Education

Pensacola State gets downtown marker

June 14, 2011

Press Release: Pensacola State College invites the community to the unveiling of a Florida Heritage Site Historical Marker honoring the original home of the college. The ceremony is 9 a.m. June 30 in Lee Square on…

Buzz

Buzz: Wave of foreclosures coming

June 13, 2011

The talk among bankers is that a wave of home foreclosures may hit Pensacola area in the next couple of weeks. As the feds crackdown on the loan portfolios of local banks, as many as 600…

Politics

FBI investigating Sansom

June 13, 2011

Daily News reported last week that the FBI and a federal grand jury are investigating former House Speaker Ray Sansom. At least part of the investigation appears to be centered on his spending and his travel…

News

Guilty Pleasure: Casey Anthony trial

June 13, 2011

Locals have become entralled with the trial of Casey Anthony–which has become a reality version of “CSI” and “Law & Order.” Watching the trial and the recaps have become guilty pleasures for many. Miami Herald wrote…

Entertainment

Pensacola makes Huffington Post

June 13, 2011

Pensacola is the subject of this post by Carolyn Scott, creator, host, writer, ‘The Healthy Voyager’ – Pleasant Pensacola. Scott writes about End of the Line Cafe (“absolutely delighted me” … “phenomenal chipotle ranch tofu and…

Environment

Sick fish?

June 12, 2011

IN reporter J. Adam Morrison tracked down Dr. Jim Cowan, who has been researching the mysteriously lesions found of Gulf fish. Here is the story Morrison turned in: The tourists seem to be back. The beach…

Pensacola

Why a disparity study?

June 11, 2011

During the Bulls$%# Decade (2000-2009), the City spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on studies and plans on the inequities of services, facilities and economic opportunity for the African-American community. The Pensacola City Council, led by…

Pensacola

Hayward wants disparity study

June 11, 2011

Press Release: Under a proposal announced today, Mayor Ashton Hayward is calling for a full-scale study of the City’s purchasing and contracting practices relating to minority-owned businesses in the area. Mayor Ashton Hayward said he was…

Caring

Quote of the day

June 10, 2011

My daughter Cat Ellis runs every summer a Miracle Camp for kids who battle rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that Cat herself has suffered from since she was in high school.The kids have special medical needs and…

News

Why I do what I do

June 10, 2011

I received this email yesterday: From: Erin Beckett (Markes) Subject: Jaden Markes It is coming up on the third year that I lost my precious angel and I’m just now able to go back and look…

State & National News

Inside Gingrich campaign meltdown

June 10, 2011

The Daily Beast has the inside scoop on why Newt Gingrich’s top aides bolted en masse Thursday, leaving his campaign in tatters. Peter J. Boyer reports on staffers’ complaints about Gingrich’s rogue inclinations, the Greek cruise…

Education

School Board to air thoughts on superintendent

June 10, 2011

Here is something that will never happen in Pensacola, but it should. The St. Pete Times reports that the Pinellas County School Board wants to talk publicly about frustrations with its superintendent’s leadership. A majority of…