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WCI is out of bankruptcy

The Miami Herald is reporting that WCI Communities has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has eliminated more than $2 billion in debt and liabilities. WCI purchased Lost Key on Perdido Key and once was seen as the savior of the Key. Former Pensacola Councilman Marty Donovan tired [...]

Morris vs. Manley

Former Okaloosa County Sheriff Charlie Morris was arrested in February for stealing tax payer's money in an elaborate kick-back scheme and was charged with theft, fraud and money laundering. He was arrested in Las Vegas with $5,000 with in his pocket and $30,000 in his hotel room. Morris was [...]

Locals get national press

Sheriff David Morgan is featured in USA Today article on how well his agency handled the media during the Billings investigation (Police try to uphold 'need to know' rule ). Quint Studer is on the Midday news of WGN today. Here is a link to information on the show and Quint’s appearance [...]

Wayne-Dalton sold

Wayne-Dalton sold

From Wall Street Journal: Sanwa Holdings Corp. has reached an accord with Wayne Dalton Corp. to expand its global presence by buying the U.S. company's mainline door business. Japan's largest maker of doors and window shutters by sales said it will begin the process of acquiring the [...]

Charter workshop today

The City Council will hold another Charter workshop today at 4 p.m. at the Hagler/Mason Conference Room in City Hall. City Attorney Rusty Well has come up with two more changes that he suggests need to be made - Charter Review. Why these changes are being pointed out on Sept. 1 and not two months [...]

More Prostitution arrests

Last night, patrol Deputies initiated a small (4) hour sting for prostitution in and around Brownsville which netted the above arrests. (3) females for selling it. (2) males for trying to buy it. These prostitution arrests bring the total arrests for prostitution to over 90 since Sheriff Morgan [...]

GoPensacola big hit

There is an email circulating that states that the new PNJ entertainment website had 1,584,508 page views in August. Congratulations. That is tremendous. This blog, which has no billboards, PNJ ads, giveaways or photos of bikini contests, had 467,857 page views. Not bad for a one-man operation.

Homeless

For three years, we have pushed the City to clean up the Community Maritime Park site and consider making it available to the public. We were told that the land had environmental issues, but our suspicions were that the real issue may have been the homeless colony living on the property. For years, [...]

Obama Care

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has published its analysis of the controversial America’s Affordable Health Choices Act and its impact on each Congressional district. The report shows that in our district that up to 15,400 small businesses could receive tax credits to provide [...]

Arts have $84M impact

Arts have $84M impact

The Arts Council of Northwest Florida and Americans for the Arts announced the local results from the Americans for the Arts, Arts & Economic Prosperity III, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States. Local data [...]

Cohen: Good? or Bad?

I posted this originally as a reply to a comment, but I think it deserves more attention: The City of Pensacola lost Avalex because of its unresponsiveness. Thaddeus Cohen, the City's Community Development director, could have done a better job of keeping the company in Pensacola. There is no [...]

The newspaper guys pressed Avalex for answers

PNJ business reporter Carlton Proctor reports on his blog that a "board member tried to drag Cohen's name from Avalex CEO Tad Ihns whose decision to build an $18 million headquarters in Gulf Breeze set off a wave of recriminations within the Pensacola business community." The Chamber board [...]

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