Education

Spencer Bibbs has amazing FCAT successes

January 15, 2011

At Spencer Bibbs, the third grade reading scores are up 69 percent since 2007, jumping the percentage of those scoring a three over above from 36 to 61. The third grade reading percentage of those scoring…

News

Feinberg coming next week

January 15, 2011

Gulf Coast Claims Facility head, Ken “Candy Man” Feinberg is coming January 18 to Orange Beach, Ala. for a town hall meeting that will be held at the City’s Orange Beach Recreation Center, located at 4849…

Politics

Hayward says he had a busy week

January 14, 2011

Press Release: Fire Grant Caps Busy First Week for Hayward Pensacola’s new Mayor, Ashton Hayward, is completing a busy and productive week of staff briefings, employee meetings, and $377,232 in federal grant funds for the Pensacola…

State & National News

Evers has new gun bills, of course

January 14, 2011

State Senator Durell Peaden was known for introducing a new gun bill nearly every session. His successor Greg Evers, who was also heavily supported by the NRA, is doing the same with SB 234: Provides that…

Education

Spencer-Bibbs on chopping block

January 14, 2011

At the school board workshop yesterday, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas brought the recommendation from the School Attendance Zone Advisory Committee to close Spencer Bibbs and divide those students between the new downtown school and O J Semmes.…

BP Disaster

Unbelievable report from BP subcontractor

January 13, 2011

County staff reported today that the BP clean-up contractor is reporting that 99 percent of the workers on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key are residents from Escambia Count, as per the Unified Command Center. Privately, they…

Politics

Distressed Pensacola apartments bought

January 13, 2011

J.I. Kislak (based in Miami area) has purchased Villas at Jasmine Creek, Villas at Jasmine Fields and all rental units from Villas at Jasmine Park,—totaling 481 rental units that were recently foreclosed on—from Miami-based Ocean bank…

Buzz

Buzz: More laid off workers calling

January 13, 2011

The IN phones have been ringing off the hook about the BP clean up scandal. Laid off workers are claiming that they are being replaced by illegal aliens from as far away as Cuba.…

BP Disaster

County Commission to address BP clean-up workers

January 13, 2011

Spoke with Commissioner Grover Robinson last yesterday afternoon. He said he has also heard from other locals laid off by the clean-up subcontractor Southern Cat (based in Lynn Haven) which is tied to Southern Catastrophic Services,…

BP Disaster

BP clean-up scandal

January 12, 2011

The subcontractors that are handling the clean-up on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key are laying off Escambia County workers and replacing them with out-of-town workers from Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and beyond. Three locals who have…

Politics

Coby to stay in same role

January 12, 2011

Progressive Pensacola is reporting: “Mr. Coby’s duties are mostly unchanged, according to a senior member of Mayor Hayward’s transition team. He doesn’t have a clear title at the moment, but during this transition period he is…

BP Disaster

Walton County TDC will file BP claim

January 12, 2011

WMBB TV reports following in the footsteps of Bay County’s Tourist Development Council, the Walton TDC is filing a claim against BP. Walton County has chosen the same firm Bay County is using: Nix, Patterson and…