched its moms website – stretchmarks.com… I mean pcolamoms.com. According to Gannett’s 2007 annual report more websites may be coming – sort of sounds like their 2006-07 launch of monthly…

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Gannett newspapers focus on over 40s

March 10, 2008

The Gannett Blog reports that the owner of the Pensacola News Journal has Gannett Newspaper Division Print Task Force that has concluded Print’s future is all about local news and baby boomers. Newspaper division chief Sue…