News

Childers saga not over

November 11, 2010

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal vacated yesterday the earlier 2-1 ruling in favor of W.D. Childers and will rehear Childers’ appeal. The June ruling reversed former Florida Senate President W.D. Childers’ bribery conviction, which…

Education

Brownsville Middle School back up for discussion

November 11, 2010

Nearly a year after Superintendent Malcolm Thomas broke off negotiations with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for the dilapidated Brownsville Middle School that has been closed since 2007, the Escambia County School Board will discuss it on…

Politics

More on ECAT bus ad contract

November 10, 2010

A reader sent me a copy of the contract for the ECAT bus ads. It specifically states no ad contracts should be extended or renewed beyond Dec. 31, 2010 (Section 3 E). The Transit Advertising Limited…

Politics

Gaetz to head Reapportionment Committee

November 10, 2010

Incoming Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos today announced Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) will chair the Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee. Senator Gaetz was first elected in 2006 and previously served as Superintendent of Schools in Okaloosa County. “With…

Politics

Why even debate ECAT bus ads?

November 10, 2010

The daily had an article on the Escambia County Commission considering whether or not to bring in house ECAT’s bus advertising program: “ECAT bus ads debated at committee meeting.” Deborah Crossland, owner of Transit Advertising Limited…

News

B-25 Mitchell Bomber part of Blues Homecoming Air Show

November 10, 2010

Press Release: Disabled American Veterans brings message to the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show on the Wings of a B-25 NAS Pensacola, Florida – The Disabled American Veterans will once again take to the skies to…

News

I love C-SPAN

November 9, 2010

Woke up early this morning and watched on C-SPAN the hearings of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The Legal Counsel led by Fred Bartlit walked through what their…

Politics

Orlando City Housing going Green

November 8, 2010

Press Release: A milestone was reached Friday, Nov. 5 in the ongoing cooperative efforts between the local U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the City of Orlando Housing Division to construct affordable homes in a more…

BP Disaster

BP to hold another round of forums

November 8, 2010

BP is holding a series of public forums across the panhandle all month to answer questions about the recovery process. BP representatives, U.S. Coast Guard officials and the FWC will answer questions about beach clean up,…

News Politics

Value of Mack and Bare endorsements

November 8, 2010

Both Diane Mack and Charles Bare, who placed third and fourth in the Aug. 24 Pensacola mayoral primary respectively, endorsed and actively supported incumbent Mayor Mike Wiggins. And what were the values of the endorsements of…

News

Why Wiggins lost

November 4, 2010

1. Failure to have an meaningful platform until two weeks before November election. The new charter set an expectation of the new strong mayor having more meat to his platform. 2. Lack of presence at polling…