News

Badlands IV, IP edition

April 16, 2011

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and International Paper will host an “Operation Clean Sweep” event today at the Carver Park at 208 Webb Street in Cantonment. International Paper will provide lunch for volunteers and neighbors in…

Politics

Pensacola City Council agenda out

April 16, 2011

The Pensacola City Council has two nominations for its Pension Board: UWF Economics professor Richard Hawkins and former City Attorney Rusty Wells. Former GM of Will Call Sports Grille is part of a company being recommended…

Education

Godzilla silent on SESIR

April 16, 2011

Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh has been an ardent defender of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and how Tate High officials handled the sexual assault at their school. He disagreed with our reports on the School…

News

Buzz: City launches new website Monday

April 16, 2011

I’m hearing the city will launch its new website on Monday, April 18. Meanwhile gulf1.net, which bills itself as “Northwest Florida’s Conservative Home On The Internet,” continues to use its 1987 web design, although it has…

BP Disaster

Messages in sand

April 15, 2011

CNNiReport wants to hear from locals living along the Gulf Coast about their feelings on the Deepwater Horizon disaster a year later. The CNN challenge is simple: Head out to the beach, write a message in…

Education

Slayton’s bizarre tale shows teachers at risk

April 15, 2011

At yesterday’s Escambia County School Board workshop, board member Bill Slayton, the former principal of Woodham High School, gave a weird example of an incident that he didn’t think required reporting to law enforcement. Fellow board…

Caring

Inspiration for Escambia finalists named

April 15, 2011

Press release: Vote for your favorite Education-themed community project PENSACOLA, FL – Unite Escambia has announced five finalists for the first Inspiration for Escambia grant. The $1,000 grant is for an Environment-themed community project and is…

Caring

Viewpoint: Little League Teaches the Facts of Life

April 15, 2011

Viewpoint by Jeff DeWeese: For parents there is no more transformative experience than the introduction to Little League Baseball. Gone are the days of everyone wins and “it doesn’t matter if you win or lose as…

Caring

Pensacola to have first NAHB Green Certified Neighborhood

April 15, 2011

Press Release: Fiddler’s Walk, located on West Roberts Road one block west of Pine Forest Road, is soon to become Pensacola’s first National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Green Certified neighborhood. Paragon Custom Home Group, Celebrity…

BP Disaster

UWF Earth Day

April 15, 2011

Press Release: The University of West Florida commemorates Earth Day and the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill with three special events. The events, sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies, Emerald Coastkeeper and…

Politics

Mobile makes Top 10 Cities of the Future

April 15, 2011

In its first ever ranking of America’s Cities of the Future 2011/2012, fDi Magazine ranked Mobile in the No. 10 spot among small cities defined as those with a population of 100,000 to 250,000. Published by…

State & National News

Busting Tax Myths

April 15, 2011

The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) member papers are doing what they do best: providing an antidote to the myths that the mainstream media, local television news and politicians perpetuate about tax policy. An AAN-commissioned 3,000-word…

State & National News

Scott lawyer: My facts were wrong

April 15, 2011

St. Pete Times’ political blog, The Buzz, reports that Gov. Rick Scott’s attorney misstated to the Florida Supreme Court that the state had spent $110 million of the $131 million appropriated by the federal government to…

Education

Trouble with the story titles and angles

April 15, 2011

NorthEscambia.com has this title “Escambia Considers Moving School Bus Stops To Avoid Sex Offenders” about the Escambia County School Board considering a new policy to shorten the distance between keeping bus stops to 100 from a…