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Pensacola plane crashes near Longview, Tx

September 20, 2010

The Shreveport Times reports that a small plane from Pensacola crashed late Sunday night into a hay barn in Panola County, Texas, after it ran out of fuel. No word on who was flying the aircraft.…

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Where are BP funds for research?

September 20, 2010

On May 24, BP promised $500 million to research impact of its oil disaster on the Gulf. A panel of scientists would determine how the money would be distributed, according to the announcement. Four months later,…

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Board Approves New Administrator

September 17, 2010

The Escambia County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Randy Oliver as the new County Administrator. Oliver said he’d be able to start no later than Nov. 1. Oliver, who has more than 20 years experience in…

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Jones: We need jobs

September 17, 2010

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones talked about the economy and the real estate market at Real Estate Council’s seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Jones talked about his 30 years appraising Escambia County properties. The peak…

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View: Tribute to Leroy Boyd

September 17, 2010

Bob Kerrigan sent me this commentary on Leroy Boyd: When a person dies those who knew the deceased will say things like, I didn’t always agree with him, he wasn’t perfect, sometime he offended people but……

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Gun-smugglers plead guilty to drug charges

September 16, 2010

Mobile Press Register that two Texas men accused of trying to trade narcotics and cash for military-grade weapons and body armor pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge. Jesucristo Lopez, 29, and Alejandro Cantu-Reyes, 35,…

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BP denies State of Alabama claim

September 16, 2010

Gov. Bob Riley submitted the state of Alabama’s interim lack of revenue claim for $148 million claim directly to incoming BP CEO Bob Dudley on Aug. 12 during a meeting in Montgomery. The Montgomery Advertiser is…

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New Census Report Shows America More Impoverished

September 16, 2010

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2009. Its findings showed: •           The median household income in 2009 was not statistically different…

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Commerce Dept. helps Alabama recover

September 16, 2010

Press Release: BP Oil Spill Recovery Efforts in Alabama Get $175,000 Boost from the U.S. Department of Commerce WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced $175,000 in grants to the South…

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Why the Gulf misses BP

September 16, 2010

My latest article for The Daily Beast is on Feinberg’s visit to Orange Beach and the claims process: Nearly 1,000 small-business owners from Alabama and Florida’s Gulf Coast were packed into the Orange Beach, Alabama, recreation…

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Leroy Boyd passes away

September 15, 2010

The founder and head of Movement for Change passed away today after a sudden illness. Boyd has been a civil rights leaders for decades, a champion for the disenfranchised. He will be missed.…

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Orange Beach mayor impressive

September 15, 2010

Why did the head of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, Ken Feinberg, go to Orange Beach, instead of Pensacola? Because Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon called him and told him how screwed up the claims process…

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New Report Released On Oiled Birds

September 15, 2010

Press Release: Based on a rigorous review by a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists of previously released preliminary data, the Service has compiled an expanded report of the birds rescued and collected during…

Politics

Buzz: Heat may train in Pensacola

September 15, 2010

WMBB TV (Panama City) is reporting that the Miami Heat may move their training camp to Panama City or Pensacola. They picked up the story from the Sun Sentinel.…