State & National News

Scott finds FDOT project he likes

March 4, 2011

Press Release: Directs FDOT to amend work plan to include $77 million for the port Miami – Standing before a crowd of hundreds at the Port of Miami today, Governor Rick Scott announced plans to fully…

Politics

Stallworth gets hung jury

March 4, 2011

At 11 p.m. on Thursday, Judge Nick Geeker released the jury in the Donnie Stallworth trial. The former Air Force staff sergeant was on trial for the murder trial of Byrd and Melanie Billings. The State…

News

Does FCAT measure the merit of teacher?

March 4, 2011

I think not. FCAT may measure the effectiveness of entire school district, but not a particular teacher. There are too many variables as School Board member Jeff Bergosh points out in his comments on my other…

Buzz

Buzz: “Amazing Grace” coming to UWF

March 3, 2011

Buzz: Grace Zabriske, actress, poet and artist, may be coming to the University of West Florida. She may interaction with students and faculty of the Departments of Art, Theatre and English (Creative Writing) in an “Artist…

Education News

FCAT scores to determine teacher pay

March 3, 2011

Yesterday, I interviewed a parent who pulled his son out of Escambia County Public School District because he felt all the teachers had been doing since December was teach the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). “My…

Politics

Hayward begins West Side Development

March 2, 2011

Press Release: Hayward To Begin West Side Improvements, ESP to Purchase Pipeline As part of Mayor Ashton Hayward’s 20 Solutions for 2011 and other public campaign pledges, Hayward is submitting to City Council a request to…

News

Tea Party Rally

March 2, 2011

The Pensacola Tea Party is hosting a demonstration Saturday to protest the restrictions placed on drilling oil in the United States. Supporters will gather from 10 a.m. to noon on the public sidewalk in front of…

Buzz

Buzz: Movement on West side plan

March 1, 2011

There is a buzz that Mayor Ashton Hayward will be making an announcement soon on a project for the west side of Pensacola. Not sure when it will be made or all the details but it…

Education State & National News

Bright Futures may be cut again

March 1, 2011

Bright Futures, the merit-based college scholarship program for Florida high school graduates, may be cut yet again from $3,750 a year to $2,900. This scholarship program was born out of the Florida Lottery initiative. It’s why…

Politics

Century community center site of double shooting

March 1, 2011

NorthEscambia.com reports that Century’s Habitat building, the site of a double shooting early Saturday morning, was rented at the time by a Century woman for the purpose of a “Teen Party”. The shooting came after months…

News

PNJ goes after Sue Straughn

March 1, 2011

It’s unusual for the daily newspaper to mention other media, but the PNJ editorial board went after popular TV anchor Sue Straughn in their Tuesday, March 1 editorial for serving on the panel that selected the…

Politics

Sheriff Morgan questions Scott’s budget

March 1, 2011

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan has written Gov. Rick Scott making it clear that he believes the newly-elected governor has been getting “less than stellar advice” on his first budget. Morgan told Scott that he can’t…

News

Searching for missing man on UWF campus.

February 28, 2011

Law enforcement and volunteers continue to search the nature trails on the UWF main campus today for missing Pensacola man William “Billy” Shores. Shores’ vehicle was found abandoned on the campus on Thursday. The latest information…