News

Blog week will be busy

October 25, 2010

I will be in and out of the office today covering the Patrick Gonzalez trial. TruTV’s In Session has asked that I provide commentary on the trial, which we will a little more to my work…

Pensacola

Is Bare helping or hurting Wiggins

October 23, 2010

Mike Wiggins has the vocal support of Charles Bare and Diane Mack. The two were very different candidates for mayor before the August primary; they had very different platforms. Mack led the effort to rename two…

News

Maddox visits Pensacola

October 21, 2010

Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture Scott Maddox stopped by the IN offices Tuesday afternoon. Maddox said that even though his opponent, Adam Putnam, has “vastly” outspent him, the race is a statistical tie. He sees…

News

Buzz: Early voting brisk

October 20, 2010

In a quick conversation this morning, Escambia County Superintendent of Elections David Stafford said that the first two days of early voting have seen about twice as many people vote as did in the August primary.…

Politics

Will Mack continue crusade?

October 19, 2010

Councilwoman Diane Mack was able to push through the renaming of two blocks of north Alcaniz Street and making them part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. As an outgoing city council member, she is…

Pensacola Politics

Wiggins expands platform with pledge

October 19, 2010

Mayor Mike Wiggins has released a pledge to the citizens of Pensacola: “I will not raise property taxes.” Is Wiggins talking about the millage rate or the actual property tax bill? During his first ten years…

News

Buzz: Sink coming to Pensacola

October 18, 2010

I’m hearing that Florida CFO Alex Sink will be in Pensacola later this week. She is the Democratic candidate for governor. I will post more details as they come in.…

Caring

Cat Outzen marries Mike Ellis

October 18, 2010

I’ve been away from the blog the past few days because of my daughter Cat’s wedding. Here is a picture of the new Mr. & Mrs. Mike Ellis: And one more:…

News

Souls to the Polls

October 18, 2010

“Souls to the Polls” early voting event Sunday, Oct. 24 Come be a part of the 2010 “Pastors Pushing People to the Polls—Souls to the Polls” early voting event at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, October 24, 2010…

Politics

Bobby Kennedy Jr. endorses Crist

October 14, 2010

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. flew down to Florida yesterday to endorse Gov. Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate race. He praised fellow Democrat Kendrick Meek but said he was “unelectable.” A Kennedy supporter told me last…

News

School drug searches find little

October 14, 2010

NorthEscambia.com is reporting that the new drug search program that Superintendent Malcolm Thomas launched this school year has found few drugs. Each day, at least one middle or high school in the county is randomly visited…

BP Disaster

Brian Barr appointed to BP Legal Team

October 13, 2010

Brian Barr has been appointed by Federal Judge Carl Barbier to the Steering Committee that will oversee the hundreds of lawsuits filed against BP and its partners with regards to the Gulf oil spill. Barr is…

News

The Meek-Crist rumors continue

October 13, 2010

It’s a big game of chicken between Gov. Charlie Crist and Congressman Kendrick Meek over who, if anyone, will drop out of the U.S. Senate race. The three-man race is working in Republican Marco Rubio’s favor.…