By IN reporter Ryne Ziemba Local Environmental Group to Host World Water Day Event at Hopjacks According to the website www.worldwaterday.org, 1.1 billion people in the world rely on unsafe drinking-water sources. Similarly, a report on the United States' water quality done by the EPA in 2002 [...]
The persistence buzz out of Tallahassee is that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio may have other issues to battle as investigative reporters dig deeper. The GOP credit card charges may only be the tip of the iceberg. Will post the information as I get it.
WEAR TV 3 reports that Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas wants to close three alternative schools: Sidney Nelson, AV Clubbs and E-Seal. I couldn't find anything about the closures on the school district's website. There was a Closure and Consolidation Task Force. Its last [...]
The SRIA has been working on a new master plan for the commercial core of Pensacola Beach. The buzz is that the SRIA has gotten such a bad response from the general public at the last two meetings, that the chair Tammy Bohannon has called a special meeting for Friday, March 5 at 2 p.m. to allow for [...]
WUWF radio interviewed State Sen. Don Gaetz this morning on how the legislature will balance the budget this year. Gaetz talked about phantom jobs - jobs that are in the budget, but not filled. He believes that there are millions in savings if they eliminate those positions. The Pensacola City [...]
The News Journal and other local media reported that NAS skipper, Capt. William P. Reavey, was removing pending conduct investigation. Base officials called it temporary. The Navy News says Reavey was fired and points out that he is the sixth commanding officer to be fired this year. Read more. [...]
Got this note from Councilmember Maren DeWeese: Bay Cliffs residents in District 3 braved a cold rain to improve the view of Escambia Bay at the entrance of their subdivision off of Scenic Highway. In two short hours 3 truckloads of material was removed. What a difference 2 short hours on a [...]
People have been posting their photographs of the Chili Earthquake. The albums give a much more personal look at the disaster: Album #1 Album #2 Album #3 Album #4
Last month marked five years for Rick's Blog. It began as a Wordpress blog that I only posted to once or twice a week. Today it's a demanding monster that is read religiously by people from all over the state with an average of 12,000 page views a day. In 2008, we established posting rules to [...]
We hear it everywhere: The number one priority for this community is jobs. Nearly every city council member will tell you that. However, the City has drastically reduced over the past three years its funding for economic development. 2008 $1,148,000 2009 $525,492 - 54% cut 2010 $420,000 - 20% [...]
The Miami Herald is reporting that gambling is back on the table for this legislative session. Once again the state lawmakers will be presented with several options to expand gambling in Florida. Read more.
The daily marketing solution (see) asks this question in its Sunday editorial- If not consolidation, then what? The Escambia County Commission and the constitutional officers met on Thursday, Feb 25 and decided the first whats of functional consolidation for their entities. Commissioner Wilson [...]