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Boone Report: McNesby must disperse campaign funds by Nov. 24

By IN reporter Sean Boone According to current Escambia County Supervisor of Elections campaign finance records, Sheriff Ron McNesby has more than $90,000 in campaign funds left over from this year's Sheriff's race. McNesby lost the Republican primary on Aug. 26. Under election guidelines, [...]

County may repeal Wayne-Dalton exemption

The County Attorney is looking at whether the County Commission can repeal the 2008 tax exemption it gave Wayne-Dalton last March. If the County Attorney rules that they can do so, it will come before the BOCC for a vote.

CMP Consultant’s Memo

M E M O R A N D U M TO: CMPA Board of Directors FROM: Owen M. Beitsch, PhD, AICP, CRE DATE: November 11, 2008 RE: Status of Negotiations Concerning Maritime Park (RERC 28151) First, let me apologize for not being in attendance at the regularly scheduled meeting of the CMPA Board of [...]

Dennis Miller replaces IN Your Head Radio

According to the NewsRadio 1620 website, Dennis Miller will replace IN Your Head Radio and Larry Butler's Inside Pensacola. Miller will be on the air from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dave Ramsey will now broadcast from 1-4 p.m. Dennis Miller has a live syndicated broadcast that runs from 10 am to 1 pm [...]

What’s wrong with America

We are becoming a nation that can't or doesn't read. We are an illiterate or semi-literate society. Over 42 million American adults can't read - the number is growing by 2 million a year. Another 50 million only read at a fourth- or fifth-grade level. A third of high school graduates, [...]

Gunther gets liquor license

Fred Gunther and Gunther Properties got the only quota liquor license issued by the Florida's Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco for Santa Rosa County. It was done through a lottery that saw the department issue 68 new quota liquor licenses in 32 counties. Santa Rosa County only received [...]

Blog stats

We have 4,784 unique visitors a day. Each visitor checks on the blog an average of 2.8 times a day and views 4.1 pages per visit. Of course, the more often I post - the better stats. Over the past 12 weeks, Blognetnews.com lists the blog as the second most influential political blog in the [...]

Ricksblog article on Wikipedia

Under West Florida Argonauts on Wikipedia, you will find a link to one of my blog articles. The Blog continues to spread its influence.

Boone report: Halcorp may get extension

by IN reporter Sean Boone Next week City Council will decide if the 20-year Halcorp contract for the Port of Pensacola--which expires this year--should be renewed. Since coming on board with the city, the liquid asphalt distributor that is now Halcorp has changed owners four times and has [...]

Downtown library has been budgeted since 1999

I've reviewed the City of Pensacola Capital Improvement Plan. The city's website has budgets only as far back as 2003-04. Then plan shows the city had $4 million budgeted for a new downtown library to be spent by 2006-07 fiscal year. What happened to the interest earned on those funds? Should [...]

Buzz: Century factory

Got this email: Someone close to Patel told me that what was really going to be produced are "EV Ports" that are going to be installed at their hotels for people to charge electric as well as hybrid cars. These Electric Vehicle ports are going to have LCD screens in which they plan to sell [...]

Lawsuit filed over fishing bridge

Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge, Inc. has filed a suit against Escambia County over how the county handled the FEMA funds for rebuilding the fishing bridge near the Visitor Center on the north side of Pensacola Bay and canceled PBFB’s contract to run the fishing bridge. Here are the facts and [...]

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