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PETA wants ZOO closed

PETA wants ZOO closed

The Daily News reports that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent letters to Santa Rosa and Escambia County commissioners to urge them to stop providing financial help to The Zoo Northwest Florida. PETA is upset that the Zoo used its animals as collateral for a loan. Danyelle [...]

Mobile Visitor Bureau criticized

Earlier this month, the daily newspaper made a fuss (front page, above the fold) over a USS Lexington reunion that is being held in Mobile, instead of Pensacola. The organizer claimed that he had called the Pensacola Visitor Information Center several times and that no one got with him. The [...]

ECSO gets $3.3M from feds

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced $1 billion in funding across the nation including $3,344,620 for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office to hire 20 deputies. Under the COPS Hiring Recovery Program, the ESCO will be required to maintain the positions in their own budget for an [...]

SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter – Naval Museum

SH-60B Seahawk Helicopter – Naval Museum

Press release: The National Naval Aviation Museum will acquire a new aircraft to add to its collection with the delivery of an SH-60B Seahawk, the third example of this helicopter transferred to the Museum, but the first of its type to be displayed in Pensacola. Rear Admiral Gary Jones, [...]

Plaza de Luna Statue Dedication

Plaza de Luna Statue Dedication

Press release: In celebration of the 450th anniversary of de Luna founding the first Spanish settlement, the Fiesta of Five Flags Association and Celebrate Pensacola are hosting the unveiling and dedication of the memorial monument on Thursday, August 13 at 5:15 p.m. in Plaza de Luna at Palafox [...]

Ex hexes Tice

Ex hexes Tice

Henry "Cab" Tice has been mentioned as a person of interest in the murder investigation of the murders of Byrd "Bud" and Melanie Billings. Sources have told us that the authorities are focusing on whether Tice paid Patrick Gonzalez, Jr. to kill the Billings during a home invasion on July 9. In [...]

Scathing letter on Code Enforcement

The Escambia County Commission and the County Attorney received this email last week from Joe Maddox: People, As usual, I expect this to fall on deaf ears, but someone better step up to the plate. Please take time to read this. I am no attorney nor am I the sharpest knife in the drawer, but [...]

Goodin gets opponent-Jim Melvin

From Jim Melvin: Jim Melvin has pre-filed for District 4 County Commissioner's seat in Santa Rosa County. Jim is a native of Santa Rosa County, and is the second child of the late Judge Woodrow M. Melvin Sr. and Juanita Weekes Melvin, of Santa Rosa County. Jim has and older brother, Woodrow M [...]

The Daily Beast picks up ninja outbreak reports

My reports on the ninja bank robbers have been picked up by The Daily Beast: Over the past two years, there have been at least two ninja-related bank robberies around Pensacola, a region just south of the Alabama border where sushi restaurants are still considered exotic. Read more.

North Hill utility battle

Letter from Scott Davis: 7/20/09 Dear Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Council Members, and City Attorney: When appearing before you on June 22, 2009, I made the case that AT&T was a less than good neighbor in our Pensacola community. I have heard that AT&T even has a nominal budget for their utility [...]

Ethics Commission receives promised disclosure

From IN reporter Franklin Hayes: Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin has filed a gift disclosure to the state’s ethics board four years after a free trip to a friend’s private island home in Guanaja, Honduras. The documents given to the Independent News also include a receipt for [...]

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