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Buzz: Council Payola

December 2, 2010

The debate among the Pensacola City Council members over creating a new council staff isn’t just about certain members wanting to build a power base. It’s about coming up with a way for certain council members…

State & National News

Nodine legal moves

December 2, 2010

Mobile Press Register reports attorneys for murder defendant Stephen Nodine asked a judge Tuesday to bar testimony from expert witnesses hired by prosecutors in the former Mobile County commissioner’s upcoming trial. Read more.…

News

Drive-by is gang-related

December 1, 2010

Press Release: Members of the Sheriff’s Gang Unit arrested two local gang members yesterday after a reported drive-by shooting. On Tuesday, November 30, at around 3:00 pm deputies responded to a reported shooting in the area…

Politics

Another EBO complaint

December 1, 2010

Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. the CMPA’s EBO Committee will hear a report from the EBO Compliance Officer Lou Ray on a complaint by GB Green Construction regarding subcontract Heaton Brothers Construction. When Heaton bid on the…

News

Second body identified

December 1, 2010

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has identified the second body found in a wooded area off of Nine Mile Road near the University of West Florida campus – Debra Ann Jones. A Gulf Power security guard…

News Politics

MPDP battles EBO complaint

December 1, 2010

Promises: kept or broken? — Part 2 The man who drafted the Equal Business Opportunity agreement between Community Maritime Park Associates and Maritime Park Development Partners says that Scott Davison has never followed through with the…

State & National News

Ray Sansom lands job

December 1, 2010

Former Florida Speaker of the House Ray Sansom is now the dean of Okaloosa Academy Charter School, according to the Daily News. Read Sansom lands job, seeks trial delay…

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Buzz: Serial killer on the loose

December 1, 2010

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has found the bodies of two women, one a convicted prostitute, in a wooded area just south of Nine Mile Road, off of Jernigan Road. Both bodies had been dumped in…

Politics

Bell to retire from PPD

November 30, 2010

Press Release: When Pensacola Police Sgt. When Pensacola Police Sgt. Robert Bell retires Wednesday (Dec. 1), the local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge will lose its longest serving president. Bell, 54, is retiring after 25 years…

Politics

Davison pay unclear

November 30, 2010

I spent an hour this morning reviewing the invoices that have been submitted to the CMPA for the maritime park. According to the MPDP invoices, Scott Davison was paid $85,004 from August 2009-December 2009. Starting January…

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Buzz: County shake-up?

November 30, 2010

The Escambia County Complex is buzzing rumors that one of the commissioners is considering resignation. Who? & Why? —are the questions. Insiders are tight–lipped, but confirm this is more than a rumor. If a commissioner resigns…

State & National News

Bush praises Obama on Facebook

November 30, 2010

George W. Bush appeared in a webcast interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Monday night. He praised President Obama during the hour-long discussion on Facebook Live, saying that he approves of his successor’s positions on Afghanistan…

Politics

New Outrage in the Gulf

November 30, 2010

My latest article for The Daily Beast is on a new report that shows Congress bears substantial blame for the weak response to largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Funds authorized since 1990 for oil spill…