Politics

More on PNJ layoffs

June 22, 2011

The latest round of Gannett layoffs, 700 people throughout their chain, included the Pensacola News Journal. Our daily had avoided the previous two rounds, but corporate headquarters wouldn’t let them pass this time. What sucks for…

Buzz

Buzz: Mark O’Brien laid off

June 21, 2011

The buzz is longtime PNJ columnist Mark O’Brien has been laid off. On his Facebook page, O’Brien has posted: Don’t weep for me, Pensacola. I just took a dip in the swimming pool and now am…

BP Disaster

BP hopes to restart Gulf production soon

June 21, 2011

Marketwatch reports Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP PLC, said today the oil giant was counting on getting permission to restart oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but couldn’t confirm when such approval might be…

News

Get your fat butt off the couch

June 21, 2011

Press Release (my title): Running Wild has announced three comprehensive training programs that begin in July and culminate with local running competitions in September and October. Designed by professional instructors and coaches, My First 5K, My…

Caring

FavorHouse Elects 2011-2012 Board of Directors

June 21, 2011

Press Release: FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, a not-for-profit organization providing shelter and services to domestic violence victims and counseling to batterers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, recently elected its Board of Directors for 2011-2012. Returning…

Environment

City Council approves Hatchery for Bruce Beach

June 20, 2011

By a unanimous vote the Pensacola City Council approved letting the mayor negotiation with Florida Wildlife and the state for putting a Hobbs-SeaWorld Marine Enhancement Center at Bruce Beach. The approval was necessary for FWC/Hubbs to…

Buzz

Buzz: Jerralds out to stop Legion Field Center

June 20, 2011

The word I’m getting from the westside of Pensacola is Councilman John Jerralds is undermining Mayor Hayward’s proposal to build a community enrichment center at Legion Field. He’d rather have the funds spent in his district.…

Politics

Redistricting challenge

June 20, 2011

While Pensacola shrank and Escambia County only showed a minimal increase, Florida grew from 15.98 million in 2000 to 18.8 million in 2010, enough to reward the state with two new congressional districts — a total…

News

Historic find in McDavid

June 20, 2011

NorthEscambia.com reports that what appears to be the remains of a late 1800;s era steamboat was pulled Saturday from the Escambia River near McDavid. The boat was first discovered by L.B. Malone barely sticking out of…

News

Dad’s long gone

June 19, 2011

Few people understand life without a father, other than those whose dads have passed away. I have lived longer without my father than with him. He dead in April 1980 from a massive heart attack on…

Pensacola

City Attorney issues memo on disparity study

June 17, 2011

City Attorney Jim Messer has sent the Pensacola City Council a memo on a legal perspective on the proposed disparity study. Messer is clear that any race-based program is “presumptively unconstitutional in violation of the Equal…