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Eight days

That's how it took the Pensacola News Journal to write an article on the increase in gun sale. Eight days after Sean Boone posted his article on inweekly.net. On Wayne-Dalton, we had a 24-hour jump. The Jim Paul story we did on Nov. 6.

Committee also approves Halcorp lease

By 3-1 vote, Mayor-elect Mike Wiggins was the sole vote against it. Sean Boone was at the meeting. We will post more later today.

Enterprise Committee approves airport hotel deal

By IN reporter Sean Boone After nearly two hours of discussion over the potential lease agreement between the airport and Sandspur Development on Monday, the City Council Enterprise Committee ultimately decided to approve the 11.44-acre agreement with the developer after an alteration to [...]

Why be upset about Halcorp contributions

Halcorp did nothing wrong by contributing $5,500 towards Pensacola City Council campaigns and another $1,000 to the We Vote PAC. It's a wise investment for them in people and organizations that it believes will approve and support its efforts to amendment its lease at the Port of [...]

Halcorp donates to Movement for Change PAC

By IN reporter Sean Boone It's not a shocker that Halcorp--a liquid asphalt company that has had a 20-year contract with the city to do work out of the port--wants an extension to its expiring contract. But what is surprising is where Halcorp has politically invested its money. Back in [...]

Council may reject Endry/Caldwell bid for ESP bldg

City Manager Al Coby and Community Development Director Thaddeus Cohen are commending the Economic and Community Development Committee of the city council reject a bid by Palafox 16, LLC (Tosh Belsinger, Joe Endry, Miller Caldwell, Jr., Miller Caldwell, III and David Brannen) for the former offices [...]

Donovan Mythology: Part Three

Councilman Marty Donovan states in his campaign literature that he will continue "to develop and implement an aggressive economic development strategy." The truth is Donovan has opposed the building of the Community Maritime Park - even though his district voted for it, 2,006-1,562. He has [...]

Donovan Mythology: Part Two

Pensacola City Councilman Marty Donovan also states his campaign literature that he "spearheaded the city's efforts to build 26 major stormwater treatment projects." The truth is the Pensacola City Council approved a stormwater utility to deal with the stormwater problems of Bayou Texar in [...]

Donovan Mythology: Part One

In his campaign literature, Councilman Marty Donovan takes credit for being "Instrumental in getting CSX to remove hundreds of creosote-coated wooden pilings from Bayou Texar at the CSX 17th Avenue railroad crossing." The truth is his opponent, Larry B. Johnson, and Emerald Coastkeepers got CSX [...]

Halcorp invests $5,500 in council

Today the Pensacola City Council's Enterprise Committee will decide whether to renew the lease of the Houston-based asphalt company Halcorp at the Port of Pensacola. Considering the 2007 Council Goals & Priorities Ideas which state "Plan for alternative uses at the Port of Pensacola as [...]

New County Govt on Tuesday, Nov. 18

Escambia County Commissioners Wilson Robertson, Marie Young and Kevin White will be installed on 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Escambia County Government Complex. The School Board of Escambia County will conduct swearing-in ceremonies for new Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, as well as Board [...]

PJC to offer Bachelor degrees

Press Release: PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Junior College Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to pursue the offering of baccalaureate degrees. “This is an expansion of our mission that will allow us to serve our community better, especially in some areas of critical workforce [...]

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