Politics

One down, two to go

March 12, 2011

City Attorney Rusty Wells has turned in his resignation, effective April 15. Well, age 66, has been on city staff since he was 26 and was promoted in 2008 to city attorney. His retirement leaves City…

News

Rick Scott coming to Pensacola

March 11, 2011

Press Release: The Escambia County Republican Executive Committee (“ECREC”) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Governor Rick Scott at our 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner at New World Landing in Pensacola on the evening…

News Politics

Bergosh blog post on Hawthorne contract

March 11, 2011

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has posted on his blog what happened at the board workshop regarding the proposed sale of the closed Brownsville Middle School to George Hawthorne and his Diversity Program Advisors. His comments…

Buzz

Buzz: Behind scenes Brownsville sale

March 11, 2011

The daily newspaper has a news brief on the sale of Brownsville Middle School being delayed another month. School district staff had to admit to the School Board that George Hawthorne has not paid any money…

State & National News

Tsunami alert (video/photos)

March 11, 2011

Google: Tsunami Alert for New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, and others. Waves expected over the next few hours, caused by 8.9 earthquake in Japan. See slideshow. Reuters: The biggest earthquake to hit…

State & National News

Budget madness: does cutting taxes help

March 10, 2011

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities issued Wednesday its report on budget shortfalls. The upcoming fiscal year (FY2012) is shaping up as one of states’ most difficult budget years on record, according to the report. Thus…

News

Pensacola Brain Drain

March 10, 2011

The cover story in this week’s issue of the IN, “Black Exodus,” is on the difficulty young African-American professionals have finding jobs in this community. In May 2006, we published the story “Exiles” about young people…

Politics

Tice denied re-titling cars in 2009

March 10, 2011

When I was investigating the murders of Bud and Melanie Billings, I interviewed Robert Beasley, Bud’s attorney, about his deceased client’s business relationship with Cab Tice. Beasley said that 30 or 40 cars were missing from…

Politics

Bishop Richard to leave area

March 10, 2011

Bishop John Ricard, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, announced his resignation to a letter, dated to March 7, to Catholics in the area. Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, will the interim Bishop…

Politics

Cab Tice arrested

March 9, 2011

Henry “Cab” Tice has been arrested on count of racketeering and is held in the Santa Rosa County Jail on $250,000 bond. A joint investigation by State Attorney’s Office and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office revealed that…

Politics

NPR execs resign after video ambush

March 9, 2011

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned over the controversy surrounding a video was released showing chief NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) criticizing Republicans as “anti-intellectual” and calling the Tea Party “racist.” Ron Schiller was baited…