Education

Thomas sets record for explusions

December 21, 2010

Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas has set a five-year record for the most expulsion recommendations in a single month: 22 in August 2010. The previous record was 18 expulsion recommendations by Superintendent Jim Paul…

News

2010 Census report

December 21, 2010

Press Release: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538. The resident population represented an increase of 9.7 percent over…

BP Disaster State & National News

Palast arrested

December 21, 2010

BP-controlled police arrested investigative reporter Greg Palast in Azerbaijan. I interview Greg Palast, who investigated BP’s ties to the Exxon-Valdez disaster, for my cover story: What To Expect From BP. He is one heck of a…

Politics

Petition for Gulf Coast Jobs

December 21, 2010

The Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is working with the Ready 4 Takeoff Coalition to ensure the federal government remains focused on fully restoring the Gulf Coast economy. Please sign this petition asking the federal…

State & National News

Scott’s advisors make recommendations

December 21, 2010

From Palm Beach News: Here are some suggestions from Scott’s advisers: Shut down A.G. Holley Hospital in Lantana. Privatize Florida’s three state mental health hospitals. Combine the departments of transportation, community affairs and environmental protection. Read…

Buzz

WCOA Lineup today

December 21, 2010

I am back on WCOA 1370AM this morning with Don Parker from 6-9 a.m. Guests this morning: 6:35: Sheriff David Morgan 7:35: Pensacola City Councilwoman Maren DeWeese 8:25: Ed Spears, CMPA executive director…

Politics

Nodine jury split 9-3, mistrial declared

December 21, 2010

A jury yesterday found former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine guilty of a misdemeanor ethics charge but could not agree on murder and stalking charges related to the shooting death of his mistress, Angel Downs. Baldwin…

Entertainment

Sing Off runner-up from Atmore

December 21, 2010

NorthEscambia.com reports that Adam Chance Ray, who performs as Adam Chance, sings bass for the six-member Street Corner Symphony, the runner-up in this year’s competition, is from Atmore, Ala. Read more.…

News

Inmate dies in Escambia County Jail

December 21, 2010

The daily newspaper reports this morning that an inmate, John Gipson, 50, died Friday after a fight with another inmate. He had been booked in September on a charge of probation violation. Looking at his long…

News

Latest homicide victim has criminal past

December 21, 2010

Homicide victim #31, Christopher J. Holland, age 22, had an arrest record. He was found on the side of the road on Hollywood Ave., apparently thrown early Sunday morning from a vehicle. 11/05/2009 MARIJUANA POSSESS-NOT MORE…

News

ACS census data conflicts with Population estimates

December 20, 2010

Escambia County growth since 2006 may not be as much as I earlier reported. Looking at the annual population estimates the 2006 estimate for Escambia County (306,243) is significantly more than American Community Survey figure (295,426)…

News

Surprise: Santa Rosa growth since 2006 trails Escambia

December 20, 2010

Santa Rosa County surprisingly hasn’t grown since 2006 as much as Escambia County—with only 7,198 more people. It too has seen either declined or only showed marginal improvement in the 35-59 age brackets. 35 to 44…

News

Census good news, bad news – Escambia County

December 20, 2010

For the Independent News, the 2009 census numbers have some good news. The fastest growing demographic groups in Escambia County are 20 to 24 years (4,299) and 25 to 34 years (5,088)–for total 9,387 more people…

News

Info on Southern League teams

December 20, 2010

Southern Baseball League Birmingham Barons: – The Logan family purchased the Birmingham Barons from the Elmore Sports Group after the conclusion of the 2005 season. – In March of 2010, the Barons announced that they would…

Politics

Studer: MLB Double A team will have new name

December 20, 2010

Quint Studer was interviewed on WCOA this morning about his new team. The Studers purchased the Double A franchise, but not the rights to the storied Caroline Mudcats name. Studer said their organization will seek suggestions…