Politics

Aquarium gets its delay

January 20, 2011

Daily newspaper reports that Bill Young and his group raised $50K in commitments to pay for his feasibility study. Yesterday the ECUA Citizen Advisory Committee voted 8-2 to ask the utility to delay the bid opening…

News

More on AES

January 19, 2011

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that the Office of the State Attorney together with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a joint investigation regarding allegations concerning the employee leasing company AES as well as…

Buzz

Buzz: Nobles, Fair, McKinney moving to new bank

January 19, 2011

The word on the street is Coastal Bank and Trust Co. executives that resigned yesterday-former city councilman Jack Nobles, Bobby Fair and Rex McKinney-will be part of new bank that is being formed in Pensacola. The…

Buzz

Buzz: Deluna Fest moving to downtown?

January 19, 2011

The battle over what event will be approved for September 30-October 2, 2011 may push DeLuna Fest to downtown Pensacola. Pensacola Beach Songwriter’s Festival and Pensacola Beach Triathlon both want the same weekend and don’t want…

State & National News

Scott names new head for DCF

January 19, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott has tapped David Wilkins to head Department of Children & Families. According to the Miami Herald, Wilkins is the finance chief of the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, “a private agency that allows only…

Politics

AES owner connected to power

January 19, 2011

AES owner Donald Moore has been a heavy campaign contributor to local and state officials, giving $3500 to Commissioner Wilson Robertson, $2500 each to Rep. Dave Murzin and Commissioner Kevin White, and $2000 to Sheriff Ron…

Politics

Bank ratings

January 18, 2011

BauerFinancial, an independent bank research firm in Coral Gables, ranks banks around the country. Here are how the banks in our area stack up: Bank of America: Three Stars Bank of the South: Five Stars Beach…

State & National News

Two banks top Florida complaint list

January 18, 2011

St. Petersburg Times reports Bank of America and JP­Morgan Chase accounted for a quarter of all bank complaints in Florida last year, with mortgage disputes by far the most common gripe statewide. Complaints about BOA have…

Politics

St. Joe: Field of Schemes

January 18, 2011

David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital tore apart Northwest Florida’s largest developer, St. Joe Company,in October 2010 at the Value Investors Conference. He spelled out, in detail, the dire condition of the company. He criticized the company…

Politics

AES accused of tax fraud

January 18, 2011

The payroll management company that had its payroll checks start bouncing last week has now been accused of not paying the payroll taxes for its clients, according to WEAR TV. At least one AES client has…

Politics

Bank of America: next WikiLeaks target?

January 17, 2011

Campaign for America’s Future reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may soon release a cache of secret documents from the hard drive of a U.S. megabank executive. Reporter Mary Bottari believes the target may be Bank…

BP Disaster

Don’t feel sorry for BP

January 17, 2011

In the last few days, BP has won the exploration rights to Siberia and has been given oil exploration permits off the Australian coast. Rosnef, leader of Russia’s petroleum industry, struck an $8 billion share-swap and…

Politics

What hotel deal for the Maritime Park?

January 17, 2011

Scott Davison, vice president of development for Maritime Park Development Partners, repeatedly told the Community Maritime Park Associates board of trustees that his company would be announcing soon a hotel deal for the maritime park. CMPA…

State & National News

Florida Association of Counties visits DC

January 17, 2011

Press Release: Last week Florida Association of Counties President-Elect Doug Smith (Martin County) and Executive Director Chris Holley met with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to discuss concerns over oil spill claims. While in Washington, FAC also…