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Panama City has gangs

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 charged in the case. Ultimately, all but one, Stephen Fox, went free. Fox pleaded [...]

Orlando Sentinel critic interviews Katy Mixon

Roger Moore, the movie critic for the Orlando Sentinel, interviewed Pensacola native Katy Mixon. Katy is one of the very talented Mixon family and yet another Pensacola entertainment success story. Read more.

St. Pete Times on Ray Sansom

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 of any college, during the Spring session this year. Thanks, Ray. Read [...]

Mobile Chamber gets five stars

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 Container Terminal, - Austal USA's $1.6 billion military shipbuilding [...]

Shop Local

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 Guide help you find the coolest and most unique gifts for family and friends. Since [...]

Thanksgiving donations

Project for the day: Coastal Moving & Storage, an Agent for Mayflower Transit, and Manna invite you to help fill the Mayflower this holiday season. In anticipation and spirit of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays this year, Coastal Moving and Manna have teamed up to fill a Mayflower [...]

More on Art Rocker

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. They had four others around the state. Angel Rocker died in [...]

Test model of Century car unveiled

Test model of Century car unveiled

For $2.4 million, the county gets to pick the color

Econ Dev 101

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 and decide if they deserve any grants. Meanwhile let's focus on more credible deals. [...]

Johnson wins, Marty gone

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. He got 39% in the run-off. It's a sound defeat - not of Whitehead proportions, but a solid [...]

Patels make big campaign contributions

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 deal in Century. Comm. Robertson went on NewsRadio 1620 [...]

Morgan starts to assemble team

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 in 1982. Morgan also announced Darlene Dickey, former deputy, will remain the [...]

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