Pensacola Politics

Power struggle over council agenda

May 6, 2011

The Pensacola City Council agenda for the May 9 Committee of the Whole has been posted and Council President Maren DeWeese has left off the Mayor Ashton Hayward’s recommendation to name the Messer Law Firm as…

Politics

State lawmakers cost Sacred Heart $9 million

May 5, 2011

Press Release: Negotiators for the Florida House and Senate finalized their cuts to the state’s healthcare budget Tuesday and agreed to make major reductions in funding of the Medicaid program. Hospitals, especially those that provide the…

Politics

Good News: Crude oil drops 10 percent

May 5, 2011

Reuters: Oil collapsed into free-fall on Thursday, diving 10 percent and sending U.S. crude back under $100 a barrel as investors staged an unprecedented stampede for the exits. Read more. What will Fox News do if…

Buzz

Buzz: Picking Team hampered

May 5, 2011

Narrowing down all the names submitted for Pensacola’s new Double AA baseball team was hampered by trademarks. We asked Quint Studer, team owner, about the six finalists. “These were the ones that were most mentioned, many…

State & National News

New Hampshire Poll Shows Romney ahead

May 5, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is a clear front-runner in New Hampshire, while low favorability ratings from Granite State voters have left Donald Trump back with a crowded pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a…

News

Perdido Key honors Korean War Hero

May 5, 2011

Press Release: he Perdido Key Chamber will host a celebration in honor of African-American War Hero Private Rosamond Johnson Saturday, May 7th beginning at 9 a.m. at the Star Pavilion on Johnson’s Beach in Perdido Key.…

Education

Charter school districts coming

May 5, 2011

Florida Tribune reports House and Senate have passed SB 1546. Sponsored by Sen. John Thrasher, R-Jacksonville, in the Senate and Rep. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, in the House, SB 1546 paves the way for charter schools designated…

Education

FCAT writing breakdown by school

May 5, 2011

The Escambia County Public School District showed improvement on the FCAT writing, although less than half of the schools met or exceeded the state average. Only two schools failed to improve on their 2010 percentage of…

Education

Camelot High is a joke, too

May 4, 2011

The Camelot high school isn’t doing  well either. School Name 2011 Score 2011 Gap 2010 Gap Improvement ESCAMBIA CHARTER SCHOOL 59 -16 -31 15 NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 82 7 -3 10 WASHINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 83…

Education

Nine 4th grades surpass state FCAT writing averages

May 4, 2011

Escambia County only had nine fourth grade classes exceed the state FCAT writing averages for students thatscored a 4 or higher—and A.K. Suter, Hellen Caro and Pensacola Beach didn’t.   District Name School Name Number of…