BP Disaster

BP loves tourism stories

May 22, 2011

BP wants to show how the its oil disaster hasn’t hurt the Gulf Coast. Note there are no negative articles.0 Press Release: As part of our ongoing commitment to the residents of Florida and the Gulf…

BP Disaster

Don’t cry for BP

May 22, 2011

Moex Offshore, one of BP’s partners in the oil well (part of Japan’s Mitsui) that leaked into the Gulf of Mexico last year, has agreed to pay $1.1 billion as part of a settlement for any claims…

Education

Charter School Movement

May 22, 2011

Miami Herald: The charter school movement is exploding in Florida, creating new opportunities for parents, educators and entrepreneurs. But are the results any better than traditional schools? Read more Escambia County has three excellent charter schools…

State & National News

Rapture FAQ

May 21, 2011

At 6 p.m. the Rapture begins so if that van down the street is a rockin’, don’t come knockin’. The signal that the End of the World has begun will be earthquakes, according to Harold Camping…

Entertainment

My meeting with Macho Man Savage

May 21, 2011

Wrestler “Macho Man” Randy Savage died in a car accident Friday. Savage was among the most popular wrestlers in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling in the 1980s and 1990s. He was living in…

Business Caring

Youth sports, not another concert

May 21, 2011

Since 2005, the City of Pensacola, Pensacola Sports Association and the Southern Youth Sports Association have hosted the Reggie Evans Southeast Jam – 600-800 kids annually from all over the South, U10-U17 boys and girls’ basketball…

Business

Cadillac Banks speaks out

May 20, 2011

Last week, William “Cadillac” Banks, Sr. spoke to the Pensacola Voice about the TDC not recommending that he get $385,685 to fund a two-day music festival. For that amount of money, he promised to bring at…

BP Disaster Business

BP told to break up

May 20, 2011

The Guardian reports that BP chief executive Bob Dudley has been warned that he must break up his huge oil business into three separate parts to increase its stock market value or face the possibility of…

Buzz

Buzz: Morgan to file today

May 20, 2011

The buzz is Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan will file today to run for his second term of office.…

Business

Mardi Gras could fill rooms with new event

May 20, 2011

Danny Zimmern shared the Pensacola Mardi Gras proposal for the BP Tourism funds: We are proposing a new event, The Pensacola Mardi Gras Marching Band Madness Parade and Competition to be held the last week end…

Education News

Last Day of School

May 20, 2011

Okaloosa County had its last day of school yesterday. Walton County will have its last day next Thursday. Escambia County’s last day is June 3. For Santa Rosa County, it’s June 9.  …

Escambia County

Salaries for commissioner aides

May 20, 2011

Commissioner Gene Valentino can be an easy target for criticism. His methods are heavy-handed at times and he steps into “it” quite often. However, I can’t fault Valentino for wanting to get the salary of his…