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Stubblefield explains cancellation

Today I interviewed Al Stubblefield, president of Baptist Hospital, on the cancellation of its purchase of West Florida Hospital. I wanted to hear what caused the once-touted agreement to fall apart and why was there an $8 million cancellation fee: “You had a willing buyer and a willing [...]

Verizon buys Alltell for $5.9 billion

Locally Alltel will be retained and combined with Verizon Wireless’ operations, the company will continue to use the Alltel brand for the next several months, as it works to integrate networks, convert billing systems and upgrade high-speed wireless broadband service. Alltel customers will [...]

Update Milton Fire

As of 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7 all fire was extinguished and last units from the City of Milton Fire Department cleared the scene and returned to station. All properties were turned over to property owners who may begin the process of recovery or restoration. The Courthouse Professional [...]

Internship Pensacola

Internship Pensacola is currently seeking local business partners for our program's Summer 2009 session. We encourage businesses from all sectors to participate in this outstanding program. The IP program is an extremely effective tool for recruiting and securing talented young employees. [...]

Call for help – Milton fire

Two of the non-profit agencies that lost everything in Milton Fire. They are critical in the infrastructure of our fragile network of organizations working with families: Tri-County and the Family Resource Center. The agencies need some assistance as follows: * permanent office space (in [...]

Oops, Ford isn’t getting any Speaker buzz

The local Republicans gave as important reason to re-elect Clay Ford was that he would be the Speaker of the Florida House by 2012 or 2014 (his last term). The St. Pete Times doesn't list him as a credible candidate for either year. Rep. Dean Cannon may have already been tapped as House Speaker [...]

GB editor takes on Moby

Gulf Breeze New editor Joe Culpepper isn't happy with PNJ columnist Mark "Moby" O'Brien's latest comments about Gulf Breeze. Moby wrote: "Gulf Breeze Proper is an oh-so-bully way to emphasize one's place in the world, pip pap and all of that, chap. It is a land of selfsatisfied burghers who [...]

No more free beer

The new owners of Budweiser have announced that they will no longer give away free beer samples at Busch Gardens. The taps will stop flowing Jan. 25. The company's nine other theme parks, including SeaWorld in Orlando, will also stop pouring in the coming weeks. It's not known yet how this will [...]

State budget cuts impact hospitals

Florida hospitals now face a $137 million reduction if the state legislature passes the proposed budget cuts. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview), a doctor who heads the health budget committee, told the Miami Herald, ''I don't think the hospital system can take any more. After this year, you could [...]

No Life in PNJ

The Pensacola News Journal has no Life section today. The Thursday edition has undergone its version of "The Biggest Loser" by dropping down from five sections (News, Local, Life, Sports and Classifieds) to three sections. Classifieds have been combined with Sports. Life has been divided between [...]

Suit filed over airport hotel lease

Today, PNS Hotel Group, Ltd. filed suit against the City of Pensacola concerning the recent lease of airport property given to Sandspur Development. The partners in PNS Hotel Group, Ltd. are Darryl Lapointe, Bob Cleveland, Dave Cleveland, Jim Cronley, Tony Terhaar, and John Connell. The group owns [...]

More on Milton Fire

Press Release: The fire is currently contained, with City of Milton Fire Department addressing hot spots. · Structural Only Inspection Summary: Santa Rosa County Inspection & Compliance Department visited the site of the Downtown Milton fire and found fairly minor structural [...]

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