Politics

Okaloosa TDC cancels BP debit cards

September 23, 2010

Less than one week after launching its BP-funded debit card program to attract tourists, Okaloosa County TDC has had to cancel it. The Okaloosa County Convention and Visitors Bureau kicked-off its gift card program last Friday,…

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Scanners help meth dealers

September 23, 2010

Several of the local media have been fighting with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office over the county purchasing a $12.5 million communications systems for use by the agency, EMS, fire department, road department, road prison and…

BP Disaster News

News: Feinberg says he’s faster now

September 22, 2010

Mobile Press Register: Oil spill claims czar Ken Feinberg said Tuesday that he is “satisfying his worst critics” by speeding up his review process, pointing to a drastic jump in the number of claims paid over…

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Mack speaks out against ECUA hike

September 22, 2010

Pensacola Councilwoman Diane Mack is recommending business owners speak against the proposed ECUA rate hikes for water and sewer: “At a time when small businesses in Escambia County continue to struggle in an economy severely affected…

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Scott picks up endorsements

September 22, 2010

Got three emails from Rick Scott for Governor campaign within one minute: Florida Home Builders Endorse Rick Scott for Governor : “FHBA supports Rick Scott in his candidacy for Governor of the State of Florida. His…

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ECSO Mail Policy

September 21, 2010

According to a representative from the SRCSO, Sheriff Wendell Hall is expected to release a statement regarding the ACLU suit sometime today or tomorrow. The new policy only allows prisoners to correspond with friends and family through…

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ACLU Sues Santa Rosa Sheriff

September 21, 2010

Press Release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) and the Florida Justice Institute (FJI) today announced the filing of a federal class action lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County Sheriff. The lawsuit challenges the…

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Negative Rick Scott ads, emails continue

September 21, 2010

GOP candidate for governor, Rick Scott, continues his ads and emails attacking his Democratic opponent, Alex Sink. Today’s attack centers on taxes: “Liberal Alex Sink…Higher Taxes…Morning, noon and night.” This tactic worked against his opponent in…

Politics

Rick Scott is at again, more negative ads

September 21, 2010

GOP candidate for governor, Rick Scott, has built his campaign on negative campaigning. Our office receives attack emails daily from his campaign. The onslaught defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum and now the target is Alex Sink.…

Education

Leonard Skinner dies

September 21, 2010

The namesake of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leonard Skinner, died Monday in his sleep at the St. Catherine Laboure Manor in Jacksonville. The basketball coach and gym teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in…

Politics

News: Rubio has personal financial problems

September 20, 2010

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported on Sunday that GOP candidate Marco Rubio, who is seeking the U.S. Senate seat against Congressman Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, “has gone deep into debt and struggled to make…

Politics

ACLU Challenges False Statements

September 20, 2010

Press Release: ACLU Challenges False Statements by Opponents to Proposed Fair Districts Amendments 5 & 6 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and the People over Politics Campaign today released the following…

Pensacola

Pensacola: City of Choice in 1988

September 20, 2010

I also ran across this speech given on July 12, 1988 by City Manager Rod Kendig to the North Pensacola Optimist Club. Annexation was an issue then, too. The first goal of the City was to…

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Another city plan that never quite happened

September 20, 2010

In 2003, the Pensacola City Council created a Strategic Plan outlining goals and programs through 2009. One of the six goals was “Pensacola: A Growing City” – which made an annexation plan a high priority. As…

Escambia County

History of Escambia County Administrators

September 20, 2010

The job of county administrator was created in 1977. Escambia County has had 14 people hold the job — average tenure 1 year, 8 months if you include the interim and acting administrators. Exclude them –…