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New High: Bath Salts

January 22, 2011

Now that Synthetic pot (Spice) has been taken off the market, the new high is synthetic cocaine (brand names: Cloud 9, Ivory Wave, Ocean, Charge +, White Lightening, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Red Dove and White Dove)…

Politics

Hayward has busy week 2, orders pizza

January 21, 2011

Not really. Press Release: Mayor Ashton Hayward Week Two Update: Economic Recovery, Naval Aviation, Search Firm Selected for City Administrator (Pensacola, FL) – Ashton Hayward spent much of his second week as Pensacola’s Mayor diving into…

Caring Education Politics

Cart before the Horse?

January 21, 2011

Next Friday, Jan. 28 George Hawthorne will announce at City Hall at 1 p.m. his acquisition of Brownsville Middle School for his P.A.T.H ((Providing Avenues To Hope) one-stop facility. He will be asking local officials to…

Education

Brownsville Middle School sales contract

January 21, 2011

George Hawthorne emailed me the sales contract for Brownsville Middle School. Diversity Program Advisors is buying the property for $1 million in “as is” condition. The company paid $10,000 in escrow when it signed the agreement.…

Buzz

Buzz: Thomas-Daily link

January 21, 2011

Have you noticed how over the past week the daily newspaper responds to any post on the blog about Superintendent Malcolm Thomas with a positive story? Last week I broke the story about the proposed closing…

Politics

Moore Hunting Camp

January 20, 2011

Engineers, contractors, developers and power brokers use hunting camps to wine and dine elected officials and county department heads. There are no ethics requirements for county commissioners or department heads to report these trips and overnight…

Politics

Robertson and Moore business partners

January 20, 2011

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson and Donald Moore, the former owner of AES, are partners in MBR of Northwest Florida, LLC. Moore is under investigation for AES, payroll processing company, writing worthless payroll checks to its…

Education

Escambia County schools get $8.37 million

January 20, 2011

It took awhile but the Escambia County Public School District got word today that it will get $8,373,647 in Race to Top funds. Press Release: Five additional school districts have been awarded Race to the Top…

Politics

Pensacola Plaza refinanced

January 20, 2011

Colliers International | Atlanta Capital Markets Group Vice President Forrest Speed has arranged the $6.4 million refinancing of Pensacola Plaza, a 115,597-square-foot, Class A office building in downtown Pensacola, Fl anchored by Coastal Bank & Trust.…

News

CMPA sues MPDP

January 20, 2011

Yesterday Community Maritime Park Associates filed a suit against Maritime Park Development Partners. Here is the 15-page complaint that was filed: Complaint.…

Buzz

Buzz: Thomas, Habitat deal for Brownsville close

January 20, 2011

Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas is close to brokering his deal for the sale of Brownsville Middle School. It’s unknown how many meetings had to be held at Krispy Kreme to complete it. This will be…